Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:20am
Two years ago Sara Keenan was overweight and dependent on pain-killers that were shutting down her lungs and putting her at risk of dying. Today she is off pain-killers and 170 pounds lighter, with ambitions to become a personal coach to give hope to others who are overweight. Here is how she did it
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:35pm
As private insurers balk at paying as much a month as $830 for Abilify, $250 for Seroquel, $450 for Geodon and $760 for Invega, Pharma increasingly relies on government programs to subsidize its expensive psychiatric drug habit.
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 3:17pm
The Verification Handbook is now freely available online at a verificationhandbook.com. It's available in html, PDF, ePub, or Kindle versions, and is billed as a resource for both journalists and aid providers.
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:00am
Health care providers have invested millions in making the scheduled switch to a more comprehensive system of diagnostic and procedure codes this fall, but after a move by the U.S. Senate this month, implementation will be delayed for at least another year. Many are disappointed.
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:00am
The Indianapolis Star's “Buck Fever” series presents a deeply researched and artfully presented investigation into the captive-deer hunting industry. In our Q&A, reporter Ryan Sabalow shares how the series was reported and the health risks he uncovered along the way.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:30am
While the CDC declared measles 'eliminated' in 2000, California is seeing an unusually high number of measles infections so far this year. And of the state’s 56 reported cases to date, one county has more than a third of them.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:30am
St. Louis Public Radio is hiring a new Health & Science Reporter, while the University of California, San Francisco, has an opening for a Health/Science Web Writer. Check out these jobs, and more from all around the country.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:01am
“Inspiring change” served as the 2014 International Woman’s Day (IWD) theme and for an African woman nothing could be as inspiring as a new study released in Nairobi, Kenya a week after the March 8, the day set aside to mark the IWD....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:53pm
My son's soccer injury prompted a few reflections on medical costs and coordination of care – issues more easily contemplated from a safe distance than from the emergency room.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 2:31pm
To solve the mental health crisis, we have to reduce mental health spending and use the savings to increase mental illness spending. That's the idea behind H.R. 3717, The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:07am
The fact that gentrification can make residents of displaced communities less healthy is not an inevitable effect of neutral market forces, but a fundamental injustice. A new report provides specific policy recommendations that can either prevent displacement or halt its progress.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:43am
A recent research letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Timothy Anderson, MD, Chester Good, MD, MPH, Walid Gellad, MD, MPH and Shravan Dave, BS reveals that many US drug companies have leaders in academic medical centers on their boards.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 4:00am
Last fall, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an award-winning series on the failures of the newborn screening system across the U.S. In the second part of our Q&A, investigative reporter Ellen Gabler provides an in-depth look into how the paper reported the acclaimed series.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:00am
A team from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is being honored with one of journalism’s most prestigious awards for its series on the failures of the newborn screening system. Reporter Ellen Gabler provides a behind-the-pages look at how the paper reported the series.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:00am
School nurses are increasingly stretched thin over many campuses or absent altogether due to budget cuts. Meanwhile, students are still showing up to school with complex health needs, putting new pressures on school staff to deliver levels of care they may not be trained or ready for.