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Millions of kids in US have inadequate health care coverage

Inadequate health coverage is a particular problem for commercially insured children, according to a new study released by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The research shows that coverage gaps are affecting ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Personal wealth associated with health care costs in people with Alzheimer's disease

Finland has a strong public health care system; nevertheless, personal wealth is associated with the costs of hospital care and medication in people with Alzheimer's disease. Higher levels of wealth were associated with greater ...

Medical economics

Health insurance premiums dropped? Not so fast

The latest Consumer Price Index report showed inflation slowing in October, due in part to a supposed 34% drop in the cost of health insurance from the same time last year. That left many people scratching their heads, since ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study links deprivation with risk of dying from sepsis

The most socioeconomically deprived groups in society are nearly twice as likely to die from sepsis within 30 days, researchers from The University of Manchester have found.

Medical economics

Study investigates using telemedicine for flu diagnosis

Imagine you're feeling achy. You have a cough, and you might have a fever. It's flu season, so you want to have a doctor check you out. Almost a quarter of Americans now opt for a telehealth visit, which public health experts ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Food insecurity in seniors linked to increased risk for dementia

For older adults, food insecurity is associated with an increased risk for dementia with poorer memory function and faster memory decline, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in JAMA Network Open.

Medical economics

How a novel model resolves the key pandemic policy debates

Were lockdowns an effective response to COVID-19 or would it have been better to limit intervention and let individuals spontaneously reduce their own risk of infection? Three years on from the public health emergency that ...

Medical economics

Opening the door wider to international medical graduates

A new Tennessee law set to go into effect in July 2024 aims to ease the U.S. physician shortage by creating a provisional pathway for International medical graduates. While the law has the potential to ease the physician ...


Why it's so tough to reduce unnecessary medical care

The U.S. spends huge amounts of money on health care that does little or nothing to help patients, and may even harm them. In Colorado, a new analysis shows that the number of tests and treatments conducted for which the ...

Medical economics

Many Americans facing financial ruin as costs soar for elder care

Margaret Newcomb, 69, a retired French teacher, is desperately trying to protect her retirement savings by caring for her 82-year-old husband, who has severe dementia, at home in Seattle. She used to fear his disease-induced ...

Medical economics

What long-term care looks like around the world

Around the world, wealthy countries are struggling to afford long-term care for rapidly aging populations. Most spend more than the United States through government funding or insurance that individuals are legally required ...