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Contrast Agents For CT Scans: Time To Rethink The Risk? : Shots - Health News  NPR

A contrast agent doesn't make you feel better or treat what's ailing you. But by making CT scans clearer, contrast might be crucial in helping your doctor make the ...

Online mental health resources for teens  Mashable

The internet has great resources for teens looking for mental health help amidst a sea of online information.

Augusta Health's trienniel community health assessment underway  The Daily Progress

Augusta Health is asking for the public's help as it conducts an assessment of the community's greatest health needs.

Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History’  The New York Times

At the heart of the “Medicare for all” proposals championed by Senator Bernie Sanders and many Democrats is a revolutionary idea: Abolish private health ...

Springfield health clinic gets up-close look from governor’s office  Springfield News Sun

Representatives from the office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine visited Rocking Horse Community Health Center Friday morning.

Blockchain Venture Lets Patients Control--And Profit--From Their Health Data  Forbes

Startup CoverUS, which is developing a block-chain based system allowing people to control and make money from the sale of their medical data, has been ...

Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?  Medical News Today

A recent study investigates whether prescribing healthful food could, in time, save money and improve health. The results are surprising.

What you don't know about your health data will make you sick  Fast Company

You can't opt out of a shadowy system that's hungry to know everything about your health—and without knowing it, you may have opted-in to share even more.

Health concerns at north side Indianapolis apartment complex  WRTV Indianapolis

A situation so dire at a north side apartment complex, the health department has stepped in to take action.

$1 Billion for Mental Health: The Reality of de Blasio’s ‘Revolutionary’ Plan  The New York Times

It has been difficult to gauge the effectiveness of ThriveNYC, an expensive and sprawling mental health initiative.

Saturday Essay: Gavarone is bad for public health  Toledo Blade

If protecting the health and well-being of constituents is an elected official's most sacred duty, then the recent appointee to the Ohio District 2 state ...

Warnings of a Dark Side to A.I. in Health Care  The New York Times

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a device that can capture an image of your retina and automatically detect signs of diabetic blindness.

Brainstorm Health: Instagram and Anti-Vaxxers, Emilia Clarke's Story, Another Alzheimer's Drug  Fortune

Happy Friday, readers. I suspect some among you are fans of Game of Thrones, HBO's massively popular fantasy drama series (I confess to being a fanboy ...

Democracy matters for health care. Here’s how we measured this.  Washington Post

When Rwandan President Paul Kagame took the stage as the keynote speaker at last year's annual assembly of the World Health Organization, WHO Director ...

Graham restaurant closed by health department for operating without a food permit  Tacoma News Tribune

Purdy's Public House in Graham had a soft opening last weekend, but it did not have the proper permits to serve food. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health ...

'Abortion Reversal' With Progesterone Is Being Tested In Study : Shots - Health News  NPR

Several states require doctors who perform medical abortions to tell their patients the procedure can be "reversed" with progesterone. There's an absence of ...

Weekly Health Quiz: Sugar, Weights and a Broken Heart  New York Times

This joint typically feels the force of five to eight times your body weight with each step, making it the most stressed joint in the body: Knee. Hip. Ankle.

Baltimore’s mayor egregiously profited from her ties to a health-care behemoth  The Washington Post

UMMS board members oversaw the system — and profited from it.

2 unvaccinated American children in Costa Rica test positive for measles, health ministry confirms  Fox News

Costa Rica's Ministry of Health confirmed on Thursday positive measles cases in two of four American children who fell ill earlier this month. The ministry tested ...

Konfrst: Creation of children’s mental health system is just a start  Des Moines Register

State Rep. Jennifer Konfrst represents House District 43, which includes Windsor Heights and portions of Clive and West Des Moines.

6 innovations from Future Healthcare 2019  Medical News Today

Medical News Today attended the Future Healthcare 2019 conference and exhibition. Here, we outline a handful of the innovations that piqued our interest.

