Mental health parity still elusive goal in insurance coverage
Many patients struggle to get insurance coverage for their mental health treatment, even though two federal laws were designed to bring parity between mental and physical health care coverage. Recent studies and a legal case suggest serious disparities remain. Read more
Ultrasound to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS
Ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease is the latest in the growing field of focused ultrasound. Most people think of ultrasound as a way to take fuzzy black-and-white pictures of a fetus in the womb. But with focused ultrasound, doctors use the sound waves to actively... Read more
Do you really need 10,000 steps a day?
There’s nothing magical about the number 10,000. In fact, the idea of walking at least 10,000 steps a day for health goes back decades to a marketing campaign launched in Japan to promote a pedometer. And, in subsequent years, it was adopted in the U.S. as a goal to promote... Read more
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

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