Health & Health Care / Prescription Plans & Costs

  • The dos and don’ts of medical lab work

      

    Medical lab work could help your health before you need a prescription. Here’s how (and why) to get lab testing.

  • Common heartburn medications have more risks than previously thought

      

    A new study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has found an association in the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec and a slew of...

  • Health Insurance Guide

      

    Choosing a health insurance plan can be one of the most confusing and nerve-wracking processes in life. Should you choose a high-deductible or low-deductible plan? What about an HSA or...

  • Study says ingredient in Tylenol reduces empathy

      

    The main ingredient in pain relievers like Tylenol may cause those who take it feel less empathy for others. At least, that's according to a news study published in Social Cognitive and...

  • How to cut the cost of your prescription medications

      

    An alarming number of us are choosing not to fill prescriptions because of the cost. Here are some specific ways to get more affordable meds.

  • Prescription Plan Guide

      

    Prescription plans for less Publix.com - 14 day supply of select antibiotics for FREE Walmart.com - 30-day supply of select generic drugs for $4 or a 90-day supply for...

  • The top 50 most dangerous drugs

      

    While overdose deaths from prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999, some of the most dangerous drugs don’t require a prescription. Using data from the Food and Drug...

  • CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

      

    WASHINGTON — Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how...

  • Lawsuits filed against maker of popular morning sickness drug

      

    Several dozen lawsuits have now been filed against the maker of a drug used to fight morning sickness in pregnant women. While many women say they had no problem taking ondansetron, which...

  • Obamacare / Affordable Health Care Act Guide

      

    I know whenever I talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is a political fault line in the country. Even though I have views that differ from the law of the...

  • Dietary supplements can be a dangerous mix with traditional drug therapies

      

    Nearly 70% of us take dietary supplements, according to to the Council for Responsible Nutrition. But researchers at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis are examining how those supplements...

  • By the numbers: Nurse-in-a-box clinics vs. the ER

      

    One of the most expensive places to get medical care is in the hospital emergency room. There's a much better alternative if you need medical care when your doctor's office isn't...

  • Since America spends the most money on health care, do we have the best quality care?

      

    There is no doubt that health care -- specifically the cost of health care -- is a hot topic these days. With rising health care costs in the U.S., you’d be hard pressed to find anyone...

  • Children's cold syrup recalled

      

    In the middle of the cold and flu season, a drug company has issued a recall for its children's cough syrup. The recall came because of incorrect markings on the dosage cups that were...

  • What you need to know about sleeping pills

      

    Not getting enough sleep can impact several areas of a person's life -- so it's really no surprise that people are looking for solutions to what can become a chronic...