The Affordable Care Act has saved billions in health care costs - STAT  STAT

The Affordable Care Act was passed nine years ago. Since then, it has saved the U.S. more than $2 trillion in health care costs.

Restaurant Report Card: Health inspectors order training, cleaning at failed restaurants  FOX 31 Denver

Each week, FOX31 and Channel 2 report on recent health inspections for restaurants in the Denver area. The week's Restaurant Report Card features two ...

New Evidence Reaffirms How Important The Gut Microbiome Is To Our Overall Health

New studies show that the future of gut health is promising—especially when it comes to disease prevention and treating inflammation.

Ooltewah restaurant employee diagnosed with Hep A, health officials urge vaccinations  WTVC

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is urging customers of an Ooltewah restaurant to get vaccinated, this after confirming an employee there ...

Don’t Make Health Care a Purity Test  The New York Times

We're now in the silly season of the Democratic primary — a season that, I worry, may last all the way to the nomination. There are many honorable exceptions, ...

California faces ‘doctor drought.’ Here’s a remedy to ensure health workers for all  Sacramento Bee

The medical health care system in CA will be short 4100 primary care doctors by 2030. A new plan from the California Future Health Workforce Commission ...

Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health  Medical News Today

A new study examines the link between gut bacteria, aging, and cardiovascular health. The authors conclude that 'the fountain of youth may lie in the gut.'

Potential ozone health concerns explained  Buckrail

SUBLETE COUNTY, WYO – With recently heightened concern about ozone in the Upper Green River Basin area, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) ...

FDA Chief Calls For Stricter Scrutiny Of Electronic Health Records  Kaiser Health News

In an interview, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb reacts to a KHN/Fortune investigation of the drawbacks and risks of electronic health records.

Horne: Adkins campaign to focus on education, health care  Murray Ledger and Times

MURRAY — Stephanie Horne, who is running for lieutenant governor alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rocky Adkins, was in Murray Friday to ...

Digital health just had a record year. But is a day of reckoning ahead?  STAT

Valuations are skyrocketing before companies can establish clinical value and reliable revenue, and many digital health firms are burning through cash.

Beaumont Health Submits Application for Oxford Hospital | Michigan News  U.S. News & World Report

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — Beaumont Health has submitted an application to the state to build a 117-bed hospital in Oakland County.

Home health company LHC Group to add 500 jobs in Lafayette  WBRZ

Local media report that Gov. John Bel Edwards and LHC Group Chief Executive Keith Myers announced the expansion Friday.

New Postpartum Depression Drug Zulresso Offers Promise, High Price Tag : Shots - Health News  NPR

Postpartum depression hits low-income women especially hard. Will a promising new drug, Zulresso, become affordable and accessible enough to help them?

Finns clap back at Nikki Haley: Our health care is great!  MSNBC

Nikki Haley continues the Trump World tradition of spreading wild misconceptions about Finland - and the Finnish people set her straight.

CVS Health CEO on reducing costs: Billions in value opportunity is 'in front of us'  CNBC

Jim Cramer talks with CVS CEO Larry Merlo, who says reducing medical costs with the Aetna merger will unlock billions of dollars in value for the company.

Indian Health Service Receives Funds for Planning, Building  U.S. News & World Report

The agency responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians has received funding to continue planning for and building facilities in New ...

Gig workers need health & benefits — Catch is their safety net  TechCrunch

One of the hottest Y Combinator startups just raised a big seed round to clean up the mess created by Uber, Postmates and the gig economy. Catch sells health ...

MountainView Hospital unveils next generation of surgical robotic systems at health fair  News3LV

Health to You (H2U) and MountainView Hospital hosted a health fair, Saturday. The event featured free health screenings and information about MountianView ...

UPS eyes in-home health services with U.S. vaccine project  Reuters

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - United Parcel *Service* Inc wants to get beyond U.S. doorsteps with a new push into healthcare.

Chemical fire aftermath sparks health concerns in Deer Park area  KPRC Click2Houston

DEER PARK, Texas - Harris County Public Health officials were out past midnight Thursday making sure that all of the hundreds of people who stood in line for ...

