Medical economics

What defines a safety-net hospital?

Safety-net hospitals have a common mission to provide care for Medicaid beneficiaries and those who are uninsured, but there's no universal definition for these hospitals—complicating efforts to allocate funding.

Oncology & Cancer

Calling for cancer centers to lead on climate disaster preparedness

Cancer centers are uniquely positioned to protect communities and their most vulnerable residents—cancer patients—from climate-driven disasters by bolstering emergency preparedness, noted researchers with Sylvester Comprehensive ...


Lenient gun laws pose threat to public safety

Children in states with minimal firearm policies have a significantly higher death rate compared to those in states with strict gun laws, according to a new national study. The research will be presented at the Pediatric ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could bird flu become the next pandemic?

Avian flu cases have spiked around the globe in recent weeks, devastating bird populations and making headlines. The spread of the illness, caused by the H5N1 virus, has resulted in 58 million bird deaths since last fall—driving ...

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