The Art and Science of Fitness | A fitness enthusiast who bravely fought cancer

Cancer can be a scary thing to have to endure. With the diagnosis often — understandably — comes the fear of death. But it needn’t always be so. With advances in medicine and…

A Baby Spent 36 Days in an In-Network NICU. Why Did the Hospital Next Door Send a Bill?

Brenna Kearney was seven months pregnant in December 2019 when she experienced what she thought were bad flu symptoms. Her husband, Casey Trumble, drove her from their Chicago home to her OB-GYN’s office…

When Gun Violence Ends Young Lives, These Men Prepare the Graves

MILLSTADT, Ill. — It was a late Friday afternoon when a team of men approached a tiny pink casket. One wiped his brow. Another stepped away to smoke a cigarette. Then, with calloused…

Part II: The State of the Abortion Debate 50 Years After ‘Roe’

Lydia Zuraw, Kaiser Health News The Host Julie Rovner KHN @jrovner Read Julie’s stories. Julie Rovner is chief Washington correspondent and host of KHN’s weekly health policy news podcast, “What the Health?” A…

Montana Pharmacists May Get More Power to Prescribe

Mark Buck, a physician and pharmacist in Helena, Montana, said he’s been seeing more patients turn to urgent care clinics when they run out of medication. Their doctors have retired, moved away, or…

Did Your Health Plan Rip Off Medicare?

Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Today, KHN has released details of 90 previously secret government audits that reveal millions of dollars in overpayments to Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors. The audits, which…

California’s Resolve Questioned After It Grants Medi-Cal Contract Concessions

California’s decision last month to cancel the results of a long-planned bidding competition among commercial health plans in its Medicaid program has some industry insiders and consumer advocates wondering whether the state can…

FDA Experts Are Still Puzzled Over Who Should Get Which Covid Shots and When

At a meeting to simplify the nation’s covid vaccination policy, the FDA’s panel of experts could agree on only one thing: Information is woefully lacking about how often different groups of Americans need…

Part I: The State of the Abortion Debate 50 Years After ‘Roe’

The Host The abortion debate has changed dramatically in the seven months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and its nationwide right to abortion. Nearly half the states have banned or…

More Californians Are Dying at Home. Another Covid ‘New Normal’?

Phillip Reese The covid-19 pandemic has spurred a surge in the proportion of Californians who are dying at home rather than in a hospital or nursing home, accelerating a slow but steady rise…

Florida Gov. DeSantis Falsely Claims Bivalent Booster Boosts Chances of Covid Infection

Yacob Reyes, PolitiFact “Almost every study now has said with these new boosters, you’re more likely to get infected with the bivalent booster.” Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, on Jan. 17, 2023, during…

Adolescentes latinos se entrenan para educar sobre las vacunas contra covid

Los compañeros de clase paran a menudo a Alma Gallegos en los bulliciosos pasillos de la secundaria Theodore Roosevelt, en el sureste de Fresno. Le preguntan a la estudiante de 17 años sobre…

Unmet Needs: Critics Cite Failures in Health Care for Vulnerable Foster Children

Andy Miller and Rebecca Grapevine Need Help? If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. One night last…

Wave of Rural Nursing Home Closures Grows Amid Staffing Crunch

WAUKON, Iowa — Marjorie Kruger was stunned to learn last fall that she would have to leave the nursing home where she’d lived comfortably for six years. The Good Samaritan Society facility in…

As States Seek to Limit Abortions, Montana Wants to Redefine What Is Medically Necessary

Montana’s conservative leaders, stymied by the courts from passing laws that impose significant statewide abortion restrictions, seek to tighten the state’s Medicaid rules to make it more difficult for low-income women to receive…

Latino Teens Are Deputized as Health Educators to Sway the Unvaccinated

Classmates often stop Alma Gallegos as she makes her way down the bustling hallways of Theodore Roosevelt High School in southeast Fresno, California. The 17-year-old senior is frequently asked by fellow students about…