Both Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have reportedly tapped policy experts with some healthcare experience for their transition teams.
A rise in the number of antimicrobial-resistant infections is in the global spotlight as world leaders on Wednesday discuss the growing threat of a post-antibiotic world.
Data Points for the week of Sept. 19, 2016, covered the following topics: The Zika virus, infections in the U.S. overall and of pregnant women.
With less than four months before a new administration moves into the Oval Office, experts and stakeholders are taking stock of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law.
Friday's warning from CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden came as lawmakers start to sort out a stopgap government funding bill that is being targeted to also carry long-delayed money to battle Zika, which is spreading more widely in the U.S. It can not only cause microcephaly—in which babies are...
The headline number from the CDC's latest survey is the 8.6% uninsured rate. But deeper within the report is a data point that is arguably just as important as the uninsured rate: the continued rise of high-deductible plans.
The rising cost of naloxone—a 40-year-old drug that can reverse an opioid overdose—is prompting questions about the wisdom of allowing market forces to determine the price of a vital tool in the public health response to the nation's opioid crisis.
Data Points for the week of Aug. 29, 2016, covered the following topics: Funding for disaster preparedness, hospital response plans in emergencies, delivering drugs in emergencies, and civilian medical volunteers.
Patient advocates and groups working to end violence say collecting the data again will help inform strategies that could help prevent violent deaths in California.
Some policymakers and anti-abortion activists have already rallied against easing or increasing access to abortion, and experts say the arrival of Zika in the U.S. during an election year makes it nearly impossible to have a conversation about abortion as a medical decision.
The CDC says providers should conduct testing for congenital Zika infection for infants whose mothers have tested positive for Zika, as well as for babies who show signs of congenital infection.
The Centers Disease Control and Prevention issued revised clinical guidance regarding the care of babies born to mothers who were likely infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy in light of the rising number of locally-transmitted cases.