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Obamacare Buyers Could Have Fewer Choices in 2017 May 02, 2016

UnitedHealth's exit from most marketplaces highlights health exchanges' growing pains

Health Care Workers Skipped Hand Washing One-Third of the Time: Study April 13, 2016

Outpatient facility staff also found lacking at safe injection practices

Fridge-Sized Machine Makes Prescription Drugs 'On Demand' March 31, 2016

Technological advance produced thousands of doses a day; could be used on battlefields, during epidemics, scientists say

Health Care Apps Often Offer Little Privacy Protection: Study March 09, 2016

Many have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say

Gains in Kids' Health Coverage Continue, But Many Still Uninsured February 11, 2016

23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds

High Deductibles = Fewer Imaging Tests: Study January 14, 2016

Insurance costs keep patients from seeking X-ray, CT or MRI scans, researchers report

In Defense of the Annual Checkup January 04, 2016

Arguments against the time-honored practice are flawed, new research paper says

Hospital Prices Vary Widely Across the United States December 26, 2015

This variation is driving up health care costs, researchers say

Fewer Americans Struggling With Medical Bills December 08, 2015

U.S. report shows 12 million are no longer in families having trouble paying for health care

Many U.S. Primary Care Docs Feel Unprepared for Complex Cases: Survey December 07, 2015

For example, fewer than half feel they're prepared to manage dementia patients

Doctor Burnout Rates on the Rise December 01, 2015

Surveys show a nearly 10 percent increase across a range of specialties in the U.S.

Poll: Americans Want Bold Action to Keep Health Care Costs Down November 05, 2015

Suggestions include price controls on drugs and hospitals and doctors, importing drugs from other countries

Medical Gowns, Gloves Often Source of Contamination: Study October 12, 2015

But researchers say that education and practice can dramatically improve health care worker hygiene

Poor, Minorities Spend More Time Waiting for Medical Care October 05, 2015

Findings may be due to differences in health care options, researchers suggest

Gender Disparities Persist in Academic Medicine September 15, 2015

Women less likely to receive research funding or become full professors, studies say

More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care July 31, 2015

Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours

1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers July 13, 2015

Problem affects more rural, poor and Hispanic people, study finds

Online 'Symptom Checkers' Often Miss Diagnosis, Study Finds July 09, 2015

Computer-generated analysis correctly identified problem about one-third of the time

Many Americans Wait Too Long for Needed Health Care: Report June 29, 2015

Institute of Medicine experts say patient-focused system could help

In Wake of High Court Ruling, What's Next for Obamacare June 26, 2015

Insurers can begin making sound business decisions based on a stable Affordable Care Act, experts say

Only 1 in 5 Wants to See Subsidies for Health Insurance Eliminated: Poll June 22, 2015

HealthDay/Harris Poll finding comes on eve of Supreme Court ruling on legality of the Obamacare subsidies

Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S. April 23, 2015

Commonly used medicines are essential, but not profitable for companies, expert says

New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending April 14, 2015

Report finds costs are highest they've been in a decade

Employers Contributing Less to Workers' Health Savings Accounts March 25, 2015

Enrollment in high-deductible plans is up, but employees are getting less help saving for expenses

In Nursing, Men Still Paid More Than Women: Study March 24, 2015

Female RNs shortchanged more than $5,000 a year, researchers say

Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests March 24, 2015

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets' at Current Prices: Study March 16, 2015

The new therapies have remarkably high cure rates

Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study March 05, 2015

Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say

Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests February 27, 2015

Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses and staff, study notes

Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule? January 28, 2015

Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses

Smoking, Obesity: Weighing the Financial Toll January 16, 2015

Costly not only to the patient but society as a whole, experts say

More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds December 11, 2014

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

Press Releases Blamed for Exaggerated Health News December 10, 2014

Researchers point to 'increasing culture of university competition and self-promotion'

Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients December 09, 2014

Researchers suggest salary bump should come from more patients, improved care

Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online November 28, 2014

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines October 29, 2014

Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says October 28, 2014

Average prices may be 5 percent more in some areas

Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey October 22, 2014

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care September 23, 2014

Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade, researchers say

Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All September 08, 2014

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans August 15, 2014

Companies looking to offset rising insurance costs in 2015 and beyond, survey finds

Insulin Use, Out-of-Pocket Costs Way Up for Type 2 Diabetes June 10, 2014

Study questions value of insulin analogs, but U.S. diabetes expert says they're cost-effective

Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person June 09, 2014

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

Cancer Center Ads Focus on Emotions More Than Facts, Study Finds May 27, 2014

Researchers say it's not clear whether this sways patients when making treatment decisions

New 'Obamacare' Delay Draws Mixed Reactions February 11, 2014

Provision gives mid-sized employers more time to offer coverage to their workers

Businesses Urge Change to Obamacare's Insurance Mandate January 29, 2014

House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'

Glaxo to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors December 17, 2013

Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says

Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes October 29, 2013

Head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services insists will be much improved within a month

Do Some Docs Have Vested Interest in Prescribing Radiation for Prostate Cancer? October 24, 2013

Study found greater increases in use of expensive treatment in practices that owned the equipment

Nonprofit Hospital CEOs Earn $600K on Average: Report October 14, 2013

Patient satisfaction, more than quality of care, appears to determine income, study suggests