A study finds that nearly 19 percent of people with mental illnesses use prescription drugs, while only 5 percent of other people do.
Experts say the loopholes would allow states to bypass some protections for people with preexisting conditions.
A bill pending in the state legislature could make the Golden State the first in the U.S. to open establishments where intravenous drug users can shoot up under medical supervision. Proponents say that would save lives.
The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition has advanced a local shift from a tough-on-drugs approach to harm-reduction philosophy. Other red states signal they may follow suit.
In Pennsylvania alone, 124,000 people received drug or alcohol addiction treatment through Medicaid. Republicans in Congress want to cut Medicaid by as much as $800 billion over the next decade, leaving people in recovery wondering what will happen to their treatment.
The study also found that the largest percentage of medical coverage claims related to opioid abuse and dependence nationally come from older patients — those ages 51 to 60.
Due to poor doctor-patient communication, most people with advanced cancer don’t know enough about their disease to make vital decisions.
A grass-roots effort to corral Montana’s meth crisis hinges on the idea that people who are successful in conquering addiction are uniquely qualified to coach others.
People often turn to public restrooms as a place to get high on opioids. It has led some establishments to close their facilities, while others are training employees to help people who overdose.
Los médicos y los investigadores reconocen cada vez más que el cuidado de las personas con demencia compromete la salud física y mental de los cuidadores.
Free, daylong sessions run by UCLA teach caregivers how to keep their loved ones safe and engaged, while minimizing the stress in their own lives. Similar programs exist in other states.
Kicking addiction can be expensive and patients often relapse. A new company offers clients a different route to getting clean — without leaving home.
Doctors and drug developers have a stake in making cancer treatments seem better than they really are.
Por razones económicas y culturales, los hombres hispanos no quieren interactuar con el sistema de salud, lo que, afirman expertos, puede hacer colapsar el sistema de salud en el futuro.
Many Hispanic men don’t seek medical care soon enough and as the Hispanic population grows, some health care professionals are sounding an alarm.
Doctors are beginning to pay attention to injuries, such as brain damage or kidney failure, that can afflict people who survive an overdose.
The $10 billion plug-in that lets frustrated veterans receive care from private-sector providers is still causing frustration.
Lawmakers in California, like their counterparts in Congress, are considering a tax that would pay for addiction prevention and treatment efforts.
Traditionally there for mothers giving birth, a doula’s role has evolved to comforting seniors facing death.
Unlike heroin, fentanyl routinely shuts down breathing in seconds, and it’s becoming more common.