Pennsylvania attorney general challenges University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s charity status

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center president and CEO Jeffrey Romoff in his office last February. (Michael Henninger for The Washington Post) Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro accused a major nonprofit hospital system and health insurer of failing to fulfill its charitable mission Thursday, taking a step into a bruising, years-long regional health-care battle that has […]

Managing pain after surgery – Harvard Health Blog

Surgery and pain pills used to go hand in hand. After all, you need a strong prescription pain medication to ensure you aren’t in pain after a procedure, right? Turns out not only is prescription pain medication not always needed, but often not advisable after surgery, because it can raise the risk of opioid addiction. […]