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FDA tries yet again to regulate tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration just announced it would once again try to regulate tobacco products. This time the target of the... — Updated 12/6/2018


Both costs and coverage matter when choosing insurance

It’s open enrollment time for medical insurance, and for people having to shop in the individual insurance market, the choices... — Updated 11/24/2018


Choosing Medicare drug coverage can be tricky

Karen R., a 70-year-old Medicare beneficiary living in a midsize town in Indiana, contacted me recently about her Part D drug... — Updated 11/5/2018


Look beyond premium costs when choosing a Medicare plan

Making decisions about Medicare coverage has never been easy. Over the years the task has become more complicated as congress has m... — Updated 10/22/2018


ER treatment can lead to surprise medical bills

Having good insurance doesn’t always mean that a patient won’t be caught with a huge surprise medical bill they didn’t... — Updated 10/8/2018


Choosing health insurance in a confusing marketplace

Anyone buying health insurance this fall faces a daunting task: having to choose among multiple, often-complex options that offer... — Updated 9/8/2018


Headlines about medical studies may be more enthusiastic than accurate

“Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Stave Off Dementia,” heralded the headline from Bloomberg, which was not alone in... — Updated 8/23/2018


Resurrecting old insurance model is no sure cure

A new health insurance option awaits consumers this fall. Proponents have said it will offer lower premiums and relief from... — Updated 7/20/2018


Changes in tax law aren't helping Medicare

Is Medicare going broke? That scary thought raced through the media a few weeks ago when the program’s trustees issued their... — Updated 7/9/2018


Administration's plan for drug pricing keeps status quo

The headline in the Wall Street Journal seemed to sum up the president’s plans for dealing with America’s high drug prices.... — Updated 6/2/2018


Don’t rely on pharmacies to catch drug interactions

Rural Health News Service When you fill a prescription at your local pharmacy, you assume the medicine you receive is safe and won... — Updated 2/25/2017


Hospitals are penalized for harming patients

Rural Health News Service Anyone facing a hospital stay for themselves or a family member should look at new data the government re... — Updated 1/28/2017


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