Mar 12, 2012 A new study that predicts that Americans could be spending $25 billion a year by the end of this decade on genetics testing. It's believed that the prospect of being able to sequence whole genomes at an affordable cost now is really a gamechanger.
Mar 2, 2012 When you're in pain and in need of treatment, it's hard to pay really close attention to your health care choices. Commentator Renee Lux describes how treating her stiff neck led to a huge hike in her insurance costs.
Mar 12, 2012 Commentator Mark Bittman argues we should regulate sugar like we do cigarettes.
Feb 20, 2012 The Medical College Admission Test will require aspiring doctors to understand people as well as science.
Feb 15, 2012 American workers get the least amount of guaranteed paid holiday and vacation time compared to the rest of the world, and many don't even take their allotted time off, thanks to pressure from employers.
Feb 15, 2012 New research shows that work 100+ hours a week as an investment banker -- or a lawyer or software engineer -- can be a big hazard.
Feb 10, 2012 Michelle Obama will announce a Pentagon venture to make the food offerings in the U.S. military more healthy. It’s the first change to military rations in 20 years.
Feb 10, 2012 Under the new plan, even women who work for religious employers will have access to free birth control. It's all because of an insurance company workaround.
Feb 8, 2012 Starting this fall, hospitals that readmit the same patients over and over in a short period of time will be fined. That has medical providers looking for better ways to keep people healthy when they're off hospital grounds.