Elise Viebeck

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many buyers of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act need to brace themselves for sharply higher premiums in 2017, analysts and insurance brokers say.

    The rate hikes will mainly affect the millions who pay all of the cost of health insura...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Michigan hospitals saw a rapid decrease in the number of uninsured patients after 'Obamacare' helped the state expand Medicaid, researchers report.

    The Healthy Michigan Plan, launched in April 2014, enrolled hundreds of thousands of low-income ad...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Practice:

    MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors who accept free meals from drug companies are more likely to prescribe the brand-name drugs those companies sell, a new study suggests.

    Physicians who received just one free meal, valued at less than $20 on average, were up to two times mo...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who buy health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act could see steep premium increases in 2017, the highest since the health law took effect five years ago, a new analysis suggests.

    However, enrollees in a few health insurance ma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among the 54 million Hispanic adults living in the United States, Puerto Ricans fare the worst when it comes to physical and mental ills, a new review finds.

    Not only were Puerto Ricans more likely to be in worse health than non-Hispanic Americans...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Raising the minimum hourly wage in every state by as little as $1 above the federal level might lead to fewer infant deaths and cases of low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.

    The researchers, who looked at three decades of data, found a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- On the heels of yet another senseless gun massacre in the United States, the nation's leading physicians' organization is urging more research into gun violence.

    Specifically, the American Medical Association (AMA) said Tuesday that a long-standi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplant Surgery:

    MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration on Monday announced wide-ranging public and private measures to speed the wait for lifesaving organ transplants in the United States.

    The goals include making it easier for Americans to become organ donors and increasing t...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many cancer patients can't afford to see their doctor or take the medications they've been prescribed, a new study finds.

    And the problem will likely only get worse as the cost of cancer treatments continues to rise, the study authors said.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black breast cancer survivors in the United States are less likely than white or Hispanic women to get follow-up genetic screening and surgeries that can help prevent a return of cancer, new research finds.

    Among more than 1,600 women diagnosed b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The United States pays the highest prices in the world for generic and brand-name cancer drugs, a new study has found.

    However, as the world's wealthiest nation, the United States is better able to pay for those pricey drugs than poorer countries w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, a similar but less expensive experimental drug works just as well as the standard drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), a new study finds.

    HER2-positive tumors contain certain genes that are associated ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of opioid abuse. However, new research suggests that drugs that help addicts kick their habit after hospitalization are too seldom used.

    "Given the high rates at which follow-up services are not provi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of refugees aren't getting the surgery they need, researchers report.

    "When planning to take care of refugees, much thought is put into how to house and feed and clothe people who are far from home for circumstances often beyond their co...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The top prescribers of opioid painkillers in Florida wrote far fewer prescriptions for those drugs the year after the state implemented tough new drug policies, a new study reveals.

    Two policies aimed at reducing the number of prescriptions for t...Full Article