The opioids bill that passed Congress includes a measure to let hospice workers destroy unneeded medications.
In California, a commitment to evidence-based care may be delaying treatment for criminal offenders.
If the parents are picked up by immigration authorities, what happens to their kids?
An innovative program has helped patients taper off addictive painkillers, but is it cutting some people off from the medications they need?
Doctors are trying out new ways to give sick children better shut-eye.
The number of professionals available to help patients parse through testing results simply isn’t keeping pace with spiking demand.
Easing newborn babies out of methadone dependence can be a delicate, difficult task.
Some mental-health practices are transforming themselves into health-care hubs for patients who would otherwise fall through the cracks.
The city is establishing a room where people can ride out their high under medical supervision—and, the organizers hope, find their way into addiction treatment.
Some doctors say that new diagnostic technology eliminates the need for the time-honored medical tool.
After emergency hospitalizations, a handful of California seniors have been denied readmission to their assisted-living facilities—and now, they're suing the state to help them get back in.
The U.S. government will help active-duty soldiers with the cost of IVF, but those who have left the military don’t have the same benefit—even when combat injuries make it impossible to have kids otherwise.
A growing number of facilities have eliminated their obstetrics units, leaving women to make long trips for prenatal care and birth.
Justice Scalia’s death throws cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court on abortion and contraception coverage into doubt.
In rural areas far from hospitals, an emergency may mean taking a flight—but these lifesaving trips can come with a crushingly high price tag.
A new training program helps them find health-care jobs back home by filling in the gaps in their medical knowledge.
They’re linked to higher rates of cancer—and they’re medically unnecessary in up to 50 percent of cases—but health experts are having a hard time curbing their use.
Many nursing homes aren’t equipped to handle the needs of their obese patients.
Buying insulin without a prescription is an affordable option for diabetic patients without insurance. It’s also an easy way for people to inadvertently harm themselves.
Demand for note-keepers in doctors’ offices is booming, but standards and training haven’t caught up.