The federal government has proposed requiring that accreditors release reports on the problems they find during hospital inspections. Right now, the reports are secret.
By Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press
President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but leaving its prospects wobbly. House leaders discussed other amendments calibrated to round up…
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Thursday that the GOP would deliver legislation to repeal and replace the ACA, but offered no details.
By Hyacinth Empinado, STAT
Jude and her family are refugees from Al-Thawrah, Syria, a town some 100 miles east of Aleppo. Their house was destroyed in a government airstrike in 2013.
Tom Price, a Republican congressman from Georgia, was confirmed as the next secretary of health and human services overnight. The longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act sees a smaller role for the federal government in health care. But his…
By PBS NewsHour
Nearly half of the world’s population cooks using stoves that burn fuel like wood or charcoal, creating harmful -- even deadly -- smoke when inhaled. In Ghana, where cooking with wood is the norm, there’s a study underway to find…
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
Economists and policymakers think the U.S. may be overpaying for many medical services, and the health law has a program to test that. But with the ACA up for potential repeal, what happens to that testing now? One of the…
By Megan Thielking, STAT
Women worldwide are catching up to men when it comes to alcohol consumption.
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
The scion of an Indian pharmaceutical family claims to have crafted a liver-friendly vodka. But does it work?…
By Michael Ollove, Stateline
The 15-year trend in the U.S. not only runs counter to the worldwide rate, but to that in most other industrialized countries.
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