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The painful side of positive health care marketing

The painful side of positive health care marketing

As Wallace’s cancer has progressed over the past seven years, she has become more critical of what she sees as excessive positivity in health care marketing. It’s everywhere: TV ads, radio commercials, billboards. The advertisements feature happy, healed patients and tell stories of miraculous recoveries.

October 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Things your gynecologist wishes you would do

Things your gynecologist wishes you would do

No matter a woman’s age or how comfortable she is with her gynecologist, she may still be unsure about a few things, like which symptoms are worth mentioning, how often to make an appointment and how to prepare for an exam.

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
One in three women with breast cancer treated unnecessarily, study concludes

One in three women with breast cancer treated unnecessarily, study concludes

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News One in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram is treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing that they’re essentially harmless, according to a Danish study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, which has renewed debate over the value of early detection. The study raises […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Expert panel recommends expansion of services with no cost sharing for women

Expert panel recommends expansion of services with no cost sharing for women

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News The list of preventive services that women can receive without paying anything out of pocket under the health law could grow if proposed recommendations by a group of mostly medical providers are adopted by federal officials later this year. The draft recommendations, which are subject to public comment until Sept. 30,  build upon […]

September 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Insurers may insist on counseling before genetic tests for breast cancer

Insurers may insist on counseling before genetic tests for breast cancer

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Health care providers and insurers agree that it’s in everyone’s best interest to refer women for genetic testing if their family history of breast or ovarian cancer puts them at higher risk. What they don’t agree on is what should happen before testing, specifically whether women need to be advised by a […]

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctors quick to change practice for breast cancer patients, study

Doctors quick to change practice for breast cancer patients, study

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Doctors cling to comfortable, widely used medical practices, even if they’re no longer particularly effective, right? A new study disputes that popular perception. In the case of a particular breast cancer treatment at least, many physicians quickly abandoned it after a clinical trial showed it was ineffective.

July 8, 2016 | By | Reply More