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June 27, 2016 | 0 comments
“House calls go back to the origins of medicine, but in many ways I think this is the next generation,” Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS' chief medical officer, recently said. The practice is making a bit of... more
June 27, 2016 | 0 comments
America’s opioid epidemic has exploded in recent years. But the community of Española in northern New Mexico has long had one of the highest rate of opioid overdoses in the country. A reporting... more
June 24, 2016 | 0 comments
Opportunities are available from coast to coast in this week's roundup. Check out new job openings at AARP, The Argus Observer and Men's Health.
June 23, 2016 | 0 comments
The annual Data Book published by Kids Count this week feeds into a larger news trend of late that has emphasized broad gains in children's health and morality rates.
June 22, 2016 | 0 comments
Dr. Monya De rounds out her top 10 predictions on what medicine will look like over the decades to come. Not surprisingly, she projects technology to play a big role, from surgical robots to... more
June 21, 2016 | 52 comments
I am going public to reveal the astonishing truth. There is a simple way to instantly, with ease, end our nation’s health cost misery!...
June 21, 2016 | 0 comments
Why did the California Medical Board allow Dr. Tomas Ballesteros Rios to continue practicing medicine with few restrictions, despite the doctor’s trouble with the IRS, two felony convictions, fines,... more
June 21, 2016 | 0 comments
According to a survey conducted in early 2016 by ACH360, a nonprofit organization promoting health for rural communities in Ngora, Uganda, traditional beliefs associated with cancer in women are the... more
June 20, 2016 | 0 comments
Sixteen percent of U.S. girls now experience breast development by the age of 7 and 30 percent by the age of 8.
June 17, 2016 | 0 comments
In the U.S., social welfare benefits tend to impose tight restrictions on recipients. But in Manitoba, low-income pregnant women can receive a no-strings-attached cash boost. Research suggests it... more
June 17, 2016 | 0 comments
Join the Center for Health Journalism for the upcoming webinar on "Does ‘Pay for Performance’ Work?" on June 28, plus check out new health editor and writer positions around the country.
June 16, 2016 | 1 comments
We know that pharmaceutical companies helped bring about the painkiller epidemic with deceptive marketing. But less talked about is the fact that medical writers were cogs in the machinery.
June 16, 2016 | 1 comments
A long-deferred attempt to reform mental health care advanced out a House committee this week. Here's a look at how the bill seeks to change "the nation's broken mental health system," and some of... more
June 14, 2016 | 0 comments
Two physicians argue that the effort to track health care quality needs to do a better job of measuring the misuse and overuse of health care services.
June 14, 2016 | 0 comments
Physicians and attorneys in Boston, Massachusetts, where the Louise Woodward trial brought shaken baby theory onto the national stage, are heading into another battle over infant shaking, as... more

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