Bridget M. Kuehn is a former senior staff writer for JAMA's Medical News & Perspectives section.
Young adults report improved health and lower out-of-pocket costs after a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in 2010 that allows individuals to obtain health insurance through a parent’s policy until their 26th birthday. Before the… Read More ›
A combination of warmer ambient temperatures and social interaction may cause normally nontoxic doses of the recreational drug commonly known as ecstasy or Molly to become fatal, suggests findings from an animal study. The study, published today in the Journal… Read More ›
Author Insight: Patients Who’ve Had Certain Life-Threatening Systemic and Skin Reactions at Risk of Recurrence
Patients who develop certain life-threatening skin reactions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), are at risk of a recurrence, suggests a study published today in JAMA. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and TEN are rare adverse events, occurring in just 1 to… Read More ›
Author Insights: Driven by Prescription Drug Abuse, Heroin Use Increases Among Suburban, Rural Whites
The face of heroin use in the United States is changing. A study published in JAMA Psychiatry this week found that compared with previous generations of heroin users, newer initiates are more likely to be older, to be white, to… Read More ›
Children who get less sleep in infancy and early childhood may be at greater risk of being overweight or obese during mid-childhood, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics. Over the past 20 years, studies have documented… Read More ›