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.