In a move that blunts a potent line of political attacks from Republicans, the Obama administration reversed itself on Monday, announcing that private health plans that provide Medicare benefits will see a slight increase in government payments next year, rather than the reduction that was proposed earlier.
On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless 20-year-old — a needle mark in his arm, a syringe in his pocket. It didn't take long for Douglas to realize that the man, fresh out of treatment, was his second heroin overdose that day.
New law will release $1 billion for extended mental health services, such as 24-hour crisis help and expanded support for families living with behavioral health issues.
The man with arguably the funniest name in gubernatorial politics did not disappoint last week in front of a conference of about 500 health journalists gathered in Denver.
The medical profession is falling short in treatment of cancers in minorities because few minorities participate in clinical trials, a new UC Davis study finds.
This week, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan dropped in on the annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists in Denver to share the deep wisdom that comes with decades in public health – and a story or two.
Pre-empt bad bacteria by supplementing the good.
The Obama administration’s decision to allow marketplace health insurance enrollments beyond the March 31 deadline could exacerbate a growing credibility gap with insurers and lawmakers who have chafed at the troubled implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Catching a life-threatening illness while lying in crispy-clean linens is one of the last things most people expect from a hospital stay.
On the Affordable Care Act’s fourth anniversary, a new Pew Research Center poll released Thursday found strong disapproval of the controversial law.
There are both medical and social reasons why wards, or even two bedded rooms, need to be reconsidered as being far less than ideal.
Cigarette smoke residue on household surfaces such as carpeting and furniture can damage DNA and potentially increase cancer risk, a new study has concluded.
Reports of more flu fatalities continue to add up, with 332 Californians lost to the respiratory disease
If you think your doctor’s penmanship is atrocious, it probably is. There’s a reason for that: So her signature cannot easily be copied.