The government will soon give hospitals one to five stars to sum up their quality. Some safety hospitals and teaching hospitals won’t fare as well as other facilities.
The rate of hospital treatment for mental health conditions or substance abuse problems was four times higher for people with diabetes aged 19 through 25 than for those without the disease.
With rising awareness of opioid abuse, some pain patients say doctors are less likely to prescribe them. One Montana sufferer goes to great lengths to get his prescription — he flies to California.
Many Dominican Republic immigrants in Florida and New York City brought Zika home after visiting the island, one of many destinations outside the U.S. where Zika has been active, say public health officials.
As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence expanded Medicaid with conservative tweaks, responded to an HIV outbreak with a limited needle-exchange program and signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.
Low payments and high hassles make many therapists shun insurance companies.
California is the first state to begin building an up-to-date database to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The incidence of opioid use disorder is growing rapidly within the Medicare population.
Research suggests surgeons might be better off if they learn to quickly and directly explain what went wrong to the patient.
HHS awarded $156 million to 420 health centers around the country in the first grants ever specifically geared to dental care.
The setback prompts some to change direction, others to stay the course.
We answer some key questions to help consumers make sense of the news about large premium increases in the state’s Obamacare exchange.
A double-digit increase, which follows two years of moderate rate hikes, is likely to resonate across the country in debate over Obamacare.
Overall rates are falling in California and nationally but data point to certain hospitals with extremely high percentages.
A staunch advocate of taxing sugary drinks discusses the benefits and difficulties of enacting such policies.
These facilities are full-service hospitals and offer a full array of emergency services but may have only a handful of beds for admitted patients.
Enrollment is nearly double where the state expected to be at the seven-month mark.
Federal spending has soared for drugs that are handmade in local pharmacies, and federal investigators are raising concerns about fraud or overbilling.
Three weeks after the flooding in West Virginia, the phrase “West Virginia Strong” is painted everywhere. But no matter how strong the community, emotional healing after a disaster takes a long time.
It goes back to the byzantine way health care — and health insurance — developed in the U.S. in the wake of World War II.