Melanie Haiken

Bio

Specialties:

  • Healthcare

Location:

  • San Rafael, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a significant increase in the number of American children with health insurance, many still lack coverage, a new study reveals.

    From 2013 to 2014, the number of uninsured children fell from 5.9 million to 4.9 million. In 2013, 7.5 percen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans Affairs hospitals seem to do just as well as other U.S. hospitals when it comes to treating older men with heart disease or pneumonia, a new study suggests.

    The findings, published online Feb. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical A...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other developed countries, a new study finds.

    Compared to 22 other high-income nations, the United States' gun-related murder rate is 25 times higher. And, even though the Unit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology):

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with low incomes who are diagnosed with esophageal cancer don't survive as long as whites with the disease, a new study finds.

    "In lower socioeconomic groups, outcomes for esophageal cancer vary by race, but not in higher socioeconomic gro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests.

    In fact, patients suffering from colon, prostate or thyroid cancers who...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans believe Medicare should cover approved medicines to treat obesity, a new survey shows.

    "Public policy and society seldom associate obesity with advanced age," James Appleby, chief executive officer of the Gerontological Society of A...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high-deductible health insurance plan doesn't mean people will shop around for the best health care prices, a new study finds.

    "Simply increasing a deductible, which gives enrollees skin in the game, appears insufficient to facilitate pri...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, a new study reveals.

    Relatives reported a better end-of-life experience mor...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. patients whose health insurance plans have high deductibles undergo fewer diagnostic imaging tests, a nationwide study finds.

    Researchers analyzed 2010 insurance data from more than 21 million adults nationwide and considered plans with hig...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act is working as intended, extending health care coverage and ensuring that hospital care is financially compensated, two new policy papers contend.

    The reports, published Jan. 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis is costly, and new research suggests that it remains costly even after the disease has been treated.

    "Cancer survivors are facing high costs even after years. The economic burden is substantial," said study author Zhiyuan Zheng...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With only three weeks left in the latest Affordable Care Act enrollment period, U.S. health officials and community advocates are ramping up efforts to sign up difficult-to-reach Latino Americans.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care reduces hospital costs for incurable cancer patients who have other serious health conditions, a new study says.

    Palliative care is team-based specialized treatment aiming to provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Roughly one in 10 U.S. smokers using Medicaid insurance gets medications to help quit smoking, with a wide variation between states, a new study finds.

    Under the Affordable Care Act, state Medicaid programs must cover at least some counseling an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Emergency Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When a major public health emergency, disaster or act of terrorism occurs, the United States may lack adequate resources to treat children who are affected, according to a new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics....Full Article