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The uninsured rate is up for the first time in nearly a decade, Census data shows

September 11, 2019


New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show the country's uninsured rate increased from 7.9% in 2017 to 8.5% in 2018, marking the first year-to-year increase reflected in Census data since 2008 to 2009, when the United States was at the highest point of the Great Recession.

Where EMS providers take patients might depend on race, study suggests

September 11, 2019


Black and Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries are less likely to be transported to the same emergency departments as white Medicare beneficiaries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published Friday in JAMA Network Open.

Nearly 40% of cancer drug approval trials lack data on race. Here's why that matters.

August 23, 2019


More than one-third of clinical trials that led to the approval of new cancer drugs between 2008 and 2018 did not include data on participants' race, according to a study published last week in JAMA Oncology.

How this 47-year-old car mechanic became a doctor

August 6, 2019


Carl Allamby was a car mechanic for over 20 years, but he discovered his love for medicine after taking a class at a local community college—and now, at the age of 47, he has become a doctor, inspired in part by a desire to help address the shortage of black physicians.

Indian Health Services hospitals are putting patients' health at risk, investigators find

July 24, 2019


Major issues at Indian Health Service hospitals have led to unsafe conditions for patients, risky opioid prescribing practices, and information technology vulnerabilities, according to two reports released Monday by HHS' Office of Inspector General.

Fortune's '40 under 40': The 19 health care trailblazers who made the list

July 17, 2019


Fortune last week released its "40 under 40" list of the most influential "entrepreneurs, leaders, and iconoclasts" under 40 years old, including 19 who are known for their contributions to the health care and wellness industries.

The best (and worst) states for children's health, mapped

June 20, 2019


The Annie E. Casey Foundation on Monday released a report that ranks the wellbeing of children in every state. See how your state fared with American Health Line's interactive maps.

Does being highly educated increase your longevity?

June 5, 2019


Pinpointing the causal effects of education on mortality is "tricky," but a few studies have "teased out" its impact, according to health economist Austin Frakt.

Did Medicaid expansion cut racial disparities in cancer care?

June 4, 2019


The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion nearly eliminated a key disparity in cancer care access for white and black U.S. patients, according to a study unveiled Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.

Fewer US adults are dying of cancer—but more are dying of heart disease. See the trends, charted.

May 28, 2019


The percentage of U.S. adults dying of cancer is continuing to fall, even as the percentage of U.S. adults dying of heart disease is rising, according to a CDC report released Wednesday.

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