Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 1:23pm
The Affordable Care Act was crafted with an ambitious goal of expanding health care coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. But they won’t enroll if they don’t know about available policies or if it’s too cumbersome or confusing to sign up for coverage.
Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 10:03am
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) may be the law of the land, but it looks like Americans' ability to to access the benefits it promises will vary greatly depending on where they live. Only a minority have agreed to implement the federal law as written.
Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 8:53am
When a tragic story becomes so common that it stops generating indignation and changes, it’s a sign that it needs more analysis and buzz. Wrong should never be accepted as regular, habitual, as the usual.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 7:52pm
In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held a record-breaking 429,000 undocumented immigrants in over 250 detention facilities across the country. The hours and days those they are placed in detention centers have caused lasting medical and health effects.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 2:04pm
How do leading academic health centers function in their communities? For my 2013 National Health Journalism Fellowship project, I will explore how leading, non-profit, academic health centers function in the community, not just in Pittsburgh, but nationally.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 1:33pm
When most people think of Washington, D.C., the White House, the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian, and other tourist destinations usually come to mind. But Washington is also home to a growing number of Latino residents, including many Central Americans.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 1:16pm
Researchers are growing increasingly aware that the prenatal period and early childhood are exquisitely sensitive to external insults such as environmental contaminants.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 9:18am
In 2003, Texas decided only to treat three mental health diagnoses: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Everyone else—and everyone who suffered from these but was misdiagnosed or undiagnosed—became ineligible for community-based health services.
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 8:53am
Marketed to men, testosterone is supposed to be a way to stay young and virile. Marketed to women, it is supposed to be a way to recapture waning sexual desire and boost the libido.
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 6:59pm
Baltimore is no stranger to violence, but in recent weeks it hit proportions that stunned even a city often numb to regular shootings and stabbings. Violence puts pressure on hospital emergency rooms and paramedics. Many victims don’t die and will stress the entire health system for years to come.
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 2:42pm
NEW YORK — Almost every day an immigrant father, a mother or both are getting deported. As the deportation rate has been in record numbers, the number of children who have been left behind in the United States also continues to rise....
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:10am
For a nation that produces more food per person than any other in the world, the United States has a major problem with hunger — and it only grew worse during the recent recession and its aftermath.
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:00am
Half of respondents to a survey of resident doctors in New York City said that they had flat out reported an incorrect cause of death. Knowing that, it’s perhaps not surprising that two-thirds of them said that the current system fails to accurately document causes of death.
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:00am
A California state senator is trying to keep employers from charging more for health care if employees don’t meet certain workplace wellness program health goals. FollowTheMoney.org looks at what organizations have made political donations to legislators voting on the bill in committee.
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 1:02am
Where you live—and who you are—plays a big part in how long you’ll live. If you live in poverty in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and you're Latino, you’re twice as likely to die prematurely as someone who is white and lives in an upper-class community.