Whether you are keeping up with your vaccinations at a community healthcare center or prepping for surgery in a major hospital, like it or not, we all have to deal with our modern healthcare system. According to Revcycle Intelligence, U.S. healthcare spending rose by 4.6 percent compared to last year, while healthcare employment growth was driven by hospitals, which added 19,400 jobs in February 2023. With rising insurance premiums, and the politics of future funding of Medicare, healthcare affects our wallets as well as our well-being.

Keep up with this ever-growing, changing sector. Below are some of the latest stories on healthcare on Newswise.

Naloxone Prescriptions Increased at U.S. Hospitals Between 2012 and 2019

Significant Disparities in Breast Cancer Care Persist, But Surgeons Can Drive Change

Patients with septic shock benefit from a combination of hydrocortisone-fludrocortisone therapy

New program shows promise in reducing financial burden of cancer care

Average privately insured family spends $1,300 for child’s hospitalization

Women with higher out-of-pocket costs receive fewer follow-up procedures to screening mammograms

Clinical Trial Participation Associated with Improved Overall Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients

‘Smart’ bandages monitor wounds and provide targeted treatment

How one state beat national surgery opioid trends

Largest US state-by-state analysis of COVID-19 impact reveals the driving forces behind variations in health

Mental distress among female individuals of reproductive age after overturning of Roe v Wade

2022 heatwave struck off surgery in fifth of UK hospitals

Investigators Find Disparities in Mesothelioma Survival Due to Social Determinants, Limited Access

Survey finds patients value immediate access to test results

Cataract surgery reimbursements may not be enough for some patients

Seniors’ use of urinary-tract infection antibiotics halved

Machine learning programs predict risk of death based on results from routine hospital tests