Health Care at a glance

Nursing home care is changing, and it may save money

Apr 24, 2015
A program sends doctors into nursing homes, instead of patients into hospitals.
Posted In: nursing homes, hospitals, hospitalizations

You're mortal, so write your will

Apr 22, 2015
A survey says more than half of American parents lack a will or a living trust.
Posted In: living wills, families, survey
Chickens on a farm north of Cairo.

Iowa farm the latest to suffer bird flu's toll

Apr 21, 2015
Up to about 5 million hens will have be euthanized due to the outbreak.
Posted In: bird flu, Iowa, chicken
An increase in the amount of people with health insurance has led to profitability in the healthcare sector.

Why health stocks are doing so well

Apr 20, 2015
More people are insured, and biotechs are doing well, too.
Posted In: health stocks, ACA, pharmaceuticals
Many members of working families use aid programs such as Medicaid to supplement their paychecks.

Most aid to families goes to working families

Apr 13, 2015
A majority of Americans who use certain aid programs are from working families.
Posted In: medical costs, minimum wage, subsidies

Tallying the return investments in medical records

Apr 13, 2015
The feds say they aren't getting their money's worth.
Posted In: patient, federal government, data collection

Putting a price tag on looking pretty

Apr 10, 2015
Money can't buy you love, but it can score you a new nose.
Posted In: plastic surgery, rhinoplasty, surgery, surgery cost

Trading insurance discounts for health data

Apr 8, 2015
Life insurance company John Hancock will offer discounts for Fitbit customers.
Posted In: insurance, life insurance, health data, wearables, FitBit

Hospitals innovate to keep patients from coming back

Apr 8, 2015
Health providers want to cut down on readmission rates.
Posted In: COPD, health insurance, hospitals, hospitalizations
Physical paperwork at doctors' offices and hospitals is quickly becoming a task of the past.

Rise of digital medial records leads to data theft

Apr 6, 2015
The growth of computerized records has led to a higher rate of stolen information.
Posted In: medical records, big data, identity theft
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