Behavioral health advocates say Florida Gov. Rick Scott needs to do more than pump $19 million into mental illness and substance abuse programs in order to address problems in the state. Florida ranks 49th out of 50 states in per capita spending on behavioral health.
Hundreds of children in Minnesota could soon have a harder time getting healthcare because of a contract dispute between a payer and a provider.
A massive state mental hospital operated for more than a century a half-mile from downtown Traverse City, Mich., and its popular Lake Michigan waterfront.
Data Points for the week of Sept. 21, 2015, covered the following topics: Substance abuse, heroin overdoses, drug and alcohol abuse treatment, prescription painkiller abuse
Universal Health Services, one of the largest hospital operators in the U.S., said Friday it will buy addiction treatment facility company Foundations Recovery Network for $350 million.
A contract dispute between an insurer and a provider could mean hundreds of children in Minnesota could soon have a harder time getting behavioral health care.
Dr. David Feinberg, who succeeded Dr. Glenn Steele as president and CEO of Geisinger Health System, discusses his system's genetic research program, the challenges of managing the health of Medicaid patients and how he plans to make Geisinger more patient-centered.
A mentally ill patient involuntarily sent to a psychiatric hospital has a constitutional right to leave once the court order for detention and treatment expires, his lawyer argued before New York's top court Friday.
Researchers have some bad news for those who thought they left the awkward phase of adolescence behind: The quality of teens' close friendships may affect their health into adulthood, according to a new study.
New Orleans' health officials have rebuilt a healthcare network in the city that some say is stronger today than before Katrina. But many say the city's mental health system hasn't experienced the same rebound as its medical care system.
One Louisiana psychiatrist believes there's an untold story as the nation marks the 10th anniversary of Katrina. That's how federal funds to address mental health needs didn't result in more effective, large-scale, long-term treatment programs for survivors.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 17, 2015, covered the following topics: Antipsychotic drugs, hospital CEO compensation, healthcare "super-utilizers" and mortality from pneumonia.