Even as current support programs fall short of meeting retiree needs, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending for older Americans is projected to take an ever-larger bite of total federal spending.
By Amanda Grennell
One in seven infants exposed to Zika in utero experienced microcephaly, seizures, hearing deficiencies or other health problems during their first year of life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
By Laura Santhanam
Safety is a growing concern among young Americans when it comes to guns.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
For people who need an individual policy and are anticipating cheaper plans this fall, the advice seems to be: Look carefully and read the fine print.
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman, Michael D. Regan
Forty years ago this week, President Jimmy Carter declared Love Canal a national health emergency when the small community near Niagara Falls, New York, learned that their homes and school were built on 22,000 tons of chemicals. Today, many residents…
By PBS NewsHour
In 1980, the Congress approved the Superfund program, generating money to clean up the country’s most hazardous toxic sites by imposing a tax on industries that polluted the most. Since 2000, the program’s purchasing power has declined by 40 percent…
More people than ever are calling the Lifeline—but some crisis center directors and suicide prevention advocates say the system is overwhelmed and underfunded.
“These low global rates of early initiation of breastfeeding are evidence of a massive missed opportunity worldwide,” the report said.
The list of grantees comes amid a major battle over the future of Title X, with women's rights groups and medical societies pushing back on a Trump administration proposal to bar taxpayer-funded clinics from referring women for abortions.
Some health care experts caution that these plans, while cheaper, may ultimately lead to dropped coverage or none at all, if the person is confronted by an unexpected illness or accident.
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