Latest Kaiser Health News Stories
Traditionally there for mothers giving birth, a doula’s role has evolved to comforting seniors facing death.
Some older adults are living in the same senior communities as their parents, which streamlines caretaking in the end-of-life years.
The ranks of 100-year-olds doubles every eight years, but researchers still puzzle over the ingredients of longevity.
A San Diego program helps chronically ill people avoid the hospital by teaching them how to better manage their diseases and telling them what to expect in their final years. Other health providers and insurers around the country are trying similar approaches.
Outlets report on news from Minnesota, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Kansas, Alabama and Michigan.
It’s the disease that has befuddled drugmakers for decades, and a recent string of high-profile setbacks have rocked the industry. But one company is pushing forward in hopes of breaking into a market worth billions.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
State data show a rise of nearly 40 percent in fall-related visits from 2010 to 2015, a period in which the elderly population grew about 21 percent.
Some terminal patients, typically high-dose opioid users, who choose to end their lives have taken many hours, even days, to die.
The number of U.S. Latinos with the memory-robbing disease is expected to rise more than eightfold by 2060 to 3.5 million.
In 2015 the disease claimed double the amount of lives it did in 2000, but promising treatment after promising treatment fail in trials.
After several years of historically slow growth, health spending will pick up for the foreseeable future, according to a CMS report.
Outlets report on news from Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Connecticut, Texas, Michigan, Kansas, California, Maine and Florida.
In a review of documents, The Associated Press reports that Verma’s consulting firm made millions through agreements with nine states — work that may have conflicted with her public duties. And KHN reports on the reemergence of “death panel” fears.
The leader of the Senate Democrats points to concerns that Republicans will seek to change Medicare to be a voucher program. Echoing those concerns about the future of the program, AARP has initiated online and TV ads supporting Medicare.
Taking time to discuss the inevitable can help conquer a universal fear.
Opinion writers offer a variety of views on the latest health policy developments.
Outlets report on news from Connecticut, Wisconsin, Arizona, Ohio, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, Texas and California.
Humor may be an antidote for the pain of death for both patients and survivors.
Outlets report on news from Kansas, Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Virginia, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and Florida.