Health Affairs

Legal issues impact delivery of telehealth

(HealthDay)—Telehealth technologies can allow delivery of high-quality care at a lower cost, especially in underserved areas, but there is currently no uniform legal approach to telehealth, hampering its provision, according ...

Aug 19, 2016
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Flint lead crisis adds up to $395 million in social costs

The social costs related to lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, amount to $395 million from April 2014, when the city switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River, to the present day, not counting the $58 million ...

Aug 08, 2016
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Many U.S. hospitals offer language services

(HealthDay)—Overall, 68.8 percent of hospitals offer language services, with the proportion increasing with level of need, according to research published in the August issue of Health Affairs.

Aug 11, 2016
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Active life expectancy varies for older blacks, whites

(HealthDay)—Life expectancy has increased for older whites and blacks, but blacks, especially women, have a smaller percentage of remaining life spent active, according to a study published in the August issue of Health ...

Aug 09, 2016
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