Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth – even though demand is way up due to COVID-19
Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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Almost 10% of physicians in the US are doctors of osteopathic medicine, and that proportion is rising. Their medical knowledge matches that of other doctors; the difference is the philosophy behind it.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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When a celebrity, politician or other influential person checks in, a health care team can feel pressured to give in to a VIP's wishes.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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What’s in your medicine may surprise you – a call for greater transparency about inactive ingredients
There are ingredients in your pills other than the one designed to treat your ailments. Those unnamed ingredients can alter how you respond to a medicine or even make you sick.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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Why we need to know more about the UK government’s COVID-19 data project – and the companies working on it
We don't know what NHSX or its private partners Palantir and Faculty are doing with medical data.
June 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
May 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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'I thought I could wait this out': Fearing coronavirus, patients are delaying hospital visits, putting health and lives at risk
Delaying medical care comes at a cost, both human and financial. The patients some emergency rooms have been seeing are a lot sicker and more likely to need hospitalization.
May 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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When you receive a medical bill you didn't expect – even though you're insured. And it's still happening, even in time of COVID-19.
May 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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The only way to know if a medical treatment actually works is with a randomized-controlled trial.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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