Smoking Will Continue To Be Snuffed Out

In the early 1990s, Delta Airlines became the first to ban smoking on flights. In 2011, Baylor Scott & White Health, then known just as the Baylor Health Care System, vowed to no longer hire nicotine users. Now, the 2014 decision by CVS to stop carrying tobacco products is another sign that cigarette smoking will continue to be snuffed out in this country. Full Story

Telemedicine Brings Much-Needed Specialty Care to Rural Hospitals

If you cannot recruit specialists to your rural hospital, the next best thing may be bringing them on board remotely. The booming industry of telemedicine is improving care in rural areas, physicians say, by improving response times and oftentimes vanishing the long drive to the closest urban center that typically accompanied care. Full Story