Monthly Archives: April 2016

New Tools Help Patients Make Tough Decisions In the ER

via Wall Street Journal In the emergency room, patients may expect doctors to call all the shots about tests and treatments. But increasingly, ER physicians are asking patients to participate more in critical decisions about care, such as whether to … Continue reading

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UnitedHealth Tops Expectations, to Leave Some Affordable Care Act Markets

via Wall Street Journal The nation’s largest health insurer said it would pull out of nearly all of the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, signaling continued instability in the law’s signature marketplaces as they head toward their fourth year. After losses … Continue reading

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Warning: Medicare May Be Bad for Your Heart

via Wall Street Journal As people age, the main valve controlling the flow of blood out of the heart can narrow, causing heart failure, and sometimes death. In the past the only way to repair the damage was risky open-heart … Continue reading

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