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Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul September 14, 2017

Sponsors say bill would give states more flexibility; critics contend it would leave many uninsured

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall September 14, 2017

But more cases are expected as baby boomers age, report says

Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends September 12, 2017

Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

Can't Afford the Dentist? You're Not Alone September 07, 2017

Many also mistakenly believe Medicare will cover their dental care

New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma September 06, 2017

But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need September 06, 2017

Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study August 28, 2017

More short-term stays the biggest factor fueling the increase

Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors August 24, 2017

But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says

'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk August 23, 2017

High-tech motorized device aims to correct disabling gait pattern

Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families August 22, 2017

Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates

Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals August 11, 2017

Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds

'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain August 11, 2017

With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say

Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance August 10, 2017

1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care August 07, 2017

While they believe in price shopping, they don't follow through, researchers report

Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients July 27, 2017

Obamacare has improved access to therapies, but finances are still a big concern, researchers say

What's Ahead for Health Care Reform in 2018? July 21, 2017

Higher premiums, fewer choices, less time could confront consumers shopping for insurance, analysts say

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study July 19, 2017

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs July 19, 2017

New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

Revised Senate Bill Would Allow Bare-Bones Health Plans July 13, 2017

Fate of the GOP measure remains uncertain amid party discord

Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study July 12, 2017

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

Pregnancy Complication Costs U.S. Billions July 11, 2017

Preeclampsia rates have risen steadily since the 1980s

Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay July 11, 2017

People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

Most Medicaid Recipients Happy With Their Health Care: Survey July 10, 2017

Findings come as Senate Republicans try to slash spending for the government health insurance program

A Cheaper Alternative to Hearing Aids? July 05, 2017

Devices performed almost as well and are much cheaper, but they aren't regulated, researchers note

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help June 30, 2017

Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers June 27, 2017

Survey finds them in better health and doing better work or getting a better job

Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare June 23, 2017

Conservatives say it doesn't go far enough, moderates say it goes too far

Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare June 22, 2017

Bill would rein in Medicaid budget more slowly, preserve preexisting condition safeguards, change tax credits

Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care June 22, 2017

Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher says

FDA Warns Diabetics Against Use of Secondhand Test Strips June 20, 2017

Previously purchased products may not have been stored properly, could lead to inaccurate results

Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids June 15, 2017

Yearly price tag for their care now tops $300 million, researchers report

Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices June 15, 2017

More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

Leading Medical Groups Mobilize Against Obamacare Repeal June 13, 2017

GOP-sponsored legislation would impose added costs and risks on millions of Americans, groups contend

Uncertainty for Obamacare Plans as Filing Deadline Approaches June 13, 2017

Early indications suggest some consumers will face fewer choices, higher rates in 2018

4 in 10 Job-Based Health Plans in U.S. Are Now 'High-Deductible' June 06, 2017

These employees are more likely to face financial barriers to care, researchers find

Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms June 02, 2017

Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year June 02, 2017

Study suggests more street accidents, older bikers are boosting expenses

Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response June 02, 2017

Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus

Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist? June 01, 2017

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

Transgender People Report More Health Problems May 30, 2017

Disparities can't be explained by lower income, other factors, researcher says

Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs May 30, 2017

Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC May 25, 2017

More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved ones

At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates May 23, 2017

Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years May 22, 2017

Plastic surgeons' group identifies top transition treatments

Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF May 18, 2017

In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist May 17, 2017

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill May 12, 2017

Older, sicker Americans worry they may bear brunt of GOP efforts to curtail a popular Obamacare protection

Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study May 12, 2017

Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday

Wives, Daughters Shoulder Most of Alzheimer's Care Burden May 09, 2017

Careers, finances may take a hit because of caregiving demands, researchers say

Expired EpiPens May Still Help Save a Life: Study May 09, 2017

But allergy experts advise not counting on older devices if you can replace them

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