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Your Doc Is Away? Substitute Doctors a Safe Option, Study Finds December 05, 2017

Will CVS-Aetna Merger Mean Cheaper Health Care? December 04, 2017

Patients React Poorly When Docs Say 'No' November 29, 2017

U.S. Seniors Struggle More to Pay for Health Care Compared to Other Countries November 15, 2017

Higher Prices Are Driving Rise in Health Care Spending November 07, 2017

About Half of Americans Get Health Care in ER November 03, 2017

Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends September 12, 2017

Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need September 06, 2017

Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices June 15, 2017

More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

More Cancers Caught in Wealthy People June 07, 2017

Those with more money more likely to be screened, researchers report

Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research May 22, 2017

Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

Half of U.S. Docs Get Payments From Drug, Device Industries: Study May 02, 2017

At the high end, these include stock options and research fees; at the low end, pizzas

Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care April 21, 2017

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes April 14, 2017

But industry experts say most important repair to health insurance marketplaces is still missing

Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care? April 12, 2017

Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade April 04, 2017

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows March 21, 2017

But few patients know about financial incentives physicians receive

Patient Organizations Offer Advice on Reforming Obamacare March 06, 2017

Coalition of 11 groups urges Congress to ensure affordability, accessibility and adequate coverage

Hospital ICUs May Be Overused December 29, 2016

Single medical center study found half of those getting intensive care didn't need it

U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report November 28, 2016

New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds November 21, 2016

Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

Almost 1 in 4 Face Surprise Bills After ER Visit November 16, 2016

Although hospital may be in insurance network, doctors who treat you may not be, study finds

Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors October 07, 2016

Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study September 28, 2016

Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S. September 19, 2016

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

Obamacare's Medicaid Expansions May Be Improving Care August 08, 2016

Study provides early evidence that coverage gains improve use, affordability and quality of care

Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries June 24, 2016

Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen June 22, 2016

Study shows how one hospital's 'patient navigators' boosted testing rates

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

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