By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 17:14
The American Society of Clinical Oncology described a “perfect storm” of future challenges, including a doctor shortage and fast growing population of survivors, which could undermine access to cancer care.
By Matthew Mientka | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 17:06
The rate of Americans lacking health insurance fell 1.2 percent to 15.9 percent this quarter, a six-year low for the country.
By John Ericson | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 17:00
Four years into his battle with brain cancer, Connecticut state Rep. Terry Backer remains committed to his appointment at the Capitol.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:40
President Obama met with Zach Galifianakis to discuss, among other things, Obamacare. The tit for tat comedy match up covers everything from Dennis Rodman's visit to North Korea to Obama being the first black president.
By John Ericson | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:35
Hobby Lobby's challenge to the so-called contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act has attracted amicus briefs from non-party groups aimed at setting the science straight.
By Matthew Mientka | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:24
An early lead in public opinion on Twitter confers a big advantage, particularly as public opinion tends to settle quickly on social and political issues.
By Chris Weller | Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:23
A law passed in Texas in 2013 has closed two more clinics' doors this week, resurfacing the issue of vanishing service providers in rural areas.
By John Ericson | Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:46
Prescription pills are responsible for more emergency room deaths than street drugs, but who keeps prescribing them to abusers?
By John Ericson | Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:02
Opening or expanding a casino is associated with a lower rate of poverty and childhood obesity, but at what price?
By John Ericson | Mon, 03/03/2014 - 14:02
Freddie Lee Hall's final appeal could influence the criteria state authorities use to evaluate a death row inmate's eligibility for capital punishment.
By Matthew Mientka | Mon, 03/03/2014 - 13:18
After hearing government officials talk about scientific evidence supporting the safety of childhood immunizations such as the MMR vaccine, many parents only felt more suspicious.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:32
A new study finds childhood adversity launches a lifelong process of relationship and health disadvantage for African-American men.
By Matthew Mientka | Thu, 02/27/2014 - 00:00
Spending on children by private health insurers and parents rose between 2009 and 2012, as job growth remained slow following the official end of the Great Recession.