Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

STD cases in the US spiked during pandemic

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic kept people isolated at home, sexually transmitted disease (STDs) cases increased across the United States.

Oncology & Cancer

Colorectal cancer screening lags among rural women, study finds

Women who live in urban and rural areas get screened for breast cancer at similar rates, but rural women get screened for colorectal cancer at significantly lower rates than their urban counterparts, new research reveals.

Dentistry

Medicaid expansion of dental care can increase access

When public health insurance like Medicaid expands its dental coverage, by increasing the types of procedures it covers and the total amount a dentist can spend on an individual patient, more dentists will locate to the expansion ...

HIV & AIDS

2014 to 2019 saw increase in HIV testing, but rates remain low

(HealthDay)—The percentage of males and nonpregnant females aged ≥13 years with commercial insurance or Medicaid who received HIV testing increased from 2014 to 2019, but remained below 6 percent, according to research ...

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