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Colorado recently recorded the most West Nile virus deaths and cases of neuroinvasive infections in nearly two decades.
Fatalities from the coronavirus have skewed young, with the majority of victims under age 60 in the cases for which there is age data.
A six-month investigation by KHN and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes.
As America copes with an epidemic of gun violence that kills 96 people each day, there has been vigorous debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring weapons. But a little-known problem is what to do about…
Efforts to expand physician-assisted death, which is legal in six states and Washington, D.C., are met with powerful resistance from religious groups, disability advocates and the medical establishment.
An analysis by Kaiser Health News of 20,000 government inspection records revealed that missed visits and neglect are common for patients dying at home. Families across the country have called for help in times of crisis and been met with…
Emergency room physicians are struggling with how to deal with elderly patients with life-limiting conditions in an environment where most clinicians default to lifesaving techniques.
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