High blood pressure was redefined Monday by the American Heart Association, which said the disease should be treated sooner, when it reaches 130/80, not the previous limit of 140/90. “High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher for…Read more
In response to the weekend’s mass shooting in a small town in Texas, opinion writers offer their ideas on why gun violence continues to plague the United States.Read more
Starting my second semester, my boyfriend and I went to the cafeteria for breakfast. I began to have what I call the first panic attack of my adult life.
This panic attack changed the course of my entire second semester. After feeling dizzy, shaky, and like I had “nowhere to run,” I never went to the cafeteria again.
This was the worst mistake I could have made, but at the time I was terrified to tell anyone.Read more
Moms-to-be in labor had to be evacuated from Santa Rosa hospitals in the midst of the California wildfires.Read more
In this episode of “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, and Joanne Kenen of Politico discuss Congress’s tardiness in renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and play the parlor game of who might become the new secretary of Health and Human Services. Also, the pod panel interviews Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) about his new Medicare buy-in bill.Read more
Tom Price resigned from running the Department of Health and Human Services after a series of news stories detailing how he tallied more than $400,000 in private plane travel paid for by taxpayersRead more
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.Read more
Editorial pages highlight these questions and also explore what might be next on the health reform horizon.Read more
Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.Read more