What The Health? Our First Live Show: What The Health Will Happen In 2018?

In this episode of “What The Health?” — taped before a live audience — panelists discuss the potential federal government shutdown and what may be in store for health in 2018. They are joined by former Medicare and Medicaid head Tom Scully.

Judge Orders New Olympus Trial Over Superbug Death

The Seattle jurist finds that Olympus Corp. failed to properly disclose evidence that it knew of concerns about cleaning problems with the redesigned scopes years before they hit the market and were linked to dozens of deaths. The company maintains the devices were not defective and intends to appeal.

It's In The Mail: Aetna Agrees To $17M Payout In HIV Privacy Breach

In a low-tech snafu, information about HIV treatment was visible through the cellophane window on envelopes sent to about 12,000 consumers.

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Agencies sometimes turn away Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health problems by incorrectly claiming Medicare won't pay for their services, say patient advocates.

If Poor Neighborhood = Poor Health, Relocation Is One Solution

Research shows that living in more affluent, less segregated neighborhoods can improve health problems like asthma and high blood pressure. Communities around the country are experimenting with moving some families to boost their health.

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Her Sister’s Keeper

Few bonds are as tight as those between sisters. But when one has paranoid schizophrenia, the relationship grows complicated.

Neglect Unchecked

Neglect Unchecked

Infection lapses are rampant in nursing homes but punishment is rare, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.


Liquid Gold

Pain doctors soak up profits by screening urine for drugs.

The Orphan Drug Machine

Drugmakers rush into the marketplace with rare disease treatments. What's the impact on prescription costs?

Is Your Hospital On The List?

Medicare is penalizing these 751 hospitals for patient injuries.

Sickle Cell Disease

Patients, families and doctors face a ‘fight for everything.’

Meet The Medicaid Nation

Those relying on the federal government’s safety net are grandmothers, the kid next door, your supermarket cashier — maybe even you.

Navigating Aging

Judith Graham's column focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care.


Hospice Patients Abandoned

Hospice agencies promise to be available around the clock to help patients die at home. But a KHN investigation shows that in an alarming number of cases, that promise is broken.

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