“It’s just crazy to me that you can’t buy a beer at 19, but you can buy an AR-15,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said during an event in Washington, D.C. Friday.
By Laura Santhanam
Here's a look at why Obamacare requires insurance companies to offer essential health benefits, and what losing them might mean for your insurance plan.
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
In an opioid epidemic that began in the late 1990s, drug deaths have been climbing steadily every year, in nearly every state. A break in that trend, even if limited to just 14 states, has prompted cautious optimism among some…
By Philip Moeller
A mother writes that the treatment facilities that treat her adult daughter's disorder do not take Medicare. What should they do?…
By Dr. Amber Robins and Laura Santhanam
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.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
The plans would come with a disclaimer that they don't meet the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections, such as guaranteed coverage, or the requirement to offer robust benefits.
By Associated Press
Mental health professionals welcome more resources and attention, but they say the administration is ignoring the real problem — easy access to guns, particularly the kind of high-powered highly lethal assault weapons used in many of the most recent mass…
By Alec MacGillis, ProPublica
Congress has failed repeatedly to pass any gun-control measures after past calamities, even the 2012 massacre of 20 first-graders and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
It’s too soon to say the flu season has peaked, but it’s at least possible it may have plateaued.
By Elizabeth Englander, Bridgewater State University
Because educators observe students’ emotional and behavioral development daily, they are best positioned to detect troubled behaviors and intervene.
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