Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 28, 2012 As the health care system gets more complex, more people are turning to patient advocates for help.
Sep 26, 2012 In recent years Americans have been replacing their knees at an remarkable rate.
Sep 25, 2012 Study finds growth in healthcare spending has reversed its post-recession slump.
Sep 20, 2012 Researchers have found that while moving out of poorer neighborhoods improves a person's health and general happiness, moving to a better-off region did not improve families' income.
Sep 18, 2012 Alabama joins a slew of lawmakers who are ambivalent about taking funds from the Fed to cover the millions more people who will become eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare.
Sep 17, 2012 More employers, public and private, are including wellness plans in their benefits to help employees become more fit, lowering health insurance costs.
Sep 11, 2012 Six years after sweeping health care reform, Massachusetts is still struggling to lower the cost of care.
Aug 31, 2012 A former supporter and architect of the Medicare vouchers program explains why he's now opposed to the program, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports.
Aug 23, 2012 The giant discounter will soon begin offering a slew of shots aimed at boosting its health care business.
Aug 20, 2012 Shares of the insurance giant Aetna are looking awfully healthy this morning. Acquiring another insurer is likely providing a bit of a shot in the arm. It's the latest in a stream of health insurance mergers we've been charting -- many of them happening for the same reasons.