January 20, 2022
Millions of people susceptible to blood clots started 2022 at higher risk of stroke. Why? Their health plan’s pharmacy benefit manager decided to stop covering their blood thinner.
January 18, 2022
In some cases, patients switch between using similar medications without thinking twice. Aspirin and ibuprofen, for example, are both over-the-counter medications for treating minor pain. But not every swap is as easy to understand.
January 13, 2022
By Michelle Van Kuiken, MD - When someone with overactive bladder goes to a restaurant, the grocery store or even a friend’s house, often the first thing they do is locate the bathroom. They may also stash adult diapers in their purse and keep an extra change of clothes in the car – just in case.
January 11, 2022
Why do pregnant women die in childbirth more often in the United States than in other developed countries? The answer is complex.
January 6, 2022
The rare disease community is finally getting a voice in state policy discussions thanks to a rapidly expanding movement.
January 4, 2022
Health economists have put a damper on asthma patients’ hopes for better disease management in 2022.
December 17, 2021
For the second year in a row, COVID-19 dominated health care headlines, but it wasn’t the only topic that sparked debate. Here’s a look back at five issues that shaped health policy in 2021.
December 16, 2021
The pandemic pushed the nation’s health care system to the brink. Hospitals even turned patients away during surges. It’s a terrible scenario. And it should be a wake-up call.
December 15, 2021
For many mental health patients, successfully managing their condition would be much simpler if they had uninterrupted access to the medication their provider prescribed for them.
December 14, 2021
For many patients, an organ transplant is a beacon of hope; a kidney or bone marrow transplant can be lifesaving. Sometimes, though, these very procedures introduce new, often deadly threats to their health.