Even as medical marijuana gains acceptance in more states, it is still illegal under federal law and not approved by the FDA, which means it's not covered by insurance. So patients who want the treatment must pay for it out of pocket and those who can't afford to, go without.
Opioid prescribing for minor injuries - for which opioids may not even be necessary - remains high and varies widely by state, despite an overall downward trend in prescribing, according to new research by the University of Pennsylvania.
While Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's position on the Affordable Care Act is less clear than his stance on other high-stakes issues, his conservative track record and support for executive power could threaten the health law, policy analysts said.
Following the second celebrity suicide in 72 hours, psychologists are calling for an open conversation about suicide and encouraging people to not only learn the warning signs - but learn how to talk to a friend or family member they think may be at risk.