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STI cases have reached record high. See the rise, charted.

October 10, 2019

The number of U.S. residents diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) hit a record high in 2018, with almost 2.46 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and other STIs, according to a CDC report released Tuesday.

The US 'wastes' nearly $1 trillion in health spending each year. Where does it all go?

October 9, 2019

About 25% of U.S. health care spending annually is wasteful, according to a study published Monday in JAMA. See where all the money goes on our interactive charts.

Nursing Home Compare will soon alert consumers about abuse violations

October 9, 2019

CMS on Monday announced that it will add a new icon to its Nursing Home Compare website to alert consumers when a nursing home has been cited for incidents of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Why doctors do (and don't) attend their patients' funerals

October 9, 2019

While most doctors participate in their own bereavement practices following the death of a patient, it is uncommon for them to attend a patient's funeral, according to a research review recently published in the journal Medicine.

Map: See the 2,583 hospitals that face readmission penalties this year

October 8, 2019

Medicare last week began the latest payment adjustments to hospitals under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, and more than 2,500 hospitals will face penalties for fiscal year 2020, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.

SCOTUS to hear case challenging Louisiana abortion requirements

October 8, 2019

The Supreme Court on Friday announced that it will hear a case challenging a Louisiana law that would impose new requirements on abortion providers, marking the first major abortion-related case the high court will hear since President Trump's conservative-leaning justice nominees were confirmed.

Stranded at 30,000 feet with no lifesaving drugs: US drug shortage hits the skies

October 8, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration requires airlines to carry certain lifesaving drugs onboard every flight but, in recent years, a growing number of airlines have received exemptions for planes to fly without all the drugs because of shortages.

Meet the nurse who calms anxious parents in Boston Children's waiting room

October 8, 2019

At Boston Children's Hospital, surgical liaison Kathy Delaney, a nurse by training, serves as an emissary between the operating room and the surgical waiting room, keeping anxious parents updated on the status of their children during their procedures.

Trump admin will deny visas to those without health insurance

October 7, 2019

President Trump on Friday issued a proclamation that could deny immigrants' visas if they cannot prove they can afford to cover their medical expenses or that they will be enrolled in health coverage.

Sanders had a heart attack. What does that mean for his presidential campaign?

October 7, 2019

After news broke that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was hospitalized for chest pain Tuesday, his presidential campaign on Friday disclosed that Sanders experienced a heart attack and was treated at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas.

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