But the test does have pitfalls: It can miss tumors, or mistake benign spots for malignancies and push patients into invasive, risky procedures like lung biopsies or surgery. The New York Times: A ...
Research shows that institutional racism is a root cause of poor health outcomes. In addition, data generated since 2004 have consistently shown the ethnic diversity the health-care workforce is ...
Children and teens are regularly waiting days in emergency rooms before a bed opens up in hospital psychiatric units. Adult and child psychiatrists alike are in short supply because the field is ...
Two weeks ago, Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia signed a “fetal heartbeat” bill that bans abortions after six weeks. It is effectively a total ban, since most people who are pregnant won’t know it ...
The Supreme Court has been deliberating for months over Indiana's fetal-disposal and genetic-disorder law, and Monday's silence marks the 14th time the court has deferred action, suggesting an ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a longtime ally of the tobacco industry, but he is now leading the charge on raising the national smoking age. While public health officials applaud the ...
Advocates have been vocal in their criticism of the Trump administration's failure to ensure the health and safety of the youth detainees, a point driven home by the fifth death of a child in the ...
The "Medicare for All" plans being touted by progressive lawmakers and 2020 presidential candidates include benefits, such as no copays and long-term care coverage, that surpass those of other ...
The justices want a federal appeals court to reconsider its 2018 ruling that allowed the lawsuits to proceed. The ruling centers around accusations that Merck didn't properly warn patients about ...
The expanded coverage would cost an estimated $14 million in the upcoming budget year. The House voted 98-0 for the proposal Monday, sending it to the Senate. Other news on Medicaid comes from New ...
Although much of the outbreak conversation has focused around ideological and religious exemptions, doctors say a critical piece of the puzzle is being ignored. "We see large coverage gaps among ...
California lawmakers want to expand coverage to everyone in the state, regardless of immigration status, but Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) says that expanding Medi-Cal to all adults over 25, who ...