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Nothing is more convoluted than hospital charges, which represent about a third of the nation's $2.7 trillion annual health care bill, reports The New York Times. Reuters finds that hospitals may quote prices for parking but not for procedures. Meanwhile, Kaiser Health News describes the trend in palliative care programs, designed to relieve pain and distress, regardless of how long a patient has to live.
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including coverage of the mixed reviews regarding healthcare.gov's "relaunch" as well as the White House strategy to move past the website's difficulties.
A growing subspecialty that manages pain and stress for the seriously ill saves money, increases patient satisfaction and lengthens lives.
Jennifer Mathis of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law talks with KHN’s consumer columnist.
Many insurers offering plans through the state's exchange marketplace plan, Washington Healthplanfinder, have trimmed the include-all-providers networks in favor of more narrow plans.
Hardware upgrades and software fixes scheduled for this weekend, Obama administration officials say, will allow the site to handle 50,000 simultaneous users by Dec. 1, as promised.
The United States will commit up to $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, President Obama said Monday at the White House.
The Obama administration said added money would be an incentive for insurance companies to let people to keep health policies that were to have been canceled.
Hospital pricing is often convoluted, and hospital charges represent about a third of the total United States health care bill.
A hospital worker and hepatitis C carrier who injected himself with syringes of fentanyl, then filled them with saline for use with patients, infected at least 45 people.
The American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of a Michigan woman, is suing Catholic bishops, arguing that their anti-abortion guidelines to affiliated hospitals are leading to medical negligence.
A slowing trend in health care spending has lowered the law’s price by billions, and future cost controls may save billions more.
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A United Nations agency estimated that 3.2 million African men had been voluntarily circumcised since 2007. Studies show that the procedure reduces the risk of infection by about 60 percent.
Contrary to a common misconception, palliative care is not meant just for the dying, but a shortage of doctors trained in it remains an obstacle to its wider use.
The results of a small study of children with mild autism given oxytocin suggests that their brains’ social regions are not irrevocably damaged.
The long search for a gene mutation has led to a chance of stopping Marfan syndrome and reducing the risk of a fatal burst before it happens.
A recent New England Journal of Medicine article describes a new publicly accessible database that contains more than 125 years of infectious disease case data. The database will allow researchers to review disease trends and study how to handle future outbreaks. Washington Post et al.
A new study shows that researchers can successfully link genetic variants to various diseases by analyzing electronic health record data. The researchers say that the study method could help link seemingly unrelated symptoms and guide prescription drug research. New York Times et al.