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To Improve the World’s Health, Experts Call for a Standard List of Essential Diagnostic Tests

A team of experts has put together a list of the key diagnostic tests that every country should have available, with high quality standards, in order to make the best use of the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines. Many...
29-Jun-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Heading to the Hospital? Even with Insurance, It May Cost You $1,000 or More, New Study Finds


Even if you have what you might think of as good health insurance, your next hospital stay could cost you more than $1,000 out of your own pocket. And that amount has gone up sharply in recent years – a rise of more than 37 percent just for...
23-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicaid Expansion Brought Across-the-Board Relief for Michigan Hospitals, U-M Study Finds


It happened fast. It happened in nearly every hospital in the state. And it didn’t come with dreaded side effects. The proportion of hospitalized patients who lacked insurance dropped by nearly four percentage points, and the proportion covered by...
16-Jun-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Public to Presidential Candidates: Make Children’s Health a Priority


Focusing on child health priorities may resonate deeply with voters, national poll finds.
16-Jun-2016 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid Medicaid Expansion in Michigan Didn’t Reduce Access to Primary Care


Despite predictions that expanding Medicaid would crowd doctor’s offices with new patients, and crowd out patients with other kinds of insurance, a new University of Michigan study finds no evidence of that effect.
17-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Four Paths to the End of Life – One Far More Expensive Than Others – Emerge in New Medicare Study


Last-ditch, high-tech heroic treatments. Days in the hospital intensive care unit. You might think this is what makes dying in America so expensive – and that it’s where we should focus efforts to spend healthcare dollars more wisely. But a new...
13-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$100,000 Taubman Prize Awarded for Ground-Breaking Work in Cancer Immunotherapy


Two clinician-scientists whose groundbreaking work has shown how the human body’s own immune system can fend off cancer will share the 2016 $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science.
15-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In MS, Can Better Sleep Improve Cognition?

People with multiple sclerosis often have trouble with memory, attention and mental processing. New research shows some of these issues could stem from sleep disorders.
15-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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