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  • Can Obamacare work?

    Can Obamacare work?
    Democrats worked for 60 years to get a federal program to achieve something resembling universal health insurance. Too bad they didn't use that time to make sure that when they got it, it would work. Americans are often portrayed as bitterly divided...
  • Your prescription history is their business

    Think you can keep a medical condition secret from life insurers by paying cash for prescription meds? Think again. A for-profit service called ScriptCheck exists to rat you out regardless of how diligent you are in trying to keep a sensitive matter...
  • Letters: Colonoscopies without propofol

    Re "Anthem's propofol policy discourages a vital procedure," Column, Oct. 18 David Lazarus is wrong to expect Anthem Blue Cross to cover propofol sedation for all colonoscopies. Many gastroenterologists such as myself perform colonoscopies under...
  • Harris attacks Obamacare on Crossfire

    Harris attacks Obamacare on Crossfire
    Rep. Andy Harris used an appearance Monday on CNN's Crossfire to argue that the problems people are facing as they try to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare are only the beginning. "Some things are just not fixable," said the Baltimore...
  • A propofol-free colonoscopy? Some doctors say yes

    A propofol-free colonoscopy? Some doctors say yes
    The thought of undergoing a colonoscopy while not completely unconscious might give you shivers. And it shouldn't, say several doctors who perform the procedure. Responding to business columnist David Lazarus' article last week calling out insurer...
  • Obstetricians change definition of on-time delivery

    Obstetricians change definition of on-time delivery
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For years, babies born after a pregnancy lasting 37 to 42 weeks have been considered to be on time, or "term." But a group of U.S. doctors is now separating deliveries that happen during that span in an effort to improve...
  • Ready to ditch the running shoes? Tread carefully

    Ready to ditch the running shoes? Tread carefully
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Evidence is still shaky on whether ditching the sneakers and hitting the streets barefoot will help runners avoid injuries, a new review concludes. Despite the "media craze" surrounding the potential benefits of barefoot...
  • Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out

    Some health insurance gets pricier as Obamacare rolls out
    Thousands of Californians are discovering what Obamacare will cost them — and many don't like what they see. These middle-class consumers are staring at hefty increases on their insurance bills as the overhaul remakes the healthcare market....
  • Inhalers containing CFCs to be phased out by the end of the year

    Inhalers containing CFCs to be phased out by the end of the year
    Inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, will be phased out by the end of the year to comply with international treaties intended to protect the the ozone layer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the announcement, which is part of an...
  • Done with 'Breaking Bad,' Bryan Cranston now pushing iPads

    Done with 'Breaking Bad,' Bryan Cranston now pushing iPads
    Forget money, meth or an empire. "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston, a.k.a. Walter White, is now in the iPad business. The voice of "Breaking Bad's" leading actor can be heard in the first commercial for Apple's iPad Air, the latest version of the company'...
  • Obamacare and oversight

    Obamacare and oversight
    We don't know what kind of TV ratings the House Energy and Commerce Committee might have drummed up during its more than four hours on C-SPAN today, but we suspect they couldn't have been high. Surely, only a few minutes of testimony about the Obamacare...