Americans don’t understand the dementia risk they face

Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The...

Opinion: The U.S. can slash health-care costs 75% with 2 fundamental changes — and...

As the Democratic presidential candidates argue about “Medicare for All” versus a “public option,” two simple policy changes could slash U.S. health-care costs by 75% while increasing access and improving the quality of care. These...

California reports fifth death due to vaping-related lung illness

California on Friday reported a fifth person nationwide died due to a vaping-related lung illness, marking the third such fatality announced in fewer than 48 hours. Los Angeles County health officials announced the vaping-related death...

Hospital Letter Urging Patient to Start ‘Fundraising Effort’ to Pay for Heart Treatment Seen...

"'You can't have a heart unless you do GoFundMe for 10K' is not a just system." As progressive lawmakers and healthcare experts have frequently pointed out in recent months, few growing trends have laid bare...

Trump Admin Favored Corporations In Opposing Breastfeeding Resolution

The U.S. threatened nations supporting the resolution, according to The New York Times -- until Russia stepped in. President Donald Trump’s administration put the interests of corporations over efforts to protect children’s nutrition earlier this...

Assess Insurance Needs

You manage risk at the portfolio level; here's how to address it in other parts of your plan. One of Warren Buffett's most famous maxims is that there are two rules of investing. The first...

How Donald Trump Is Driving Up Health Insurance Premiums

Health insurance premiums for 2018 are on the rise for many, and for that, most of the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of President Trump. In recent days, a bevy of insurers have announced...

Blockchain In Health Care: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

We hear a lot of talk about blockchain in healthcare and for good reason. Distributed ledger and/or blockchain technology is a hot topic in innumerable fields, ranging from finance to law to logistics and...

Should Consumers Ever Prepay a Hospital Bill?

More hospitals are pushing patients to pay in advance. In some cases it may make sense. Two days before Katherine Lynch was due to give birth to her daughter, she got a call from the...

Nine companies hiring now that cover 100% of employee health insurance premiums

Since 2001, the number of employers on Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list who provide full health coverage to employees has dropped from 34 percent to just 9 percent in 2016. But employee...

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