Racism a Strong Factor in Black Women’s High Rate of Premature Births, Study Finds

Black women are about 1.6 times as likely as whites to give birth more than three weeks before the due date

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Your Wealth or Your Health?

The costs of care may be hazardous to your health

Access & Affordability

Cervical Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Don't let costs stop you from getting screened

Prevention & Screenings

You May Soon Be Able to Buy Hearing Aids Over the Counter at Your Local Pharmacy

Implementation of a new law will get hearing aids into ears more quickly and cheaply

Your Health

The Next Attack on the Affordable Care Act May Cost You Free Preventive Health Care

A provision of the Affordable Care Act makes it easier for patients to receive preventive care

Access & Affordability

Can Health Insurance Companies Charge the Unvaccinated Higher Premiums? What About Life Insurers? 5 Questions Answered

The average cost of a Covid-19 hospitalization in 2020 ran about $42,200 per patient. Will the unvaccinated be asked to bear more of the cost of treatment?

Your Health

Apple Aims to Push More Patient Data to Doctors. But Who Can Gauge Its Impact on Health?

Some doctors appreciate seeing records of home-monitored blood pressure, exercise and the like between visits, others view the data as more of a burden than an asset

Science and Technology

No Vacancy: How a Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs

In many parts of the U.S. and the world, demand for mental health care overwhelms supply

Access & Affordability

Hospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent. For Many Consumers, They’re Still Anyone’s Guess.

A new rule requires hospitals to post a range of actual prices, but some hospitals bury the data deep on their websites or have not disclosed the information at all

Access & Affordability

Transgender Medicine – What Care Looks Like, Who Seeks It out and What’s Still Unknown: 3 Essential Reads

Access to transgender medical care has been under attack in many places in the U.S.

Your Body

Some Hospitals Kept Suing Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic

A new study says some of the nation's largest hospital systems kept filing lawsuits, liens and garnishments — and most were nonprofit

Access & Affordability

15 Minutes With Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

A champion for women's health, Debbie Dingell opens up about her recent emergency surgery and her thoughts about health care in the United States

Expert Perspectives

I Thought Weight-Loss Surgery Would End My Struggle With Obesity. Then I Found Out Maintaining a Healthy Body and Mind Is a Lifelong Commitment.

I had obesity my entire life until I had gastric bypass surgery. When I began gaining weight again, medication and a strong mental game helped me stay on track.

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