Over 15,000 births have taken place at birthing centers, and the number is growing. But there are no coverage guarantees despite provisions that prohibit discrimination against health care providers.
State and federal officials are investigating the so-called "Complaint Workload Clean-Up Project," which the county has discontinued.
Hospitals responding to a private group's survey report significant drops in their rates of early deliveries between 2010 and 2013.
In 2002, the Supreme Court banned the execution of the "mentally retarded." Monday the court is looking at the case of a convicted man who says Florida's definition of mental disability is too strict.
As electronic cigarette companies get bold with advertising, anti-smoking groups fear the ads will lure teens and get them hooked on nicotine.
States are legalizing marijuana even though there's no clear understanding of its impact on health. The drug hasn't been subjected to the kind of rigorous medical research that would find that out.
The elevated rate of infant mortality for black babies has been well documented but poorly understood. Researchers are developing new theories.
The flu epidemic appears to be slowing down, but health officials say Californians should not let their guard down just yet. The powerful H1N1 virus has fueled this flu season and it is a tricky strain.
Everybody knows a healthy sex life is important for a good marriage. But keeping the spark in the bedroom may be even more crucial for older couples dealing with chronic illness.
Doctors are supposed to wash their hands before touching a patient. But that stethoscope draped around the doctor's neck may be loaded with bacteria, too.
The FDA has released its mock-up of a proposed new label for food. What changed? Calorie counts go big and bold, listing calories from fat is out, and more details on added sugars.
The anti-vaccination movement is still relatively small, and it is not growing rapidly. But it still worries health officials.
Verifying that a patient has paid for coverage under the Affordable Care Act can take hours. But if doctors' offices don't check, they can get stuck with the bill.
Doctors have diagnosed a handful of children with a polio-like disease that can paralyze an arm or a leg. At least five children have been paralyzed by the disease.
A year after his son's suicide, popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren is taking on a new mental health ministry inspired by his personal tragedy.
Initial findings from a major study were released today by the National Institutes of Health. Among other things, the study details how some illnesses and risk factors play out among different national-origin groups.