Covid-19COVID Testing Has Turned Into a Financial Windfall for Hospitals and Other Providers
Hospitals are charging up to $650 for a simple, molecular COVID test that costs $50 or less to run.
StrategyMedicaid, Safety Net Programs Weather COVID-19 Storm, Study Finds
Better-than-expected tax revenues and a tsunami of federal aid have helped states bolster Medicaid and safety net programs during the...
Covid-19COVID 'Doesn't Discriminate by Age': Serious Cases on the Rise in Younger Adults
Younger generations will pay a heavy price if the outbreak is allowed to simmer in communities across the country.
Covid-19A Crisis of Undiagnosed Cancers Is Emerging in the Pandemic's Second Year
Across the country, preventive cancer screenings plummeted by as much as 94% during the first four months of last year.
Covid-19Ohio's Amish Suffered a Lot From COVID, but Vaccines Are Still a Hard Sell
Holmes County, where half the population is Amish, has the lowest vaccination rate in Ohio, with just 10% of the...
Covid-19You Don't Have to Suffer to Benefit From COVID Vaccination — But Some Prefer It
Americans are surprisingly willing, even eager, to suffer a little for the reward of immunity from a virus that has...
NursingPandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others
Patients who didn't speak much, or any, English had a 35% greater chance of death.
Covid-19COVID-19: Evaluating President Joe Biden's First 100 Days in Office
How is Biden doing as he approaches this mark? Not bad, experts say, given the scale of the crisis he's...
Covid-19'We're Coming for You': For Public Health Officials, a Year of Threats and Menace
Health officials have been subjected to extreme scrutiny from politicians and the public over mask requirements, business closures and the...
Strategy'Red Flag' Gun Laws Get Another Look After Indiana, Colorado Shootings
Colorado is among the most recent of 19 states to have enacted red flag laws. Connecticut was first, in 1999.
Clinical CareSyphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide
From 2015 to 2019 alone, cases rose 74%. There were nearly 130,000 cases nationwide in 2019.
Covid-19The Gender Vaccine Gap: More Women Than Men Are Getting COVID Shots
Public health experts cited many reasons for the difference, including that women make up three-quarters of the workforce in healthcare...