Oct 8, 2012 Every little thing your doctor does has a special code attached, with a dollar sign. Codes were supposed to make things simpler. Instead, they've touched off an expensive arms race between doctors, hospitals and insurers.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 4, 2012 According to a new study out in the U.K., there is a correlation between intelligence levels and the likelihood that someone will end up on long-term sick leave.
Apr 4, 2012 A panel of doctors is recommending that physicians and patients think twice before performing several common medical tests.
Apr 2, 2012 Express Scripts is looking to close a deal to takeover Medco Health Solutions this week. The combined companies will handle the prescription drugs of 135 million Americans. What effect will that have on pharmacy drug prices?
Apr 2, 2012 Right now the Food and Drug Administration is all but powerless to regulate cosmetics. Bills in Congress could give the industry a facelift by banning ingredients linked to cancer and other disorders.
Mar 30, 2012 Despite pressure to show uses ads and make hay from their personal data, CaringBridge refuses. They're a special case, but are there lessons here for other social networks?
Mar 28, 2012 New information from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that more than quarter of the U.S. population say they're not getting enough shuteye. The issue has consequences on our economy and health.
Mar 27, 2012 Doctor and commentator John Schumann says it's a medical urban legend.
Mar 23, 2012 By the end of the month, the Federal Drug Administration needs to decide whether to ban BPA in food and drink containers. Bisphenol A makes plastic more pliable, but some scientists say it may have adverse effects on human health.