Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:49pm
Another major study debunks idea that stigma is a major barrier to care for people with mental illness.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:00am
When problems arise at a hospital, there are often three responses: Blame the patient, blame the nurse, or blame some forces beyond their control. All three happened in the wake of recent Ebola cases in Dallas, but reporters should be wary of those kinds of claims.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 2:00am
In Washington state, a lack of psychiatric beds has led to a court ruling that says patients can't be held against their will in ERs while awaiting long-term care. While the ACA has expanded benefits, it has also revealed just how scarce resources often are.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00am
The Tennessean needs a new Health Care Reporter. Plus, check out open positions at Student Health 101, WNYC Health Unit and York Daily Record.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
The professional history of California doctor James Privitera includes a series of questionable practices that contributed to the death of at least one patient. And yet the physician's reprimand by the state medical board can be wiped from online records as early as next month.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:35am
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) received $23 million in just two years from pharmaceutical companies, according to the Wall Street Journal. In the 1990's, Eli Lilly was NAMI's biggest donor, reported Mother Jones.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:00am
Psychological abuse of kids gets far less attention that physical or sexual abuse. But a new study finds that in many ways, psychological abuse can have equally devastating effects on young lives. But it's often harder to spot, and fewer treatments specifically target it.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:00am
Wendy Wolfson had planned an essay for NPR's health desk about her experiences getting her son help for disruptive behavior. Instead, she found herself sitting in a hospital bed with a rare heart condition associated with extreme stress. Her story quickly changed directions.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:00am
One of the most overlooked stories in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act is an experiment to rein in Medicare and Medicaid costs by pushing millions of poor and disabled beneficiaries into coordinated plans.
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 2:00am
Should California doctors' public records be expunged from an online database after 10 years? Patient safety advocates didn't think so, and helped pass legislation to undo that expiration date. But the new rules are full of serious compromises.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:00am
In California, millions have been added to the Medicaid ranks. But even the state's most forward-thinking counties are struggling to provide timely health care access to all of these new patients.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:00am
The Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper The Seattle Times is looking for an experienced reporter to cover health care in the fast-growing Puget Sound region.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 4:00am
Despite health challenges, young people with chronic conditions are at least as sexually active as their peers and more likely to take risks. Yet providers often fail to discuss sex and reproductive planning with these patients, resulting in unwanted outcomes and limited futures.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 2:00am
At a recent Stanford conference, doctors and patients sought to find a balance between the dizzying array of new health technologies and patients' old-fashioned need for engaged, attentive care from increasingly overwhelmed and distracted providers.
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:00am
New rules go into effect today that will make it harder for doctors to prescribe some of the nation's most popular painkillers. Doctors can no longer sign off on automatic refills, nor can they call or fax in prescriptions for hydrocodone products, now classified as Schedule II drugs.