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.
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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?
Guilt still haunts a new mother who was addicted to opioids when she got pregnant. Once she was ready to ask for help, treatment programs that could handle her complicated pregnancy were hard to find.
For the fourth time in five years, the justices consider a requirement of the Affordable Care Act that most health plans provide women access to birth control without copays.
"Clearly, what happened here is a case of environmental injustice," task force member Ken Sikkema tells reporters. Primary blame rests with a state environmental agency, investigators concluded.
The program was tested in YMCAs around the country, and helped people lose about 5 percent of their body weight in a year. The goal is to make it a Medicare-eligible prevention program.
There's plenty of evidence that being transgender makes for worse mental health. But would that change if trans people were accepted by their families early on? Scientists are trying to find out.
The medical system looks at patients as "parts and money," not people, writes a Denver Health physician
The Food and Drug Administration is demanding that the instructions for the most commonly prescribed opioids include so-called black box warnings about dangers of abuse, misuse, overdose and death.
For millions around the world, it's the invisible microbes and parasites that can turn their daily drinking water into a dangerous elixir.
Meditation can help relieve chronic back pain, and so can cognitive behavioral therapy, a study finds. But good luck getting insurance to pay for it.
Raise a glass to good health? Probably not. The idea that alcohol is good for you has little scientific purchase, an analysis of previous research finds. The more you drink, the worse off you'll be.