Tag: U.S.


‘Science Friday’ and KHN: Examining Medicine’s Definition of Death Informs the Abortion Debate

September 7, 2022

Via: Kaiser Health News

There is a widespread consensus in medicine on the definition of death, and those standards have been codified into laws in nearly every U.S. state. There’s no such medical consensus on the answer to another big question: When does human […]


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau examines pitfalls in U.S. medical billing

March 3, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

The U.S. medical billing system allows room for common mistakes and has barriers to them getting resolved, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has revealed. The report looks at how medical bills as the result of […]

Innovation, Research

Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting optimal heart health targets

January 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Fewer than 1 in 5 adults with Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. are meeting targets to reduce heart disease risk. Fortunately, available therapies can help when combined with new approaches that address social determinants of health and other barriers […]


Texas Toughens Ban on Medication-by-Mail Abortions With Jail Time and Hefty Fine

December 6, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Texas already had the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. — and they just got tougher. On Wednesday, a new law took effect that adds penalties of jail time and a fine of up to $10,000 for anyone who […]


COVID Rates Rising in U.S. and Abroad

September 28, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

Despite vaccines and treatments, the COVID-19 pandemic is still the number one concern for both policymakers and healthcare providers in the U.S. and abroad. As new variants of the virus emerge, hospitals are becoming more crowded, and schools that returned […]


Medicare eligibility erases many healthcare disparities in US

July 26, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

When it was launched 56 years ago, Medicare became the first single-payer insurance program in the U.S., guaranteeing medical coverage to virtually every American once they turned 65. Medicare has proven to be a crucial feature of the U.S. safety […]


Average daily U.S. Covid cases fall below 40,000 for the first time since September

May 11, 2021


The rate of new Covid cases in the U.S. fell to an average of 38,800 per day Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the first time daily case counts have been below 40,000 since September. Federal data […]


Biden hits 100-day vaccine goal as case counts in Michigan, U.S. show signs of slowing

April 22, 2021


President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration had reached its goal of 200 million Covid vaccine shots administered during his first 100 days in office, and touted that half of U.S. adults, and 80% of seniors, have received at […]


The pandemic has exposed gaping problems with the U.S. health care system

October 30, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally reshaped the U.S. health care system, and exposed some of its most gaping problems. But it’s also changed things for the better, according to a panel of experts speaking at CNBC’s annual Technology Executive Council […]


Why the U.S. Is Losing the War On COVID-19

August 13, 2020

Via: Time Health

It is a frightening time to live in the United States. COVID-19, a novel disease as ruthless as it is seemingly random, is picking us off by the thousands; even many of those who “recover” may never truly be the […]


What The U.S. Can Learn From India’s Emergency Response System

January 23, 2019

Via: Forbes

Minutes and sometimes seconds can often mean the difference between life and death. Knowing that, India took on the herculean task of transforming their fragmented and unreliable emergency response system into a groundbreaking one that is now the largest and […]


Tax reform and health policy should be linked — just not via the individual mandate

December 11, 2017


As Republicans come to grips with the ramifications of their tax legislation, it is becoming clear that any hope of a revenue-neutral and conservative tax reform is fading. Complicating matters further, Republicans have combined health policy and tax reform in […]


Why odds are against a large Zika outbreak in the US

January 3, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Is the United States at risk for a large-scale outbreak of Zika or other mosquito-borne disease? While climate conditions in the U.S. are increasingly favorable to mosquitos, socioeconomic factors such as access to clean water and air conditioning make large-scale […]

Med Tech

Can technology transform mental health care?

November 13, 2015

Via: HealthcareITnews

Any conversation focused on what’s great about America usually includes a mention of optimism, hopefulness or some variation on the theme. Americans generally still believe in a brighter future, and especially the ways in which technology can enable that future. […]