COMMENTARY | The massive scale of prescription opioid shipments as the ongoing overdose epidemic unfolded has started to come into focus.
Hospitals are shutting down across rural America, creating a shortage of care.
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Patti Casey, an environmental surveillance program manager for the state of Vermont, oversees three tick-monitoring programs, including one where she collects ticks by mail from residents.
Experts say it’s most effective to intervene before the age of 5.
Experts say that insurers re-entering state marketplace is a sign that the marketplaces are becoming more robust and less risky for insurers, despite ongoing political and legal battles over the ACA.
Some states allow people with opioid addictions to get a medical marijuana card, but many medical experts oppose those policies.
In the wake of the opioid crisis, the highly communicable hepatitis A virus is spreading in more than half the states and making its way into the general public. Underfunded health officials are valiantly trying to fight it with vaccines.
Under a rule published Monday by the Trump administration, immigrants could be denied green cards based on their use or potential use of federal public assistance programs.
The patient is from Mississippi. The surgeon is from Wisconsin. They meet in a Mexican resort for knee replacement surgery. Because the care costs so much less than in the U.S, the patient’s health plan pays her $5,000.
The number of fatal drug overdoses dipped by 5% in the United States last year, but in Missouri deaths increased 16 percent. Experts blame the uptick in deaths on the influx of fentanyl sold in the state.
Oregon's policy, signed by Gov. Kate Brown Friday, guarantees 12 paid weeks of leave, extends benefits to non-traditional family members and guarantees wages for low-income workers, among other things.
Across the country, cities and counties have instituted policies that bar people who use any nicotine products from applying to government jobs.
Amid forecasts for increasingly unhealthy air due to wildfire smoke, residents in Western states are snatching up home air purifiers. With good reason.
Seventy-two million Americans rely on Medicaid for health care.
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Colorado is on the front lines in dealing with how marijuana use affects surgery. Lessons learned on operating tables and in recovery rooms have prompted calls for more research on marijuana nationwide.
Lawmakers who created the modern generic-drug industry in the 1980s never imagined anything like this—brand-pharma companies maximizing profits by appearing to compete with themselves.
The South sees more new HIV cases than the rest of the nation combined.
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