Clean, safe drinking water is essential to life. To get that water, however, requires a sludge of chemicals, countless testings — and different treatment processes depending on where you live.
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Decisions about high blood pressure have gotten thornier over the past couple of years. There's no consensus on when to start treatment with drugs. The latest evidence adds to the confusion.
For Native Americans on South Dakota's Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, it can take weeks to get in to see a doctor and hours to get an ambulance after a life-threatening injury.
Diabetic children skied at Breckenridge recently to test out a new device that delivers insulin automatically.
Human skin has properties that are hard to mimic, but a Stanford engineer is working to create a type of artificial skin that can sense, heal and generate its own power.
A new analysis found that ColoradoCare would cover more than 80 percent of the state’s residents and would have a $38 billion annual budget.
Transgender people tend to have more mental health problems than the general population, but having supportive parents in childhood may help reduce that risk, a study finds.
Millions of children and adults are eligible for subsidized dental care in California. But the state's program is underfunded and many families can't find a dentist who participates, a report finds.
Writing her own story, with support from peers, helped Cassandra Steptoe shed the shame she felt in her diagnosis and find psychological healing instead. Now she's inspiring others to do the same.
When a special coating was added to the opioid Opana, it deterred people from abusing the pills by crushing and snorting them. But some users soon learned how to prepare the pills for injection.
You'd need a mosquito czar, worldwide cooperation, millions of dollars and the hope that the technology works out. Good luck!
The American College of Physicians will lobby Congress to allow the reimportation of medicines from other countries and to let Medicare bargain with drugmakers over price. Will lawmakers go along?