Health Care at a glance

GNC will do more testing after investigation

Mar 30, 2015
The testing is part of an agreement with the New York attorney general.
Posted In: GNC, supplements, diet
A push is being made to make healthcare related costs more transparent.

A push for transparency in healthcare pricing

Mar 27, 2015
Prices often remain a mystery in the $3 trillion a year healthcare sector.
Posted In: healthcare, hidden fees, doctors
A doctor at work

Challenges remain, even after the 'Doc Fix' gets fixed

Mar 26, 2015
Doctors will need new IT infrastructure to deal with proposed changes.
Posted In: Medicare, Congress, Health
Hisham Uadadeh walks out of Leading Insurance Agency after enrolling in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act.

The health insurance industry looks...well, healthy

Mar 26, 2015
A new report finds that the health insurance business model has adapted to the ACA.
Posted In: ACA, health insurers, premium

The 'Angelina Jolie effect' on medical testing

Mar 24, 2015
In a New York Times op-ed, Angelina Jolie writes of a tough medical decision.
Posted In: Angelina Jolie, cancer research, cancer
Healthcare

Romneycare helps reform how doctors are paid

Mar 17, 2015
A paradigm shift in healthcare spending is already starting in Massachusetts.
Posted In: federal government, doctors, Mitt Romney
The FDA proposes raising the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21.

Despite headwinds, tobacco industry is still thriving

Mar 13, 2015
A new report suggests the legal age to buy cigarettes should jump from 18 to 21.
Posted In: tobacco, public health, smoking
Your chances of surviving any of four high-risk surgeries varies by 23 percent, depending on which hospital you choose.

In surgery, practice makes perfect

Mar 12, 2015
Survival rates for some surgeries vary widely, depending on the hospital.
Posted In: surgery, hospital safety, patient outcomes
Doctors face serious limitations in sharing patient information to improve patient health.

In world of health data, enemies may become friends

Mar 10, 2015
Sharing patient information is a key to improving patient health.
Posted In: ACOs, hospitals, data, health care

Apple's ResearchKit links iPhones to medical research

Mar 10, 2015
Using smartphones could significantly help our understanding of disease.
Posted In: apple, medical records, health care
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