Proper care for certain patients could save $300 billion annually, says consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

The challenge in pairing the sick with social services

Jun 23, 2015
In this corner of healthcare, it’s not one size fits all. It’s one size fits one.
Posted In: health care, patient, hospital, disease, Portland, caring for the 5/50s
A woman is given an instant HIV/AIDS test.

Striving to get to 'HIV zero'

Jan 22, 2015
Washington, D.C., and other cities are making inroads against spread of HIV/AIDS.
Posted In: HIV, AIDS, disease, Health

What Ebola costs one community

Sep 5, 2014
Recovery from Ebola could take longer than recovering from war, says one CEO.
Posted In: Ebola, disease, outbreak, Africa

Ebola's cost to African economies

Aug 21, 2014
The epidemic is financially hurting Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Posted In: Ebola, Africa, disease

Everyone pays the high cost of diabetes

Mar 7, 2013
New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.
Posted In: diabetes, American Diabetes Association, obesity, disease

Viral outbreak! The CDC has an app for that

Mar 1, 2013
You can identify the source of an outbreak, based on actual cases investigated by the Centers for Disease Control.
Posted In: disease, app

Flu season could cost economy billions

Jan 10, 2013
CDC says bad flu outbreak may cost employers $10 billion in health care costs alone.
Posted In: flu, disease, workplace

The bitter pill of globalization

Jan 7, 2013
A robust global economy spreads wealth -- and pandemics like the flu, SARS, even the plague.
Posted In: Health, disease

Funding the fight against malaria

Sep 17, 2012
Public health experts discuss a new way to bring down the cost of treatment.
Posted In: malaria, disease