PASADENA (CNS) – Starting Saturday, Kaiser Permanente will offer flu vaccines at clinics across Southern California. “The flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, even lead to death,” said Dr. […]
CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests giving patients easier-to-take medicine and no-copay medical visits can help drive down high blood pressure, a major contributor to poor health and untimely deaths nationwide. Those efforts were part […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The state’s consumer web site for health insurance coverage won’t post quality ratings alongside the monthly price for plans. The Los Angeles Times reports consumer groups are disappointed by the decision […]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One of California’s biggest insurers is drawing complaints from employers who say the company’s policies are no longer the bargain for quality care that they once were. The Los Angeles Times […]
ATLANTA (AP) — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good […]
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study shows that hip replacements are more likely to fail in women than in men. Researchers found that a small number of the hip implants failed overall, but women were 29 percent more likely than men to need a repeat surgery.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two health care unions are joining forces in a move that could threaten a powerful rival’s dominance and fuel a new round of labor tensions.
CHICAGO (AP) – Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants – long-lasting and more effective birth control that you don’t […]
Many people with chronic pain swear by acupuncture, but skeptics of the ancient needle-based treatment have long claimed that it’s little more than an elaborate placebo. A new study published this week in the Archives […]