Health Care at a glance

Exclusivity in the changing medical landscape

May 21, 2015
In the time of the ACA, telehealth and concierge doctors, is medicine becoming more exclusive or more accessible?
Posted In: Health, insurance, telehealth, telemedicine, concierge doctor

Even with insurance, people avoid the doctor

May 20, 2015
Insurance plans with high deductibles and co-pays, mean rising out-of-pocket costs.
Posted In: health insurance, deductibles, finances
An overweight woman walks along a street in Mexico City. Mexico has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, according to the OECD.

How Mexico is fighting obesity

May 18, 2015
The obesity rate in Mexican children has reportedly tripled in the past decade.
Posted In: obesity, Mexico, junk food, public health
Doctors are using the Figure 1 app to share and view medical images, many with the aim of learning about medical conditions.

'Instagram for doctors' is grisly and useful

May 13, 2015
Lurkers are allowed, so privacy is a priority.
Posted In: photo sharing, doctors, medical condition
District Court Judge Kevin Roy says medical debt comprises well over half the court files awaiting his signature each week.

Despite insurance, some Americans still struggle with medical debt

May 13, 2015
More than 50 percent of all bankruptcies are linked to medical debt.
Posted In: medical debt, healthcare reform, bankruptcy
Because hospitals are moving to electronic medical record systems, medical scribes have become in high demand.

Medical scribe industry thrives

May 12, 2015
The medical scribe industry has been booming in recent years, fueled largely by hospitals around the county switching to electronic medical record systems.
Posted In: medical records, hospitals, electronics

One rare-disease biotech company buys another

May 7, 2015
Alexion, which has one drug on the market, is purchasing Synageva, which has none.
Posted In: biotech, merger, prescription drugs

Why the conventional wisdom on hospice care was wrong

May 6, 2015
Some patients are spending years there, and spending more in the process.
Posted In: hospice, healthcare, healthcare spending
Seniors Learn About Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Why health coverage alone won't solve addiction

May 5, 2015
Addiction treatment programs lack the ability to meet the vision of the ACA.
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, addiction

Building a more accessible home, no matter your budget

May 1, 2015
Prices vary, but universal, accessible design is becoming more mainstream.
Posted In: accessibility, wheelchair, military, Housing, homes
 
 
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