Insurers often recommend actions their members can take to improve their health and prevent costly, stressful diseases. They also may want to consider giving out some unusual advice: Members should get a pet.
Diabetic patients who used a patient portal to refill their prescription cholesterol medication improved their medication adherence and cholesterol levels, according to a Kaiser Permanente study...
An online calculator developed to help doctors identify risks and treatment options associated with high cholesterol overestimates such risks by as much as 150 percent, according to a research letter to be published this week in The Lancet.
Patients who received personalized messages about their risk of cardiovascular disease generated from EHR data were more likely to get medication to reduce their cholesterol.
While eight in 10 women between the ages of 18 and 64 report excellent, very good, or good health, more than one-third report that they live with a chronic health condition that requires ongoing
Over past decades, rates of obesity, diabetes and hypertension among Americans had been falling, but that's not the case any more, it seems. Heart health in the U.S. has taken a turn for the worse in
While most healthcare industry leaders have already noticed that consumers are cutting back on prescription drugs to save money, fewer have remarked on another drug-related phenomenon. Apparently,
A new recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that children as young as 8 years old use cholesterol-fighting statin drugs has ignited a firestorm of controversy in the medical
Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has agreed to pay a total of $9.5 million to 28 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that it engaged in deceptive prescription-switching
> Hoping to calm nervous investors, health plans are promising Wall Street types that they're going to hike premiums and ratchet down payments to providers. Good luck, guys.