Monthly Archives: February 2010

Aging: Higher Co-Payments Tied to Costlier Care

When Medicare plans raise co-payments for outpatient care, older people cut back on doctors’ visits, then wind up needing more expensive hospital care, a new study reports.

Posted in Around the Globe

Prevention: An Alternative for Treating Arrhythmia

Some abnormal heart rhythms that do not respond to drugs should instead be treated with a procedure that cauterizes the muscle around a vein that carries blood from the lungs to the heart, a new study suggests.

Posted in Around the Globe

Seattle Group Paying F.D.A. for Work on a Pneumococcal Disease Vaccine

A nonprofit organization is paying the Food and Drug Administration to help develop a better vaccine against pneumococcal disease in poor countries.

Posted in Around the Globe

Homeless, Shoeless, Even Nameless

When the police brought Jane to 3East, the soles of her feet were blistered.

Posted in Around the Globe

The Claim: Heart Attack Rates Rise During the Super Bowl.

Is the Super Bowl a health hazard for diehard football fans?

Posted in Around the Globe
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