Across the country, thousands of hospitals have largely ignored price transparency laws.
It can’t defend the world it has made.
Medicine is hard to govern with the blunt instrument of criminal law.
As the city and federal government strain to supply enough vaccines, patients face a private battle to find treatment and relief from serious symptoms.
Surgical procedures and medication for miscarriages are identical to those for abortion, and some patients report delayed or denied miscarriage care because doctors and pharmacists fear running afoul of abortion bans.
To Israelis, President Biden’s visit was mostly a source of celebration of growing ties with Arab countries. For the Palestinians, Mr. Biden brought funding and sympathy — but no long-term plans.
A new report says the havoc wrought by the coronavirus reversed gains made by health care facilities to combat deadly pathogens.
In Lviv, babies are born in a hospital just steps away from the military cemetery where Ukraine’s young soldiers are laid to rest.
Researchers are trying to figure out the right hour of the day to do everything. Can their studies sync us up with better health?
Experts say the U.S. government has unintentionally encouraged a dependency on imported masks by failing to promote elastomeric respirators, a reusable mask that is domestically produced.
Dr. Paolo Macchiarini became a star by creating a “bioartificial” windpipe. But it did not work, and a court in Sweden has found him criminally liable for the harm inflicted on a patient.
I am not taking care of a single patient with the coronavirus. But is that as good as it gets?
It was once an “open secret” that this was the safest pathway.
Joy over the births turned to shock and grief after a blaze swept through a neonatal ward at a hospital in Senegal. “There’s nothing we can do but suffer,” said a man who lost his grandson.
Many U.S. hospitals are postponing scans used to diagnose diseases after a Covid lockdown in China hobbled the main U.S. supplier of an imaging chemical.
These pandemic deaths are still uncounted.
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Lisa French had never agreed to pay the full price when she signed service agreements with a hospital.
Mayor Eric Adams has focused on antiviral treatments and at-home testing as coronavirus cases surge again.
Operating with skeleton crews, doctors and nurses race to save limbs, and lives. It’s a grim routine for medical personnel often working around the clock. And not all limbs can be saved.
The United States and Australia share similar demographics, but their pandemic death rates point to very different cultures of trust.
Nearly one million people have died from Covid in the United States. Many of the loved ones they left behind are grieving in a nation that wants to move on.
After scandals in which doctors let unsupervised assistants operate on patients, the country is becoming one of the first to require cameras in operating rooms.
In some regions of Ukraine, there are virtually no hospitals left.
Why health care needs labor peace agreements.
With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.
Hospitalizations from Covid-19 are receding, but safety-net providers are facing tremendous unmet needs from poor and uninsured patients who delayed seeking care during the pandemic.
The city will reach a yellow, or medium, risk level if new cases surpass 200 a week for every 100,000 residents. Here’s what that would mean.
The country is also now one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a medical worker. At least 30 doctors have been killed since the coup, a rights group says.
A lawyer flew home to China hoping to see his family for the first time since the pandemic began. Instead, he was trapped in three months of quarantine.
Sierra Leone, one of the world’s poorest countries, is working to build a modern mental health system from scratch.
As artillery shells fall, pregnant women are delivering prematurely, being shuttled in and out of bomb shelters or having babies in basements without even a midwife to help. Tens of thousands more are displaced.
It is hard to overstate the boldness of what the sisters at Nazareth Hospital accomplished.
Coronavirus infections have spread at an elder care facility in Shanghai. Workers said deaths are increasing and resources dwindling.
Disputes about medics, squat toilets and diaper-changing duties underscore longstanding tensions between residents of Hong Kong and the mainland.
A staggered lockdown on China’s commercial capital of 26 million people has sent beleaguered residents scrambling and raised fears of broader damage to the economy.
“We’ve been wearing rose-colored glasses instead of correcting our vision,” one scientist said.
After transitioning in private, they are preparing to return to the workplace at a time when gender identity itself is a politically divisive issue.
The city was slow to react, and the vaccine rollout was flawed. Poor neighborhoods still need help. But shutdowns and mandates saved lives.
Her baby also died, the news organization said. The photo captured last week has become one of the defining images of human suffering in the war.
The World Health Organization has verified 18 Russian attacks on health care resources in Ukraine, including attacks on health care facilities, health workers, and ambulances, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press briefing Wednesday. The verified attacks, which are all in violation of international humanitarian law, involved 10 deaths and 16 injuries.
The latest tally came as reports circulated online that Russian forces had carried out a “direct strike” on a maternity hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted video footage of the wreckage, writing, “People, children are under the wreckage. Atrocity!” The footage shows a person walking through a hallway, passing room after room in ruin. The brightly colored rooms have their windows blown out, furniture destroyed, and other rubble strewn about. The video captures glimpses of flipped beds, a crib, a pink changing table, a small child-sized cot, and a trail of blood on the debris littering the floor, though no injured people are seen.
As Russian bombings have grown more indiscriminate, hospitals in Ukraine have become perilous places to work.
Most hospitals have designated problem solvers on staff, but many people don’t know how to find them.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday said Russia is in violation of international humanitarian law based on several reported attacks on Ukrainian hospitals and health workers.
Several of the reports are unconfirmed, but in at least one confirmed case, a hospital came under a “heavy weapons attack” that killed four and injured 10 others, including six health workers. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the agency is working to confirm several other reports.
“The sanctity and neutrality of health care—including of health workers, patients, supplies, transport and facilities—and the right to safe access to care, must be respected and protected,” Dr. Tedros said in a press briefing Wednesday. “Attacks on health care are in violation of international humanitarian law.”
Three recent developments — incremental and undramatic but encouraging — are likely to improve the lives and health of seniors.
If the Supreme Court rules for Mississippi in the Dobbs case, it will reach deep into maternal medicine.
Exploring the dilemmas involving patients, their families and health care providers in end-of-life care. Also: Quotation marks; calling and driving.
Burned out and exasperated, many nurses are quitting the profession, leaving the U.S. health system with a critical shortage.
Patients with diabetes are also more likely to be described as “noncompliant,” according to large studies of medical records.
Readers describe a mental health system that one calls “inhumane, disgraceful.” Also: Columnists too downbeat on President Biden.
Doctors, worn down by grueling hours and violence, are emigrating in rising numbers, undermining one of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s signature achievements.