Leveling the Health-Plan Playing Field
As state and federal lawmakers prepare to design and implement health insurance exchanges across the country as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Commonwealth Fund has issued a list of recommendations to guide the process.
The Cold War
Many Americans are not adequately protecting themselves against colds and flu this season. Are you? If not, find out how.
Flying to the Rescue
A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center reveals that the survival rate of critically injured individuals is greater for those transported to trauma centers by helicopter rather than by ground ambulance.
Don't Get Burned
For children under four years of age, scalds are the primary cause of burn injury. Five thousand US children are sent to hospital emergency rooms each year for scald injuries from hot tap water or bath water.
When severely ill patients are admitted to medical intensive care units, their families have to make difficult decisions.
A Healthy Baby New Year
For most women, finding out they are pregnant is a joyous occasion, full of hope and happiness. But along with that happiness can also be stress and worry, hoping that the baby growing inside of them will be delivered healthy and without complications. There are many questions to answer and much information to gather...what vitamins to take? What should she eat? Should she continue to take her prescribed medication? To help answer these questions for all expectant mothers and women thinking about having a baby, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) wants everyone to kno...
Congenital defects and certain cancers are caused by malfunctioning stem cells, even before birth.
Deadly Damage from Decades Past
Whether as a result of numerous computer-tomography (CT) scans or cancer treatment, children exposed to head-and-neck radiation are at an increased risk of thyroid cancer years later.
A Wheelchair that Sees
Researchers from Florida State University and the University of Pittsburg are developing a new tool that will help those in electric wheelchairs safely navigate difficult terrain.
New Standards for Prescription Labels
Patient confusion over prescription labels has lead to a new campaign to provide necessary and more user-friendly information on medical drug containers.