- Ten ERs In Colorado Tried To Curtail Opioids And Did Better Than Expected
Feb. 23, 2018
The collaboration known as ALTO, Alternatives to Opioids, set out to reduce opioid doses in the emergency room by 15 percent. It managed a 36 percent reduction instead.
- Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Long Wait Ends For Short-Term Plan Rules
Feb. 22, 2018
In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the Trump administration’s proposed regulation that would allow the expansion of short-term health insurance policies that do not comply with all the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The panelists also talk about federal funding (or not) of public health research around guns.
- After Shooting, ‘Honor How Kids Want To Deal With Their Feelings’
Feb. 22, 2018
Christine Sylvest, a child psychologist who now works in Maryland, for three years attended the Parkland, Fla., high school where a shooting attack left 17 people dead last week. She says the tragedy affects the entire community.
- Nurse Calls Cops After New Mom Seeks Help For Depression. Right Call?
Feb. 07, 2018
A package of mental health bills in California aims to ensure that all new moms are screened for postpartum depression and that more support is available for those who struggle with the malady.
- Readers And Tweeters Add Two Cents On Amazon Venture To Repackage Health Care
Feb. 06, 2018
Kaiser Health News gives readers a chance to comment on a recent batch of stories.
- California To Drug Users: We’ll Pay For You To Test Your Dope
Feb. 05, 2018
Fentanyl, a significant cause of overdoses and deaths across the country, has begun showing up in California street drugs. State health officials have responded with a bold but controversial policy: paying for test strips so users can check their stash.
- Opioid Crisis Hits Home: Uncle’s Overdose Spurs Medicaid Official To Change Course
Jan. 29, 2018
Andrey Ostrovsky, who until last month was chief medical officer for Medicaid, quit his job so he could more directly fight the stigma of drug addiction.
- Treating Domestic Violence As A Medical Problem
Jan. 29, 2018
Health care professionals increasingly collaborate with anti-abuse advocates to identify victims and ensure they get the help they need. One women’s center is opening a shelter on the campus of a large public hospital in Los Angeles.
- What’s Next For ‘Safe Injection’ Sites In Philadelphia?
Jan. 26, 2018
Philadelphia officials gave the OK to establishing safe-injection sites for drug users. But it's unclear where the sites would be located and who would fund and operate them.
- Postcard From California: Alzheimer’s ‘Looks Like Me, It Looks Like You’
Jan. 16, 2018
At a panel discussion this week in Sacramento, patients, caregivers and others shared their perspectives on how Alzheimer’s disease affects women, who account for two-thirds of those living with the condition.