Nov 19, 2013 Medicare is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year by failing to rein in doctors who routinely give patients pricey name-brand drugs when cheaper generic alternatives are available.
Nov 18, 2013 A new analysis by ProPublica finds that many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs to Medicare patients when generics can be dramatically cheaper -- and it's costing taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.
Nov 13, 2013 New guidelines say not to focus too much on your cholesterol levels.
Oct 18, 2013 Employers are rolling out benefit programs that create financial incentives for healthier habits. But does it work?
Dec 6, 2013 Shedding those holiday pounds can be tough, but maybe a financial incentive can give you that extra push.
Oct 14, 2013 Medicare enrollment is already confusing enough. The new health care exchanges will only make it more so. And that could end up being costly for taxpayers.
Kate Archer Kent
Sep 30, 2013 Even though they are not proven to be more effective than traditional treatment methods, more than a dozen proton beam therapy centers are under construction across the country, including one in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Sep 25, 2013 Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners today. He organized a system in Camden, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, that tracks down the poorest patients who need care.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 25, 2013 Starting next week, federally run exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act will officially roll out in 36 states. And we now have our first detailed look at the prices.
Sep 19, 2013 The tech giant aims to study the biology behind the process of aging.