Researchers found that in states with medical marijuana laws on the books, the number of prescriptions dropped for drugs to treat anxiety, depression, nausea, pain, seizures and sleep disorders.
The government is raising the limit on the number of patients a doctor can treat for opioid addiction to 275 from 100 using the drug buprenorphine. The move expands office-based treatment options.
The debate over how to overhaul the $10 billion Veterans Choice program is the latest skirmish between those who would like to privatize the VA and supporters of government health care.
The administration is focused on getting more young adults into marketplace coverage, but these people often have trouble making the change from family plans or Medicaid coverage.
Overall rates of the surgical snip have declined nationally in the past decade. But, despite advice, some hospitals and certain doctors still routinely cut the vagina to ease a baby's birth.
Only about half of geriatric fellowships for medical residents in the U.S. are filled each year. Some students blame overwhelming medical school debt, which grows with every extra year of training.
People with mental illness are often feared and stigmatized. Psychologist Jackie Goldstein says that having patients live in the community reduces fear and makes it more likely they'll get treatment.
The state this week became the 31st in the nation to expand Medicaid to the working poor. It's also the first state in the Deep South to embrace the Obamacare program.