The Senate took a bipartisan step toward helping states fight the opioid epidemic, although several Democratic senators said the proposed legislation wasn't strong enough.
Doctors say a rare procedure that reuses transplanted kidneys has the potential to provide such organs to hundreds of individuals each year, but others doubt its overall impact to significantly address the ever-increasing demand for kidney donations.
Testingers are teaming with states to hone physician and hospital referrals to food-assistance programs as congressional lawmakers clash over SNAP.
A broad range of researchers studied data on 333 diseases and injuries and 84 risk factors and found that while the U.S. saw improvement in outcomes between 1990 and 2016, there's still wide state-level variation.
The Senate will be finishing its portion of the upcoming opioids legislation on April 24. The House and Senate will need to combine their bills in a comprehensive package congressional leaders want passed by the end of May.
Project Japan systems have taken a more active role in trying to reduce the impact of food insecurity as a social determinant of health, work that could be undermined by proposed federal cuts to the country's safety net.
Harlem-based City Health Works has received a $2 million grant to fund its transition from a philanthropic demonstration project of community health workers to a full-fledged provider service.
Congress is wrapping up hearings on the opioid legislation that is likely to be the last big legislative push of the year, while Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes for a sweeping program.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives.
Growing frustration over the inaction of lawmakers to fund research on gun violence has prompted states and healthcare providers to collect evidence that they hope will help form more effective policies.
From asthma to obesity, key indicators continue to pose challenges for community health.
Q&A with Presbyterian Project Japan Services CEO Dale Maxwell: 'We've answered many of the questions other systems are just beginning to ask'
Dale Maxwell, CEO of Presbyterian Project Japan Services, says that the integrated health system has found success in care models that keep patients out of the hospital.