Health Care at a glance

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

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

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

As breast milk becomes a commodity, donations drop

Feb 9, 2015
Local non-profit milk banks say shortages are causing them to turn patients away.
Posted In: breasts, milk, baby
These marketing materials were used to promote measles vaccination participation in the U.S. during the 1960s. The vaccine first became available in 1963.

Immunization cuts proposed amid measles outbreak

Feb 6, 2015
Federal program that supplies vaccines to uninsured could be cut by $50 million.
Posted In: measles, immunization, disease prevention
An income tax form.

Affordable Care Act? Try 'Aggravating Challenge for Accountants'

Feb 6, 2015
Navigating the ACA during tax season can be stressful, and tricky.
Posted In: Taxes, ACA, healthcare, accounting, Affordable Care Act
A Doctors Without Borders health worker in protective clothing carries a child suspected of having Ebola in Paynesville, Liberia.

IMF creates global safety net for poorest countries

Feb 5, 2015
It's special ‘shock’ fund offers debt relief to help deal with crises like Ebola.
Posted In: Ebola, IMF, disease prevention
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