Healthcare Economy

Ebola Virus

Ebola Outbreak Could Cost $32 Billion — World Bank

So far, the Ebola virus has affected as many as tens of thousands of people, mostly in Africa. Several thousands have died. But there are continual warnings that the spread ...
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How Ebola Could Cost the World $32 Billion by End of 2015

The Ebola outbreak has so far been limited, even before considering the reported cases in the United States and Spain. Still, it has been disastrous in Africa and it could ...
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health care

Alarming Health Care Spending Forecasts as Percentage of GDP

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has projected that the current number of uninsured people is expected to decrease. The actuary report signaled that there will also be ...
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E-Cigarettes Under Attack by World Health Organization

If the tobacco industry thought it had solved all its legal problems with the introduction of electronic cigarettes, the industry is very likely rethinking its original conclusion. While some of ...
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Breakthrough Blood Test in Identifying Alzheimer’s Disease

Sometimes there are company reports from non-U.S. companies that are just too important to pass up. That was the case for Proteome Sciences PLC out of the United Kingdom on ...
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Housing Patterns

U.S. Health Care: Most Expensive, Least Effective

The U.S. health care system is the most expensive among large developed nations. And it produces the worst results. Medical costs are among the highest portions of Americans' budgets. But ...
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Young People Enroll as Obamacare Enrollment Reaches Eight Million

Obamacare sign ups reached eight million, although the Obama administration put the figure higher because of 4.8 million sign ups for Medicaid and CHIP. The U.S. Department of Health and Human ...
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States Where People Go to the Dentist

Clean teeth are supposed to be good for heart health, and a way to avoid dentures and to avoid the drilling, which comes with cavities as well. Some people are ...
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Los Angeles

America’s Most (and Least) Healthy Cities

There's no doubt that great strides have been made in Americans' health over the years. Americans smoke less, are more likely to be insured and live longer. However, significant health ...
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Obamacare Sign-Ups Top 8 Million

At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, President Obama announced that the number of Americans using the public exchanges to enroll in a health insurance plan rose to 8 million ...
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Boulder Ranks as America’s Thinnest City

Boulder, Colo., ranked as the city least plagued by obesity, according to recent research. Among the 10 cities with the lowest level of obesity, another two also are in Colorado ...
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Smoking Rate Highest in Kentucky, Lowest in Utah

More than 30.2% of people in Kentucky were smokers in 2013. Barely behind at 29.9% were the residents of adjacent West Virginia. At the other end of the spectrum, residents ...
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The Fattest States in America

Many Americans consider obesity one of the nation's most important health issues. Many also battle themselves with the problem every day. According to a recent report, 27.1% of all Americans ...
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Health Insurance Satisfaction Slashed by Coverage Issues

More than 40% of health insurance plan customers were dissatisfied with their plan's coverage, according to the latest data from J.D. Power's 2014 Member Health Plan Study. Overall member satisfaction ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Healthy States

The United States is far from being the healthiest country in the world. The country struggles with obesity and heart disease, and life expectancy is worse than in countries such ...
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