Rich Investors Were Supposed to Save This Hospital. Instead They Helped Destroy It.
There's not much stopping private equity titans from buying distressed hospitals and replacing them with luxury condos.
Catheters Are Causing Serious Problems in Hospitals
Around a third of people catheterized will develop bacteria in their urine, and a quarter will develop symptoms of a catheter-associated UTI.
'Biopsy Part Five,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby
After finding out she doesn't have cancer, Rebecca celebrates by assigning herself a new birthday.
'Biopsy Part Four,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby
While waiting for a call from her doctor, Rebecca gets stoned with a friend.
'Biopsy Part Three,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby
While waiting for the results of her recent procedure, Rebecca is forced to grapple with the idea that she might have cancer.
'Biopsy Part Two,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby
After her surgery, Rebecca is still pretty out of it.
'Biopsy Part One,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby
In the first part of this five-chapter comic, we meet a young girl who is getting ready to go under the knife.
Social Workers Are the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare
Even the best medical care may fail if it is not well integrated into the patient’s life.
The Average Nurse Makes Barely More Than They Did in 2005
Meanwhile, doctors and medical center CEOs saw much bigger increases.
This Catholic Church Policy Has Been Harming Women for 50 Years
How the unpopular Catholic ban on birth control, "Humanae Vitae," made its way into the public sphere, and how it's getting even more help under the Trump administration.
Untreatable Infections Are Likely Killing More People Than Doctors Thought
The parents of one 27-year-old who died are speaking out.
Hospitals Are Struggling to Manage People’s Pain Amid a Shortage of Injectable Opioids
Hospitals and surgical centers scrambling to find enough injectable morphine, Dilaudid, and fentanyl, which can leave patients languishing in pain and raise the risk of dosing mistakes.
Pauline Bartolone, California Healthline