New research shows a link between increased opioid marketing to physicians and higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the U.S. It's one of the first studies to make that link.
A newly formed surgeon group in Michigan is aggressively moving to prove outpatient orthopedic surgery can be just as effective as traditional inpatient surgery for much lower costs.
Nearly 1 in 4 chronic opioid users in Idaho were at risk of overdosing due to unsafe prescription combinations in 2017, and a study questions whether efforts to improve prescribing practices are working.
Telemedicine is being underused by providers in substance use disorder treatment, and expanding its reach could allow millions more people to score access to treatment, according to a new analysis.
Patients in low-income neighborhoods have longer average ambulance wait times when experiencing a heart attack than those in more affluent communities. Researchers suggest that could contribute to their differences in health outcomes.
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.