The United Nations has long defined 'old age' as beginning as soon as a person turns 60—but two demographers argue this one-size-fits-all rule offers a misleading view of the aging process. Here's how they say you can determine when 'old age' begins for you, Steven Petrow reports for the Washington Post.
In a statement Monday, UNC Health Care said it has launched several initiatives to "restore confidence in its pediatric heart surgery program," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
About 169.1 million doses of the seasonal flu vaccine were administered last flu season, and about 200 patients were reported to have received expired vaccines—though the total number of expired doses administered may be higher, according to a CDC report published Friday.
More Americans are turning to faith-based health care sharing ministries that provide cost-sharing arrangements to help cover members' medical bills, but some states have taken action amid complaints that members' medical bills are not being paid.
Patients who have normal blood pressure readings at home and high blood pressure in the doctor's office, a condition called "white-coat hypertension," are at higher risk of heart disease and death if the condition goes untreated, according to a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
When Liv Cannon received a letter with a nearly $100,000 charge about a year after she had life-changing back surgery that was otherwise covered by her insurer, her fiancé thought it was a scam Jon Hamilton reports for Kaiser Health News. It was not.
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