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  • Medicare Costs For Breast Cancer Screenings Soar, But Benefits Remain Unclear

     Medicare Costs For Breast Cancer Screenings Soar, But Benefits Remain Unclear
    Medicare-funded breast cancer screenings jumped 44 percent from $666 million to $962 million from 2001 to 2009, yet those added costs did not improve early detection rates among the 65 and older Medicare population, according to a Yale School of...
  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business. On Tuesday, the federal...
  • In praise of the fist bump

    In praise of the fist bump
    This holiday/cold/flu season, we're waiting for the public health campaign that would save thousands of Americans from illness: Keep your hands to yourself. Don't shake hands. During this time, Americans greeting each other would not grasp hands and...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel under AMA fire for declaring desire to die at 75

     Ezekiel Emanuel under AMA fire for declaring desire to die at 75
    Ezekiel Emanuel, the older brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a key figure in health policy circles, came under fire from fellow doctors this week for declaring in a magazine article that he wants to die at the age of 75. In the article, which...
  • Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?

    Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?
    So, you're thinking you might like to check out one of those inexpensive new tests that would give you some insight into, say, the health implications of your ethnic heritage. It may, incidentally, turn up findings you may or may not want -- say, on...
  • Arrogance plus deception equals Obamacare. Ask Gruber.

    Arrogance plus deception equals Obamacare. Ask Gruber.
    "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it ...." — Then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Obamacare, March 9, 2010 . Words to live by: Thou shalt not lie. Especially when thou mess with one-sixth of the U.S. economy. And...
  • Can you be overweight and healthy?

    Can you be overweight and healthy?
    Is weight loss, by itself, healthy? My belief is that the more abs I can see, the healthier I am. This is because of what I must do to see those abs: exercise more, consume fewer barley beverages, raid my kids' candy stash less, fill up on vegetables....
  • Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men

    Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds

    Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds
    Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall for patient care. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the...
  • Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups

    Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups
    Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it

    Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it
    When the Food & Drug Administration recalls your "all natural" dietary supplement for containing prescription pharmaceuticals, you may think that ensures a rapid restoration of the misbranded product to its wholesome natural state, right? Wrong, says...