A growing cadre of nurse practitioners — typically, registered nurses who have completed a master’s degree in nursing — are now adding up to a year of clinical and other training, often in primary care.
Medically assisted suicide faces tough opposition, but palliative sedation is legal everywhere.
The ruling was hailed by advocates for the poor. But it could limit the number of states expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Using the tool is as easy as searching by procedure or treatment and entering a ZIP code to compare costs.
It is intuitive to think that when something is broken in the knee, fixing it with surgery is necessary. Research shows this is not necessarily so.
Americans oppose overturning Roe V. Wade by 38 percentage points — 67 vs. 29 percent.
Father and son suffered serious hand injuries. Both needed surgery and occupational therapy. But insurance paid for just a fraction of those OT bills, and the family owed more than $8,500.
Children exposed to the Zika virus either in pregnancy or early in life should be monitored into adolescence for signs of subtle neurological damage — even if they appeared normal at birth, say researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine
In a move to improve cancer care for older adults, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is recommending that all patients age 65 and older receive a geriatric assessment when considering or undergoing chemotherapy.
High blood pressure starts at much lower pressures than previously thought, so it’s important to start paying attention to your blood pressure early.
There has been debate about how to prevent people with mental illness from acquiring guns. But what seniors with declining mental faculties who have guns?
As pharma companies underwrite three-fourths of the FDA’s budget for scientific reviews, the agency is increasingly fast-tracking expensive drugs with significant side effects and unproven health benefits.