The report describes steps that states could take to address a number of drug-coverage issues in the commercial insurance market.
“Every city’s not New York City,” but the Big Apple’s first lady hopes that the city’s efforts to address mental health access issues could be replicated across the country.
As doctors and nurses learn more about what the body goes through during drug use, they are changing the treatment they provide for patients on heroin and other drugs.
In a small study, Minnesota researchers found that the infant drops used to increase visibility during procedures may create a “perfect habitat” for bacteria and make scopes harder to clean.
The government is laying out plans to use payment incentives to promote higher quality care, but physicians say the new system may be hard on solo practices and small groups.
The legislature has set up a committee to study why Georgia is among the states with the highest rates of maternal mortality.
A review by the International Agency for Research on Cancer reaffirms earlier findings that excess body fat increases the risks for certain cancers.
The number of hospitalizations for stroke is rising quickly among young people, even as it drops across the U.S. population as a whole.
The opioid epidemic may be fueling a rise in the number of children in foster care. But a special family court is trying to keep families together by treating parents with substance abuse problems.
PACE, a little-known Medicare program that helps keep older people in their own homes, is allowing for-profit companies in. Tech and venture capital have expressed interest.
Researchers at Harvard University examined thousands of studies to determine why drug prices have climbed and what might be done about it.
Overcrowding and chaos in traditional emergency rooms can harm seniors’ health. That’s prompting some hospitals to open ERs designed specifically for the elderly.
Consumer campaigns, hospital rules and some new state laws seek to increase awareness about the lethal disease.
A year after settling billing disputes with 2,022 hospitals for 68 cents on the dollar, the government has revealed who got paid and how much.
Health insurance giant Aetna will stop selling insurance through most state exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act. It’s the third major insurer to pull back from Obamacare. Who’s affected and what this means for the future of the ACA.
These findings in JAMA Internal Medicine also note the importance of coordinating care and, some experts say, could provide a model for other diseases.
MedStar Health is among the hospital systems nationwide that are setting up support systems to help doctors talk openly to patients and their families when treatments go awry.
But more training is needed for such translators to do their jobs well, without miscommunications and misunderstandings.
Putting sexual development on hold gives children a breather as they consider transitioning to the opposite gender. But when to begin?
Researchers estimate thousands of children suffer two debilitating eye conditions because they don’t get proper exams while young.