Health Care

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speaks during a news conference in late June at the Justice Department in Washington. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters) 
Catholic News Service August 08, 2018
The letter also requested that health plans which include abortion notify consumers of that fact at the time of enrollment to prevent consumers from buying such plans if they who do not wish to.
Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic lay missionary from the United States, examines a patient during rounds in late April at the Mother of Mercy Hospital in Gidel, a village in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The Catholic hospital, at which Catena is often the only physician, is the only referral hospital in the war-torn area. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
“We're supposed to show the face of Christ to people, but how can you do that if you take off when the going gets tough?” asked Dr. Tom Catena, a 54-year old physician from Amsterdam, New York.
Thomas W. McGovern July 27, 2018

Patients and doctors are allies separated by a common language: suffering.

Stephanie Slade July 26, 2018
For a website with a quantitative bent, FiveThirtyEight is surprisingly willing in this case to use statistics to obscure the truth.
Kevin Clarke June 29, 2018
The C.D.C. reports a 25 percent spike between 1999 and 2016 in the frequency of suicide across the country.
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Ira Byock June 29, 2018
The medical profession’s hegemony over questions of illness and dying is not complete; faith communities are still needed for discernment and guidance.