Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:00am
New technologies and alternative forms of care can help low-income patients feel more informed about their health. But all of those services can’t compete with the ultimate trump card: the doctor/patient relationship.
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:00am
What Louisa Benitez saw in the hospital ahead of her son's heart surgery heightened her anxiety about the procedure and his risk for infection. Nurses and doctors were walking in and out in their surgical scrubs. Getting coffee. Sitting down with a magazine and eating a sandwich.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 7:10am
Imagine lawmakers allowing lead to remain in gasoline because of the oil and gas lobby. Imagine them allowing secondhand smoke in public places because of the tobacco lobby. Pretty ridiculous except that's exactly why we have the parade of bloody AR-15 massacres--the gun lobby.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 4:00am
Two experts respond to evidence about the potential risk for a patient without a history of addiction to become addicted to opioid pain killers.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:26am
New writing positions available at the Congressional Budget Office and the National Dairy Council.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 9:12pm
Mental health care is playing a starring role in a movement to unseat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. After major budget cuts, members of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus are demanding to reopen shuttered clinics by adding $2.2 million to the budget the Council will vote on November 13 .
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 3:37pm
Reporting on Health Contributing Editor William Heisel set off a spirited discussion this week on Twitter on the risk of addiction to opioid pain medicine. What are the implications for chronic pain management and treatment?
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 5:00am
So what then, according to the research, makes the difference between a “high-quality” preschool experience and a mediocre one?
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 5:00am
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the chief medical officer for the Phoenix House discusses evidence-based addiction treatment and the risk of addiction among patients treated with opioids.
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 5:00am
Dr. Andrew Kolodny is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Phoenix House Foundation in New York. He’s also a go-to source for journalists looking for perspective on the nation’s prescription drug abuse problem.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 10:47pm
A health editor position at The Advisory Board, investigative reporting jobs in print and online, plus more from our weekly listings!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 6:21am
Could there be anything worse for the chicken industry than this month's outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that hospitalized 42 percent of everyone who got it -- almost 300 in 18 states? Yes.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 5:00am
While offering high-quality public preschool programs at scale requires a major investment of dollars, the available research suggests it’s an investment that pays generous dividends.
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:00am
Duane Middleton died shortly after a routine colonoscopy. Then his life insurance provider denied his wife any benefits, a decision later held up in court. So how could three judges conclude that Middleton's death didn't qualify as an "accident"?
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 4:00am
Duane Middleton's colon was torn during a colonoscopy, and he died shortly after. His death was ruled an accident. But when Middleton's wife sought benefits from his insurance policy, she was told his death didn't meet the policy's definition of an accident.