Many former service members have access to health care through the VA, private insurance or other programs. But having so many choices can also lead to fragmented care.
Breakdowns in hospital communications are common, with sometimes dire consequences for patients.
The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and kids are spending more time outdoors. But with spring also comes the occasional bump, bruise, bite, rash and fall. How can parents help their kids avoid injury?
Even though the 2010 health law stymies their growth, these hospitals are gaining under Medicare’s quality payments programs.
When we think of teens being sexually assaulted, we often think of stranger/ acquaintance rape, but teens can and are sexually assaulted by their romantic partners. This can occur even if they have consented to sex in the past . . . . Consenting to one episode of sexual contact does not mean that there is blanket consent for sexual consent at all times.
At several large research universities, including Johns Hopkins, the University of Washington, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard, federal dollars comprised 80 percent of research spending.
Congress has bestowed special privileges to some small remote hospitals, usually in rural areas, to help them stay afloat.
Despite these benefits, there’s new evidence that the quality of many of these hospitals may be deteriorating.
Just as quickly as one diet is “out,” another diet emerges to take its place. With so many options, celebrity endorsements and websites full of misinformation, how can parents know which diets are safe – especially for kids?
A new website, www.hospitalinspections.org, includes detailed reports of hospital violations dating back to January 2011, searchable by city, state, name of the hospital and key word.
What is lung cancer? What causes it? How is it diagnosed? What treatments are there?
If your doctor is on the “Dollars for Docs” list, he or she received money from one of the drug companies for promotional activities or consulting. Payments are legal, so it doesn’t mean your doctor has done anything wrong. But research has shown that drug company marketing can influence what a doctor prescribes, and some experts say it is cause for concern.
Adults who’ve smoked daily for at least the past year who want to quit within the next 30 days are needed for a study of a quit-smoking iPhone app being conducted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with the University of Washington and 2Morrow Mobile.
For parents, the task of reinforcing healthy habits around the dinner table can cause a bit of apprehension. Mollie Grow, MD, MPH, with Seattle Children’s Hospital, warns the old adage “you are what you eat” is pretty spot-on – especially for babies and toddlers who need a variety of nutrients for their growing minds and bodies.