As Purdue Pharma faced mounting criticism over deaths linked to OxyContin, rival drugmakers saw a chance to boost sales of similarly dangerous painkillers
Many Americans over 50 favor limits on painkiller prescribing, and those who receive prescriptions need more counseling about risks and safe disposal options.
Plans could raise premiums for those who remain in the Affordable Care Act marketplace — and the skimpier short-term coverage is far more limited.
USDA issues public health alert for beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products due to concerns about contamination with the parasite Cyclospora.
U=U: People living with HIV, who have undetectable levels of HIV in their blood, have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to their partners.
Research suggests that veganism can have health benefits — if well planned.
Up to half of college students report that they were either not getting enough to eat or were worried about it.
While many of the nation’s hospices earn high satisfaction rates, hundreds fell short of their obligations, abandoning families at the brink of death.
Total ankle replacement is similar to hip and knee replacements – patients receive a new ankle joint made of precisely engineered metal and plastic parts.
Critics argue that work requirements would cause many with chronic health conditions to lose health insurance, making them less likely to ever hold down a job.
Conservative nonprofits are funneling “dark money” — difficult-to-trace funds behind TV ads, phone calls, and other efforts used to influence politics.
The apocalyptic scenarios often painted about the diabetes epidemic are not inevitable, but they are likely if we carry on as we are.
As intense as hospice care is, you seldom hear any of the doctors, nurses, aides, and other hospice care workers describe the job as grim, sad or dispiriting.
People think they can choose Medicare Advantage one year and traditional Medicare another year, but in some states that might not be a realistic option.”
As local waters warm up, shellfish beds become breeding grounds for bacteria that can make you sick when you eat raw or undercooked oysters.