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Preventive Medicine

Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True

The idea that spending more on preventive care will reduce overall health care spending is widely believed and often promoted as a reason to support reform. It’s thought that too

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Health Plans That Nudge Patients to Do the Right Thing

As health care costs rise, Americans are increasingly on the hook to pay more for their care. This trend is more than just annoying — asking consumers to pay more

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Does Medicare’s free annual wellness visit do any good?

The annual checkup is an almost distinctly American ritual. It’s the single most common reason we see our doctors, despite persistent controversy about it (these pro and con articles sum

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A Simple Prescription for Lower Health Care Costs

The staggering cost of health care has been a significant economic challenge that has persisted for decades, especially in the United States. However, according to a growing group of physicians

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They may be inconvenient, but colonoscopies save lives

If you read this early Wednesday morning, I’ll be on an operating table while undergoing a medical procedure that could save my life – the same one that could save

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