Why are eyeglasses so expensive? You can thank two massive industry comglomerates, Luxottica and Essilor.
A 2010 law that requires the executive branch to set goals and an obscure Senate rule may be the Democrats' best chance to influence GOP plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Most of our hospitals were not designed to cope with the health impacts of future extreme weather. And hospital infrastructure has not been adapted to secure health care during such events.
Lower demand for blood may sound like good news, yet it is causing problems in the blood supply chain. Hospitals want to pay less for blood, which leads to disruption of previous business models.
Over a quarter of medical students suffer depression. Almost half of US physicians say they’re burnt out. A doctor reflects on how much more burdensome and less fulfilling the profession has become.
Despite increased global awareness about poor conditions in slums, the health of their inhabitants is a little studied phenomenon.
International comparisons show that the UK's National Health Service outperforms other countries' health systems, including the US.
About a quarter of medical students show symptoms of depression, and one in ten report suicidal thoughts.
A new report has found that Africa’s air pollution is already causing more premature deaths than unsafe water or childhood malnutrition.
Parents of children who have complex healthcare needs often find their role as a mother or father is overwhelmed by all the clinical tasks they have to undertake.
A physician who has spent 25 years working within VA hospitals reflects on what it has meant to him to serve those who have served our country.
A Trump victory on Nov. 8 would preserve a conservative majority on the court. A look back at its recent decisions shows why that would be very bad for workers' rights.
One-third of outpatient care is for an immediate medical issue. Yet these services – known as acute care – are part of a fragmented, bewildering system. Here is how you change that.
Raja Ampat is one of the richest in bio-marine life in the world. But many inhabitants of the cluster of islands in West Papua, Indonesia live in poverty.
University of Sydney conservation scientist Rick Shine has won a top science honour, for work that uses evolutionary theory to try and keep cane toads from killing Australia's native wildlife.
Almost half of all needle sticks in a hospital may be unnecessary, a recent study shows. There's a way to be done with one, thus avoiding the pain of extra sticks.
Cost and quality issues have long plagued the U.S. health care system because insurance companies both finance and manage medical care. So how did we get stuck with this system in the first place?
As health care providers seek ways to improve care and cut costs, providers and insurance companies have teamed up. A program in Michigan where providers share notes in real time appears to work.
Cognitive traps can steer doctors away from the right diagnosis.
For real reform to Medicare’s fee-for-service payments model, we need to look for more innovative solutions to how we pay for health care. These can be found in an unlikely place: the United States.