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In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs And Health Suffers

More than six months after Hurricane Maria, daily life in Castañer, Puerto Rico, is nowhere close to normal as residents try to deal with the effects of trauma, chronic stress and the continued lack of electricity.

Navigating Aging

New Medicare Perk For Diabetes Prevention Stumbles At Rollout

On April 1, Medicare launched a major initiative — a diabetes prevention program for seniors and people with serious disabilities— that is available in only a few cities.

Applying Silicon Valley Smarts To Age-Old Diseases

Customized iPhones are just one example of devices that can be used to combat health threats in developing countries. They are helping scientists in California and Cameroon attack the parasite that causes river blindness, an African scourge.

Nation’s Top Doc Wants The Overdose Antidote Widely On Hand. Is That Feasible?

Surgeon General Jerome Adams urged more people to carry the drug naloxone, a lifesaving treatment for opioid overdoses. But this policy is tricky to implement.

Drug Test Spurs Frank Talk Between Hypertension Patients And Doctors

Roughly half of patients don't take their high blood pressure medicine as they should, even though heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Now, a drug test can flag whether a patient is taking the prescribed medication and is meant to spark a more truthful conversation between patient and doctor.

Special Coverage

Pre$cription for Power

Patient Advocacy Groups Take In Millions From Drugmakers. Is There A Payback?

Kaiser Health News launches “Pre$cription for Power,” a groundbreaking database to expose Big Pharma’s ties to patient groups.

Pre$cription For Power

Explore the database.

Investigation

Liquid Gold

Pain doctors soak up profits by screening urine for drugs.

Is Your Hospital On The List?

Medicare is penalizing these 751 hospitals for patient injuries.

Simple surgeries. Tragic results.

Simple Surgeries, Tragic Results

As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives.

Medicaid Nation

Rural America’s Financial Midwife

Medicaid payments allow struggling hospitals to maintain vital costly services such as maternity care.

Navigating Aging

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

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.

Neglect Unchecked

Neglect Unchecked

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

Weekly Podcast

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ It’s Nerd Week

Daily Cartoon

‘Worse For Wear?’

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