Problems With Your Hospital Care? Speak Up!

If you’re in the hospital and aren’t happy with how they are treating you, here are some simple steps to improve your situation.

This Thanksgiving, Carve Out Time To Talk About End-Of-Life Wishes

A vital tradition is gaining steam as more families use the holiday gathering to discuss and document advance-care plans.

Got Food Allergies? Add Milk To The Worries For Your Meal

A new study by Fair Health finds that milk registered the highest average number of services and treatments per patient of any food allergy in 2016.

Podcast: 'What The Health?' Meanwhile, In Other Health News…

In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo and Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News discuss some of the under-covered health stories of the past several weeks, including drug price issues, the opioid epidemic and women’s reproductive health.

Taken For A Ride? Ambulances Stick Patients With Surprise Bills

Public outrage over surprise medical bills prompted California and 20 other states to pass consumer protection laws. But these laws largely ignore ambulance rides, which can leave patients stuck with hundreds or even thousands of dollars in bills.

Years Before Heading Offshore, Herpes Researcher Experimented On People In U.S.

Southern Illinois University’s William Halford conducted unregulated human herpes experiments in hotels near university campus, emails show.

Doctor’s Rx For A Stiff Knee: A Prescription For 90 Percocet Pills

Following minor surgery, KHN’s consumer columnist sees how easily doctors offer pain pills, fueling epidemic of opioid addiction.

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