A study shows dentists leery of treating kids with Medicaid insurance, budget woes for frail patients in California, and an update on Joplin's tornado-ravaged hospital, plus more from our Daily Briefing.
Before he was busted for prescribing drugs over the Internet, Dr. Stephen Hollis wrote 43,930 prescriptions for drugs in just one year, about about 170 scrips every workday. How is that even possible? Hollis tells me how.
Health care programs -- at the state, national and even international levels -- face big challenges. Ford and Google have joined forces in a new health-related feature for cars. And what do California fields and New York apartments have in common? Read and listen in today's Daily Briefing.
A columnist calls for a more "humane" health care spending plan, a seventh-grader tries to start a lunch revolution, and food prices are going up for lots of unexpected reasons as we close out the week in the Daily Briefing.
This story is Part 14 of a 15-part series that examines health care needs in Gary, Ind.
When Shantray Hooks, of Gary, lost her job as a restaurant cook in August, she didn’t know how she would pay for doctor visits.
“I had no health insurance and I couldn’t afford to pay a doctor,” said Hooks, 29, who was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago.
A doctor referred her to the Community Health Net of Gary, a federally qualified community health center that provides comprehensive primary care health services and charges on a sliding fee scale for services.
The new report about the criminal histories of nursing home workers from the Office of Inspector General for Department of Health and Human Services has prompted many bold statements. What has been missing from all the alarmist analyses of this report are a few key facts and a sense of perspective.
The Future of Music Coalition conducted a survey in 2010 showing that 33 percent of musicians responding had no health insurance. It's a problem that resonates with freelance journalists or those who do not receive health benefits from their employers. Broader concerns about health access in the United States cut across professional boundaries. A South by Southwest (SXSW) music panel on Wednesday offered resonant advice for this so-called creative class, which struggles to find affordable health insurance. Career GPS takes a cue from musicians this week and offers advice from the panel, cleverly called "Break a Leg!"