Shots - Health News
Jul 22, 2014 — People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.
Jul 22, 2014 — An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?
Jul 21, 2014 — Making health decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do when you're a patient, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.
Jul 21, 2014 — People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.
Jul 21, 2014 — It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.
Jul 20, 2014 — Back pain is common. Nearly all of us have at least one episode in our lives, and two-thirds of us will have it repeatedly. Exercise, though it may seem counterintuitive, is often the best medicine.
Jul 19, 2014 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is supporting the drug Truvada as part of the state's ambitious plan to fight AIDS. But some advocates worry it will encourage risky behavior or won't reach the most vulnerable.
Jul 18, 2014 — Fifteen years after a landmark report called attention to the deaths and injuries caused by medical errors, safety experts told a Senate panel that more needs to be done to protect patients.
Jul 18, 2014 — Many clinics closed because of a new requirement that doctors at those clinics obtain admitting privileges at hospitals near the clinics. Many doctors couldn't comply.
Jul 18, 2014 — The mishaps mean federal scientists need to "take a hard look" at all federal research on deadly pathogens and make sure, in each case, that the benefits justify risks, says Dr. Tom Frieden.