After implementing a new electronic alert system, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania saw its rehab referral rates jump from 12 percent to 75 percent.
For the most common heart defects, such as one Jimmy Kimmel's son was born with, cardiologists are devising an array of less invasive treatments to prolong life.
Medications to treat hemophilia cost an average of more than $270,000 annually per patient. Examining the stubbornly high cost of these medications opens a window into why some prescription drugs in the U.S. have stratospheric prices.
Federal regulators on Tuesday let 23andMe become the first to market a test for three inherited BRCA gene mutations directly to consumers - no doctor's prescription needed. But there are lots of caveats.
Men are four times more likely than women to be diagnosed with HPV-related oral cancer. Why? Research points to something men have practically no control over: their immune response.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is gaining ground as a treatment for major depression - and potentially other conditions, too - that won't yield to traditional therapies. For this writer, it was a staircase out of a deep hole of misery and suicidal thoughts.
Kaiser Health News and the USA TODAY Network found more than a dozen cases where the absence of trained staff or emergency equipment appears to have put patients in peril.
Myrna Bloom got rid of a lot of things when she moved to a retirement apartment in Center City. She kept her art, though, and now she's turned her apartment into an unusual gallery.
The physicians group said it could not in good conscience accept pay raises when working conditions remained difficult for others in their profession - including nurses and clerks - and while patients "live with the lack of access to required services because of drastic cuts in recent years."
University of Pennsylvania physicians said some strokes occurred in patients who were unaware they suffered from atrial fibrillation.
Better communication with residents and government transparency. Efficiency and cost savings. Public health and a clean environment. These are the goals for local governments aiming to be more sustainable.
The CDC still wants you to get it because it works against some types of flu and may still reduce the number of people who get really sick or die.
Suggestions on what signs to look for and how to make things safer at home.