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Many Older Americans May Get Unneeded Breast, Prostate Cancer Screenings

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are unnecessarily screened for breast and prostate cancer, which can lead to treatments they don’t need, a new study contends. The practice may also be costing the U.S. health care system $ 1.2 billion a year, the researchers added. Almost 16… Read More »

Surprise, Surprise: Most Americans Have Faced a “Surprise” Medical Bill

Most Americans have been surprised by a medical bill, a NORC AmeriSpeak survey found. Who’s responsible? Nearly all Americans (86% net responsible) first blame health insurance companies, followed by hospitals (82%). Fewer U.S. patients blamed doctors and pharmacies, although a majority of consumers still put responsibility for surprise healthcare bills on them (71% and 64%… Read More »