At a time when expensive new cancer treatments are proliferating rapidly, patients have more therapy choices than ever before. Yet they are largely kept in the dark because their doctors either can’t or won’t communicate clearly. Many patients compound the…
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
As health care systems continue to shift toward becoming comprehensive medical homes for patients, health care providers are increasingly incorporating lawyers into the team of professionals who are on hand to help people at no additional charge to patients.
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
Less and less of the research presented at a prominent cancer conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health, a development that some of the country’s top scientists see as a worrisome trend.
By Chad Terhune, Kaiser Health News
Needless medical testing and overly aggressive care can cost billions and harm patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year.
By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News
Ninety-six hospitals reported suspicious data on dangerous infections to Medicare officials, but the agency did not follow up or examine any of the cases in depth, according to a report by the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office.
By Chad Terhune, Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
Few, if any, states would be able to fund federal health care subsidies on their own under the American Health Care Act.
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
Smokers expose their families to increased levels of nicotine and chemical residue left behind from cigarettes known as "thirdhand smoke."…
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
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 Guy Gugliotta, Kaiser Health News
A whooping cough and measles outbreak prompted lawmakers to require parents to personally meet with health officials before a waiver can be granted.
By Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News
As more people are reaching triple digits, figuring out the mysteries of longevity has taken on new importance among researchers.
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