Melanie Haiken

Bio

Specialties:

  • healthcare

Location:

  • San Rafael, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Enrollment through the federal health marketplace surged last week as the deadline for signing up for a health plan with a Jan. 1 effective date came to a close.

    Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 12, almost 2.5 million individuals selected a health plan...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed national data collected between 2004 a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More young adults are using certain types of preventive care since the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," went into effect in the United States, according to a new study.

    Significant increases were seen in the numbers of 19- to 2...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older blacks are still faring worse than whites in the United States when it comes to managing heart disease and diabetes, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that from 2006 to 2011, black Medicare patients were consistently less likely than w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting medical residents' work hours hasn't reduced death rates, hospital readmission rates or outcomes of surgery, two new studies find.

    "The work-hour restrictions have been controversial because there have been questions whether they are posit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of medical student-run free clinics at U.S. medical schools has doubled in the last decade, according to a new study.

    In 2005, there were about 110 student-run free clinics at 49 medical schools that belonged to the Association of Ameri...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People applying to become medical residents in the United States speak a wide range of non-English languages, but many aren't the languages spoken by patients with limited English skills, a new study finds.

    More than 25 million U.S. residents spea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High-income doctors make more money by ordering more procedures for each patient rather than by seeing more patients, which may not be the best thing for patients, a new study suggests.

    The findings from the analysis of 2012 Medicare data were "ve...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too few American seniors go online to check their health records, a new study suggests.

    Many doctors offer patients online access to certain parts of their electronic medical records, including immunization records, lab ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers may soon be covered by Medicare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday.

    The reimbursement proposal would cover annual CT scans for people aged 55 to 74 with ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how doctors communicate during shift changes in hospitals reduced the risk of adverse events in patients by 30 percent, a new study found.

    In the study of nearly 11,000 patients, researchers also found that a better method of communicat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study.

    And compensation payment amounts and liability insurance costs for most doctors remained flat or declined in recent years, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' opinions about the Affordable Care Act are sharply divided along political lines, a new study finds.

    Democratic voters are strongly in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the researchers. Almost three-quarters of Dem...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Competition between medical practices helps keep health care costs lower, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined the average prices paid by preferred provider organizations (PPOs) for patient visits to medical practice...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study finds.

    For example, in July ...Full Article