The recognition that health care extends beyond the walls of hospitals and doctor’s offices is growing. In Greensboro, North Carolina, advocacy groups, sociologists and medical practitioners are taking a creative approach to uncovering the root causes of disease, with a…
By John Yang
Health care providers around Houston and across Texas cobble together resources for patients of cancer and other chronic illnesses who have been displaced after Hurricane Harvey.
By Laura Santhanam
Death rates for older adults with asthma are five times that of younger patients, according to a new review of asthma among seniors. And medical complications are more common.
By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
Thanks to advances in Bluetooth technology, smartphones have turned into the newest weapon in the fight against asthma.
By Andrew Wagner
By Kristin Hugo
A new study suggests many adult asthma patients are misdiagnosed or improperly managed, which leads to unnecessary drug treatments.
By Lindzi Wessel, STAT
A recent study compares the health of Amish children with others, its conclusion boosts support for the so-called hygiene hypothesis: the idea that a lack of early childhood exposure to a diversity of germs can keep the immune system underdeveloped…
Natural gas wells created by fracking in Pennsylvania may elevate the number of asthma attacks for nearby asthma patients, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
Often referred to as the “common cold of mental health,” depression causes about 8 million doctors’ appointments a year. More than half are with primary care physicians. A new study suggests those doctors may not be the best to treat…
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