A shocking number of Americans know someone, either a friend or family member, in the past five years who died because they couldn’t afford to receive necessary medical treatment, according to a new Gallup and West Health study.
The CDC has narrowed in on vitamin E acetate as a potential chemical of concern in an epidemic of vaping-related lung illnesses that have injured 2,051 people from nearly all states and have been linked to 39 deaths in 24 states.
While more policies are pushing toward increasing patient access to electronic medical records, few patients are actually using the opportunity to check out their own information, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
Increased physical activity could have a huge impact on the global economy, with just 15 minutes more walking per day adding an average of $100 billion annually until 2050, according to new research from RAND and Vitality.
Patients may want to steer clear of healthcare providers that have been accused of fraud and abuse of the Medicare system, according to new research that shows a risk of beneficiary health and longevity among these providers.