Are Americans Getting Healthier?

Advances in medical science and healthcare mean Americans are living longer than ever. But lifestyle choices can hold us back — and the leading causes of death among Americans (including heart disease and certain cancers) are often preventable with a healthy lifestyle. We see in the headlines that more Americans are trending against lifestyle choices like smoking and frequent fast-food binges … but are we really getting healthier? This series will take a closer look at whole health and how we can continue to improve.

LifeShare: Disrupting the Healthcare System for the Better

How do you make sure state healthcare services meet the needs of people with disabilities? If you're Josh and Rachel Boynton, you prepare…

Preventive Healthcare Initiatives and the Knowledge Gap

Costs are down (or even free) for preventative healthcare like birth control, mammograms and colonoscopies, but many Americans still don't take advantage. Can…

Why Women Still Face Barriers to Healthcare Coverage

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded health insurance coverage to many previously uninsured women, troubling gaps still remain.

Can Medicare Still Support the Health Care Needs of U.S. Seniors?

While Congress looks to chop benefits, groups like AARP are continuing to sound the drumbeat about the valuable, high-quality care this national program…

Patient Education and Improving Access to Quality Healthcare

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more Americans are insured now than ever before. But many newly-insured patients don't know enough about wellness…

Ignoring Scientific Evidence, Consumers use Alternative Medicines at Their Own Risk

The complete lack of scientific evidence substantiating any health benefits is the reality of the homeopathic medicine industry, but the sector still reaps…

Drug Companies, Corporate Responsibility and the Prescription Opioid Crisis

On any given day, over 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for opioid misuse. In addition to the pain inflicted on countless…

Healthy Eating in America: Are We Really Changing the Way We Eat?

Consumers are bombarded with a plethora of healthy food products these days. But does all of this innovation mean Americans are actually eating…

Rising Obesity and the ‘Fat Acceptance’ Movement: Finding a Middle Ground

Supporters of what is often called the “fat acceptance” movement say they want to stop the bias society often directs toward overweight people,…

CVS Health Continues the Fight Against Tobacco

After halting the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS Health extended its commitment to helping people lead smoke-free lives. The company plans…

Is ACA Succeeding At Promoting Workplace Wellness?

In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included regulations for employers who offer…

CVS Health Offers More Than Just a Local Drugstore

We take a look at CVS Health's 2015 CSR report and highlight some key wins for the company. The company’s ninth annual report…

Two Years Later: Did Obamacare Really Expand Healthcare Access?

We are two years into the greatest national healthcare experiment in American history. And experts are poring over data to determine the success…