Looking for some interesting and enlightening health care reading? Here is a sample of informative articles from around the Internet.
High-Deductible Health Plans Cut Costs, At Least For Now (NPR, Shots: Health News from NPR)
- Did you sign up for a high-deductible health plan hoping for a low monthly premium? Check out this article to find out about some potential problems with those plans you might not be aware of.
- Ted Cruz, Republican Senator from Texas, will be running for President in 2016. Cruz's wife plans to quit her job as a partner at Goldman Sachs to help him campaign full-time, meaning he will lose the employer-sponsored health insurance he has been receiving through her work. Where will he turn instead? Would you believe it is Obamacare, the program he has so vigorously opposed? Why has he done so and how much would it cost him? This article investigates.
What Is Behind The Post-Recession Bend In The Health Care Cost Curve? (Health Affairs Blogs)
- The national health care spending rate hasn't been increasing as quickly as it used to. What is the cause of this slowdown? This blog post tackles the economics behind that question.
An Upbeat Emotion That's Surprisingly Good for You (The New York Times)
- Being negative and in a bad mood can actually be bad for your health. Keep that in mind the next time you read a blog post you disagree with.
Stop stress from driving food habits (The Boston Globe)
- You're on your way home from a long, nerve-wracking day at the office. Stopping at a fast food restaurant to eat 5 burgers may not be the healthiest idea. This article discusses healthier alternatives.
- Could texting transition from the communication tool used mostly by angsty teenagers to one used widely by professional health care providers? One hospital says yes.
- This post discusses the important ethical issues raised by a test that is claimed to predict whether you will develop Alzheimer's Disease. While you may not want to take the test, you may be interested in knowing more about it.
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