June 21, 2018
President Trump signs an executive order to rein in the separation of migrant children from their parents amid a growing chorus of concerns from health care professionals about the practice's short- and long-term health effects.
Documents obtained by USA Today and the Boston Globe show 60 of VA's 133 nursing homes had a one-star rating as of Dec. 31, 2017.
New data from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics show U.S. adult smoking rate declined from about 16% in 2016 to about an all-time low of 14% in 2017.
June 18, 2018
For decades, the so-called "marshmallow test" has been held up as proof that a child's self-control leads to success later in life—but a new study is turning that conventional wisdom on its head.
June 15, 2018
The House Appropriations Committee's draft fiscal year 2019 spending bill to fund HHS would cut or completely eliminate funding for several health care programs, while increasing funding for others.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
June 14, 2018
A new study shows "an overall upward trend of enrolling kindergarteners with non-medical exemptions" for vaccines from 2009 to 2014 in 12 of the 18 states that allow for such exemptions.
African Americans are disproportionately affected by health issues—and after failing to find genetic explanations for those disparities, many scientists now believe the underlying causes are environmental and social factors that expose African Americans to wide-ranging health conditions.
June 13, 2018
Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, reflects on the role she played in exposing Flint's water crisis.
Two new CMS documents detail ways states can access federal Medicaid resources to help address the opioid epidemic.
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