Legislation before Congress encourages greater use of workplace wellness programs, but also gives employers the right to view employees' health information, which is raising privacy concerns. Critics also say these programs focus on the wrong issues.
“This budget proposal presents a fiscal agenda that would undermine the health and well-being of Americans,” said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.
The Zika virus' spread to the United States motivated a federal initiative to better use health information technology in public health reporting. But an HHS task force is developing recommendations on health IT best practices for public health that will also address other disease outbreaks.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland VA have teamed up to study and tackle antibiotic resistance through the establishment of a new center.
California is looking to impose a surcharge on prescription opioids to fund treatment for addicts. The move in such a large state could have a ripple effect through the rest of the country dealing with spiking rates of overdoses.
More than 70 million Americans will experience some form of hearing loss by 2060 as the elderly population continues to steadily grow — and insurers still aren't picking up the tab for hearing aids.
An uncertain future in a post-ACA world could eliminate many of the gains community health centers have made over the past decade.
Facing a growing opioid epidemic, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed bills that allow community organizations to dispense naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug and another measure that mandates all opioids be electronically prescribed by 2020.
A climate change conference canceled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over concerns it ran counter to positions held by the Trump administration took place with a different sponsor: Al Gore. The forum focused on how a rise in global temperatures is affecting people's health.
Current testing for lead contamination does not accurately measure exposure, according to a new report. That could mean providers are facing with a whole generation of patients with long-term health effects.
If passed, the bill would make database use mandatory. Failure to record a prescription within 24 hours of writing it would carry a prison sentence of between one to five years, a fine of up to $50,000, or both.
Timothy Lubenow, an anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist at Rush University Medical Center, tells his young medical fellows that there's never been a better time to work in the field.