Arts in Med School, Mental Health In Congress, Open Enrollment, And More: Weekly Roundup
Chronic fatigue syndrome seems to suck the energy out of formerly healthy people of all ages, but doctors don't know why. This week, the NIH promised to ramp up research funding, while a controversial study in the UK suggests it may be a primarily psychological phenomenon. NPR has more.
No, it's not an Onion story! Some of the nation's top medical schools are adding arts to the curriculum -- so that doctors can learn what it's like to be, you know, human. From Boston, Stat News reports.
The open enrollment period to purchase individual health insurance for 2016 began Sunday, and consumers are being encouraged to shop around. But buyer beware: this time around, many of the less expensive plans don't allow you to see as many doctors. Marketplace explains.
As a Tampa Bay Times/ Sarasota Herald-Tribue investigation reveals, Florida's state-funded mental hospitals have become dangerous for both patients and staff.