The ACA is now embedded in U.S. health care — and its legality is still in question

JOHN YANG: Since its creation, there has been no letup in the fight over Obamacare. As William Brangham reports, a federal appeals court has likely ensured it will be an issue in the 2020 campaign and beyond. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: That’s right, John. A federal appeals court struck down the individual insurance mandate. It was a…

How Have We Almost Eradicated Polio?

Only one human disease in history has been fully stamped out; smallpox, with the World Health Organization declaring it eradicated way back in 1980. But, we might be close to eradicating a second disease; polio. Yes, the disease that brings up imagery of wheelchairs and iron lungs may soon be on its way out, but…

Drag Race Winner Yvie Oddly Says Rare Tissue Disease Makes It Difficult to Greet Fans After a Show

Image zoom  When Yvie Oddly finishes a drag performance, she often feels like she has “nothing left ”  The reigning winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race spoke candidly on the show of having Hypermobility Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, or HEDS, a rare tissue disorder where her body doesn’t make enough collagen, a protein that helps joints work…

A Rare Genetic Disease Should Have Killed Her by 10 — How a Medical Breakthrough Saved Her Instead

Image zoom  For the first three weeks of her life, Isabel Bueso seemed blessedly free of disease  And then, as mom Karla Bueso remembers now, “She began to suffer.”  Isabel has mucopolysaccharidosis type VI, also known as Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome or MPS-6, a rare genetic disease which inhibits the body’s ability to process sugar Serious symptoms can result,…

What Causes Sickle Cell…and How Are We Treating It?

Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited blood disorders. In fact, it’s the most commonly inherited blood disorder in the world affecting millions of people worldwide. Once upon a time Sickle Cell was almost impossible to live with but today, we know a lot more about it and it turns out, something as simple…

Health Information Technology: Improving the Nation’s Health Care

I like health IT because I believe it will improve the quality, safety, and care that we, as patients deserve. Because it’s an incredible opportunity to improve patient safety for all Americans. It has meant a major change in my life, my professional career, and how I can practice medicine. I like health IT because…

Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

SPOTTY SHOWERS OVERNIGHT AND MAINLY AFTERNOON CHARMS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A DETAILED LOOK, COMING UP. NOW A HEALTH ALERT, THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS ISSUED NEW WARNINGS TONIGHT. THE THIRD CASE OF — FEVER HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN MIAMI-DADE. DENGUE IS A VIRUS CONTRACTED