No matter how fast medicine moves us towards treatments, preventive medicine will always be the most effective and cheapest way to keep healthy. In this post, we’ll run down some common women’s health screening tests, when you should get them, and what you’re in for when you walk in.
A Florida man charged with first-degree premeditated murder told authorities that he fatally shot his wife because the couple could no longer afford to pay for her costly medication.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) brings more nuance to our understanding of life expectancy among rich and poor Americans.
If you’ve ever wanted to yell at Rick Scott, a video of a woman calling the Florida governor an asshole is your new favorite moment of your life that didn’t even happen to you.
In January, Jezebel reported that Norwegian Cruise Line had quietly removed employees’ access to emergency contraceptives, like Plan B—even for purchase. Last week, several more employees told us that on at least one NCL ship, the condom bowl in the health center was empty and that ship doctors had told them there…
A former Michigan state employee specializing in reducing infant mortality rates told the Guardian that a Catholic hospital’s ban on performing abortions led doctors there to force pregnant women to go through life-threatening miscarriages. She alleges that the doctors were observing a ban on inducing delivery, even…
The technology could have some, ah, implications.
At long last, the two Democratic candidates you’re paying attention to are actively, substantively beefing, and it is wonderful. Hillary Clinton’s campaign decided this week to start attacking Bernie Sanders’ record on healthcare, leading the Sanders team to tweet an actual thank-you note Clinton once wrote Sanders on…
Employees of Norwegian Cruise Lines were recently notified without warning or explanation that they would no longer have access to emergency contraceptives—for free or for purchase—unless they had been raped or sexually assaulted. The change went into effect on November 1.
On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton released a number of policy proposals specifically aimed at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Veteran’s Health Administration. Among these proposals include a special focus on increasing quality of care for women and transgender veterans.
Texas’ Health & Human Services Commission announced Monday that it will terminate the Medicaid contracts for all Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. The move, which will definitely be challenged in court, would cut off thousands of poor women from preventive care like Well Woman exams, HIV tests and birth control.
Jessica Mann, a 33-year-old social worker, is in her third trimester of pregnancy with her third child. Instead of resting and getting ready for the baby, she is fighting a battle with her Catholic hospital, which has refused to grant her a potentially life-saving procedure.
The Supreme Court has smacked down a major challenge to the Affordable Care Act, one that could have caused millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage. In a 6-3 decision, they ruled against the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, who argued that the federal government couldn’t provide subsidies for health…
Three federal agencies issued a pointed set of “clarifications” Monday, basically reminding health insurance companies that under the Affordable Care Act, they really do have to cover birth control without a co-pay or deductible. No, seriously. The same goes for “well woman” exams, preventive services for transgender…
Remember when Barack Obama announced that the Affordable Care Act would include a birth control mandate that gives women access to birth control for the lovely cost of free? That was great. Those guidelines kicked in on August 1 of 2012, but now, more than two years later, some women are still paying for their…
Last fall, Indian Health Service, the federal agency charged with administering healthcare on tribal lands, announced that it would finally make Plan B available over the counter.
What's the last place on Earth you would ever expect a mother to be thrown out of for breastfeeding her child?
Marketers have access to more consumer information than ever (even if some of it's outdated garbage). But advances is analytics are currently creeping toward health care. Are you ready for your insurer to know how many cars you own?
A Canadian woman recorded herself having a stroke, hoping it would help prove to doctors that her symptoms were not just a result of stress.