Tag Archives: health

Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

There are now 358 cases of Ebola and 213 deaths since the outbreak began in August, according to the nation’s Ministry of Health. Conflict between militant groups and government forces has made it difficult for health workers to access some of the hardest-hit areas. Operations suspended On Friday evening, an armed group tried to attack… Read More »

New Congress To Tackle Burning Health Care Issues, Including Drug Prices

[embedded content] Voters ranked health care as the top issue facing the country after the midterms, according to CBS News exit polling. KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble joined “Red and Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss how Republicans and Democrats are responding to the American public’s call to action — with a focus on… Read More »

Silence in health care is a crisis

I was moved when a family entrusted me to give a eulogy for their beloved. This great privilege highlighted a hallmark of a physician’s service to humanity: “to cure sometimes, alleviate often, but comfort always.” But I was horrified to learn that his death at the hospital may have been the result of a preventable… Read More »