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US headache sufferers get $1 billion worth of brain scans each...

One in eight visits to a a doctor for a headache or migraine end up with the patient going for a brain scan, at...

White House: Six Economic Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

This week has seen the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis that refuted claims by opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that it...

More targeted radiation ups survival in head, neck cancer patients

Patients with cancers of the head and neck who received intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) - a technology designed to more precisely target cancer cells...

Half of Psychiatrists Want Cash, Reject Insurance

Access to mental health care has become a prominent issue in Congress following mass shootings around the country. But a new study in JAMA...

High Medicare spending on prostate cancer screenings, but little benefit for...

Prostate cancer screening has little benefit for men aged 75 and older, yet over three years, the Medicare fee-for-service program spent $447 million annually...

Drug substitutions could mean big savings for patients, gov’t

As everyone knows, medications are expensive, and even with insurance coverage, patients' out-of-pocket drug costs can be quite hefty. This holds true for individuals with...

People are remaining healthier later in life

A new study, conducted by David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, shows that, even as life expectancy has increased over the...

Fewer Americans undergoing lower limb amputation

There have been dramatic decreases in the number and severity of lower limb amputations over the past decade, according to a new study published...

Pleasure response from chocolate: You can see it in the eyes

The brain's pleasure response to tasting food can be measured through the eyes using a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool, according to a study just...

Millions pass up free health subsidy

Millions of seniors are turning down free money. The Low Income Subsidy for Medicare Part D is a rare beast in economics research. The subsidy...

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