New accusations that valuables, money were stolen from patients at Clear View Behavioral Health  The Denver Channel

Her nearly 70-year-old dad went to Clear View Behavioral Health a vulnerable man, urgently needing treatment for his mental illness. When he left the northern ...

Health care tenant steps into huge LIC vacancy left by Amazon  Crain's New York Business

The landlord of One Court Square suffered a huge letdown when Amazon decided to pull out of its blockbuster deal to build a $4 billion second headquarters in ...

8 cases of measles confirmed by Oakland County health officials  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Oakland County is now reporting eight cases of measles.

Finland’s health-care system is ranked among the best in the world. Someone tell Nikki Haley.  The Washington Post

The former Trump diplomat implied Finland was an example of where universal health care doesn't work.

Ohio Department of Health cuts funding for Planned Parenthood

The Ohio Department of Health says it's ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a divided federal appeals court upheld a state ...

To save Obamacare, Murphy moves NJ to state-based health exchange  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

TRENTON — New Jersey will move to a state-based health care exchange starting in 2021 as a result of an executive order signed Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Vegan YouTuber Yovana Mendoza Caught Eating Fish, Explains Health Issue  Tech Times

YouTuber Yovana Mendoza is now explaining herself after a video of her eating fish surfaced. She explains that she had to add meat to her diet due to a health ...

County votes to sell former health department building  The Daily Advance

Saturday, March 23, 2019. Pasquotank County commissioners voted Monday to sell the former health department building on Cedar Street, closing the door on ...

VA is gearing up for a massive shift of health care to the private sector. But Democrats are fighting back.  The Washington Post

President Trump's signature policy for veterans — allowing more of them to shift their health care from the government-run system to private doctors and ...

Appleton clinic serving low-income residents faces relocation with U.S. Venture presence  Appleton Post Crescent

Mosiac Family Health clinic, which serves low-income patients, will face relocation challenges as U.S. Venture moves in.

Telehealth main IT priority at large health systems  Healthcare Dive

With the shift to lower-cost care delivery methods and focus on remote patient monitoring, telehealth is the No. 1 IT priority of large healthcare systems, a new ...

Health department says syphilis cases increasing in Montgomery County  WKYT

The Montgomery County Health Department is reporting an increase in syphilis cases.

Police Kill 29-Year-Old Black Man They Tried to Serve With ‘Mental Health Warrant’  The Root

Police have killed yet another black person in mental health distress, this time in State College, Pa. The most galling part of this tragedy, though, is that the ...

Analysis | The Health 202: Hospitals lean into virtual health care even as Medicare won't cover it  The Washington Post

THE PROGNOSIS. (Mercy Virtual Care Center). CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — From a glassy four-story building in the St. Louis suburbs, doctors and nurses at Mercy ...

Local health officials emphasize risk of chickenpox after Kentucky governor shares story of intentionally infecting his children  The Spokesman-Review

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced on a radio show Tuesday that he had once taken his nine children to a party with the intention of exposing them to ...

States' Employee Health Plans Tie Size Of Hospital Payments To What Medicare Offers : Shots - Health News  NPR

Some states have begun using Medicare reimbursement rates to recalibrate how they pay hospitals. If the gamble pays off, more private-sector employers could ...

Is popcorn healthy? Nutrition, types, and weight loss  Medical News Today

Popcorn can be a healthful food choice with a good nutritional profile, including fiber, protein, and vitamins. In this article, we look at the benefits and nutrition of ...

MedStar Health to pay $35 million to settle allegations of a kickback scheme  Baltimore Sun

MedStar Health has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve allegations the hospital system paid kickbacks to a cardiology group in Pikesville in exchange for ...

Health care in Ireland leaves much to be desired  The Economist

AS THE UNITED KINGDOM prepares to slip its European moorings, the ties that bind it together are also under strain. In Northern Ireland, which (like Scotland) ...

