WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is signaling it will pursue significant changes to Medicare that could put beneficiaries on the hook for higher costs. In an informal proposal on Wednesday, federal health officials hinted at several new pilot programs it…
By Bob Tedeschi, STAT
A critical care physician says "nudges" can help those with serious illnesses make sound decisions at a time of great emotional and physical complexity.
The rally was a demonstration of enthusiasm and political clout. But organizers now hope to turn a march into a movement.
By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT
A University of California, San Diego, nanoengineer is developing a way, using ultrasound and squid ink, to replace the worst part of the dental exam.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The findings come as health officials confront large and protracted mumps epidemics that have become more common around the country.
Experts say doctors who counsel immunotherapy and hold onto hopes for remission are postponing conversations about palliative care and end-of-life wishes.
By Leah Samuel, STAT
Getting thousands of Houston-area families to shelters has been a massive humanitarian effort. But the aid doesn’t end there: Many of the displaced have chronic medical conditions like asthma or injuries from recent days that need medical attention. Providers of…
By Patrick Skerrett, STAT
New results from a huge international study help continue to reshape fat's image while at the same time casting doubt on the wisdom of eating lots of carbs.
By Casey Ross, STAT
An insurer has stepped up to sell individual health insurance policies to the last county in the U.S. without Obamacare coverage in 2018.
By Erin Mershon, STAT
Thousands of people with HIV received mailed letters from Aetna last month that may have disclosed their HIV status on the envelope.
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