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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500Early intervention for treating psychosis and grants to train more psychologists and psychiatrists are just some of the ways the legislation would change mental health services.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:01:00 -0500As patients' share of medical bills has grown with the rise in deductibles, copays and coinsurance, providers have become laser focused on getting payments up front.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0500Most of the state prison systems in the places that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare have come up short on enrolling exiting inmates, despite the fact that many of them are chronically ill.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:41:00 -0500A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a gold mine for its inventors, but it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:39:00 -0500A decade after HPV vaccine was introduced in the U.S., many doctors still hesitate to routinely recommend that children get vaccinated against the cancer-causing virus.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:39:00 -0500Each year, millions of Americans leave jail or prison. When they do, they're likely to have a hard time managing their health. Some clinics are trying to provide ex-inmates with better, cheaper care.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:00 -0500Researcher Sara Nash tells NPR's Ailsa Chang why it's never to late to quit smoking. She's one of the authors of a new NIH-AARP study.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:00:16 -0500Some constituents of Rep. Kevin McCarthy who favor the law, or rely on it, see a conflict between his stated goals as a national leader and the needs of so many people in his home district.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500Many cancer patients who took the psychedelic drug psilocybin under supervision said the experience erased their anxiety and depression over illness and death.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:18:00 -0500Congress has approved sweeping legislation that would reshape how the Food and Drug Administration reviews new products and bolster National Institutes of Health funding. What's at stake?
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:43:00 -0500As Republicans debate how to keep their promise to dismantle Obamacare, a Kaiser poll suggests that the law has strong support for some key provisions.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 -0500The Federal Trade Commission told purveyors of homeopathic remedies that they have to say there's no scientific evidence that these nostrums actually work. The question is, will fans care?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:14:00 -0500Whatever a Trump administration does when it comes to abortion, state by state legal battles over the procedure will continue to play out. More lawsuits and another restrictions were announced this week.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:55:00 -0500The dementia wing of a nursing home is foreign territory to most people. Photographer Maja Daniels spent three years documenting the lives of people with Alzheimer's in a hospital in France.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:29:00 -0500Big changes could be in store for Medicaid, the program that provides health care for more than 70 million. Trump has chosen the architect of Indiana's Medicaid overhaul to run the program nationwide.