Top Healthcare Headlines of 2015

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Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50

Medicare and Medicaid, the two mainstays of government health insurance, turn 50 this month. The programs have made it possible for most Americans in poverty and old age to get medical care.  Read more  

Doctors' Virtual Consults with Patients to Double by 2020

Thanks to expanding health insurance coverage, the number of virtual video consultations between primary health care providers and their patients will double in five years in the U.S. fueling the nation's telehealth boom, according to a new analysis.  Read More  

Pecked By A Chicken? Sickened By In-Laws? There's a Code for That

If you're struck by an orca, sucked into a jet engine, or having relationship problems with your in-laws, fear not: Your doctor now has a medical diagnosis code for that.  Read More  

Teen Astounds with Solution for Wandering Monitoring Today, Alzheimer's Next?

Kenneth Shinozuka modestly aspires to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, and he might be just the guy to do it.  Read More    

PwC: Smartphone-Connected Health Devices, Behavioral Health Are Top Healthcare Trends For 2016

Smartphone-connected device use, focus on behavioral health, and better databases for health information analysis, are within the top 10 trends in healthcare for 2016, according to PwC's annual Health Research Institute report.  Read More  


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