health care


Twitter blocks its first account and hospitals get more malware

Oct 19, 2012
Twitter blocks its first account officially, Google has a bad quarter and a new Chromebook, the emergency room has a virus.
Posted In: malware, health care, Twitter

Former health care executive pushes critical film

Oct 1, 2012
A documentary critical of the health care industry has an unlikely benefactor -- a Tennessee entrepreneur who made his money as a health care executive.
Posted In: health care, documentary

The booming new profession of patient advocate

Sep 26, 2012
As the health care system gets more complex, more people are turning to patient advocates for help.
Posted In: health care, patient advocate

Knee replacement surgeries double

Sep 26, 2012
In recent years Americans have been replacing their knees at an remarkable rate.
Posted In: health care, surgery

Health care spending grows 4% after downward trend

Sep 24, 2012
Study finds growth in healthcare spending has reversed its post-recession slump.
Posted In: health care, healthcare spending

Moving from very poor neighborhoods improves health

Sep 20, 2012
Researchers have found that while moving out of poorer neighborhoods improves a person's health and general happiness, moving to a better-off region did not improve families' income.
Posted In: health care, poverty, neighborhoods, urban planning

Alabama on the fence about taking money for Medicaid

Sep 18, 2012
Alabama joins a slew of lawmakers who are ambivalent about taking funds from the Fed to cover the millions more people who will become eligible for Medicaid under Obamacare.
Posted In: health care, medicaid, Affordable Care Act

Employers embrace wellness plans

Sep 17, 2012
More employers, public and private, are including wellness plans in their benefits to help employees become more fit, lowering health insurance costs.
Posted In: health care

Massachusetts and the high price of health care

Sep 11, 2012
Six years after sweeping health care reform, Massachusetts is still struggling to lower the cost of care.
Posted In: health care insurance, health care, Massachusetts, health care reform law

Health care expert changes mind on vouchers program

Aug 31, 2012
A former supporter and architect of the Medicare vouchers program explains why he's now opposed to the program, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, vouchers