Harvesting U.S. crops has been left to an aging population of farmworkers whose health has suffered from decades of hard labor. Older workers have a greater chance of getting injured and of developing chronic illnesses.
Video advance directives enable people to speak directly to their families and physicians about their wishes for end-of-life care.
Medicare and insurers struggle to oversee a booming business in testing urine samples. In some cases, pain doctors’ lack of follow-through can turn fatal.
A vital tradition is gaining steam as more families use the holiday gathering to discuss and document advance-care plans.
What being old and sick in America can mean — and ways to navigate the often treacherous journey through the system.
Far from a commune or coop, these planned villages are no less about cooperation and community.
Fewer than half of health care workers at a nonprofit Florida hospice had completed advance directives for end-of-life care.
With the nation’s opioid crisis, urine testing has become a booming business and is especially lucrative for doctors who operate their own labs, a Kaiser Health News investigation finds. And dozens of practitioners have earned “the lion’s share” of their Medicare income exclusively from urine drug screens.
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can say in advance if and when they want caregivers to stop offering food and fluids by hand.
Stereotypes often undermine older adults, eroding their confidence, elevating their stress and harming their health.
A flurry of federal and state probes have targeted insulin manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers — middlemen in the prescription drug-pricing pipeline. Here, we connect the legal dots.
Over the past two years, a powerful federal prosecutor and several state attorneys general have launched investigations related to diabetes drugs.
U.S. hospice agencies promise to be available around-the-clock to help patients dying in their homes. But a Kaiser Health News investigation shows that in an alarming number of cases, that promise is broken.
Las pruebas excesivas de cáncer de tiroides, próstata, seno y piel lleva a muchas personas mayores a someterse a tratamientos que no prolongarán sus vidas, pero que pueden causar dolor y sufrimiento innecesarios.
Overtreatment of breast cancer and other diseases is pervasive, burdening patients and the health care system with enormous costs and needless suffering.
Patients flocked to researcher who ignored usual patient protections, as university claimed ignorance.
Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 to decide on drug coverage and whether to switch from traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan.
The costs of using a new class of cancer treatments include far more than the drug’s sticker price.
Out-of-pocket health costs eat up about 18 percent of retirees’ incomes.
Nora Harris, 64, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, raised questions about the power — and limits — of an advance directive to withdraw care.