Providers in Puerto Rico are shifting their focus from disaster relief to wellness in order to meet the evolving health needs of a population still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Maria.
Patients with treatment-resistant forms of depression are a major driver of healthcare costs, according to a new study, and researchers say that should encourage the industry to develop new therapies.
President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.
Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That's no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it's no worse than last week.
The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36% effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor's office.
The CDC will launch a national study to determine which treatments work best for people battling opioid addiction and when medication-assisted treatments are appropriate.
After months of delay, the Office of Population Affairs told Title X family planning grantees that they don't have to worry about funding shortages in light of the delayed funding announcement. But providers are uncertain about their future with the program.
Chocolate, flower and romance. Sure, Valentine's Day has its rewards, but it's not without its own set of risks.
Public health leaders said the congressional budget deal passed Friday to fund the government sacrifices investments in long-term public health prevention.
The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. A new government report shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009.
Congress gave the healthcare industry some surprising and widespread relief in its two-year budget deal.
New York City health officials are adopting a program first developed by insurance giant UnitedHealthcare to make eating healthier less cost-prohibitive.