More Americans have health plans with high deductibles, and these plans do reduce medical spending.  But a Rand Corp. study also finds that with plans having deductibles of more than $1,000, consumers also cut back on important preventive services, such as immunizations and cancer screenings, the Wall Street Journal... Read more
The FDA warns consumers about using supplements and other products that claim to treat or prevent health effects from radiation exposure but are not approved for those purposes, in a Consumer Reports article. Read more
As their work stoppage progresses, NFL players are now paying for health insurance and the costs of training. They are finding these price tags aren’t cheap, the Washington Post reports. Read more
Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they are 2 years old instead of 1, according to new advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both organizations issued separate but consistent recommendations this week, the Associated Press reported. The advice is based... Read more
An FDA panel says that removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health, USA Today reports. Read more

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