Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic in the US, and at some point, half of the 30 million people with diabetes will need insulin. That would be one thing if insulin were easy to dose, but it's not.
Repealing a legal provision that excludes people in prison or jail from Medicaid could improve access to treatment, save state and local governments money and reduce recidivism.
Although genomics research has the potential to revolutionize medicine, it has limitations. It may not do much to prevent many of the leading causes of death.
We need to take a close look at how primary care systems function in places at great risk of epidemic disease, and what we can do to make these systems more resilient.
Most people know they can donate their organs after they pass away. But what about their medical data? For National Donor Day, we suggest countries create national databases of data donors.
Millions took to protests after Donald Trump was elected, but others took to therapists' offices. Read why the election was harder on some than others, and things you can do to take care of yourself.
While it may be a surprise for some, seniors still enjoy sex. But assisted living facilities may work to keep the older lovers apart in an effort to protect them.
President Trump has proposed a major funding shift for Medicaid, the joint federal-state program that pays for health care for about 75 million poor people. Would the safety net fray if he did so?
About one in four physicians in graduate medical education is from another country. Here's how a travel ban could harm them, and our health care system.
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.
Just because a person is dying does not mean that he or she is in a state of panic. Here's an example of how one woman, through a well-lived life, remained at peace as she faced death.
Alcohol companies used controversial marketing practices in their Super Bowl commercials – including using animals and themes that are appealing to youth.
Patients are an important part of improving health care quality; doctors can't make good decisions for patients by themselves. Here are some things you can do to help take care of yourself.
When it comes to knowledge about cancer, our research has suggested narratives and stories are effective in both communicating health information and even encouraging people to be screened.
The first step in discovering whether something is a carcinogen is epidemiology.
Not only are tumors are different from one another, but there can even be genetic differences within a single tumor.
Armed with new insights into the interactions between cancer and the immune system, research teams are developing novel treatments to harness the full potential of the body's natural defenses.
Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, can usually be cured when caught early. When it has spread, however, it becomes a challenge. Recent findings are bringing hope. Here are a few examples.
A vaccine to prevent cancer was long a dream for those who treat the disease. But fewer than half of all girls and even fewer boys have been vaccinated. Cancer specialists hope this will soon change.
Dogs are great companions, and they also are proving to be great research subjects for cancer. Here's how our canine friends are pointing to possible treatments in human cancer.
The Super Bowl is a good time to party and celebrate, but it's also a good time to reflect on where we stand culturally with concussions.
The defunding of Planned Parenthood is a goal of many in the new administration. Here's a look at the facts about the group, including the number of people it serves and the services it provides.
Diabetes kills more people than breast cancer and AIDS, and Mary Tyler Moore was a fierce advocate for research to combat the disease. Here is why it's important to know if you are prediabetic.
Antibiotic resistance is a major health threat that causes almost 700,000 deaths a year, and its toll is expected to grow. Here are some things you can do to offer your own resistance.
A physician describes the warm welcome he received from Sudanese Muslims just this month when he visited Sudan. His experience comes in part, he writes, from their faith.