September 29, 2021
Genetic testing and counseling can be critical for health care providers and patients to make informed treatment choices – especially when it comes to rare diseases.
September 28, 2021
What is a vaccine, a cure or a life-altering medication worth? As more state legislatures across the country explore this very question, their answers – and their methods – may not sync with their constituents’ values.
September 27, 2021
One day, when my son Dean was just seven weeks old, his grandma was over for a visit. She held him as we chatted, but I had a hard time following the conversation.
September 23, 2021
Childhood obesity – worsened by a year of lockdowns and loosely structured online school – is on the rise.
September 21, 2021
A new treatment approach may allow patients to manage AFib more effectively.
September 20, 2021
What role will telehealth play in a post-COVID world? Patients, health care providers and policymakers are discovering that the question is both complex and critical.
September 16, 2021
Just as states started banning abusive co-pay accumulator programs, insurers have found a work-around that once again could put patients at a disadvantage when it comes to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs.
September 14, 2021
The shortage of nursing assistants is having dire consequences for older adults. Millions of patients are going without the support they need to prepare meals, organize medications and run errands. They also may be lacking support to get safely to the bathroom or change undergarments and bedding during times of incontinence.
September 10, 2021
Treating pain without opioids has become possible for many patients through novel drugs approved by a regulatory process called 505(b)(2). Now, access to these treatments is in jeopardy.
September 9, 2021
By Jeremy Schrieber, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Patients living with mental health conditions can be ambivalent about taking medication. So, when an event like COVID-19 disrupts their care, I worry.