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There is a 30-year gap in the life expectancies of some Black and white Chicagoans. Journalist Linda Villarosa talks about the link between racism and health outcomes and tells her own family's story.
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women, but researchers with Emory Women’s Heart Center say heart disease is preventable with the proper screening, counseling and lifestyle changes. A new study found that high prevalence of obesity and elevated blood pressure among Black women as young as 20 to 30 years old increases their risk.
For the sixth year in a row, the number of U.S. births fell in 2020, reaching the lowest level since 1979. The fertility rate remains "below replacement" — the level needed to compensate for deaths.
The company said in late March that clinical trials showed the vaccine elicits "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" in adolescents.
Some immigrant groups are closing the ethnic gap on COVID-19 shots. For many Kurdish Americans, their fears about vaccination are entangled with their experiences in refugee camps after fleeing Iraq.
The purchases from HCA, announced Monday, would make Atlanta-based Piedmont the leading system in Georgia in number of hospitals, at 15. The Emory and Wellstar systems are next, at 11.
Patient advocates and representatives from groups called pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) contracted with health insurers to negotiate lower drug prices are awaiting data from new prescription-cost reporting required in legislation state lawmakers passed last year.
New coronavirus cases are at their lowest level since October. Some health experts think the vaccination campaign deserves credit for tamping down the U.S. outbreak. But will the downturn last?
More than one-third of the state’s uninsured low-wage workers hold jobs in hospitality or retail industries, which were the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the number of people seeking therapy soars during the pandemic, CVS has begun testing a model to offer counseling services in its stores. It hopes to reduce costs for both patients and itself.
Speculation is swirling in Rome about the possible sale of Redmond Regional Medical Center, owned by HCA, to AdventHealth, a Florida-based health system.
Despite deaths and high infection rates, the parts of Ohio where the Amish live have the state's lowest vaccination rates. Most Amish aren't getting vaccinated; the few who do aren't open about it.
Jan. 1 marked the launch of a federal rule on medical prices that the hospital industry fought hard to stop. So far, about half of Georgia hospitals have complied correctly with the requirement.
It's not a matter of vaccine hesitancy, say advocates. Instead, poorly located clinics, lack of flexible appointments and other barriers to access are hampering Philadelphia's hardest-hit communities.