Report says AirPods & wireless devices cause cancer, health experts say not so fast  Valley News Live

They are small and appear relatively harmless. In fact, you might even have them yourselves. They're wireless head phones like AirPods. A new report is saying ...

Lena Headey posts touching Instagram response to Emilia Clarke's essay on health struggles  Mashable

Lena Headey has responded to her 'Game of Thrones' co-star Emilia Clarke's essay about her health.

Nick Jonas On Marriage, Mental Health And The Big Jonas Brothers Reunion  HuffPost

Nick Jonas has suddenly found himself back in the spotlight ― on all fronts. Shortly after his whirlwind marriage to actress Priyanka Chopra in December, Jonas, ...

7 Indulgent Snacks That Are Surprisingly Healthy  Forbes

Perri Halperin—Clinical Dietitian at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York—shares her top picks for the most indulgent yet guilt-free snacks.

"Health Insurance Decision: Health Savings Account (HSA) with a catastrophic plan versus regular POS Blue Choice advantage."  PoPville

“Dear PoPville,. My company just began offering a HSA plan linked with a Catastrophic Bluechoice plan. I am a young health individual and like the appeal of ...

How Best To Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices? : Shots - Health News  NPR

The Trump administration wants to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing. But health economists say the administration's call to tie prices to what ...

Hailey Baldwin says mental health should be 'No. 1' after Justin Bieber asked for prayers  USA TODAY

Hailey Baldwin is stressing the importance of mental health a week after husband Justin Bieber asked for fans' prayers after revealing he's been "struggling a lot.

Public Health Officials Push To Decriminalize Addiction Treatment Drug  Vermont Public Radio

The House Judiciary Committee has approved legislation decriminalizing possession of buprenorphine. But some law enforcement officials say non-prescribed.

Democracy is good for your health  CNN

Tom Bollyky is the director of the Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World ...

Warren Buffett says US health care must be revamped or it will be left to the government -- which will probably make it worse  CNBC

Buffett said health-care providers and others entrenched in the current model don't have any incentive to change things.

Mills refuses to be subdued by debilitating health condition  The Daily Advance

Saturday, March 23, 2019. Flashing her smile, Adoria Mills talks about how she hopes her story can help others overcome obstacles in their lives. One of Mills' ...

PUBG Mobile testing health reminders and 6-hour daily limit in India  XDA Developers

Tencent is testing regular nag screens with health reminders as well as a 6-hour daily gameplay limit for PUBG Mobile in India. Read on to know more!

Health officials announce what caused 24 students to get sick at Petree Elementary School in Winston-Salem  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Forsyth County health officials on Friday released their findings into the cause of what sickened 24 students at Petree Elementary ...

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended by Doctors, if You’re Healthy  The New York Times

For years, low-dose aspirin has been described as a panacea to ward off heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular disease. New guidelines, though ...

7 Science-Backed Ways to Stay Healthy As You Age

As we age the risk for many injuries and chronic illnesses go up. Thankfully there are plenty of simple things you can do to keep feeling your best. Here, eight ...

Health Care’s Killer App: Life Insurance  The Wall Street Journal

Imagine a scenario in which a 57-year-old man with an individual health-insurance policy is diagnosed with cancer. As soon as the diagnosis is made, the ...

SSM Health details plan for $75 million redevelopment on South Side

One of the city's health-care giants is detailing plans for a $75 million first-phase of a multi-decade redevelopment that would transform a big chunk of a ...

Health benefits of guava: How to use it, nutrition, and risks  Medical News Today

Guava is a traditional remedy for a variety of ailments. Initial research suggests that compounds in guava leaf extract could help treat a number of conditions, ...

Electronic Health Records' Side Effects: Fraud, Burnout And Headaches : Shots - Health News  NPR

A decade ago, the U.S. government claimed that ditching paper medical charts for electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper.

Unprecedented privacy risk with popular health apps: Clinicians and consumers warned of privacy risks  Science Daily

Researchers call for greater regulation and transparency as analysis of medicines-related apps found most directly shared user data -- including sensitive health ...

