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9/12/2017
Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends

Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

9/6/2017
Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need

Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

6/15/2017
Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices

More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

6/7/2017
More Cancers Caught in Wealthy People

Those with more money more likely to be screened, researchers report

5/22/2017
Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research

Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

5/2/2017
Half of U.S. Docs Get Payments From Drug, Device Industries: Study

At the high end, these include stock options and research fees; at the low end, pizzas

4/21/2017
Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

4/14/2017
Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes

But industry experts say most important repair to health insurance marketplaces is still missing

4/12/2017
Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?

Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

4/4/2017
EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

3/21/2017
Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows

But few patients know about financial incentives physicians receive

3/6/2017
Patient Organizations Offer Advice on Reforming Obamacare

Coalition of 11 groups urges Congress to ensure affordability, accessibility and adequate coverage

12/29/2016
Hospital ICUs May Be Overused

Single medical center study found half of those getting intensive care didn't need it

11/28/2016
U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report

New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

11/21/2016
Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds

Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

11/16/2016
Almost 1 in 4 Face Surprise Bills After ER Visit

Although hospital may be in insurance network, doctors who treat you may not be, study finds

10/7/2016
Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors

Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

9/28/2016
FDA's Cancer-Drug Reviewers Often Join Industry Later: Study

Analysis raises concerns about regulators' ability to serve the public interest, researchers suggest

9/19/2016
CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

8/8/2016
Obamacare's Medicaid Expansions May Be Improving Care

Study provides early evidence that coverage gains improve use, affordability and quality of care

6/24/2016
Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries

Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

6/22/2016
A Little Guidance Is Key to Getting That Cancer Screen

Study shows how one hospital's 'patient navigators' boosted testing rates

5/2/2016
Obamacare Buyers Could Have Fewer Choices in 2017

UnitedHealth's exit from most marketplaces highlights health exchanges' growing pains

4/13/2016
Health Care Workers Skipped Hand Washing One-Third of the Time: Study

Outpatient facility staff also found lacking at safe injection practices

3/31/2016
Fridge-Sized Machine Makes Prescription Drugs 'On Demand'

Technological advance produced thousands of doses a day; could be used on battlefields, during epidemics, scientists say

3/9/2016
Health Care Apps Often Offer Little Privacy Protection: Study

Many have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say

2/11/2016
Gains in Kids' Health Coverage Continue, But Many Still Uninsured

23 states had declines in number of uninsured kids in 2014, and none had significant increases, study finds

1/14/2016
High Deductibles = Fewer Imaging Tests: Study

Insurance costs keep patients from seeking X-ray, CT or MRI scans, researchers report

1/4/2016
In Defense of the Annual Checkup

Arguments against the time-honored practice are flawed, new research paper says

12/26/2015
Hospital Prices Vary Widely Across the United States

This variation is driving up health care costs, researchers say

12/8/2015
Fewer Americans Struggling With Medical Bills

U.S. report shows 12 million are no longer in families having trouble paying for health care

12/7/2015
Many U.S. Primary Care Docs Feel Unprepared for Complex Cases: Survey

For example, fewer than half feel they're prepared to manage dementia patients

12/1/2015
Doctor Burnout Rates on the Rise

Surveys show a nearly 10 percent increase across a range of specialties in the U.S.

11/5/2015
Poll: Americans Want Bold Action to Keep Health Care Costs Down

Suggestions include price controls on drugs and hospitals and doctors, importing drugs from other countries

10/12/2015
Medical Gowns, Gloves Often Source of Contamination: Study

But researchers say that education and practice can dramatically improve health care worker hygiene

10/5/2015
Poor, Minorities Spend More Time Waiting for Medical Care

Findings may be due to differences in health care options, researchers suggest

9/15/2015
Gender Disparities Persist in Academic Medicine

Women less likely to receive research funding or become full professors, studies say

7/31/2015
More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care

Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours

7/13/2015
1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers

Problem affects more rural, poor and Hispanic people, study finds

7/9/2015
Online 'Symptom Checkers' Often Miss Diagnosis, Study Finds

Computer-generated analysis correctly identified problem about one-third of the time

6/29/2015
Many Americans Wait Too Long for Needed Health Care: Report

Institute of Medicine experts say patient-focused system could help

6/26/2015
In Wake of High Court Ruling, What's Next for Obamacare

Insurers can begin making sound business decisions based on a stable Affordable Care Act, experts say

6/22/2015
Only 1 in 5 Wants to See Subsidies for Health Insurance Eliminated: Poll

HealthDay/Harris Poll finding comes on eve of Supreme Court ruling on legality of the Obamacare subsidies

4/23/2015
Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.

Commonly used medicines are essential, but not profitable for companies, expert says

4/14/2015
New Specialty Medicines Drive Up Drug Spending

Report finds costs are highest they've been in a decade

3/25/2015
Employers Contributing Less to Workers' Health Savings Accounts

Enrollment in high-deductible plans is up, but employees are getting less help saving for expenses

3/24/2015
In Nursing, Men Still Paid More Than Women: Study

Female RNs shortchanged more than $5,000 a year, researchers say

3/24/2015
Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

3/16/2015
Hepatitis C Drugs Will 'Strain Budgets' at Current Prices: Study

The new therapies have remarkably high cure rates

3/5/2015
Be Wary of Websites Selling Genetic Cancer Tests: Study

Marketers often overstate benefits, downplay limitations, oncologists say