Throughout her young life, Sylvia Colt-Lacayo has been told her disability didn’t need to hold her back. She graduated near the top of her high school class. She was co-captain of the mock trial team. In April, she learned she had been admitted to Stanford University with a full scholarship. Now, the struggle to fund the caregivers she needs to leave home is proving her toughest battle yet.
After reporting by KHN, NPR and CBS, Fresenius has agreed to waive a Montana man’s huge bill for out-of-network dialysis care.
He needed the lifesaving treatment — he never expected a half-million-dollar bill for 14 weeks of care.
Los departamentos de salud deben derivar fondos y oficiales para investigar a cientos de personas que han estado expuestas al contagioso virus.
Across the nation, public health departments are redirecting scarce resources to try to control the spread of measles. Their success relies on shoe-leather detective work that is one of the great untold costs of the measles resurgence.
Group prenatal visits are catching on — they save money and reduce the risk of premature births. It turned out to be the best decision one couple made during their pregnancy.
The University of California’s flagship San Francisco hospital system cut off negotiations with the Catholic-run health care system in the face of heated opposition from UCSF faculty and staff.
Doctors at the University of California’s flagship San Francisco hospital are sharply divided over a proposal to join forces with a Catholic-run system that restricts care on the basis of religious doctrine — part of a broader public debate as Catholic hospitals expand their reach.
En ciertas industrias, como la de la construcción, el consumo de opioides es una constante con la que pocos empleadores están preparados para lidiar.
Despite the growing epidemic of Americans misusing opioids and overdosing on the job, many employers turn a blind eye to addiction within their workforce — ill-equipped or unwilling to confront an issue they are at a loss to handle.
An annual government survey of drug use and health shows a dramatic drop in the number of people who tried heroin but an uptick in pot use.
El consumo de heroína bajó, pero más mujeres embarazadas y adultos jóvenes consumen marihuana, bajo la percepción errónea de que es inofensiva.
La Academia Americana de Pediatría cita creciente evidencia del daño potencial de la marihuana para el desarrollo a largo plazo de los niños.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use marijuana because of serious concerns about neurological consequences for children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said on Monday.
An ER patient can be charged thousands of dollars in “trauma fees” — even if they weren’t treated for trauma.
Though opioid prescriptions appear to be on the decline, Vicodin and Norco remain popular, especially in the South. In more than half of states, Synthroid — a drug to treat hypothyroidism — came in at No. 1.
Health care tech startup Theranos was riding high back in 2014. But when a reporter raised questions, its media reps circled the wagons.
Purdue Pharma, whose signature product helped fuel the opioid epidemic, now wants to help treat it — or at least salvage its own reputation.
The market is flooded with 28 different medications for just 20,000 patients with the hereditary bleeding disorder. Yet intense competition hasn’t worked to bring costs down. Sales amount to $4.6 billion annually in the U.S.
Few bonds are as tight as those between sisters. But when one has paranoid schizophrenia, the relationship grows complicated.