You are Still More Likely to Die In a Hospital on the Weekend
Doctors call it the "weekend effect." Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours—whether it's due to a brain bleed, a heart attack or a clot in the lungs. New research on cardiac arrest in the hospital now asks: Has the "weekend effect" changed in recent years, as treatment has gotten better? (Michael Nedelman/CNN)

New Research Will Radically Change Response to Strokes
Advanced brain imaging technology may give doctors an additional 10 hours or more to respond to some strokes, researchers said, a development that may soon bring major changes to the way hospitals treat one of the leading causes of disability and death. (Lenny Bernstein/The Washington Post)

Apple, in Sign of Health Ambitions, Adds Medical Records Feature for iPhone
In the latest indication of Apple’s growing ambitions in the digital health market, the tech giant unveiled a new feature that would allow users to automatically download and see parts of their medical records on their iPhones. (Natasha Singer/New York Times)

At Mount Sinai, Monetary Incentives Drive Medication Adherence
Mount Sinai Health System is trying a new way to get high-risk patients to take their medications: financial incentives. Supported by a grant from Health 2.0 and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York health system has enrolled 12 patients in a pilot with startup Wellth. (Jonah Comstock/MobiHealth News)

Short-term Spending Bills Leave Public Health Agencies in Suspense
The short-term measures hinder efforts to play ahead and recruit staff even as they keep the government open, the advocates say. They have left public health agencies “treading water,” said Ellie Dehoney, vice president of policy and advocacy at Research!America. “It’s just a state of suspended animation.” (Nathaniel Weixel and Rachel Roubein/The Hill)