The ethical issues that come with crowdfunded healthcare. “If we use crowdsourcing for healthcare costs as a way to replace what a good healthcare system might do, then we’re really creating a new health disparity,” said Margaret Moon, a bioethicist and professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Tech giant Apple introduces mobile platform for biomedical research

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The advocacy group Compassion & Choices says that bills on aid-in-dying have been introduced this year in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Utah. Court cases have surfaced in New York and California

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Being Mortal describes how the health care system fails to serve Americans at the ends of their lives. This is Atul Gawande’s best book. Remember that you have to die: Read this book and think it through

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When you face a choice about hotels, restaurants or cars, the chances are you head to the Web for help. Online ratings have become essential tools for modern consumers. Health care is no exception to the ratings game, especially when it comes to hospitals

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The End of Obamacare?

March 4, 2015

The challenge to the law being argued before the Supreme Court today threatens to erase the healthcare subsidies that millions are currently receiving. Here’s what it’s like to be one of them

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Improving health systems in three Ebola-hit African countries would have cost a third of relief effort there, says new Save the Children report

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Bayou La Batre calls itself the seafood capital of Alabama. Residents here depend on fishing and shrimping for their livelihood, and when they sit down to eat, they like most things fried. It’s here that former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin has been trying to reverse the nation’s obesity epidemic one patient at a time

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