Though "surgery is an integral, indivisible part of healthcare," 5 billion people worldwide lack access to safe and affordable surgical care, according to a new commission from The Lancet.
Even as the White House has unveiled an aggressive, $1.2 billion plan to fight antibiotic-resistant infections, a new study suggests that U.S. hospitals don't do enough to prevent one particularly dangerous superbug from harming patients.
Sometimes, in the midst of reporting the news day after day, you miss the proverbial Big Picture. It usually takes several stories centered on a common theme, along with some sort of memory trigger,...
Nursing homes may edge out hospitals as the primary healthcare option for elderly patients, according to the New York Times.
The use of a drug called spice--a synthetic substance that mimics the effects of marijuana--has sparked a troubling rise in visits to emergency departments and calls to poison control, the New York Times reports.
In a report that puts hard numbers behind a danger many health workers have long spoken out against, the Occupational Health Safety Network found that injuries associated with workplace violence increased overall from 2012 to 2014 and "nearly doubled for nurse assistants and nurses."
My husband and I recently attended a funeral that was devoid of anything personal or unique about the deceased's life: Who she was, how her life mattered and how those who loved her will miss...
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., called for improving public health by creating a "prevention-based society" in an interview with the Washington Post.
As controversy continues to swirl around superbug outbreaks in U.S. hospitals, a new study sounds the alarm that shortages of key antibiotics could make drug-resistant bacteria an even bigger threat to patients.
The healthcare industry abounds with new ideas to reduce unplanned hospital readmissions and emergency department visits, but a New Jersey hospital has turned to a seemingly old-fashioned medical strategy--the house call.