December 11, 2019
B.J. Miller, a palliative care physician at the University of California-San Francisco's Cancer Center, climbed on top of a commuter train during his sophomore year at Princeton University and was shocked with 11,000 volts of electricity—and his close brush with death inspired him to become a palliative care physician.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging a Kentucky law that requires physicians to show and describe ultrasound images to women seeking abortion care, meaning a lower court's ruling upholding the law remains in place.
December 10, 2019
Four months after Chris Long—a cancer patient from Reno, Nevada—received a bone marrow transplant, forensic scientists found that his body contained the DNA of a man who lived thousands of miles away, raising questions about how cases like Long's could change the way investigators solve crimes.
December 9, 2019
The latest edition of America's Health Rankings ranks how healthy each state is overall and in a number of subcategories. See how your state fared with our interactive map.
Hospitals that have experienced a data breach might see their cardiovascular-related death rates rise following the incident—and the culprit driving the increase might be stronger cybersecurity controls, according to a study recently published in Health Services Research.
Workplace violence on average is four times more common in health care settings than in private industry as a whole, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration—and many hospitals are working to ensure their staff is prepared to deal with instances of violence.
December 6, 2019
Forbes this week released its annual "30 Under 30 in Healthcare" list, which includes biological researchers, entrepreneurs, physicians, and PhD students under 30 years of age who are "tackling health care issues at every scale."
Doctors at Duke University Hospital have performed the country's first-ever adult heart transplant through a process called donation after circulatory death, and one of the surgeons involved says the process could expand the heart transplant donor pool by as much as 30%.
December 5, 2019
HHS on Tuesday unveiled a new program called Ready, Set, PrEP, which will provide uninsured U.S. residents with HIV-prevention medication at no cost as part of the Trump administration's goal to nearly eliminate new transmissions of HIV in the United States.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Tuesday released a plan intended to combat inequality in the U.S. health care system.
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