Experts say the loopholes would allow states to bypass some protections for people with preexisting conditions.
Once-fatal childhood diseases, like cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease and sickle cell anemia, now can be survived into adulthood. But when those patients become too old to see pediatricians, it can be difficult for them to find physicians familiar with their conditions.
One in 9 Medicare enrollees have COPD and many of them can’t afford the inhalers that keep them out of the emergency room.
Research shows that people with dementia can benefit significantly from efforts to ease communication, improve overall health and other key measures.
An environmental advocacy group plans to install 100 pollution sensors at homes, schools and businesses in the congested area near the Port of Oakland to capture variations in the level of diesel contaminants.
Muchos médicos ya no recetan generosamente analgésicos opioides como la oxicodona o el fentanilo para el dolor de espalda o las migrañas. En cambio, recurren cada vez más a opciones no farmacológicas como la acupuntura y la fisioterapia.
The opioid addiction crisis has led to a crackdown on prescriptions for chronic pain patients, who are increasingly given less addictive painkillers along with referrals for acupuncture, physical therapy, massage and even yoga.
Experts say key steps can make a home much more accessible to seniors who can have trouble getting around in wheelchairs or walkers.
New research finds that the Affordable Care Act — especially the Medicaid expansion — has helped about 4 million people with chronic health problems get coverage, including many in California. Researchers say their findings could help Republicans planning a replacement.
Medicare is launching new regulations in January that will provide higher reimbursements for doctors involved in care coordination for seriously ill people.