Not so long ago, providing high-level care seemed impossible at Lost Rivers Medical Center. Now, the rural facility is innovating faster than many urban hospitals in Idaho.
By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, STAT
Illness, disability and hospital stays are major contributing factors to a person's ability to vote.
By Philip Moeller
Hospitals are not free to charge whatever they want, but they are allowed to charge a lot more than would be allowed under a Part D drug plan.
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
An apparent U.S. airstrike wreaked havoc in the embattled Afghan city of Kunduz early Saturday, killing at least 19 civilians and seriously wounding dozens of others at a hospital run by the medical nonprofit Doctors Without Borders.
By Laura Santhanam
Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from the hospital after he was admitted about one week ago due to shortness of breath.
By Anya van Wagtendonk
Ten years ago, while working as an attending physician, Dr. Carl Stevens noticed a disturbing pattern: the majority of his patients with diabetes who acquired infections requiring amputation were from low-income backgrounds, while his diabetic patients from wealthier communities rarely…
By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News
Analysts who fear health spending is accelerating got plenty of evidence in Wall Street's second-quarter results to support their thesis. But so did folks who hope spending is still under control.
By Travis Daub
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom tested the germ-exchange rates of handhakes, fist bumps and high-fives to determine which mode of mano-to-mano contact spreads the most bacteria. In the study, one participant wore a sterile glove and exchanged…
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
“To think that health care is this ‘ginormous’ business that doesn’t understand costs is mind-blowing,” said Vivian Lee, senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah, an academic medical center with four hospitals and 1,330 physicians. In…
By News Desk
Attorney General Eric Holder was admitted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington Thursday morning after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath. Brian Fallon, the director of public affairs for the Department of Justice, said that Holder began experiencing…
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