An outbreak of hepatitis A within the homeless populations in several California counties could mean higher healthcare utilization and costs for area providers.
HHS continues to award funding to states to combat the opioid epidemic as calls grow louder for a national strategy to address the crisis.
Mount Sinai Health System's St. Luke Hospital has launched a program to test whether trained community members can help heart patients better manage their conditions, which will reduce readmission costs.
The numbers tell one story, but what's behind them might be something entirely different. For the first time since the CMS started releasing inpatient claims and payment data, sepsis topped the list as the most common condition or procedure.
Kaiser Permanente is targeting mental health in its disaster-relief funding efforts, a first that may encourage other health systems to follow suit.
Online resources for healthcare providers and patients managing the effects of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey can be found in Modern Healthcare's digital guide.
As hurricane rescue and recovery efforts continued this week in Houston, local health officials and providers are determined to apply the lessons learned from past disasters as they address the public health threat challenges expected to arise in the weeks and months ahead.
Safety advocates and state health officials are formally calling on the Food and Drug Administration to ban high-dose opioid painkillers to prevent accidental overdose deaths among patients and people who abuse drugs.
Deaths from prescription painkillers fell for the fifth straight year, and the prescribing of painkillers also is falling, an important step to reducing overall addiction rates.
Many of the nation's youngest residents have been returning to classrooms over the past few weeks. But studies show that despite 2.8 million children under the age of 18 gaining health insurance between 2010 and 2015, access to basic services remains out of reach for many.
The 25 million people who live among the Appalachian Mountains have struggled to keep up with health gains of the rest of the nation, falling behind in most major public health indicators, according to a new study.
Public health leaders say hate crimes have a negative health impact on victims and communities.