August 2, 2013 The university plans to charge employees who refuse to submit to health screenings an extra $100 a month for their health care benefits. But some employees object, saying the university should encourage workers to be healthy rather than penalize those who don't want to participate in the new program.
July 30, 2013 KUHFWhen a parent finds out he or she has cancer, one of the most difficult conversations to have may be with the children. Two programs in Houston teach children and parents how to deal with the emotions that arise throughout the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
July 30, 2013 Some ibuprofen and maybe some physical therapy are all it takes to make most back pain go away. But a study finds that doctors and patients are increasingly turning to fancy scans and opioid painkillers. They typically don't help, and increase the risk of addiction and overdose.
July 30, 2013 MTPRA year ago, Montana opened the nation's first clinic for free primary healthcare services to its state government employees. It was pitched as a way to improve employee health but faced political opposition. A year later, the state says the clinic is saving money and diagnosing a host of issues.
July 28, 2013 With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act looming, many employers are switching from traditional health care plans to what are known as high-deductible plans. These plans have lower premiums, but put patients on the hook for thousands in out-of-pocket expenses.
July 25, 2013 In 2008, a cycling accident left bioethicist Margaret Battin's husband quadriplegic and dependent on life support technology. The accident forced Battin, a right-to-die advocate, to reflect on the positions she's taken in the past and decide whether she still believes in them.