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A bill set to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives later this month aims to smooth the FDA’s evaluation process for mobile health apps.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York is now one of the only top medical schools to offer family medicine as a specialty for its students.
Child life specialists help sick children and their families navigate difficult medical situations emotionally and psychologically while in the hospital.
Mississippi family's insurance problems could remain if state decides to follow Supreme Court's option to decline Medicaid expansion.
The market has been something of an unregulated Wild West; for doctors and patients alike, it is difficult to know which apps actually live up to their health claims or provide accurate information.
Charity care at nonprofit hospitals is scrutinized by state and federal officials, as hospitals go to great lengths to collect unpaid debts from patients.
A key provision of the health law supports the creation of organizations intended to improve quality of care and to restrain rising costs.
Doctors who carry mobile devices are often hit with a flurry of texts, e-mails, Facebook messages and tweets that sometimes keep them from patients' needs.
Diagnosing sleep apnea, which has been shown to increase the risk of serious illnesses, is a big business. Critics worry, though, that sleep tests are overprescribed at great cost to the health system.
A Medicare program intended to preserve "critical access" to rural hospitals may have grown beyond that goal, possibly keeping open hospitals that should close.