Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 6:00am
No matter their nationality, people leaving their countries as refugees often show signs of trauma, through PTSD, depression and other mental health problems. These findings provided one of the underpinnings for our Living in the Shadows series.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 5:00am
Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Homes have been around for decades. The more you know about the intention behind them, the more you wonder, "How could that not be a good idea?" Based on the research, cost of implementation and effect on patient care, the answer I found may surprise you.
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 5:00am
In my last blog post, I wrote about pain and addiction, and quoted my palliative care doctor. Some readers took that to mean that I am at the end of the road, so to speak, since I am calling for palliative care. No, I’m not! (At least I hope I’m not.)
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 8:01am
Have you ever noticed how warnings about dangerous prescription drug always seem to surface after the drug is no longer marketed and its patent has run out?
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 6:00am
USA Today's Liz Szabo knows that criticism comes with the territory, but she doesn't respond to name-calling. She will engage in constructive and civil conversation with readers who are genuinely concerned.
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 5:00am
An estimated 50,000 young adults in the U.S. suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) turned 18 in 2013. Are they and their parents ready to cope with this new phase of life?
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:37pm
Reporting on Health will cover the momentous effort to broaden health insurance access. Our focus will be on California, a bellwether state widely viewed as a proving ground for Obamacare. Read more about our new “Remaking Health Care: the Affordable Care Blog.”
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:00am
A new report by Children Now shows that among California’s 2- and 3-year-olds, 37% have never been to the dentist and by kindergarten, 28% of kids have untreated decay. Dental woes caused California kids to miss an estimated 874,000 school days a year.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:00am
Take part in improving the quality of health care for San Francisco as the Public Information Editor for the Department of Health. Also see other job opportunities in various health topics.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 5:00am
I was a bit surprised by how readily this new physician I visited agreed to prescribe more pain medication for me. My previous experience before I was a cancer patient was that doctors were unwilling to prescribe highly addictive drugs — but they weren’t palliative care doctors, like him.
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:00am
USA Today reporter Liz Szabo breaks news for a living. So she had to squeeze her investigation of Dr. Stanley Burzynski and the patients who died under his care into the few hours or minutes between breaking daily news.
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 5:00am
Sifting through the scientific literature on immigration and health makes one thing clear above all else: the health of immigrants is very much shaped by the particulars of their background.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:00am
Get the latest information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities. Plus new job listings in health journalism and communications.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:28pm
In a time of limited health resources the government is helping Big Pharma create a new, unnecessary, unethical and possibly harmful revenue stream.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 5:00am
Dateline NBC recently examined why families in poorer zip codes in places such as New York City are hit far harder by asthma than upper income children. A big part of the problem is public housing.