Palliative care is a growing specialty that provides comfort care and that teaches patients and doctors how to talk about patients' goals for life with serious disease — and how to prepare for a good ending.
Water from the Flint River flows through the Hamilton Dam. In 2014, the city switched from Detroit's water system to the Flint River, setting the stage for a crisis that sickened residents and cost the mayor and other officials their jobs.
Health workers marched in Butembo on Wednesday to protest the violence they're facing. The demonstration comes in the wake of an attack last Friday in which an epidemiologist from Cameroon was shot and killed.
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In Massachusetts last July, several Franklin County Jail inmates were watched by a nurse and a corrections officer after receiving their daily doses of buprenorphine, a drug that helps control opioid cravings. By some estimates, at least half to two-thirds of today's U.S. jail population has a substance use or dependence problem.
Former Rochester Drug Co-Operative CEO Laurence Doud III, who faces criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis, leaves the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Tuesday.
How do you tell the good parenting advice from the bad? When producer Selena Simmons-Duffin's daughter was ready to start solid food, her parents encountered wildly conflicting advice about what to feed her.
Sergio, a Guatemalan migrant, recently visited a mobile medical van with his 2-year-old son, Dylan. Sergio thinks his son became sick in a holding facility, where they spent two days.
Over the past decade, hospitals have been rapidly building outpatient clinics or purchasing existing independent ones. It was a lucrative business strategy because such clinics could charge higher rates, on the premise that they were part of a hospital. Medicare's recent rule change puts a damper on all that.
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Parts of the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville, N.C., are contaminated with a PFAS compound called GenX. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is surveying residents in the area about their health.
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