Detroit and Wayne State University have launched a community support initiative to pair new and expecting mothers and their families with volunteer mentors to reduce preterm births and infant mortality in the city.
Women who have to travel longer distances to receive abortions are more than twice as likely to end up getting follow-up care within their local emergency departments, according to a new study, which researchers say raises the cost of such services.
Carolinas HealthCare is finding success by converting a hospital into a stand-alone emergency department that offers primary care.
President Trump said Thursday he plans to declare a national state of emergency for the opioid addiction epidemic, following the recommendations issued last week by a special commission.
Public health officials were hopeful that the president would declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, opening the door to millions in federal funding.
Think twice before supersizing that meal. According to a new study in the Frontiers of Public Health, an estimated 70% of people in the world's 30 most-developed countries are "overfat."
All 50 state health departments and several local health agencies in major metropolitan areas will receive part of the $200 million in funding to fight antibiotic-resistant pathogen threats.
HHS is still waiting for Senate approval for 11 nominees; five passed out of committee Wednesday.
The White House's drug commission called for mandatory prescriber education initiatives to combat overprescription of opioids and the granting of state waivers so Medicaid can cover more substance abuse treatment programs.
The rate of new diabetes cases remained relatively flat from 2014 to 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, more than 30 million people live with the disease. Millions more have prediabetes, which could turn into Type 2 if left untreated.
A new study finds promise in hospitals addressing health disparity issues within the community setting of a barbershop.
HHS is planning to launch a national evaluation to determine how prevalent mental illness is in the United States. Its results could lead to a seismic shift in the practice of medicine, clinicians say.