Online tools for managing medical bills and health records can help consumers get organized and work with their insurance companies. Makers of the services say the Web-based tools can be updated with new features as e-health evolves.
A new study found that vitamin C can contribute to the growth of cancer when enough fat is present in the stomach. Researchers said the findings may explain the insignificant success of vitamin C supplements in curbing cancer risk.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., promised to implement an open process involving the American people to enact universal health care. He says he would announce a health care reform package within his first 100 days and would form a bipartisan commission to draft details.
Increasing awareness and diagnoses are making celiac disease a more common ailment. The corresponding rise in the number of gluten-free products and restaurants has made it easier for celiac patients to manage their disease.
Medicare plans that charge more costly co-payments for branded or nonpreferred drugs often influence seniors not to buy the medicines prescribed to them, researchers conclude. The study found that people enrolled in three-tiered plans filled almost 15% fewer prescriptions than those with single-tiered plans, while incurring higher out-of-pocket costs for their medical needs.