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Cancer Treatment Can Make People Infertile, But Insurance Companies Aren't Always Willing to Help

If young people with cancer want to have kids later, they might have to pay out of pocket for things like egg retrieval, egg and sperm storage, and treatments like IVF.
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
4 days ago
Doctor's Note

When a Single Choice Is Life or Death for Your Patient

A doctor is faced with a devastating decision.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
10.2.18
healthcare

Med Students Are Working Together to Make Healthcare More Progressive

At a recent conference, attendees gave each other advice about how to advocate for single-payer and get better reproductive education at conservative medical schools.
Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
9.28.18
mental health

What to Expect From Your First Therapy Appointment

A first-timer’s guide to preparing for psychotherapy.
Cindy Kuzma
9.27.18
healthcare guides

All the Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Company Before You Have a Baby

The Tonic guide to navigating health insurance for pregnant people, including how to get insurance, what's covered, and what steps you need to take before the baby arrives.
Jessica Migala
9.26.18
Race

The Massive Racial Blind Spot in Cancer-Drug Studies

A new ProPublica investigation sheds light on this considerable problem.
Shayla Love
9.25.18
Race

The Need for Patient Advocacy When You're Black in the Doctor's Office

Doctors tells us the most effective ways to advocate for a friend or family member.
George M. Johnson
9.19.18
VICE Guide to Life

An FAQ About Health Insurance for College Students

Written so you can actually understand it.
Jessica Migala
9.14.18
healthcare

The Obamacare Lawsuit That's Getting Buried in the News

A group of Republican state attorneys general went to court this week with a lawsuit aimed at striking down the Affordable Care Act.
Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News
9.7.18
healthcare

The Average Nurse Makes Barely More Than They Did in 2005

Meanwhile, doctors and medical center CEOs saw much bigger increases.
Jesse Hicks
8.29.18
Fighting Words

Forcing Pain Patients Off Their Meds Won't End the Opioid Crisis

It might seem like a good idea to target the small number of people who use the most opioids, but a plan proposed in Oregon won't reduce the number of overdoses or new addictions.
Maia Szalavitz
8.21.18
You're Smarter Than That

The Man Who Sold America on Vitamin D—and Profited in the Process

The doctor most responsible for turning the sunshine supplement into a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry, according to government records and interviews.
Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
8.20.18