Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
Johns Hopkins University is naming a research building for Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her consent and widely used in revolutionary research.
Dan Kelly is CEO of McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc., a Watford City, North Dakota-based health system that includes a 24-bed rural critical access hospital, a clinic, a long-term care facility, an assisted living center and a wellness center. In this interview, Dan discusses his facility's...
Purdue Pharma, a company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis, says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote.
Clover joins a slew of other health insurers that are busy investing in the lucrative Medicare Advantage market, where enrollment has grown steadily over the past decade and shows no signs of slowing.
Virtual reality is emerging in healthcare as a high-tech solution to problems as varied as training doctors, reducing medical errors and helping patients manage pain.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois plans to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by 35% for medical suppliers—apparently in an effort to win back business after new enrollees were blocked from the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care program.
No technology can ease the despair in meeting with parents whose child you've just diagnosed with cancer. These conversations require compassion, time and humanity. But better technology can help scale the time humans have to make such uniquely human connections.
What if there were a safe space where patients with an addiction could practice saying "no" to drugs or alcohol? An experimental virtual reality therapy offers such an alternative.
Prosecutors say a 43-year-old New Jersey man and others used The Good Samaritans of America and offers of free ice cream to gain access to low-income senior housing complexes and convince them to submit to unnecessary genetic testing.
Errors related to diagnosis accounted for 33% of medical malpractice claims from 2013 to 2017, beating out all other reasons for such lawsuits and highlighting the challenges physicians face in making clinical decisions.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can play a key role in population health in the areas of disease risk and prevention by helping reduce hospitalizations and even offering patients an avenue for self-managed care.