USPSTF Recommends Annual Lung Screening for High Risk Adults

Adults at high risk of developing lung cancer – especially smokers – should have low-dose CT scans annually, according to new recommendations by the US Preventive Services Task Force. The panel determined that yearly scans “can prevent a substantial number … Continue reading

Higher Premiums for Unhealthy Lifestyles – Fair?

Should people with bad health habits pay more for insurance? A new report by ehealth.com, the nation’s largest private online health insurance exchange, says that many already do. Their just-released Smoking Status and Body Mass Index Relative to Individual Health Insurance Premiums found that obese people are charged average of 22 percent more in health premiums, and […]

One Resolution You Should Keep

Happy 2013! While our nation’s leaders play political chess, millions of Americans await the final tally on budget cuts to health and wellness programs, medical research, Medicare and Medicaid. It sure seems like the inmates are running the asylum. In the meantime, perhaps it’s best to focus on something you can control – like better […]

One Resolution You Should Keep

Happy 2013! While our nation’s leaders play political chess, millions of Americans await the final tally on budget cuts to health and wellness programs, medical research, Medicare and Medicaid. It sure seems like the inmates are running the asylum. In the meantime, perhaps it’s best to focus on something you can control – like better […]