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Genetics may be the next big thing in medicine, but at what cost?

Apr 12, 2013
Many believe genetics are the next big thing in medicine, but one question for this new era of personalized medicine is cost.
Posted In: cancer, Science, genetics, health care

'Chained CPI' hurts seniors

Apr 10, 2013
Obama's proposal to recalculate the rate of inflation hurts seniors who spend more on health care than the rest of us.
Posted In: health care, senior citizen, Social Security, CPI

Dementia is highest cost disease and rising

Apr 4, 2013
A report in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine says the U.S. spends more on treating dementia than any other disease including cancer and heart disease.
Posted In: Health, health care, dementia

Nursing exams keep pace with health care tech advances

Apr 2, 2013
It helps to be up on the latest tech if you want to be a registered nurse. This week the National Council of State Boards of Nursing is rolling out a new update to its nurse licensing exam.
Posted In: health care, Tech, nurses

India Novartis patent ruling: Good for access, bad for innovation?

Apr 1, 2013
India's Supreme Court has rejected a patent filed by Swiss drug maker Novartis for its cancer drug. The decision has implications for the pharmaceutical industry and millions of people in poor countries.
Posted In: India, health care, generic drugs, pharmaceuticals

India rejects Novartis cancer drug patent

Apr 1, 2013
The Supreme Court in India has rejected an attempt by the Swiss drug maker Novartis to patent an update to a cancer treatment.
Posted In: India, health care, pharmaceuticals, cancer

Helping drug addicts kick the habit six months at a time

Mar 25, 2013
A new drug, in the final stages of approval by the FDA, could make it easier to give addicts medication without using pills and risking abuse.
Posted In: health care, pharmaceuticals, drugs, addiction

Understanding the high cost of saying goodbye

Mar 22, 2013
Ten percent of all health care dollars are spent in the last year of life. Those final days are when the toughest, most costly decisions are made, and emotion can easily overrun decision making. Here's one man's story about the choices he made.
Posted In: death, health care

A tax on medical devices that almost nobody likes

Mar 22, 2013
You don't often hear about a 79-to-20 vote in the U.S. Senate, but that's exactly what happened last night. The chamber voted overwhelmingly to repeal a tax on medical devices.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health care reform law

From 'god-like' to team huddle: Training doctors for a new health care future

Mar 15, 2013
At medical schools across the country, more than 30,000 aspiring doctors are meeting their matches and finding out where they will spend the next several years as residents.
Posted In: doctors, Match Day, health care

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