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.
An expert panel has recommended that the nasal form of the influenza vaccine should not be used for the upcoming flu season due to its lack of effectiveness over the past three years. AstraZeneca, the vaccine's manufacturer, generated more than $200 million in sales of FluMist in fiscal 2015.
When it comes to most of healthcare, a “don't ask, don't tell” approach to suicidal thoughts has been all too common.
The deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history has evoked an immediate call for swift government action to address gun violence. But lost in the emotional debate about public safety and Second Amendment rights is evidence-based data to inform policy.
The overdose epidemic is changing prescribing habits, but there's still a lack of other pain medications, access to alternative therapies and knowledge among primary-care providers about multidisciplinary approaches to pain management.
As physicians face increased scrutiny over prescribing painkillers, the nation's largest medical group meets this week with delegates resolved to eliminate barriers to alternative treatments.
A funding bill that includes a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health along with more money toward fighting the opioid epidemic passed a Senate subcommittee Tuesday and will be considered by the full committee this week.
The path to addiction often starts in a doctor's office. That's why doctors have to be front and center in the fight against opioid abuse.
Data Points for the week of June 6, 2016, covered the following topics: Rural healthcare, EMS services in rural areas, VA services in rural areas, and healthcare access in rural areas.
States will be allowed to use Medicaid funding to fight the spread of the Zika virus with mosquito repellent, contraception, family planning services and other preventive measures, the CMS said Wednesday.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Congress to quickly approve funding to fight the Zika virus.
Director Tom Frieden said Congress needs to approve enough funding to fight the disease that could infect as many as 2 million pregnant women in the U.S this year. The CDC has had to borrow $50 million from other parts of the agency to begin fighting Zika. Some of that came from funds for Ebola.