Health benefit costs are expected to increase by 5.4% in 2012, according to consulting firm Mercer. It’s the smallest increase the group has projected since 1997, but it’s still higher than inflation and wage growth.
The flu causes Americans to miss 32 million school days and 100 million workdays and to lose $6.8 billion in wages, according to a survey from Walgreens.
Getting a flu shot could spare your preschoolers a trip to the emergency room, say researchers in Canada and the U.S.
Hospitals have improved their performance nationwide, according to an annual report from the Joint Commission, an industry group.
A recent report found that three quarters of all adults have gone online to look for health information. Is the Internet creating a nation of hyperchondriacs?
A new study suggesting that checking phone and email messages may be a compulsion has important implications for efforts to reduce cell-phone usage by drivers.
While overall drug use is on the rise, use of drugs like meth and cocaine has declined in the U.S., says the government.
CVS Caremark Corp. said Monday it will give away up to $6 million in seasonal flu shots to people who don't have health insurance.
The Department of Health & Human Services proposed a new rule Monday that will give patients to greater access to their health records by providing them electronically.