News tagged with health

5 tips for handling early-year medical expenses

The clock on insurance deductibles reset on Jan. 1, and that means big medical bills are in store for some. Patients may be required to pay thousands of dollars before their health care coverage kicks in.

Feb 25, 2015
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Obamacare won't swamp doctors, study contends

(HealthDay)—The greater number of Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will lead to only a slight increase in the use of medical services, and the health system can cope with the ...

Feb 25, 2015
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Tagging drugs to fight counterfeit medicines

The U.S. and other countries are enacting rules to clamp down on the sales of fake pharmaceuticals, which pose a public health threat. But figuring out a system to track and authenticate legitimate drugs still faces significant ...

Feb 25, 2015
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

(AP)—The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.

Feb 24, 2015
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Disparities in breast cancer care linked to net worth

Household net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast cancer patients and partially explains racial disparities in quality of care. The findings suggest that physicians, ...

Feb 24, 2015
popularity not rated yet | comments 0