Blood pressure for African-Americans who moved permanently out of segregated areas into medium-segregation locations decreased on average nearly 4 points while those who went to low-segregation locales dropped almost 6 points, a 25-year study finds.
Writing in the journal BMJ, an international group of experts and patients say arthroscopic surgery on the knee does not provide lasting relief.
Estudiar medicina es una opción popular entre los jóvenes puertorriqueños. Pero muchos graduados están yéndose, eligiendo mejores oportunidades de trabajo, a pesar de las crecientes y urgentes necesidades de salud de Puerto Rico.
Interest in medical schools is high in Puerto Rico, but many students look to the U.S. mainland for residencies because of higher pay and the commonwealth’s declining economy. The migration of young talent is both a symptom and an exacerbation of the island’s medical woes.
Nuevos hallazgos ponen de relieve los esfuerzos de la comunidad científica por identificar los peligros potenciales de otro subproducto de los cigarrillos que está al alcance de la mano de un niño.
The chemical residue from cigarette smoke that can cling to walls, clothes and skin may present a danger to children.
Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but both parties want to keep the health law’s provision to allow adults to stay on their parents’ plan until age 26. But that could be hurting the marketplace’s insurance pools.
Bajo nuevas reglas que impondría la ley de salud republicana, pacientes de bajos ingresos que viven con VIH podrían perder la cobertura que un programa de asistencia federal les ayudó a obtener.
The federal health law made it feasible for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program to expand its efforts and help patients buy marketplace insurance plans to cover drugs and other health care.
Researchers, who detail the women’s experiences in the New England Journal of Medicine, say it exposes the need for better regulation of clinical trials.
Mientras las temperaturas más cálidas anuncian la llegada de mosquitos molestos, los investigadores están trabajando febrilmente en varias vacunas prometedoras contra el zika… pero hace falta un brote para probarlas.
In a paradox, researchers say testing for a vaccine will depend on the outbreak recurring this year.
People who do not get insurance through their job or the government have long battled a difficult market.
With announcements of placements in residencies expected in March, medical education groups and hospitals say they’re unsure how to proceed.
From nutrition assistance programs to preventing food-borne illness, the Agriculture Department is keenly involved in health policy.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which eschews meat and pushes for nutrition to have a stronger influence in health policy, is suggesting alterations in how food aid to low income people is structured.
La Isla enfrenta una epidemia de Zika que pone a sus habitantes frente a dilemas médicos y religiosos.
Because of the fears about devastating birth defects, carrying a child to term can be daunting for women in the commonwealth.
More than a quarter of adults under the age of 65 have health problems that could lead to a denial of insurance if they were on the individual market and the health law’s protections were revoked under the overhaul planned by Republicans, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Marijuana use is increasingly popular among older Americans, a new study shows.