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Chipotle has nurses check if workers who call in sick are just hungover

"The nurse validates that it's not a hangover — you're really sick — and then we pay for the day off to get healthy again."

Nurses told us the 7 things you should never say to them during a hospital visit

Don't yell out "nurse" or lie about your medical history, and don't talk to nurses like they are running a hotel.
A couple walks on the sand at Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon, on a cool, windy day.

Life expectancy in the US keeps going down, and a new study says America’s worsening inequality could be to blame

According to new research, the average American's life expectancy has once again gone down, despite the nation's billion-dollar health care system.
In September, five UK National Health Trusts agreed to transfer their existing data deals with DeepMind to its parent company Google, but one Trust refused to do so (pictured is Google CEO Sundar Pichai).

Healthcare workers are uncomfortable with tech giants like Google handling patient data, a survey found

A YouGov survey found 49% of healthcare workers strongly disliked the idea of big tech firms analyzing patient data.

Pharma stocks plunged after federal prosecutors launched a criminal probe into their role in fueling the opioid crisis

Traders wiped more than $3 billion from the market caps of five drug companies after learning they received grand jury subpoenas.

Nurses reveal the 7 questions you should never be afraid to ask your doctor

Nurses suggest patients advocate for themselves, as diagnostic errors (or mistakes doctors can make with treatment) affect 1 in 20 adults each year.
Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) talks about the cost of insulin in the USA versus Canada as he joins a group of people with diabetes on a trip to Canada for affordable Insulin on July 28, 2019 in Windsor, Canada

What I learned as a Canadian reporting on healthcare in America — and what Americans can learn from Canada

All Canadians have public health insurance. But private insurance exists in Canada and healthcare isn't free.
The author is not pictured.

I developed a 5-step strategy to cut my healthcare costs after getting slammed with surprise medical bills

The first year with a high-deductible health insurance plan may feel overwhelming, but there are plenty of ways to slash expenses.

Apple is rolling out 3 new health studies, and anyone with an iPhone can participate — here’s how to sign up

Apple rolled out a new app called "Research," which allows iPhone users to participate in years-long health studies that track data from their phones.
The Apple Watch appeared capable of picking up on a common but serious condition called atrial fibrillation or afib.

An unprecedented study suggests the Apple Watch can help detect heart problems. But very few people actually used it to do that.

The Apple Watch can detect heart problems like afib, according to a recent study. But few of the participants actually finished, suggesting there's work to be done in digital health.