The Trump administration approved new insurance rules this week that will make it easier for people to buy skimpy health plans - and possibly wind up with insurance that falls short of their expectations...
WHO recently added a gaming disorder under the addictive behaviors category, now making excessive gaming a medical condition.
Especially in young children, serious and prolonged adversity changes the structure of the developing brain. It damages a child's ability to process emotion and leaves scars that are profound and lifelong.
In a period of rapid turnover of nursing-home ownership, new operators are increasingly slashing the wages and benefits of nursing homes' lowest-paid workers.
The Philadelphia City Council recently introduced legislation that seeks to ban flavors that appeal to children in cigar products. Here's why health care professionals support this move.
Wurst, habitat program manager for Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, knew entangled birds are not unusual for this time of year: balloons being released for graduations and other outdoor celebrations. The balloons drift over land before popping and landing in the ocean or marshes.
Father Mike, an institution at a Kensington soup kitchen, has seen the neighborhood fluctuate over the 31 years he's lived there - most recently watching the community change as a result of the opioid crisis.
Their welfare is being overseen by a small division of the Department of Health and Human Services that has little experience or expertise in handling young children.
About 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, and depend on insulin injections to live. Many of the 29 million U.S. patients with type 2 diabetes, whose bodies still produce some insulin, also rely on the medication - which is just the start of their expenses.
The opioid epidemic, though less visible in places like South and West Philadelphia, is affecting the entire city at unprecedented rates.
NEW YORK (AP) - A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday.
Two research studies stand out this month because they highlight important side effects of taking prescription drugs. Studies such as these remind us that many drugs may have unintended consequences, and in some cases, the risks may outweigh the benefits.
On average, people with diabetes spend about $16,750 a year on health care, more than half of which goes to the costs of managing the condition and its many side effects.