Report finds aging US faces crisis in cancer care
The U.S. is facing a crisis in how to deliver cancer care, as the baby boomers reach their tumor-prone years and doctors have a hard time keeping up with complex new treatments, government advisers reported Tuesday.
Schools try new strategies to battle college drinking
The bars near the University of Virginia were packed on graduation day, seniors in billowing black gowns drinking away their final few hours before entering the real world. It was 7 a.m.
SenioRx program staying in Cullman
Despite changes NARCOG has made to its management of the SenioRx program, Cullman area seniors that depend on the free medicine will not be affected, local officials said.
Where are the uninsured Americans?
Estimates taken by the U.S. Census Bureau show the states with the highest number of citizens living without any health insurance.
Texas megachurch linked to 21 measles cases
A Texas megachurch linked to at least 21 cases of measles has been trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics, officials said.
The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, about 20 miles north of Fort Worth, Texas. Health department officials said those sickened ranged in age from 4-months to 44-years-old. All of the school-age children with measles were homeschooled.
COMMENTARY: The case against the annual checkup
We're now in the evidence-based era of medicine, and there's little evidence that annual exams provide any benefit. So here's a free bit of advice: If you're not sick, don't go to the doctor.
HEALTH: Mapping the way to a more fair wait for new livers
Where you live can affect your chances of getting a liver transplant, and your risk of dying while waiting. The nation's transplant network says it's time to make the system fairer — and it may take a cue from how politicians redraw voting maps.
"Gerrymandering for the public good" is how Johns Hopkins University transplant surgeon Dr. Dorry Segev describes a proposal to change the map that governs how donated livers are distributed around the country.
Navigator groups get $67M to sign up uninsured
With the new health law's enrollment period set to open in just a little more than six weeks, President Barack Obama's administration announced $67 million in awards Thursday to organizations that will help people understand their new insurance opportunities and get signed up.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the Navigator grant awards to 105 groups in states where the federal government will run online insurance marketplaces. Sebelius said consumers are "hungry for information."
Obesity very high in 13 states; many in the South
Adult obesity still isn't budging, the latest government survey shows.
EDITORIALS: Bad medicine for hospitals; An exotic place to die
Obamacare is cutting hospitals' Medicare reimbursements but won't deliver on promises to insure enough people to make up for those losses. The prognosis isn't good.
More than 100,000 people have signed up to basically die on Mars. That might seem surprising until you consider humans' long held fascination with space and the Red Planet in particular.
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