Health Care


Mon December 30, 2013
Shots - Health News

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 1:43 pm

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?

The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment will last 12 weeks and run $84,000, plus the cost of necessary companion drugs. Some patients may need treatment for twice as long.

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Fri December 20, 2013

New Report Rates Colorado Health Care Plans

Screencap of report from Colorado Business Group on Health

With just a few days before the deadline to sign up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a Colorado nonprofit employer coalition has released a report on insurance plans available in the state.

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Fri December 20, 2013

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Obama's 2013 Year End News Conference

Screencap of President Obama as he holds his end of year news conference, Dec. 20, 2013
White House

President Obama held a news conference Friday from the White House before departing Washington for the holidays. The President addressed the economy, health care and the NSA among other topics.

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Thu December 19, 2013

'Are You LGBT?' Simple Question Has Profound Health Care Impact

spacebahr Flickr - Creative Commons

The doctor/patient relationship is one of the most personal; it can be even more complicated for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. There’s a fear that if doctors discover their orientation, they would be treated differently.

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Mon December 9, 2013
Shots - Health News

Epilepsy Patients Help Decode The Brain's Hidden Signals

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 11:29 am

Scientists say that epilepsy patients like Bennett have helped them learn how the brain controls movement and emotion.
Amy Standen NPR

Patients with severe epilepsy are giving scientists the chance to see the human brain in action, a view they could never get with an MRI or other high-tech tools.

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