For the most vulnerable, chronically ill among us—many of whom cope with behavioral health challenges and struggle to secure housing, food or transportation—the journey to receive the care they need can be daunting.
When music therapist Christine Vaskas works with babies in the neonatal intensive-care unit, the effect of her interventions are almost always immediately apparent.
The cast adornments are so popular that some children save them after their cast is removed.
Quality of care in Medicare Advantage differs signficiantly whether the patient is a man or a woman, or whether that patient is black, white or Hispanic.
A heroin and opioid pandemic has enveloped the country, reaching into small towns and not sparing New York City. In 2015, 937 city residents died from a heroin overdose, a 17.1% rise over the previous year. Of all overdose deaths in the city that year, 59% involved heroin.
Smithies won the Nobel Prize for developing a technique used to manipulate genes in mice. The advance enhanced genetic research to better understand cancer, obesity, heart diseases and other diseases.
Since the Affordable Care Act eliminated certain out-of-pocket costs, the mammography rate has increased, according to a study published Monday.
Instead of trying to treat newborns who are dependent on opioids and in withdrawal, some healthcare providers are focused on helping pregnant women with their addiction.
The Veteran Affairs Department believes the rule will make it easier for veterans to be seen by medical professionals. The American Medical Association is one of the physician groups that says it "lowers" the standard of care.
Little known to the public, a group of public and private stakeholders convene annually to scrutinize measures that influence how large sums of taxpayer-funded healthcare dollars are spent.
In medical emergencies, patients have few alternatives to calling 911 or rushing to the emergency department for costly care. That's the status quo, but a growing number of providers, payers and agencies are testing care approaches that help patients in novel and proactive ways.
A team of more than 100 doctors and researchers assembled by the Cleveland Clinic examined nearly 200 nominations to identify and rank the top 10 innovations.