Devi Shetty is obsessed with making heart surgery affordable for millions of Indians. On his office desk are photographs of two of his heroes: Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi.
The U.S. government is set to decide this month whether federal health insurance should cover the cost of a $3,000 test that for the first time accurately identifies the signature brain plaques of Alzheimers disease.
Wellness study shows little progress, but HHS endorses wellness plans with final ACA rules.
Less than five months before the Affordable Care Act fully kicks in, hospitals are improving care and saving millions of dollars with one of the least touted but potentially most effective provisions of the law.
Survivors of childhood cancers are likely to have chronic ailments such as lower lung function and heart conditions that require medical attention as they become adults, researchers say.
Historically, voluntary benefits have been dismissed by busy agents as more trouble than they are worth, but with the Affordable Care Act moving closer to full implementation, agents looking to keep existing clients and gain new business should give them a closer look. Still not convinced? Following are five reasons for incorporating voluntary benefits into client proposals:
Nathan Schwegman was just 25 when his doctor told him he had a 3% chance of surviving the melanoma that had spread into his lungs and spine, soon leaving him in so much pain he could hardly move.
When choosing an employer, about 87% of prospective employees favor a company that has a wellness program in place, finds Virgin HealthMiles. But with the return on investment of such programs in question, will they continue to gain favor with employers as well?
Businesses in the U.S. won more freedom to charge higher insurance premiums to workers who dont meet health goals, or reward those who shape up, under rules released by the Obama administration.
By setting wellness exceptions, health care experts and insurance brokers find success with an integrated solution that goes beyond vendor selection
EBA spoke with Dr. Peter Goldbach, the chief medical officer of wellness company Health Dialog, about why primary care doctors are the next wellness clients and how programs can be fun.
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.