Monday, July 7, 2014 - 2:00pm
Jodi Mahle, who lives on the streets of Anchorage, Alaska, woke up one afternoon in November to find her boyfriend dead beside her. Other homeless watched as she pressed on his chest, she said, frantic to jumpstart his pulse outside a Midtown liquor store....
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:58am
Among the greatest racial disparities in U.S. public health are those in the incidence of, and mortality from, prostate cancer. And in North Carolina, where African Americans have one of the world's highest mortality rates from that disease, the gulf is particularly wide: African American men have m
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:21am
You might think that every parent knows enough to make sure their child uses a car seat or is properly belted in whenever they drive somewhere....
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 4:00am
Imagine a future where you get a call from your doctor when you stop going to the gym or buy too many candy bars. Some hospitals have already started using predictive analytics to avoid bad health outcomes. But what's at stake for patients?
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:00pm
So much crucial brain development occurs in the first three years of life that one researcher jokes that to him and his colleagues, 3-year-olds are practically middle aged. And yet,the first three years of life often get comparatively little attention in mental health or education policies
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 6:59pm
Imagine living in communities that defy social definition. This is Indian country, where our identification is usually stereotyped as sports mascots, grandparents raise their grandchildren and the annual household income isn't even in the same neighborhood as the national average. ...
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 6:39pm
In Florida, an estimated 750,000 residents will fall into the coverage gap, where they earn too much to receive Medicaid and not enough to qualify for a premium subsidy to buy a private plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace....
Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 1:55pm
American Indians represent the “gold standard” for bad health in this country. We top the lists for mental health related illnesses like addiction and suicide. American Indian women also suffer the highest rates of sexual assault of any U. S. ethnicity.
Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 11:22am
Homeless Alaskans are being found dead on the street with alarming regularity. During a one-year period beginning in spring 2009, so many bodies appeared that some residents in the state's largest city that spread rumors of a serial killer. What's being done to assuage their plight?
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 12:07pm
The basics of the healthcare system and medical insurance coverage and the effect it may have on Latinos' participation in the Affordable Care Act's marketplace.
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 9:07am
New drugs are about to revolutionize the way we treat- and cure - Hepatitis C. But are we ready to pay for these expensive treatments for the wave of baby boomers who are going to need them?
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 4:00am
Can health insurance premiums actually be too low? Veteran reporter Jordan Rau's recent piece for The Atlantic investigates that very question, and in doing so, provides a master class in reporting on health insurance markets in a post-reform world.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:52pm
Using a bucket as a toilet, hauling water or chopping ice to melt for daily use are daily facts of life for thousands of Alaska natives. Meanwhile, the state is flush with cash, prompting the question of why such conditions persist.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:36pm
In the Pacific Northwest, are polluted waters and a diet of fish putting tribal people at risk for diseases like cancer? In the coming weeks, Washington state is likely to propose new water quality standards, which will renew public debate about how to protect coastal waters.
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 12:43pm
We've entered an interesting moment in health care. The patients hospitals and doctors have historically made money on — the so-called "frequent fliers" — have become millstones around their necks. In this ACA-era, healthcare providers and insurers must find ways to limit their return trips.