Illinois leads the country in group psychotherapy sessions in Medicare, and some top billers aren’t mental health specialists. The state’s Medicaid program has cracked down, but federal officials have not.
July 21, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
The new American economy in three tablespoons of blood, a Walmart gift card, and a former mill town’s DNA.
July 21, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
For children, the benefits of being born in tough times can outweigh the costs.
July 18, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
It’s a private health issue. And it affects us all.
July 18, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Two secretaries in a doctor’s office have pleaded guilty and a pharmacy owner faces charges in a scam that Medicare allowed to thrive for more than two years.
July 17, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
If you come down with the flu, your doctor is more likely than not to write out a prescription for the wrong type of drug.
July 17, 2014 • 11:44 AM • Share
The vast majority of doctors working in emergency care have received only four months of training in pediatrics, and what they learned about treating full-grown adults rarely translates well.
July 17, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
The chair of the doctoral program in medical anthropology at the University of California-Berkeley was written about in the July/August issue of Pacific Standard.
July 15, 2014 • 7:32 PM • Share
How the new mental health facility for California’s death row inmates reflects our nation’s ongoing ambivalence about the death penalty.
July 15, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
How do I explain an existence dominated by the bleakest, darkest moods? And do I even want to?
July 14, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Surgery is a fundamentally messy and stressful activity. When being a few millimeters off target can be life-changing, a surgeon needs to possess fierce concentration, unrelenting perfectionism, and, above all, staunch self-assurance.
July 14, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
After the recent Supreme Court decision, clinics will likely have to turn to injunctions to keep protesters away, taking on the additional expense themselves or passing it on to those they serve.
July 8, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Tracking the organ trade, anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes visited African and South American dialysis units, organ banks, police morgues, and hospitals. She interviewed surgeons, patient’s rights activists, pathologists, nephrologists, and nurses. So why aren’t more people listening to her?
July 7, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Diverse neighborhoods, it turns out, aren’t just conducive to hipsters.
July 3, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Doctors today are too uncomfortable with uncertainty.
July 2, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
The anti-Obamacare rhetoric has railed against a “government takeover” of medicine but it’s not the government that’s coming between doctors and patients, it’s the insurance companies.
June 26, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
As news organizations analyze data on Medicare payments, doctors with disciplinary records keep popping up.
June 24, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
The standard treatment—SSRIs—doesn’t work for an estimated 20 to 40 percent of the millions who suffer from depression. Luckily, researchers have been exploring new alternatives that might just do the trick.
June 24, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
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