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 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.

Top 10 Conditions With the Most Impact on Health

The top conditions on the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index — hypertension, major depression, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes — have become more entrenched because of rising prevalence.

Harnessing Telehealth to Prevent Diabetic Blindness

For people with diabetes, going to an eye doctor for a diabetic retinopathy screening is yet another burden in managing their chronic disease. New technology allows them to get screened where they seek routine health care.

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.

Interested in ways we can make the
health care system work better?

Interested in ways we can make the health care system work better?