Tuesday, September 19, 2017

While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable


By REED ABELSON from NYT Health While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable
A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market. Read more article at hafana

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bill and Melinda Gates Grade the World’s Health


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health Bill and Melinda Gates Grade the World’s Health
Poor nations get high marks for meeting important goals. But the Gateses warn that deep aid cuts and donor fatigue still could doom millions. Read more article at hafana

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers


By KATIE THOMAS and CHARLES ORNSTEIN from NYT Health Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Como a Grande Indústria Viciou o Brasil em Junk Food


By ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL from NYT Health Como a Grande Indústria Viciou o Brasil em Junk Food
À medida que o crescimento diminui nos países ricos, as empresas de alimentos ocidentais se expandem acintosamente nos países em desenvolvimento, contribuindo para obesidade e problemas de saúde. Read more article at hafana

How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food


By ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL from NYT Health How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food
As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems. Read more article at hafana

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Five Tips for Choosing a Reliable Nursing Home


By KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Five Tips for Choosing a Reliable Nursing Home
Following the deaths of eight Florida nursing home residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, experts offer advice on picking a good facility. Read more article at hafana

Alcohol Abuse Is Rising Among Older Adults


By PAULA SPAN from NYT Health Alcohol Abuse Is Rising Among Older Adults
The elderly still drink less on average than younger Americans, but the number who report problems with alcohol is increasing fast. Read more article at hafana