Looking at data from 600,000 people across 19 countries, researchers set out to answer one question: How do you define moderate drinking?…
By Dr. Howard Markel
FDR’s health finally gave out after years of carrying the weight of the United States, and ultimately the free world, on his muscular shoulders.
The upcoming changes to MA plans have the potential to trigger an even larger shift away from original Medicare.
By Emily Kopp, Sydney Lupkin, Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News
The database, called Pre$cription for Power shows that donations to patient advocacy groups tallied for 2015 — the most recent full year in which documents required by the Internal Revenue Service were available — dwarfed the total amount the companies…
By R.J. Rico, Associated Press
Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued his office's first national public health advisory in 13 years.
By Philip Moeller
Medicare is beginning in April to expand diabetes education and prevention efforts and will pay all expenses of people who qualify for the program. Plus, your Medicare card is about to change.
By Kate Sheridan, STAT
An analysis of more than five years of Medicare Part D and Medicaid prescription data found that after states legalized weed, the number of opioid prescriptions and the daily dose of opioids went way down.
By Dr. Amber Robins
It’s easy for politics to dominate our news feeds these days. But there are many important stories in the health and medical communities, too. Here’s what we’re reading now.
Helping children with autism make small steps toward overcoming hurdles in public life requires shifting some of the burden, says Whitney Ellenby, a mom to a son with autism. That means parents need to educate others by disclosing a child’s…
David Shulkin, the outgoing secretary of veterans affairs, says political appointees at the department who were installed after the election saw him as a threat to their political philosophy and an obstacle to giving veterans unfettered access to private sector…
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