An American Heart Association conference over the weekend revealed a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.
Surgeons write opioid prescriptions for four times as many pills as patients actually use, according to a study that found that prescription quantity, not reported pain, is the strongest predictor of opioid consumption.
A growing number of health systems are increasing their research on patients to better understand what they want and expect as consumerism takes hold.
A set of 14 hospital-acquired conditions that the CMS considers avoidable accounted for 48,771 adverse patient outcomes, 3,219 deaths, and more than $2 billion in excess hospital costs in 2016, according to a new research brief.
Two Colorado specialists have found marijuana's psychoactive component lingers in breast milk for at least six weeks. As researchers worry that growing cannabis use by mothers could translate into a public health crisis for children, physicians are seeing impact on the ground.
Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
The Kentucky Hospital Association launched a program allowing hospitals to share patient information so they can better coordinate care for babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms.
U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45.
Many childhood diseases have either a genetic basis or predisposition. Some are entirely the result of a change in one gene. Many more are the result of the interaction between a person's genetic makeup and other factors, like environment and lifestyle.
A decade ago, California stopped licensing surgery centers and then gave approval power to private accreditors that are commonly paid by the centers they inspect. That system of oversight has created a troubling legacy of laxity, an invesigation finds.
PCORI will require some researchers to disclose the data they use in their studies so others can recreate them. There are ongoing challenges to making research data more widely available including patient privacy concerns and reluctance by researchers to share their findings.
The U.S. is losing ground on its efforts to combat heart disease, and federal officials found that more than 80% of heart attacks and strokes in middle-aged Americans are preventable.