The fifth report by Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, which was released Tuesday, said there were more than 700 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients and ambulances in 23 countries around the globe in 2017. The coalition’s chair, Len Rubenstein, said in the report. “By the end of 2017, the number of hospitals shelled or bombed in the country approached 500, and then that grisly milestone was surpassed in early 2018.”

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In a grim layering of American tragedies, a 67-year-old man with a lung disease was able to crowdfund his medical treatment only after his wife died in the Santa Fe, Tex., school shooting

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He still ended up with a $7,924 bill. You can’t avoid surprise medical bills even with a “PhD in surprise billing.”

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Several new scientific studies out today confirm what NPR News first reported. Hundreds of coal miners are suffering from the advanced stage of the fatal disease commonly called black lung. This epidemic of severe disease seems to be getting worse. NPR’s Howard Berkes has the new findings

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A Death in Slow Motion

May 23, 2018

A heart transplant. A medical mishap. A drawn-out ending. All told on Facebook

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Discussions concerning to the ethical issues related to stem cells have been ongoing for many years, but a special section in the latest issue of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine takes a deep look at some of the newest and most complex issues – including the direct global sales of services and untested and unproven products marketed as stem cells. Guest edited by Tamra Lysaght and Jeremy Sugarman

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The rise of spit kits is leaving consumers with lots of data and few answers. Genetic counselors could help people understand these results, but there aren’t enough of them to go around

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One patient’s death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes’ career. The patient, Cervantes says, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years

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