By Susan Scutti | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:30
A new analysis of medical claims data shows how much prices vary for four every-day medical services --- preventive primary care visit, lipid panel, head/brain CT scan, and lower back MRI.
By Matthew Mientka | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:00
Food policy experts say the federal government should provide vouchers to poor families for fresh fruits and vegetable at farmers' markets, as a quarter of such U.S. community retailers now accept food stamps.
By Samantha Olson | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:22
Lululemon has patented 31 designs of its athletic apparel and gear and is suing any brand that dares copy its style.
By Dana Dovey | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:09
IBM's Watson computer program aims to help U.S. veterans successfully transit back to civilian life by answering questions about where to live and how to pay for college.
By Dana Dovey | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:55
Two federal courts gave conflicting rulings on the legalities of Obamacare's subsidies, marking the first major challenge against the Affordable Care Act.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:34
A new California law lets college students under 21 drink alcohol as a part of educational research, but only if they spit it out.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:43
Health care systems and health plans in the two dozen states that opted out of the federal expansion of Medicaid are facing increasing financial pressures.
By Chris Weller | Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:29
As much as 97 percent of pharmaceutical websites in a recent review sold medicine that carried no formal approval whatsoever.
By Samantha Olson | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:12
The former head of the FDA says nutrition labels aren't clear enough to read or encourage healthy eating.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:49
The U.S. government is so overwhelmed by the recent surge in illegal border crossings, officials are failing to provide proper medical examinations.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:11
A surge in new graduates has upset expectations of a nursing shortage, yet some researchers believe the size of the RN workforce also reflects the trend of delaying retirement.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:02
A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is probing a recent anthrax lab incident, questioning safety practices at the CDC and determining if a cover-up occurred at federal laboratories.