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Taunya English explains how your neighborhood and the place that you live can make a difference on your health.

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Patients on Medicare with chronic conditions and disabilities will no longer have to show improvement to get the services they need, thanks to a proposed settlement in a groundbreaking class action lawsuit.

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Sometimes having too many choices leads to bad decision-making. As political candidates and policymakers toy with the idea of "consumer-driven" health care, it's worthwhile to look at a body of research in behavioral economics. Multiple choices may lead to confusion and poor choices....

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Sifting through the two major competing proposals for Medicare reform, one key question emerges: What will they really cost taxpayers and beneficiaries?...

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What are the "unmentionables" in healthcare and technology? A public health doctor weighs in from this week's Health 2.0 conference.

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For most politicians dealing with Medicare reform, end-of-life cost is one issue that dare not speak its name. Here's what you need to know about this "third-rail" topic.

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On Oct. 1, Medicare will start penalizing hospitals that have excessive readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia. Yet despite several years of planning and effort, readmission rates remain stubbornly high. What's going on?

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The Medicare NewsGroup asked its newly formed Medicare Leaders Advisory Board – a group of prominent former leaders of the federal program and political veterans – this question: “What context should journalists have in order to evaluate competing Medicare reform proposals?”...

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Medicare might seem like a national story, but it isn’t exclusively the province of Beltway reporters. Like all health care, it’s local.

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