As out-of-pocket costs for health care have risen, people are increasingly shopping for their medical care and comparing reviews. And younger consumers who have grown up on Yelp and Rate My Professors expect the same seamless, digital experience with health care that they have used in other aspects of their lives

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The need to mend broken hearts has never been greater. But what if we could simply manufacture a new one? Alex O’Brien studies the legacy of Texan surgeons and artificial hearts

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During a recent physical, Jeff Gordon’s doctor told him he may be pre-diabetic. It was a quick mention, mixed in with a review of blood pressure numbers, other vital statistics like his heart rate, height and weight, and details about his prescription for cholesterol medication. Normally, Gordon, 70, a food broker who lives in Washington, D.C., would have paid it little attention

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A Q&A with our Cynda Hylton Rushton about a new policy that aims to prevent and resolve treatment disputes in the intensive care unit

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Douglas White knew high-deductible insurance is supposed to make patients into smart shoppers. So he shopped. Using information from his insurer, he found a good deal — $473.53 at Coolidge Corner Imaging in Boston, a half hour from his house. But the bill he got later was for $1,273.02 from a hospital he had no idea was connected to the imaging center

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Nearly every state lets prisons and jails charge inmates for their own incarceration — room, board, clothing, and doctor’s visits — in a phenomenon called “pay-to-stay”

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States with a shortage of doctors are giving nurse practitioners greater responsibilities and autonomy

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Healthcare Too Costly?

May 21, 2015

Don’t fear telling your doctor. The financial strain of medical expenses is a tough conversation for many patients to initiate

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