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Medicare Enrollees Can Switch Coverage Now. Here's What's New and What to Consider
For those thinking of changing coverage, here's what you need to know about Advantage plans and the effect of the IRA on drug costs.
Growing Disparities in Rural-Urban Health
Rural health is declining. You can see it in data on health outcomes, the kind of medical care available, and residents' health behaviors.
The Forgotten -- and Aging -- Middle Are Worse Off Now
Aging middle-class Americans are starting to struggle as health problems mount. They often don't qualify for many social welfare programs.
What a Difference a Dollar Makes
In honor of Labor Day, a re-release: Raising the minimum wage by just $1 an hour can reduce absenteeism by almost 10 percent.
Shopping for a Surgeon Online
Take patients’ reviews of their elective surgeries on sites like Yelp with a grain of salt. They only partly reflect a doctor's skill.
A Guide to the New Alzheimer's Drugs
ALZ patients and their families are grappling with the arrival of new drugs that slow, but don't cure, the disease. What we know so far.
Where You Live Affects How Long You’ll Live
People living in racially-segregated areas had lives that were roughly four years shorter than those living in non-segregated communities.
Neighborhoods that Bring Higher Heart Risk
Veterans and others living in 'redlined' neighborhoods are at far higher risk for heart attacks and strokes. Here's what could be done.
Why Do Politicians Weaponize Medicare? Because It Works
Medicare is often a target when politicians seek a quick way to cut costs. Its value also sabotages any effort to solve financing problems.
to Feed a Fever
Parents are often too quick to give medications to lower a fever and make a child more comfortable. This can actually slow their recovery.
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