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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

2/27/2015
Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests

Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses and staff, study notes

1/28/2015
Have Insurers Found Way Around Obamacare 'Pre-Existing Conditions' Rule?

Analysis suggests hiking drug co-pays may help eliminate people with certain illnesses

1/16/2015
Smoking, Obesity: Weighing the Financial Toll

Costly not only to the patient but society as a whole, experts say

12/11/2014
More Young Adults Getting Preventive Care After Obamacare, Study Finds

More people in early 20s getting blood pressure and routine health checks

12/10/2014
Press Releases Blamed for Exaggerated Health News

Researchers point to 'increasing culture of university competition and self-promotion'

12/9/2014
Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients

Researchers suggest salary bump should come from more patients, improved care

11/28/2014
Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online

Study shows older Americans get left behind when it comes to tracking their own health

10/29/2014
Voters' Views on Obamacare Split Along Party Lines

Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls

10/28/2014
Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says

Average prices may be 5 percent more in some areas

10/22/2014
Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report

9/23/2014
Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care

Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade, researchers say

9/8/2014
Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All

Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'

8/15/2014
More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans

Companies looking to offset rising insurance costs in 2015 and beyond, survey finds

7/25/2014
The 'Hobby Lobby Ruling' and What It Means for U.S. Health Care

Some predict challenges to medical practices that conflict with religious beliefs; others dismiss such scenarios as alarmist

7/17/2014
Delayed Retirements May Forestall Predicted Nursing Shortage

Economy, rewarding work have motivated baby boomer nurses to stay on the job, research suggests

6/10/2014
Insulin Use, Out-of-Pocket Costs Way Up for Type 2 Diabetes

Study questions value of insulin analogs, but U.S. diabetes expert says they're cost-effective

6/9/2014
Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person

Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

5/27/2014
Cancer Center Ads Focus on Emotions More Than Facts, Study Finds

Researchers say it's not clear whether this sways patients when making treatment decisions

2/11/2014
New 'Obamacare' Delay Draws Mixed Reactions

Provision gives mid-sized employers more time to offer coverage to their workers

1/29/2014
Businesses Urge Change to Obamacare's Insurance Mandate

House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'

12/17/2013
Glaxo to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors

Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says

10/29/2013
Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes

Head of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services insists HealthCare.gov will be much improved within a month

10/24/2013
Do Some Docs Have Vested Interest in Prescribing Radiation for Prostate Cancer?

Study found greater increases in use of expensive treatment in practices that owned the equipment