A sharp cut in breast pump payments by the nation’s second-largest health insurer has prompted a strong reaction from breastfeeding advocates, who warn that some new moms will not get the pumps they need and fewer babies will be breastfed. Starting last month, Anthem Inc. slashed the rate it reimburses medical suppliers for breast pumps by …
Closing coal- and oil-fired power plants is associated with a reduction in preterm births in the surrounding region, researchers report.
A woman grapples with a relationship that is sometimes sexual, sometimes emotionally intimate, but never really both at once.
Editorial pages focus on these and other health topics.
Opinion writers express their views on President Donald Trump’s plans to cut Title X funding from facilities that offer abortion services or make referrals for them.
Media outlets report on news from California, Minnesota, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Virginia and Colorado.
A judge recently overturned the legislation, saying it was passed illegally in a special session that was supposed to focus on specific health care issues. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra cited Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown’s statement from when he signed the bill into law as an example of how the measure fits into the scope …
Workers talked to staff at New Orleans’ University Medical Center about the lessons they learned after the mass casualty event. They said that when faced with that number of patients, it was impossible to follow their standard practices, so they resorted to tactics used by the military in active combat. News on guns comes out …
Laura Deming is excited about the possibilities and the results already achieved in experiments on animals. In other public health news: racial disparities in suicide rates; doctor burnout; the difference between HPV and HIV; DNA; barbershops and health care; and more.
The Dana Farber Cancer Institute has invested millions of dollars into determining the genetic sequences of patients’ tumors, but until patients’ medical records are linked to the genetic data, life-or-death questions cannot be answered.
Although China now has near universal coverage, for those who lack insurance, the system can make you pay up front before you get treatment. In other international news: the World Health Organization has named certain lab tests as “essential,” and Ebola’s death toll continues to grow.
As New York mulls supervised injection sites, officials can look to Canada for a real-life example of how the idea plays out beyond theoretical discussions. And in other news on the national drug crisis: elder abuse; and death rates may have crested in Ohio.
The court ruled that businesses can block employees from joining together to file claims for wage theft and other work-related violations. “The virtues Congress originally saw in arbitration, its speed and simplicity and inexpensiveness, would be shorn away and arbitration would wind up looking like the litigation it was meant to displace” if workers gathered …
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If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But such information is not commonly part of routine primary care. For patients at Geisinger Health System, that could soon change. Starting in the next month or so, the …
Here we were, 80 eager physicians from across North America in a large teaching kitchen in northern California.
Opinion writers focus on topics surrounding the opioid epidemic.
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Now, the state’s voters will get to weigh in on the issue at the voting booth in November. Also, the latest developments on marijuana from Michigan and Colorado.
While Sutter Health executive officer Sarah Krevans says everyone was provided “high-quality, safe patient care,” during the outage, patients, doctors and nurses describe a different picture. More hospital news is reported out of Illinois, Washington and Texas, also.
Oliver North, the new National Rifle Association president, also said the problem could stem from the many young boys who have “been on Ritalin” since their early childhood, and recommended that schools focus on “fortifying” their campuses. Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center made a plea for blood donations to help the victims of …
With the harsh side effects of cancer medicines, and a growing concern over overtreatment, a strategy of “watchful waiting” — which includes regular blood tests, scans and doctor visits — can be the right approach to some cases.
Some critics of the series, which showed a suicide and sexual assault in graphic detail, blame the first season for glamorizing suicide.