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.
A former acting head of the CDC is named CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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.
Average global temperatures rose to new heights in 2016 with the U.S. recording its second-hottest year ever. Rising temperatures are having a major impact on public health.
Physicians in New Jersey must now inform parents about the risk of addiction associated with opioid-based pain relievers before prescribing them to underage children.
The U.S. cancer mortality rate, in steady decline for over three decades, still takes a higher toll on African Americans. Regional disparities persist, too, with some areas of the country seeing worsening cancer mortality rates.
Advocates fear the looming death of the Affordable Care Act means losing hard-fought ground on expanding access to treatment for mental illness.
Cancer deaths have declined in the U.S. over the past three decades, but mortality rates can vary greatly depending on the county where you live. Researchers say that information could better inform treatment and prevention efforts in certain communities.
There is bipartisan support for the Affordable Care Act's prohibiting insurers from denying coverage or charging higher rates to people with pre-existing medical conditions. Repealing the law without a replacement could impact roughly half of non-elderly Americans.