Future Of Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Remains Uncertain

The summer kicked off with a blitz of government activity to end surprise medical billing, but lobbying, impeachment, and policy arguments have left the future of the legislation up in the air.

'Food Pharmacies' In Clinics: When The Diagnosis Is Chronic Hunger

Enlarge this image If you don't have a steady source of healthy food, it's hard to manage chronic conditions. That's why health care providers are setting up food pantries — right in hospitals and clinics. mixetto/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption mixetto/Getty Images There's a new question that anti-hunger advocates want doctors and nurses to ask patients: Do...

For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving

In the summer of 2017, soon after starting a new job, Ariel Brandt Lautman took her two young children to Denver to visit her mother. This wasn’t purely a social call. Her mother’s memory had been deteriorating for several years, and Ms. Brandt Lautman, who lives in Silver Spring, Md., needed to plan...

'It Was Unmistakably A Directed Attack': 4 Ebola Workers Killed In Congo

Enlarge this image A World Health Organization medic prepares a vaccination dose for a front-line aid worker earlier this year in the small town of Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Four Ebola response workers were killed and six others injured in two attacks overnight — one in Mangina and the other in Biakato Mines. Al-hadji...

Here's To Grown-Up Siblings And The Ties That Bind

Enlarge this image We're tethered to our brothers and sisters as adults far longer than we are as children; our sibling relationships, in fact, are the longest-lasting family ties we have. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption toggle caption Katherine Streeter for NPR We didn't expect to need the card table for spillover seating at this year's Thanksgiving...

Eating After You Exercise May Provide Added Fat-Burning Benefits

Working out on an empty stomach could amplify the health benefits of the activity, according to a well-timed new study of the interplay of meal timing, metabolic health and moving. The study, which involved sedentary men and moderate cycling, suggests that whether and when we eat may affect how exercise affects us. In general,...

Healthcare Sector – Top 4 Tips to Succeed in the Industry

These days, more and more eager entrepreneurs are starting a business within the healthcare sector. And for a good reason: the demand for both products and services in the system are always high, making it a highly lucrative industry of nearly limitless potential. However, it’s also a field that requires a lot of work...

A Private Equity-Owned Doctors' Group Sued Poor Patients Until It Came Under Scrutiny

Enlarge this image Jennifer Brooks, who had repeatedly visited the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, was sued by Southeastern Emergency Physicians for $8,500 in unpaid medical bills. Andrea Morales/MLK50 hide caption toggle caption Andrea Morales/MLK50 After nine visits to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., in 2016 and 2017, Jennifer...

Federal Judge Overturns Part Of Opioid-Maker's Conviction

Enlarge this image Insys Therapeutics founder John N. Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston in March. Officials at the company have been accused of recklessly promoting a highly addictive opioid spray. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images In a high profile opioid case, a federal judge has overturned,...

MHRA seeking views on accessing medicines for women

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking to speak to women to discuss the reclassification of medicines used for hormone replacement and oral contraception from prescription-only to medicines that can instead be purchased under the supervision of a pharmacist. They are looking for women: Aged over 18 Who use oral contraceptives And/or are experiencing menopause Why...