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5 Things to Read on Improving Health

Two stories on the opioid crisis, new numbers on diabetes’ reach in the U.S. and a call for more research on drug safety for new moms are all in this week’s reads on improving health.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Costs

T-shirts exposing the cost of medical procedures, what lawmakers are doing about surprise medical bills and more are covered in this week’s roundup of reads on the cost of care.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Access

This week’s health care access reads cover the characteristics of the uninsured, what an insurance coverage lapse can mean for people with Type 1 diabetes, what would happen if states created their own individual mandates, and more.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Costs

Our roundup includes a new tracker for prescription drug prices, trends in employer health insurance costs, and why one family received an $18,000 ER bill for care that consisted of a nap and infant formula.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Innovation

Read about Amazon's entry into the pharmacy business, why a team with a little tension may yield more creative results, and more in our roundup on innovation in health care.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Access

Our roundup includes needle exchanges, Medicaid work requirements, why some parents are pulling their children out of Medicaid, and a new legal debate over coverage for pre-existing conditions.

5 Things to Read on Improving Health

Video game addiction, declining smoking rates, an obstacle to addressing the opioid epidemic, rethinking treatment for depression, and new research on breast cancer therapies are covered in this week’s roundup.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Access

Gaps in vision coverage, how homelessness and heart health are linked, and the potential for lifetime limits to Medicaid benefits are all covered in our roundup on access to care.

5 Things to Read on Improving Health

Read about a pilot of broad-based DNA sequencing, the promise of a new Ebola vaccine and why consumers shouldn’t trust pills marketed as sun protection.

5 Things to Read on Health Care Innovation

In this week’s health care innovation roundup, read about Google’s possible forays into health care, new strategies to fight old diseases and two people who credit the Apple Watch with saving their life.

5 Things to Read on Improving Health

Find out why you may want to rethink the value of vitamins, how Barbara Bush opened up a national discussion of palliative care in her final days, and more.

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.

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