Latest Family medicine News

At stores and online, health care moves closer to customers

Jun. 4, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

Health care is moving closer to patients. Drugstores are expanding the care and support they offer, and telemedicine is bringing doctors and therapists to the family room couch as the system shifts to help people stay healthy and attract customers who want convenience. CVS Health offered the latest example on...

Insider Q&A: Doctor on Demand CEO leads primary care push

May. 29, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

Hill Ferguson thinks telemedicine can become a routine option for patients, not just an easy way to handle middle of the night ear infections. The CEO of Doctor on Demand says primary care is a new frontier for companies like his that offer telemedicine, which involves seeing a doctor or nurse from afar, often...

Family, doctor say three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died

May. 20, 2019 9:34 PM EDT
VIENNA (AP) — Family, doctor say three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died.

Arkansas health official finds his purpose after dad's death

May. 13, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) — Allan Nichols took essential lessons from his dad's life — a reverence for hard work, faith and family — but his mission grew out of Gary Nichols' death. After Easter, Nichols was showing visitors his nonprofit health company's newest clinic. His right arm was in a...

Some Kansas City-area patients ditch fee-for-service doctors

Apr. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patients who are fed up with the bureaucracy of the health insurance industry are ditching the copays and high deductibles for a different way to get primary care. One such patient is self-employed attorney Dan Hobart, who struggled to find insurance because of his pre-existing...