Tuesday, December 18, 2018

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

She took a bad fall on the slopes and her surgeon used a metal plate to put the splintered bones of her leg back together. When that device failed less than four months later, she and her insurer had to pay full price for the replacement plate.

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

The health care industry adds thousands of jobs to the economy each month. While they aren’t all doctors and nurses, they aren’t all paper pushers either.

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

It’s a little-known secret that patients can get thousands of dollars directly from a drugmaker.

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life-or-death issue. Now a grass-roots movement is pushing for change.

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

Breast implants — used for both cancer and cosmetic surgeries — give a glimpse into how hospitals mark up prices of medical devices to increase their bottom lines.

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

Executive editor Damon Darlin takes a spin as host of "The Friday Breeze," whirling through a week of health care news so you don't have to.

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

Patient advocates say the state’s new staffing regulations are a good start toward better protecting the frail, but the nursing home industry contends they’re too burdensome.

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

The case of a Michigan woman told to fundraise $10,000 for a heart transplant sparked viral outrage, but experts say “wallet biopsies” are common.

18 Dec 2018 13:03:19 Z

The incentive program to discourage nursing homes from discharging patients too quickly will also give bonuses to facilities with fewer rehospitalizations.

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