'Why I hope to die at 75,' revisited

In October 2014, Ezekiel Emanuel—a health policy expert, medical ethicist, and doctor who advised former President Obama—wrote an infamous article called "Why I Hope to Die at 75." At age 62, Emanuel shares how he feels today.

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'Fertility fraud': At-home DNA tests are revealing physicians who replaced donor sperm with their own

At-home DNA tests are revealing cases in which fertility doctors secretly used their own sperm to impregnate patients, leading some states to criminalize so-called "fertility fraud"—and sparking a debate over whether it should be considered a form of sexual assault.

Charted: How diabetes patients are cutting their Rx costs

About 13% of the nearly one in 10 U.S. adults diagnosed with diabetes did not take their medication as prescribed in 2018 because of the drug's cost, according to a CDC brief released Wednesday.

Health officials announce first death from mysterious lung illness believed to be linked to vaping

Illinois health officials on Friday announced the first death from a severe lung illness that health care providers and officials believe is linked with e-cigarette use and vaping.

Around the nation: American Optometric Association honors 100-year-old optometrist who's still practicing

Daniel Nast has had a private practice in Melrose Park in Chicago for more than 50 years, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, Illinois, and Maryland.

Is cancer a 'battle'? Is your patient a 'fighter'? Here's why war metaphors may backfire.

Many doctors who work with patients with incurable conditions often seek to champion their patients by referring to them as "fighters" in a "battle" against their disease. But a new study in Health Communication finds that using war metaphors when talking about cancer "may do more harm than good," Ian Sample writes for The Guardian.

Why ACA premiums are staying flat (or even falling)

Insurers are planning to provide consumers on the Affordable Care Act's exchange market with more health plans options for the 2020 coverage year, and exchange plan premiums are projected to either stay flat or even decrease.

Weekly review: The top-paying health care employers in your state, mapped

The health benefits of a single vacation day; the 16 health care companies "changing the world," according to Fortune; and more.