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What's Ahead for Health Reform in 2018? July 20, 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

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

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

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

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

Zika Epidemic in U.S. Could Be a Costly Scenario May 03, 2017

A mild outbreak might approach $200 million, while more severe spread could involve billions, study finds

More Active Kids Could Save U.S. Billions in Health Costs: Study May 01, 2017

Starting young would pay big dividends as children grow up, researcher says

House Delays Vote on Obamacare Overhaul April 28, 2017

Revisions to initial GOP 'repeal and replace' plan didn't sit well with party moderates

Money Pressures Mount When a Spouse Gets Cancer April 27, 2017

Household income drops as much as 9 percent, new research finds

Crossroads for Obamacare April 27, 2017

GOP efforts to replace the health law may affect consumer choice, premiums and protections

Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone April 17, 2017

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes April 14, 2017

But industry experts say most important repair to health insurance marketplaces is still missing

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain April 14, 2017

People over 50 tended to respond best, study finds

Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking April 12, 2017

New report details costs of most popular plastic surgery procedures

EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade April 04, 2017

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say March 29, 2017

Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis

Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say March 28, 2017

At $12,000 and up a cycle, many forgo second attempt if they don't have coverage

Better Efforts Could Help Rid the U.S. of Hepatitis B, C: Report March 28, 2017

Plus, 90,000 fewer deaths would occur by 2030, study authors estimate

Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts March 27, 2017

Tort reform laws may help explain findings, researchers say

Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening? March 27, 2017

Scanning might reduce unneeded biopsies and overtreatment, study suggests

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