Medical economics

The startlingly high cost of the 'free' flu shot

In the Byzantine world of health care pricing, most people wouldn't expect that the ubiquitous flu shot could be a prime example of how the system's lack of transparency can lead to disparate costs.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Vietnam-era women veterans continue to experience wartime stress

Vietnam-era women veterans suffer with stress-related mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, more than four decades after their service.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Standard treatment programmes for OCD are not always enough

They wash their hands until the skin hangs in tatters, are in a state of panic about bacteria and infections—and are unable to use common sense and distance themselves from the stressful thoughts that are controlling their ...

Medical economics

US to force hospitals to reveal rates

The Trump administration said Friday it would begin forcing US hospitals to publish their prices of care and the discounted deals they reach with insurers from 2021 in a bid to rein in health care costs.

Medications

Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging—it's particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities in Michigan and across the Rust Belt. But the ...

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