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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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