Monthly Archives: September 2015

Telemedicine Expands, Though Financial Prospects Still Uncertain

i Nurses Patricia Wegener (left) and Susan Davis at Mercy Hospital can monitor the condition of a patient who is… Continue reading »

To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments

i Doris Keene (right) talks with her acupuncturist before a treatment at Portland’s Quest Center for Integrative Health. Keene says… Continue reading »

Obamacare Enrollment Triggers Drop In The Uninsured Rate

i A Medicaid office employee works on reports at Montefiore Medical Center in New York in late 2014. New York… Continue reading »

In Colorado, More People Are Insured But Cost Remains An Issue

i Marilyn Kruse couldn’t get health insurance through her job as a substitute teacher in Jefferson County, Colo. Now she… Continue reading »

Medicare Fails To Save Money So Far On Cooperative Care Experiment

A high-profile Medicare project pushing doctors and hospitals to join together to operate more efficiently has yet to save the… Continue reading »

Medical Schools Teach Students To Talk With Patients About Care Costs

i Isaiah Roggow, a third-year medical student at the University of California, Riverside, examines patient Becky Ketchum during the school’s… Continue reading »

When The Hospital Is Boss, That’s Where Doctors’ Patients Go

i Which hospital a patient goes to for care can depend on who owns a doctor’s practice. Laughing Stock/Corbis hide… Continue reading »

Spreading The Word: Obamacare Is For Native Americans, Too

i Rochelle Jake, 45, says she thought the Indian Health Service should be responsible for her health care, not Obamacare…. Continue reading »

Fishing, Cooking And A Yup’ik Upbringing Made Alaska’s Health Commissioner

i Valerie Davidson, Alaska’s health and social services commissioner, drives her 1983 Chevy truck to pick up salmon for a… Continue reading »