Health Care at a glance

Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks to members of the media as she comes out from the U.S. Supreme Court after oral arguments in the case of King v. Burwell March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.

King v. Burwell: Oral arguments on Obamacare

Mar 4, 2015
Tuesday marked a big day for the Affordable Care Act
Posted In: health care, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court

Tracing the Obamacare subsidy

Mar 3, 2015
Insurance subsidies are central to the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, subsidies

How the cost of a drug impacts the placebo effect

Mar 3, 2015
A recent study suggests telling patients a drug is expensive enhances the effect.
Posted In: medicine, pharmaceuticals, hospitals

Feds want fewer anti-psychotics prescribed to seniors

Mar 2, 2015
Heavily marketed to treat patients with dementia, drugs can lead to death
Posted In: Health, health care, prescription drugs, elder care, dementia

The cost of generosity

Feb 18, 2015
Organ donation saves lives and money — unless you’re the organ donor.
Posted In: kidneys, organ, Transplants, donation, sabri

Vice President aims to address untested rape kits

Feb 17, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden promotes funding to help clear backlog of untested kits.
Posted In: sexual assault, rape kits, sexual predators
NFL

In safety Rx, NFL makes high-profile recruit

Feb 11, 2015
Prominent physician, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, will serve as chief health advisor.
Posted In: NFL, football, concussion
Google

Searching for medical advice? Google's got you covered

Feb 10, 2015
Search engine to repackage information on 400 most Googled health conditions.
Posted In: medical care, Google, health insurance

Herd immunity, explained

Feb 10, 2015
Vaccination only works if most of the population has been inoculated.
Posted In: vaccine, herd immunity, immunization

The cost of not vaccinating

Feb 10, 2015
It may be time for a new cost-benefit analysis when it comes to vaccination.
Posted In: measles, vaccine, immunization
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