Will Congress act to stop surprise medical bills?
These policymakers agree on the need to take patients out of the middle of the fight over charges, but crafting a legislative solution will not be easy. Read more
What you should know about vaccines for adults
We’re used to kids needing lots of shots to ward off lots of illnesses, but what about adults? The CDC recommends that adults get multiple vaccines for conditions ranging from tetanus to influenza to cervical cancer. Read more
How public health outreach ended 1990s measles outbreak
The outbreak from 1989 through 1991 was much larger than today’s, with more than 27,000 cases in 1990 alone. But the conditions that lead to that outbreak and what it took to end it are dramatically different from the ones the U.S. is seeing today. Read more
Eight skills to cultivate joy
The course teaches eight skills to help people cope with stress. Techniques include mindfulness and deep breathing, setting an attainable daily goal, keeping a gratitude journal and — yes, it works — performing small acts of kindness. Read more
High deductible plans linked to delayed diagnosis, treatment
Women with low incomes who had high-deductible insurance plans waited an average of 1.6 months longer for diagnostic breast imaging, 2.7 months for first biopsy, 6.6 months for first early-stage breast cancer diagnosis and 8.7 months for first chemotherapy, compared with low-income women with low-deductible plans. Read more

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