Health care news roundup

Notes-worthy articles from around the web

News on ear infections

Where have all the ear infections gone?

The New York Times reports on a phenomenon  pediatricians have witnessed in recent years: fewer ear infections among infants and toddlers.  Better educated parents and providers contributed to this public health achievement.

CDC confirms Zika virus causes microcephaly, other birth defects

The Washington Post compiles the latest news about the first ever mosquito-borne virus linked to congenital brain defects.

As hospitals go digital, human stories get left behind

In a first-person piece for STAT, a physician laments that the complex narrative of a patient’s experience is lost when medical records are digitally segmented. 

Learn more about Zika and microcephaly in children.