Lowering sodium intake, a drumbeat of doctors efforts to improve patient health, may have the opposite effect if taken to the extreme, scientists said.
Merck & Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Roche Holding AG have opened a new front against cancer with the next generation of experimental drugs that use the human immune system to seek and destroy tumor cells.
A test from Genomic Health Inc. helps predict whether prostate cancer is aggressive or slow- growing and is available now.
U.S. hospitals charge prices that, at times, can be thousands of dollars different for the same medical procedures, even within towns or states, according to federal data released today.
An analysis of the most common uterine cancer suggests the disease should be reclassified into four categories that may help lead to more targeted treatments.
In the hunt for return on investment, employers are taking a closer look at financial disincentives in wellness.
A mere 12 ounces serving size of sugar-sweetened soft drink a day may increase the chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, according to a study published recently by Diabetologia.
Chili peppers and migraines have traits in common, a fact scientists are exploiting to develop drugs capable of preventing the debilitating headaches painful symptoms before they attack.
Reducing surgical complications could cost hospitals money, according to a study that researchers say may help explain why the medical providers havent fully embraced quality improvement efforts.
That skin in the game, HealthyWage officials say, is significantly more of a motivator than the traditional incentives that employers offer with weight-loss programs.
The cost of caring for dementia patients has reached $109 billion annually, exceeding that for heart disease and cancer, and will double by the time the youngest Baby Boomers reach their 70s, according to a study.
Beth Taylor on how to quantify a return on investment for advisers and companies with wellness programs
40% of employers anticipate that their companys wellness budget will increase in the near future, a recent OptumHealth shows and many are finding quick, easy ways to incorporate healthy living into the work day.
Patti Walsh, a vice president of sales at UnitedHealth Group, discusses incentives and disincentives for wellness programs with one of their organization's recent initiatives as an example - back and ortho pain.
A rising number of injuries linked to robotic surgery has been reported to Massachusetts health officials, spurring the state to call for better oversight on training and more disclosure to patients on potential risks.