When it comes to helping seniors age in their own home, an in-home assessment from a physician or nurse practitioner goes a long way.
Health care is expected to add more jobs than any other sector through 2024, including at least 394,900 hospital jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected today.
U.S. family doctors entering the profession today plan to provide a wider variety of medical services than their predecessors, a recent study suggests.
In a time when almost everyone shares almost everything, the question of boundaries between a doctor and patient is thornier than ever.
Providing dental care to seniors is fraught with challenges. According to the American Dental Association, a fifth of people age 75 and older haven't seen a dentist in the past five years.
While nurses are more frequently getting higher degrees and being allowed to practice independently of a physician, the profession still struggles in terms of diversity and leadership, concludes a report released Friday.
Given the option of a 30-year life extension, who would apply it only to old age? Yet, this is precisely what we're doing. Life expectancy nearly doubled in the 20th century, with all those extra years tacked on at the end.
The recent wave of increases in the cost of prescription drugs is straining hospital budgets and squeezing patients, hospital and other health care witnesses today told the Senate Aging Committee at a
on "sudden price hikes" in off-patent drugs.
Health plans and state Medicaid directors disagree on how the CMS should fix its problem of underpaying plans with high numbers of dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
*Opinions expressed in any of the included stories or their publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Kindred Healthcare. This blog post is a compilation of news stories from other sources that have appeared during the past week.
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