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5 Things to Read on Improving Health

Everything from how to eat healthy on a budget to the negative effects of overuse of antibiotics can be found in this week’s roundup of reads on health improvement.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Costs

In this week’s roundup we have two takes on why Americans spend so much on health care, as well as what employers and states are trying to do to keep costs down.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Access

This week’s five reads on health care access cover new ride-hailing partnerships to get patients to the doctor, the importance of access to dental care, and more.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Costs

High prices for lifesaving rabies drugs, spending on unnecessary care and costly air ambulance rides are all covered in this week’s reads on health care costs.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Innovation

This week’s five reads on innovation in health care cover potential capabilities for two leading wearables, how an ophthalmologist’s invention may help save the eyesight of people with diabetes, and more.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Access

Some states plan to scale back transportation benefits for Medicaid beneficiaries, while others may adopt their own individual insurance mandates. Find these stories and more in this week’s five reads on health care access.

5 Things to Read on Improving Health

This week’s reads on improving health cover new treatment guidelines for stroke, perspective on the value of preventive health services and more.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Costs

This week's roundup on health care costs includes two takes on how price increases (as opposed to how much care we use) drive spending growth. Also, how paying patients’ rent can improve health and decrease costs.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Innovation

This week's innovation reads cover everything from the new class of drugs known as gene therapies to the newest health, wellness and medical technologies showcased at January's CES electronics extravaganza.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Access

This week's reads on health care access explore why some mothers are more likely to suffer complications during childbirth, dwindling funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and why more patients don't use telehealth services.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Access

This week's reads on health care access include updates on ACA enrollment, what's happening with the Children’s Health Insurance Program and a “spillover effect” in the benefits of health coverage.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Costs

Find the four main reasons health spending has grown in recent years, how clinics are making big bucks on drug screens and why we’re looking back at a research article from 2003 in this week’s five must-reads on health care costs.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Access

This week’s health care access reads cover a surprise enrollment surge in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, a community paramedicine program in Minnesota, how discrimination negatively affects the health of sickle cell disease patients, and more.

5 Things We’re Reading on Improving Health

This week’s five health-related reads cover the effects of excessive care, a new recommendation for parents bringing their kids to the pediatrician and a secondary outbreak closely linked with the opioid epidemic.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Costs

This week’s must-reads explore where our dollars go in the health care system, point to secret prices as a reason for out-of-control spending and uncover how something as small as an eye drop may be a hidden source of big waste.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Innovation

Our top innovation reads this week include stories about “intelligent” socks and shoes intended to prevent falls in nursing homes, a new device that could eliminate finger pricks for diabetics and how insurance companies are driving innovation.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Access

Learn about a new startup working to improve health equity in poor urban neighborhoods, who and what Medicaid covers, why experts are worried about this year’s open enrollment for marketplace plans, and more.

5 Things We’re Reading on Health Care Costs

Read how big trends in health care are driving up costs, how relatively inexpensive but common services add up to huge amounts of wasteful spending, and more in our roundup of insights from other sources.

5 Things We’re Reading on Improving Health

Discover why word choice matters when a diagnosis is made, which nation’s health care system reigns supreme (in the eyes of five policy experts), how the opioid epidemic is affecting life expectancy in the U.S., and more.

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