The CDC is telling healthcare providers to consider human plague as a diagnosis for patients presenting with plague symptoms. That's after the CDC has reported 11 confirmed cases of the plague and three related deaths since April 1.
The threat of a looming “post-antibiotic era” has been detailed for years in media reports, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation has finally reached that tipping point.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 24, 2015, covered the following topics: Insulin drug Humulin, physicians accepting Medicaid patients, Medicare patient expenditures, postponing care because of the cost and babies born through reproductive technology
The percentage of uninsured people in the U.S. declined to 9.2% in the first three months of 2015, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey released Wednesday.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 10, 2015, covered the following topics: HIV/AIDS, independent physicians, minority physicians, Texas' uninsured rate, smoking
At the center of the huge U.S. drug research enterprise sit some of its lowest-paid workers, who do the data-entry scut work that holds most research projects together. Unfortunately, they often must juggle their tasks between separate data systems.
There's a systemic breakdown that's causing mishandling of potentially deadly biological materials at federal research labs, according to federal investigators.
As the Affordable Care Act increased access to subsidized health plans last year, fewer adults went uninsured but disparities persisted in their access to insurance and medical care.
Data Points for the week of July 13 2015, covered the following topics: Hospital readmissions, costs for low-risk births, Ebola, heroin use and Medicaid ER usage
Americans are becoming “primed” for heroin addiction through the growing use and abuse of prescribed opioid painkillers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
The healthcare industry heaved a collective sigh of relief last week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld insurance subsidies in states using federally run exchanges. The 6-3 decision effectively puts an end to legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.
The CMS announced last week an investigation into the deaths of nine babies who underwent open-heart surgery at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.