AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has reduced the misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes in recent years, but some advocacy groups say much more can be done. Amanda Fredriksen, associate state director at AARP Texas, explained about 12,000 nursing...
A barber in Texas has gone viral after an online promotional gambit for his shop turned into an internet fail for the ages, with Twitter users quick to mock the moronic online marketing.  Jakes...
There’s a section in the new Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll out this week that hasn’t gotten much attention: what parents think about schools and student health. (You can read my overview of the full poll, which focuses heavily on...
Universal health care is a system that provides quality medical services to all citizens. The federal government offers it to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Despite some similarities, Obamacare is not universal health care. Some Americans advocate for a...
Here in the US, we often get a bit caught up in the healthcare debate. The media often suggests that our neighbors, the Canadians, have better healthcare than we do. However, a side-by-side comparison will show that each system...
Women in the UK are living shorter lives on average than most of their counterparts in Europe, according to an analysis by Public health England. Spanish women have the highest life expectancy in Europe at birth, at 86.3 years in...
Standing in the lobby of the Sheraton Times Square Hotel at the Clinton Global Initiative’s 10th annual meeting, Kenyan physician Dr. Allan Pamba excitedly tells me about a new initiative to train African scientists in non-communicable disease (NCD) research....
The Trump administration is making good on the president's executive order to rollback Obama-era restrictions on short-term health plans. Insurers will be able to start selling short-term coverage that's cheaper and less comprehensive than Obamacare plans — beginning in October...
KUBEKHAZA, Hungary — As mayor of this Hungarian village where tens of thousands of migrants recently marched toward northern Europe, Robert Molnar has some sympathy for his country's decision to build a fence on the border with Serbia. But Molnar has a...
Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the...