The latest news on Medicare
New map reveals regional differences; more treatment doesn't necessarily mean better health.
Officials react to the flu deaths of two teens; zapping salmonella and other bugs by irradiating food.
Higher drug costs and less choice of plans will be the likely results for some.
Majorities approve of such initiatives as Medicare-negotiated drug pricing or a 'national health insurance exchange'
Initiatives to lower costs, improve service seldom work, study finds
Insured or not, patients forgo medical needs twice as often as others, study finds
Lack of coverage can spur cutbacks in necessary prescriptions, study finds
Study says initiatives should target both coverage and access to health care
If all centers performed as well, nearly 153,000 lives might be saved annually, report finds
Lung Association report says feds and most states neglect preventing tobacco-caused illness.