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Doctors Struggle With Medical Marijuana Knowledge Gap

When Dr. Nik Patel decided he needed to give his patients better-informed advice on the potential benefits of marijuana therapy, he had to arrange his own training on the subject. 1,378 more words

Public Health

Geriatric ERs Reduce Stress, Medical Risks For Elderly Patients

NEW YORK – The Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room looks and sounds like hundreds of others across the country: Doctors rush through packed hallways; machines beep incessantly; paramedics wheel stretchers in as patients moan in pain. 1,596 more words

Health Industry

Race, Ethnicity Affect Kids’ Access To Mental Health Care, Study Finds

One in five Americans is estimated to have a mental health condition at any given time. But getting treatment remains difficult — and it’s worse for children, especially those who identify as black or Hispanic. 1,106 more words

Capitol Desk

This Patient Advocate Has No Quarrel With Big Pharma

When it comes to the high price of prescription drugs — and government efforts to rein them in — Liz Helms wants everyone to “put their knives down and come to the table.” 1,022 more words

Health Care Costs

Survey: Millions More Californians Insured After Obamacare Launch, Medicaid Expansion

Nearly three-quarters of Californians who didn’t have health insurance before the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2014 are now covered, but those still uninsured are increasingly difficult reach, according to a new… 1,054 more words


'More At Peace': Interpreters Key To Easing Patients Final Days

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — Alfredo David lay in bed, looking deflated under an Avengers blanket, as a doctor, two nurses, and medical interpreter Veronica Maldonado entered his hospital room. 1,571 more words