October 31, 2019
Most entry-level health care employees are women, but because of a "broken rung" in the career ladder, women make up a much smaller percentage of employees at the highest levels, according to a recent report from LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company.
October 30, 2019
Facebook on Monday announced the launch of a new tool intended to connect U.S. users with preventive health resources and send them medical appointment reminders—though some experts say the company's past trouble with medical misinformation and personal data might pose an obstacle to user adoption.
A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked an Alabama law that would make it a felony for doctors to provide abortion care under almost any circumstances.
Rep. Greg Walden (Ore.), who since 2017 has served as the top Republican on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, on Monday announced that he will retire at the end of the current Congress and will not seek re-election.
As wildfires rage in California, utility plants are taking precautionary measures and scheduling planned power outages that force many medical providers to make difficult decisions, revealing shortcomings in U.S. hospitals' emergency response.
Children and adolescents with severe obesity should be considered candidates for bariatric and metabolic surgery, which has been found to lead to long-term weight loss and better overall health for children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a policy statement issued Sunday.
New York's arbitration process for addressing so-called "surprise" medical bills has resulted in higher payments to health care providers, and higher health care costs for state residents, according to an analysis released Thursday by the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy.
October 29, 2019
Methamphetamine caused more fatal drug overdoses in the western United States than the synthetic opioid fentanyl in 2017, according to a report released Friday by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics—though fentanyl was tied to the most drug-related overdose deaths nationwide.
Period-tracking apps like Flo and Clue are releasing assessments that help determine users' risk of hormonal disorders—but experts say the assessments often are inaccurate and might cause unnecessary worry.
FDA on Friday warned that hospitals could face medical device shortages after a number of sterilization facilities that use a gas called ethylene oxide have closed.
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