LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Here are five things to know before you go to bed Dec. 14, 2021.

Hospital vaccine mandates

A number of the largest hospital groups in the US are dropping covid-19 vaccine mandates for their staffs to ease labor shortages.

Hospitals have been struggling to find workers including nurses for years and were hit even harder when the pandemic began.

A survey from the CDC in September found 30% of workers at more than 2000 hospitals were unvaccinated.

U.S. hospital cost transparency

More than half of all US hospitals do not comply with a new pricing transparency rule according to a new study.

Hospitals are required to show the prices for common services such as colonoscopies and cat scans allowing patients to price check before visiting a facility.

A study analyzed more than 35-hundred hospitals and found 64% did not show any pricing data.

Researchers said facilities were more likely to show their pricing when other locations in their region shared it as well.

Doctor Oz

Sony is canceling the Doctor Oz show.

The heart surgeon and talk show host announced last month he is running as a Republican for a US senate seat that’s about to open in Pennsylvania.

TV stations that are seen in Pennsylvania have already taken “dr. oz” off the air worrying the FCC’s “equal time” rules would allow rival candidates to ask for similar air time.

Rare gemstone

A rare massive gemstone is being called the world’s largest blue sapphire.

A gem company in Sri Lanka unveiled the one-and-a-half-million carat blue sapphire weighing 683 pounds.

When it goes up for auction, a gem expert says it could bring 100 million dollars.

LG StanbyME

Bringing your TV with you isn’t confined to your phone anymore.

LG has developed the LG StanbyME which is attached to a stand that can be wheeled around.

The 27-inch detachable screen can run wirelessly or on battery power.

It will be available sometime next year.