Healthcare Economy

China Virus: A Black Swan?

Rarely does a disease spread fast enough and is labeled dangerous enough that it quickly gets the attention of the World Health Organization. A coronavirus, which has killed several people ...
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Growing Number of Americans Still Don’t Think Vaccines Are Important

There is an ongoing battle in the United States about whether vaccines are useful as a way to protect people, and in particular children, from a disease. A minority of ...
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Is Pfizer Raising Drug Prices Too Much in 2020?

Ahead of election years, the cost and future of health care has become one of the top debates for better than two decades now. Most politicians say that they want ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two new safety alerts in the past two weeks. Both are recalls, including one Class I recall for a product that may ...
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A Third of Adolescents Make Risky Lifestyle Choices

More than 70% of worldwide deaths each year are the result of noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. These four groups account for more ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued 11 new safety alerts in the past four weeks: one safety communication, two alerts and eight product recalls, including three Class I ...
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This Is How to Protect Yourself Against the Flu, According to Doctors

The influenza season officially runs from October to as late as May each year. Activity peaks around the end of the year and into January, which means that the U.S. ...
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Health Insurance Helps You Live Longer

One of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act (aka, the ACA or Obamacare) was the penalty for taxpayers who did not have health care coverage, the so-called ...
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More Americans Delay Medical Treatment Because of Cost

Some sick Americans have probably become sicker because they do not believe they can pay for appropriate treatment. And the trend has spiked since last year. A new Gallup poll ...
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Study: The Poor Get Less Sleep, Leading to Greater Risk of Heart Disease

According to a 2002 study of socioeconomic and behavioral influences on deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), about two-thirds of such deaths among the poorest quartile of the study's population would ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued seven new safety alerts in the past week, one safety communication and six product recalls, four of which are related to ranitidine, ...
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This Is the Unhealthiest State in America

The unhealthiest state in the union, according to statistics compiled by LetsGetChecked, a home health and wellness testing site, is West Virginia. The healthiest state by the same metrics is ...
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Health Care Data Breaches May Cost More Than Money

Cybersecurity threats against health care organizations rose by 60% year over year in the first three quarters of 2019. Phishing or spear-phishing is the most commonly used attack against health ...
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The Threat From Antibiotic-Resistant Germs Gets Scarier

More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result, according to the latest report from the U.S. ...
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Is Vaping Really Worse Than Smoking?

One of the arguments for allowing e-cigarettes to continue to be sold has been that for people trying to quit smoking tobacco, vaping was the best action a smoker could ...
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