Millions poised to lose Medicaid as pandemic coverage protections end

States will begin this week to sever an anticipated 15 million low-income Americans from Medicaid rolls that ballooned during the pandemic.

By Amy GoldsteinApril 1, 2023

Making a telehealth appointment? You might still pay a facility fee.

Patients can be billed without stepping foot in the building but states are cracking down.

By Markian Hawryluk April 1, 2023

The cause of a young runner’s intense leg pain wasn’t what it seemed

A frightening aborted run led to the discovery that previous surgeries had missed the root of the problem.

By Sandra G. BoodmanApril 1, 2023

How to make healthy foods Instagram-ready — researchers have advice

Scientists collected nearly 54,000 photos from the Instagram accounts of 90 food influencers, then used machine learning to study everything about them.

By Erin BlakemoreApril 1, 2023

The tragic, preventable reasons syphilis is surging among U.S. infants

The spike in babies born with syphilis is driven in part by the nation’s drug and homelessness crisis. The trend is especially apparent across the Sun Belt.

By Fenit Nirappil and Jenna PortnoyApril 1, 2023

Biden administration to appeal ruling against free preventive health services

The notice came a day after U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor issued an order that immediately invalidates nationwide the ACA’s guarantee of preventive services.

By Amy GoldsteinMarch 31, 2023

Fatigue is common among older people. Finding its cause is important.

Often, older adults with fatigue stop being active and become deconditioned, which leads to muscle loss and weakness, which heightens fatigue.

By Judith GrahamMarch 31, 2023

Texas judge invalidates ACA promise of free preventive health services

Thursday’s opinion, in a 2020 lawsuit brought by a group of Christian businesses, applies nationwide immediately, but its practical impact is murky.

By Amy GoldsteinMarch 30, 2023

An Adderall shortage hasn’t let up. Here’s why.

It puts a spotlight on virtual prescribing and supply chain issues.

By Daniel Gilbert and Teddy AmenabarMarch 30, 2023

Pharmacists are burning out. Patients are feeling the effects.

Growing workloads and resulting stresses on pharmacists have led to well-documented burnout and subsequent staffing shortages.

By Marc KaufmanMarch 30, 2023

The right exploits Nashville shooting to escalate anti-trans rhetoric

Transgender people are rarely the perpetrators of mass shootings, which are overwhelmingly carried out by cisgender men, say criminal justice experts.

By Fenit NirappilMarch 30, 2023

TikTok is addictive for many girls, especially those with depression

A new study of social media platforms deepens our picture of the struggles faced by teen girls.

By Donna St. GeorgeMarch 30, 2023

Drug overdose antidote Narcan goes over-the-counter

The FDA move came as a top Biden official called fentanyl overdose deaths ‘the single greatest challenge we face as a country.'

By David OvalleMarch 29, 2023

Fentanyl is ‘single greatest challenge’ U.S. faces, DHS secretary says

Alejandro Mayorkas told a Senate panel that the Biden administration was working with Mexico to “bring the fight to the cartels.”

By Nick MiroffMarch 29, 2023

Idaho bill would ban ‘abortion trafficking’ for minors traveling for procedure

A Republican-led Idaho House bill would limit minors’ ability to travel for an abortion without parental consent, even in states where the procedure is legal.

By Timothy BellaMarch 29, 2023

How to avoid sticker shock on prescriptions

Medication costs are a steep burden for many over 65, but there are ways to shop around and reduce out-of-pocket spending.

By Hallie LevineMarch 27, 2023

These women survived combat. Then they had to fight for health care.

The Jax Act, a bipartisan bill introduced in the House, seeks to acknowledge women's combat service on secretive missions in Afghanistan.

By Hope Hodge SeckMarch 27, 2023

Watching live sports in person may be good for you, researchers say

Participants who had attended a live sporting event within the past year were more likely to report that their lives were worthwhile.

By Erin BlakemoreMarch 26, 2023

Their child’s obesity drug was working. Then their plan refused to pay.

Youth obesity is an epidemic, but few insurers will cover drugs costing more than $1,300 a month for adolescents.

By Ariana Eunjung ChaMarch 26, 2023

Can we make gorillas sick? Study reveals much about them — and us.

Gorilla researchers in Africa gather saliva samples from partially chewed leaves that the primates discard after eating. The scientists then extract the DNA and analyze it for viruses.

By Marlene CimonsMarch 25, 2023