More Evidence Links Marijuana Use And Psychosis : Shots - Health News  NPR

Weed use is taking off as more states move to legalize it. And with all the buzz over medical marijuana, it's starting to gain an aura of healthfulness. But there are ...

6 Small Changes That Can Improve Your Health - Healthy Lifestyle Changes

You don't have to overhaul your routine to improve your health. Sometimes, making a few small lifestyle changes is all it takes to get better sleep, be less ...

Orange County restaurants shut down by health inspectors (March 14-22)  OCRegister

Restaurants and other food businesses closed by health inspectors in Orange County from March 14 to March 22: The Yellow Chilli, 7850 Beach Blvd., Buena ...

Medicare for All Is Divisive (in the Democratic Party)  The New York Times

Democrats are at odds over how to fulfill their promise to lower health costs, with centrists opposing the “Medicare for all” plan favored by progressives.

Mercury, PCBs: New health advice for eating fish from 5 Upstate waterways

Waterways include Owasco Lake, sections of the St. Lawrence River and the Mohawk River.

Olivia Newton-John Talks About Her Health, Her New Memoir, And Why Everyone Still Loves 'Grease'  Forbes

Olivia Newton-John shares the challenges with her ongoing battle with breast cancer in her new memoir "Don't Stop Believin."

Home & Health Show gets underway | News, Sports, Jobs  NUjournal

NEW ULM — Children and adults spun prize wheels, grabbed free sweets and other goodies as the 39th Annual Home & Health Show got underway at the New ...

Rikers Island's Former Medical Chief Highlights Health Risks Of Imprisonment : Shots - Health News  NPR

As head of New York City's correctional health services, Dr. Homer Venters spent nine years overseeing the care of thousands of inmates in the jails on Rikers ...

Steep Rise In Fentanyl-Linked Deaths Marks Opioid Epidemic's Third Wave : Shots - Health News  NPR

Men are dying after opioid overdoses at nearly three times the rate of women in the United States. Overdose deaths are increasing faster among black and ...

Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart Health? Maybe  The New York Times

A new analysis found that for each additional 300 milligrams a day of cholesterol in the diet — and the more eggs you ate — the greater the risk for ...

Many transgender people drive hours to find health care. These advocates are trying to change that.  Washington Post

For transgender people in large swaths of Maryland and Virginia, options for medical care are slim to none.

She was dancing on the roof and talking gibberish. A special kind of ER helped her  CNN

With mental health beds in short supply, emergency rooms increasingly have become the care of first and last resort for people in the grips of a psychiatric ...

University of Pennsylvania Health System names insider as new CEO, succeeding Ralph Muller

The University of Pennsylvania Health System named a 23-year veteran of the system to succeed Ralph Muller as chief executive.

Does It Make Sense To Delay Children’s Vaccines?  Kaiser Health News

The renewed squabble over vaccinations obscures a large group of parents who aren't anti-vaxxers but spread out their children's vaccines at a more gradual ...

Why Do Employers Provide Health Care in the First Place? Daily

In 2017, Americans spent $3.5 trillion on health care — a level nearly equal to the economic output of Germany, and twice as much as other wealthy countries ...

The UK's health minister accidentally revealed everything wrong with polygenic risk scores  MIT Technology Review

The UK has been pioneering big databases that permit a new type of disease prediction called a polygenic score—basically, a guesstimate from your genome ...

Minorities Neglected In Human Genetics Research That Focuses On White Europeans : Shots - Health News  NPR

Studies on the genetics of human diseases have focused largely on people of European descent. Researchers say this lack of diversity is bad science and ...

Dark chocolate: Health benefits, nutrition, and how much to eat  Medical News Today

Dark chocolate generally contains less sugar and more cacao solids than milk chocolate. It is also rich in antioxidants and some minerals. Research suggests ...

New study suggests fish oil derivative may benefit heart health  CNN

New numbers suggest that a purified fish oil derivative, a prescription drug called Vascepa, is more effective at preventing cardiovascular events than previously ...