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A Missouri judge issued an order Monday to keep a preliminary injunction in place allowing Planned Parenthood to continue performing abortions at its St. Louis clinic until 5 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region. Patients with appointments scheduled for this week will receive care, the clinic said Monday.

While a wave of conservative states have been pushing laws restricting or effectively banning abortion, Illinois and Nevada moved legislation forward Friday aimed at protecting access to the procedure.

The Japanese practice of forest bathing — or shinrin-yoku — may result in some impressive health benefits. Here’s what you need to know.

Every year, Shriners Hospitals for Children selects two National Patient Ambassadors to represent the health care system’s patients. They spend the year sharing the ways Shriners Hospitals for Children has made a dramatic, life-changing difference in their lives. Meet Lily and Riley, our two new National Patient Ambassadors.

Thanks to successful surgeries and custom-designed prosthetics, Hannah and Katie have conquered their lower limb problems. Now the sisters are pushing each other to accomplish something with their tiny hands that fully dexterous people seldom pursue — playing the piano.

County health programs and federally funded community clinics generally make up the safety net for people without insurance. But when an ailment requires surgery or other complex treatment, patients are forced to get creative or wait it out.

Hello, my name is James. I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah, and like many kids, I’m just a 17-year-old high school student. But unlike many kids, I was born differently. I was diagnosed with arthrogryposis, a disability that limits the movement within my joints.

Growing up, William Magee III, M.D., D.D.S., experienced the difference that medical care can make as he traveled the world with his parents as they provided no-cost, life-changing surgeries to children with facial birth defects.

When scientists need to save an endangered species, sometimes the solution is straightforward. But sometimes, conservation requires that you built a robot, search for poop, or devise a seemingly en…

The policy will lead to more abortions of the dangerous, medically unsupervised, barbaric kind, which cause up to 13% of maternal deaths. After all, affected women won’t have access to broader family planning that could keep abortion off the table.

The court said that the state's Bill of Rights "allows a woman to make her own decisions regarding her body ... decisions that can include whether to continue a pregnancy."

The operating room staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City are the first in Utah to quit smoking in the operating room. Yes, you read that correctly. Traditional surgical cautery during procedures in operating rooms produce what’s known as “surgical smoke” and OSHA reports an estimated 500,000 health care workers are exposed to laser or electrosurgical smoke each year.

A (growing) list of which states have passed some of our countries most severe abortion bans.

Edgar Perez was named honorary mayor of the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The 19-year-old has lived there for nearly a year while accessing medical care in the area. He is happy and helpful and often called the mayor there.

UC Davis Health and Adventist Health will cut the ribbon on a joint cancer care center in Chico Tuesday, providing an alternate treatment home for Paradise-area patients displaced by the Camp Fire.

April is Occupational Therapy Month and the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital is celebrating the contributions our dedicated team of occupational therapists make to the rehabilitation department and overall patient care.

Alec Cabacungan, a 16-year-old who has "brittle bones disease," and Zion Williamson shared a heartwarming moment at the Final Four.

New workshop explores how to integrate quality, cost and financial considerations with patient satisfaction iniatives.

After experiencing burnout, this surgeon went on a journey through art to recover his heart and restore his well-being. This is how art helped him feel again.

Podcasts from Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland offer interviews with hospital physicians and clinicians in their areas of pediatric specialty care. Intended for parents, patients, families and clinicians.

Visit Medline at the American Burn Association's Annual Meeting to learn about ways to advance the healing process for your patients and burn care team.

Your nutrition during pregnancy is key to having a healthy baby. Even if you're already a health nut, you'll probably need to make some adjustments to your diet during pregnancy.

The Trump-Pence administration's dangerous gag rule is designed to cut patients off from care at Planned Parenthood -- so Planned Parenthood is taking the administration to court. Sign on to our people’s brief supporting patients and fighting to stop the gag rule.

Clubfoot or club feet in children is a birth difference in children. Peter Smith, M.D. explains how Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago offers the non-surgical Ponseti method casting and advanced surgical techniques to correct this condition in children.

governor gavin newsom signs critical prescribing legislation
The Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California is pleased to announce that Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed OPSC supported Assembly Bill 149 (Cooper) . OPSC along with other physician organizations advocated extensively for this important legislation
In December of 2018, the Department of Justice released new regulations requiring prescribers to use prescription documents with a unique 15-digit serial number…

LEXINGTON (AP) — University of Kentucky sophomore Lily Silverstein is too young to know much about the band Foreigner, except for the 1980s hits her mom would occasionally blast over the car radio, like “Juke Box Hero,” or “Cold As Ice” or “Hot Blooded.” But Silverstein learned a lot more about the band last year, …

Spina bifida is a birth defect that requires special care. Haluk Altiok, M.D., pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and director of the spina bifida clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, explains the condition, treatment and developments in care for children.

The Portland Shriners Hospital staff recently welcomed a new recreational therapist to the team! Caroline Scott, originally from the East Coast, joined the rehabilitation staff in December after a 2 1/2 year stint working at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.