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How the U.S. Health-Care System Stacks Up Against the Rest of the World (Infographic)

BY KATHLEEN DAVIS | September 4, 2013 Entrepreneur No matter what your stance on the Affordable Care Act and its implications for your business, it is valuable to understand how health care in the U.S. compares to the rest of the world. To help clarify the differences, the School of Public Health at George Washington […]

Zambia: Are Vaccines Causing More Harm Than Good?

14 JULY 2013 allafrica.com A NUMBER of vaccines are always taking rounds to try and vaccinate children and adults against a number of diseases. But some medical personnel still have second thoughts about these vaccines. One of these is Alan Cantwell Jr an American medical doctor who in the year 2000 November-December issue of the […]

2 Competitors Sued by Genetics Company for Patent Infringement

By ANDREW POLLACK Published: July 10, 2013 NYTimes Myriad Genetics is suing competitors that have begun to offer genetic testing for breast cancer risk after the Supreme Court’s ruling last month that human genes cannot be patented. The court’s decision invalidated patents the company had on two genes that, when mutated, meant a woman had […]

Over-90s ‘defying mental decline’

By Helen Briggs BBC News 10 July 2013 Last updated at 22:50 ET Today’s 90-year-olds are surviving into very old age with better mental performance than ever before, Danish research suggests. People born in 1915 scored higher in cognitive tests in their 90s compared with those born a decade earlier, according to a study in […]

High Disability Rates Persist in Old Age

July 8, 2013, 4:20 pm By PAULA SPAN NYTimes Weird berries. Capsules of unpronounceable supplements. Yoga or tai chi. Crossword puzzles. Such amulets, we’re told, may ward off disability — which is the real fear that accompanies aging, isn’t it? Not the sheer number of years that will have passed, but the things we’ll no […]

What we can learn from Cuba’s health care system

Margaret Badore Thu, Jun 27 2013 at 12:16 PM mother nature network The correlation between low income and poor health has been established in many countries. Yet despite Cuba’s poverty, the country’s quality of health bucks this trend. According to the United Nations Human Development Report, Cuba has the same life expectancy as the U.S. […]

Employers Test Plans That Cap Health Costs

By REED ABELSON Published: June 23, 2013 NYTimes Hoping to cut medical costs, employers are experimenting with a new way to pay for health care, telling workers that their company health plan will pay only a fixed amount for a given test or procedure, like a CT scan or knee replacement. Employees who choose a […]

Republicans should back a single-payer health-care system

By Jack Bernard Sunday, June 23, 2013 The Augusta Chronicle My party, the Republican Party, has staked out amazingly naïve positions on two of the key domestic issues facing us: immigration and health reform. These issues are intertwined. Health Affairs, one of the most influential professional health care journals, has published a new Medicare study, […]

Opinion Shaper: Our health care system needs overhauled

Written by Nancy Snyder un. 22, 2013 Mansfield News Journal Yes, you can go bankrupt even if you have health insurance. We all live in fear of losing our insurance through layoffs or job loss. Do you think you can afford Cobra insurance with no income? Think again. In spite of lawmakers’ glib assurances, you […]

‘Accountable care organizations’ may dramatically alter how we pay for medical care in future

Jun. 21, 2013 Written by Richard Feldman The Star Press I doubt that many of us would prefer to be in another country if a serious, complicated, or critical illness should occur in our lives. The ability to provide cutting edge medical care and technology by our American health-care system is unmatched in the world. […]