In an exclusive interview, a West Virginia physician says that back in 2015 he had a sense a patient’s illness “probably wasn’t the first case ever seen nor would it be the last.” Was it a sentinel event?
An estimated 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. The go-to treatment — a CPAP machine — offers a healthy restful night’s sleep, but many people struggle to use it. As many as 50% of patients stop using the device.
Although there’s no official clinical diagnosis, the psychiatric and psychological communities have names for the phenomenon of worrying about the Earth’s fate: “climate distress,” “climate grief,” “climate anxiety” or “eco-anxiety.” The concept also is gradually making its way into the public consciousness in television shows and movies.
Only 41.5% of internal medicine positions were filled this year by fourth-year students getting traditional medical degrees from U.S. medical schools – the lowest share on record. Similar trends were seen this year in family medicine and pediatrics. In California, some medical schools are striving to address a looming primary care shortage.
Some patient advocates say your doctor’s notes offer insights you might never hear from your physician, putting patient and provider on the same page.
More Republicans, at the statehouse level, are saying research and results support their endorsement of a once-controversial plan to limit disease among drug users.
An eye-opening study of demographics and income finds that the costs of assisted-living care will soon be out of reach for people on fixed incomes — and their children.
Para 2029, más de la mitad de las personas mayores de ingresos medios tendrán recursos financieros anuales de $60,000 o menos, incluso si se incluye el valor agregado que tengan sus propiedades.
The organ transplant from a living donor opens up the universe of available organs.
A Kaiser Health News database shows that $58 million flowed from drugmakers to patient groups running national ads.