The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.
Medicaid expansion in Arkansas got the backing of the state's new Republican governor but still needs super majorities in the state's House and Senate to survive.Legislative leaders indicate Gov. Asa Hutchinson will get his way.
Long-awaited trials to test two potential vaccines against the Ebola virus will begin in West Africa within the next few weeks, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
For a physician to deliver an accurate diagnosis, it requires time for thoughtful consideration of a patient's symptoms. But time is one element physicians say they don't have.
We asked our readers to pick the best and most important stories of 2014, and the results match the level of upheaval the events caused in the industry.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its arrival in the U.S. placed a renewed focus on state and local public health departments' preparedness for handling infectious disease threats. But some experts say the country is far from ready for the next outbreak.
A growing number of hospitals are buying robots that kill bacteria such as C-difficile as they seek new tools to stop costly and deadly hospital-acquired infections. But there are questions about how best to use the new disinfection robots.
Travelers from the West African country of Mali starting Tuesday will no longer undergo U.S. entry screening and monitoring requirements put in place as a response to the Ebola outbreak.
An American healthcare worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has arrived at a Nebraska hospital for observation.
The leader of the Association of American Medical Colleges discusses expanding the physician workforce, efforts to recruit more minority medical students, his organization's legislative agenda, Ebola and innovations in medical education.
2015 will see the healthcare industry pinned between two powerful forces—pressure to hold down health spending and continued growth in the number of insured Americans as the result of Obamacare coverage expansions.
The World Health Organization says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.