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The increase — 46 percent over the past eight years — isn’t because the number of new kidney failure cases is rising. It’s because dialysis patients are living longer.
In the first year of payments for advance-care planning sessions, once decried as ”death panels,“ use is higher than expected, new data show.
A growing number of California counties are deploying RVs to address the mental health needs of residents in isolated regions.
As the link between obesity and depression becomes increasingly clear, so do the challenges of treating these distinct chronic conditions together.
Heather Menzel thought returning to her rural California hometown was the answer to her addiction problems. Then she discovered the town had no medical treatment options for her — but plenty of heroin.
The state is investing $6 million in a three-year effort to deliver healthy meals and groceries to chronically ill Medi-Cal patients at doctors’ offices, clinics and hospitals.
A long history of racism and cruel experimentation in health care are among the reasons African-American families oppose donating patients’ brains for study.
Although deaths from colorectal cancer are declining, researchers find rates of the disease among white men and women younger than 55 have spiked since the mid-1990s.
The small federal program, whose funding was once based on an area’s cumulative number of cases, will now be more responsive to places where new outbreaks are occurring. Among major U.S. cities, Los Angeles will see the biggest increase in its share of the total spending.
Federal records show that 2,573 hospitals around the country will have their Medicare payments reduced because they have too many patients readmitted.