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UK researchers develop ’cure’ for Type 2 diabetes: starve yourself
British researchers have developed what they say is a "cure" for Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the...
Web Exclusive: Back Pain Cost Hospitals $9.5B in 2008
Back problems represent an enormous reason for hospital visits, with 7.3 million emergency department visits and more...
Health plans for high-risk patients attracting fewer, costing more than expected
An early feature of the new healthcare law that allows people who are already sick to get insurance to cover their...
New health plan for the uninsured launches in IL
A new health insurance option for people with pre-existing conditions and without medical coverage launches in Illinois...
Chronic illnesses driving up MI’s healthcare costs
Chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, are costing Michigan big bucks, according to a study...
Obesity rates keep rising, troubling health officials
Americans are continuing to get fatter and fatter, with obesity rates reaching 30 percent or more in nine states last...
The do-it-yourself house call
Technology that aims to keep congestive heart failure patients out of the hospital is gaining traction. The...
Insurers tout disease management programs, but critics are wary
Starting next year, most health insurance plans will be required to spend 80% to 85% of the premiums they collect on...
Health plans must provide some tests at no cost
The White House on Wednesday issued new rules requiring health insurance companies to provide free coverage for dozens...
Disease Management: In-source, Outsource, or Hybrid?
Should anyone be surprised that health plans are exploring the most cost-effective ways to provide disease management?