News tagged with medical care costs
(Medical Xpress) -- Obesity now accounts for almost 21 percent of U.S. health care costs -- more than twice the previous estimates, reports a new Cornell study.
Health Apr 05, 2012 | 3.4 / 5 (5) | 4 |
(Garrison, NY) In a feature article in The New Republic, Daniel Callahan and Sherwin Nuland propose a radical reinvention of the American medical system requiring new ways of thinking about living, aging, and dying. They argue that a sustainab ...
Health May 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Italian and Spanish scientists studying the use of stem cells for treating spinal cord injuries have provided the first evidence to show that meninges, the membrane which envelops the central nervous system, is a potential ...
Medical research Oct 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Alternative funding for health care in Canada will not result in lower costs nor contribute to financial sustainability, states a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Health Aug 22, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests that self-referral in medical imaging may be a significant contributing factor in diagnostic imaging growth.
Other Jul 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
As the nation seeks to expand health care coverage to more citizens without adding burdensome costs, researchers from Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital and CVS Caremark reported that preventative health care ...
Health Jul 07, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- The "golden years" may lose some luster for many baby boomers worried about the financial pressures that come with age
Health Jul 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Do pharmaceutical ads educate patients and improve health -- or merely spur drug sales?
Health Sep 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The Finnish government and major insurance companies announced Wednesday they will pay for lifetime medical care for children diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine.
Health Oct 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Promoting immunizations as a part of routine office-based medical practice is needed to improve adult vaccination rates, a highly effective way to curb the spread of diseases across communities, prevent needless illness and ...
Health Jan 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Men may be at higher risk of experiencing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or the stage of mild memory loss that occurs between normal aging and dementia, than women, according to a study published in the January 25, 2012, ...
Neuroscience Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(AP) -- Couples retiring this year can expect their medical bills throughout retirement to cost 4 percent more than those who retired a year ago, according to an annual projection released Wednesday by Fidelity Investments.
Health May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
If you're diabetic or prone to diabetes, having a steady job appears to be good for your health, and not just because of the insurance coverage.
Diabetes Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—There's a new health care survey, and at first it sounds like good news about insurance costs.
Health Sep 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Doctors should avoid 90 medical procedures that are performed regularly but often cost too much or do little good, according to a new list of expert recommendations.
Health Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0