The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force expanded its 2009 recommendations by stating all primary care doctors should screen adults for depression. Learn more
Odomzo is the new pill approved by the FDA to treat locally advanced basal cell carcinoma. Clinical trials reported 58 percent of patients who took 200 mg of the drug per day had their tumors shrink or disappear. Learn more
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In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He is there to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier. But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Get the full story.