September 26, 2012 There are a lot more older people with worn-out knees, and the rate at which those people get knees replaced has gone way up in the last 20 years, too.
September 25, 2012 In the process of creating its health insurance exchange, California wants to rename the marketplace. But it's tough to find a name that appeals to all Californians and explains the marketplace at the same time.
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It will take a bigger money pile to pay for your health insurance again.
September 25, 2012 Health premiums are going up for 2013, though not quite as much as in 2012. Even so, the tab will likely be bigger for most people who get health coverage at work. Employers are asking workers to shoulder a bigger portion of the costs.
Mitt Romney talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley.
September 25, 2012 It's not so much what Mitt Romney said about whether the government should guarantee people health care that has health care policy types buzzing. It's how that compares to what he has said before.
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Mount Sinai Medical student Demetri Blanas wants to specialize in family medicine. It is a new specialty offered by his medical school.
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September 23, 2012 Mount Sinai School of Medicine is adding a Department of Family Medicine. It is now one of the only top medical schools to offer family medicine as a specialty for its students.
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September 21, 2012 Both President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan presented their visions for Medicare to the nation's most influential lobbying group for the elderly on Friday. Julie Rovner has parsed their remarks and joins Audie Cornish to provide some context.
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September 21, 2012 President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan addressed the annual AARP convention in New Orleans on Friday.
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September 21, 2012 New York City's Board of Health approved a controversial and first-of-its-kind soda ban earlier this month. Marion Nestle of New York University and Brian Wansink of Cornell University debate whether government regulations are an effective way to fight the obesity epidemic.
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Surgeons transplant a kidney in 8-year-old Sarah Dickman at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in 2008. The proposed changes in the transplant list attempt to maximize kidney life in young patients.
September 20, 2012 The nonprofit in charge of distributing organs wants to revamp the system for distributing kidneys for the first time in 25 years. But some transplant specialists and bioethicists fear the changes could end up discriminating against some patients.
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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, seen at a news conference in early 2011 before he took office, promised to file a lawsuit soon after he was sworn in. He did.
September 20, 2012 Oklahoma's attorney general claims that an IRS rule to implement the federal health overhaul law's subsidies for some insurance exchanges exceeds the agency's authority. The Congressional Budget Office says more people than previously estimated may have to pay a penalty for not having health coverage.
September 20, 2012 Nearly 13 million Americans are getting rebate checks from their health insurance companies. But as is sometimes the case, what is popular with the people is not so popular with economists.
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September 18, 2012 The so-called "NIH superbug", a Klebsiella pneumoniae that resists most antibiotics, recently killed a seventh patient at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland. Similar outbreaks of heath care-associated infections spread in hospitals across the country every day.
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The agreements offered by many nursing homes can result in higher fees and smaller awards in the case of a dispute.
September 18, 2012 Consumer advocates say people who sign the agreements pay higher fees and may get smaller awards than they would if the case were to go to court.
A Unity Health Care patient gets his ears checked.
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September 17, 2012 After they are released, former prisoners often don't have jobs or health insurance. The federal health law's Medicaid expansion could change that soon, though. Some states and the District of Columbia are getting a head start.
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Lack of control and high demands make work stressful.
September 14, 2012 People with stressful jobs had a 23 percent higher risk of heart attack than those whose jobs weren't pressure cookers. A stressful job has to combine intense demands and little control over decisions about the work.
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