Leon Lederman, a physicist who received Nobel Prize in 1988 as part of a team that discovered the "God particle," died Wednesday at age 96. In 2015, he sold the prize at auction for $765,000 to help cover medical bills, according to the Associated Press.
A new study out of Indiana University suggests that when it comes to patient experience, crowdsourced review websites are a decent barometer. But Yelp won't do much to help you gauge some important qualities, like patient safety and quality of care.
Even as medical marijuana gains acceptance in more states, it is still illegal under federal law and not approved by the FDA, which means it's not covered by insurance. So patients who want the treatment must pay for it out of pocket and those who can't afford to, go without.
Opioid prescribing for minor injuries - for which opioids may not even be necessary - remains high and varies widely by state, despite an overall downward trend in prescribing, according to new research by the University of Pennsylvania.