Tag Archives: U.S.

Harvard hears from Kathleen Sebelius on future of U.S. health care

The U.S. is on a path to universal health care that started with Franklin Roosevelt’s 1940s passage of Social Security, says former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The next steps, she said, will include efforts to address Republicans’ “regulatory sabotage” of the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius, who headed the department during the… Read More »

Racial disparity in U.S. heart rhythm treatment suggests bias in medicine – NBCNews.com

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 30, 2018 / 5:08 PM GMT / Source: Reuters By Linda Carroll Black patients in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation — an irregular heart rhythm — are less likely to receive the medications that… Read More »

Suicide in U.S. at 50-year high as life expectancy falls at rate last seen amid war, pestilence

NEW YORK — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. Overall, there were more than 2.8 million U.S. deaths in 2017, or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. It… Read More »