History buffs and infectious-disease experts have already drawn links between the rubella outbreak in the 1960s and the current spread of Zika. But drugmakers today face greater regulatory hurdles, and the federal government has yet to dedicate funding to address the Zika epidemic.
Some new evidence suggests osteopathic manipulation therapy, or OMT, which involves moving joints and muscles through soft tissue stretching and pressure, can make a real difference for many patients, especially those with lower back pain.
Since the start of the opioid drug abuse epidemic, health officials have promoted the role providers should play in solving the crisis by writing fewer prescriptions for opioid painkillers.
A New York City woman has infected her male partner with the Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission has been documented.
Commentary: Hospitals, systems play critical leadership role in boosting our national health security
America's hospitals and health systems must be prepared for anything, but as the range of threats to health in our communities becomes broader and the threats hit more quickly and frequently, provider organizations will need to play bigger roles in heading off problems before they spiral into...
Data Points for the week of July 11, 2016, covered the following topics: high-deductible health plans, medical debt, uninsured Americans, greater out-of-pocket spending and insured adults who delay care because of costs.
Public health officials want physicians and hospitals to rethink the way they manage pain as Americans become increasingly anxious about the rise of overdose deaths tied to opioid drugs.
Hospitals are concluding they have to work very closely with healthcare providers, community organizations, families and patients themselves if they're going to keep people out of hospital beds—the new mandate under Medicare and fast-growing models of value-based payment.
In the proposed 2017 physician fee schedule, the CMS suggests expanding a program aimed at helping people avoid diabetes. The CMS suggests starting the program in 2018 and is seeking comment on whether to launch the effort nationally or in additional select markets.
The sequencing of the human genome represents the most significant breakthrough in healthcare over the past 40 years, according to Modern Healthcare readers.
Gloria Hall met Kamilah Givens the way she meets many young women and men in her job. “She was pretty much dead,” recalls Hall, a 59-year-old RN in one of the country's busiest trauma centers. Givens had been shot 10 times.
When it comes to most of healthcare, a “don't ask, don't tell” approach to suicidal thoughts has been all too common.