Health care coverage for low-income patients produces fiscal benefits that include lower unpaid debts, fewer bankruptcies and higher credit scores.
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Federally recommended “expedited partner therapy” can get antibiotics to both partners quickly. But several barriers can stand in the way.
Benzodiazepines pose special risks to older adults. New research finds many of those who start taking them aren’t stopping.
Universities that sell access to their biobanks to private companies should tell patients and be transparent about how profits are used, a new survey shows.
Focusing on those with the highest risk of vision problems — as well as sensitivity to costs — could help improve eye care decisions for people over 50,
Younger stroke survivors are having less trouble paying for medications that can stave off a second stroke, thanks to ACA and expanded Medicaid.