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

What It’s Like to Care for a Child With Severe Eczema

My daughter has severe eczema and life-threatening food allergies. Keeping her safe is a family affair.

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Black and Hispanic Americans Suffer Most in Biggest US Decline in Life Expectancy Since WWII

In addition to killing 600,000 Americans, Covid-19 is undermining the health of people who were never infected with the virus, but whose lives were devastated by the loss of jobs, homes and opportunities for the future

Your Care

Too Few Women Get to Invent – That’s a Problem for Women’s Health

In 2020, only 12.8% of U.S. inventors receiving patents were women. Historically, male researchers have ignored the medical needs of women.

Science and Technology

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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Losing Weight Helped Heal Not Just My Body, But My Mind and Spirit, Too

A combination of surgery, exercise and medication gave me a brand new lifestyle. I've never looked back.

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Health Is Infrastructure, Too

Special assistant to President Biden joins health experts for HealthyWomen's webinar to discuss how infrastructure impacts women's health care

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Covid Was a Tipping Point for Telehealth. If Some Have Their Way, Virtual Visits Are Here to Stay.

There's an emerging consensus that many services that once required an office visit can be provided easily and safely through a video chat, a phone call or even an email

Access & Affordability

No-Cancel Culture: How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

Providers and patients say teletherapy has largely been an effective lifeline for people struggling with anxiety, depression and other psychological issues during the pandemic

Self-Care & Mental Health

‘Kicking You When You’re Down’: Many Cancer Patients Pay Dearly for Parking

The cost of parking while in cancer treatment is finally drawing national scrutiny

Access & Affordability

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

A growing number of insurers are quietly ending those fee waivers for Covid-19 treatment on some or all policies

Access & Affordability