Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:00am
The Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper The Seattle Times is looking for an experienced reporter to cover health care in the fast-growing Puget Sound region.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 4:00am
Despite health challenges, young people with chronic conditions are at least as sexually active as their peers and more likely to take risks. Yet providers often fail to discuss sex and reproductive planning with these patients, resulting in unwanted outcomes and limited futures.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 2:00am
At a recent Stanford conference, doctors and patients sought to find a balance between the dizzying array of new health technologies and patients' old-fashioned need for engaged, attentive care from increasingly overwhelmed and distracted providers.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:00am
New rules go into effect today that will make it harder for doctors to prescribe some of the nation's most popular painkillers. Doctors can no longer sign off on automatic refills, nor can they call or fax in prescriptions for hydrocodone products, now classified as Schedule II drugs.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 3:00am
Local programs within Native American communities are at the forefront of an effort to increase cancer screening and reduce cancer deaths.
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 4:00am
The Medical Board of California has new guidelines for treating pain with drugs. Two board officials explain how the guidelines will work, and comment on the challenges doctors face in trying to diagnose pain and prescribe relief in short, infrequent patient visits.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 4:00am
The ACA is projected to save hospitals billions in uncompensated care, with the biggest savings in states that expanded Medicaid. But the good news for some hospitals is tempered by ongoing cuts in federal funding that could threaten the sustainability of safety-net systems.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 4:00am
Cases of enterovirus D68 have quickly spread throughout the nation, filling emergency rooms and pediatric units with kids struggling to breathe. Meanwhile, doctors are still trying to understand what role the virus may be playing in cases of limb paralysis and polio-like symptoms.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:00am
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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 4:00am
The Medical Board of California is currently discussing new guidelines for prescription pain medicines. The recommendations urge physicians to better distinguish between types of pain, remain vigilant for abuse, and help addicts find treatment.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:00am
This month's announcement of the "first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults" is good news for psychiatrists and Big Pharma, who hope they will now have the scientific certitude of the condition they have lacked.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:00am
That Friday, I was dizzy and sick to my stomach with what felt like food poisoning, only sometimes my chest throbbed. I declined my husband's offer of a ride to the emergency room because I had to prepare for a crucial school meeting on Monday....
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 4:00am
As hospital closures and physician shortages continue to afflict rural and low-income areas, Walmart is announcing an expansion of in-store primary care clinics in states such as Texas and South Carolina. Will this be the new face of primary care in rural regions?
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:45am
Prevention is key when it comes to reducing the harmful long-term health affects of toxic stress and childhood adversity. But when prevention is no longer an option, could mindfulness help adult survivors lead healthier, higher-quality lives?
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:00am
In its first year on California's state health exchange, Kaiser trailed three other major insurers in market share. As the second open enrollment period fast approaches, Kaiser is trying to better reach Latinos by beefing up Spanish language outreach, call operators and online services.