When it comes to the obesity epidemic, it’s not just patients, but doctors who need an education.
Obamacare’s Latest Critic: Your Pet
Add another group to the list of those facing higher costs under Obamacare — pets.
Need to See the Doctor? You May Have Company on Your Next Visit
Shared medical appointments, or group visits, are becoming a popular — and possibly more satisfying — way to see the doctor.
Diagnostic Errors Are the Most Common Type of Medical Mistake
Missed diagnoses out-ranked medication overdoses and surgical mistakes in causing the most patient harm.
Tips for Lowering Your Medical Bills
Medical bills can be intimidating, but that doesn’t mean they are always accurate.
The Kindest Cut: How One Hospital Lowered Costs by Making Doctors More Budget Conscious
To lower healthcare costs, it helps for doctors to know what medical services and supplies cost
How Keeping Psych Records Too Private Can Hurt Patient Care
The latest research suggests that preventing psychiatrists from sharing their patients’ records with their other doctors may actually do more harm than good.
The 8 Preventive Health Services that Women Start Getting Free Today
From birth control to breast-feeding support, American women are now eligible for eight additional preventive health care benefits without copay under the Affordable Care Act
Should Medicaid Be Expanded? Study Finds It May Lower Death Rates
As states debate whether to expand their Medicaid coverage under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, a new study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers finds that doing so may save thousands of lives.
The Health Care Decision: Winners and Losers
In a landmark decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s sweeping health reform law. So who wins and who loses in the aftermath of the vote? Check out our companion blog Swampland to find out.
Why the Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision Is Taking So Long
After weeks of high expectation, the Supreme Court delayed the announcement of its ruling on the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act until Thursday. Find out more about why the justices are keeping us waiting, over on …
‘Personhood’: How Mississippi’s Proposal Could Affect Everything from Abortion to the Drinking Age
Mississippi voters are deciding today on whether a fertilized egg should be legally considered a “person.” They’ll be choosing to reject or support Initiative 26, which was until weeks ago expected to pass easily but is now …
Money Isn’t Everything, Even to Doctors
Many health policy experts, including those who wrote the Affordable Care Act, believe there’s only one thing that can get doctors to change their behavior — money. A new study may blow a giant hole in that belief, just in …