Rare diseases aren’t, in fact, all that rare. Yet they continue to be brushed aside by most politicians. Why?
Despite the fact that rare diseases aren't actually so rare, it appears they suffer from a branding problem in Canada.
Around 18% of previously treated TB cases are drug resistant.
Using a large number of computers to screen TB drugs reduces the cost and time.
Rural hospitals, such as this one in Wedowee, Alabama, are struggling to stay open.
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Health outcomes for rural Americans have steadily deteriorated in recent decades even as they've improved elsewhere. The GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act will worsen the problem.
Doctors are turning to digital devices for medical records, but Latinos lag in use of portals to access them.
Patient portals are fast becoming a way of health care life in the U.S., but they are leaving an important group behind. Latinos are much less likely to use portals than non-Latinos.
Hillary Clinton, who wants to expand access to health care insurance.
Hillary Clinton's health care plan includes a public option and lowering the age limit for Medicare. Both would be hard to get through Congress.
When African nations can effectively curb tax evasion, they may also be able to fight their major health problems.
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