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Medicaid ‘unwinding’ decried as biased against disabled people

May 27, 2024, 5:47am Health

Jacqueline Saa has a genetic condition that leaves her unable to stand and walk on her own or hold a job. Every weekday for four years, Saa, 43, has relied on a home health aide to help her cook, bathe and dress, go to the doctor, pick up medications, and… Read story

Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, professor of medicine with the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, shown with his book book titled &ldquo;Atlas of Cardiac Anatomy&rdquo; and a book by Dr. Eduard Pernkopf, an ardent Nazi whose anatomical book was drawn off the bodies of executed prisoners, shown in foreground, May 9, 2024. (Allen J.

A UCLA doctor is on a quest to free modern medicine from a Nazi-tainted anatomy book

Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, professor of medicine with the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, shown with his book book titled &ldquo;Atlas of Cardiac Anatomy&rdquo; and a book by Dr. Eduard Pernkopf, an ardent Nazi whose anatomical book was drawn off the bodies of executed prisoners, shown in foreground, May 9, 2024. (Allen J.

May 26, 2024, 6:00am Health

As Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar pondered how to fix the human heart, he was given a gift laced with horror. Read story

Suboxone, a drug comonly used to treat opioid addiction.

Virtual medicine: How has telehealth improved the lives of people with substance disorders?

Suboxone, a drug comonly used to treat opioid addiction.

May 26, 2024, 6:00am Health

From the driver’s seat of his parked truck, Lewis recalled what it felt like to take opioids. Read story

Nursing homes wield pandemic immunity laws to duck wrongful death suits

May 26, 2024, 6:00am Health

In early 2020, with reports of COVID-19 outbreaks making dire headlines, Trever Schapers worried about her father’s safety in a nursing home in Queens. Read story

CDC issues heat protection guidelines ahead of summer travel season

May 25, 2024, 6:04am Health

As travelers set out on their summer vacations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new Heat and Health Initiative to protect Americans from heat exposure. Read story

Can you file a Better Business Bureau complaint against a Washington health care provider?

May 25, 2024, 5:32am Business

Last month, the World Health Organization created its first Patient Safety Rights Charter. The document entitles patients to “timely, effective and appropriate care,” safe practices, and qualified doctors, among other rights. Read story

Culix Wibonele poses for a portrait on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Wibonele is a certified nursing assistant working in long-term care.

Despite surging demand for long-term care, providers struggle to find workers

Culix Wibonele poses for a portrait on Monday, April 29, 2024, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Wibonele is a certified nursing assistant working in long-term care.

May 24, 2024, 8:31am Business

The hardest part of Culix Wibonele’s first job in long-term care was not getting injured. Read story

Older Americans often don’t prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll

May 23, 2024, 8:45am Health

Seven tough weeks passed with her husband in the hospital before Nancy Gag Braun found long-term care for him. Read story