The Checkup: Health care


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012

‘Super-utilizers’ place huge burden on health-care system

They overuse emergency departments and hospital inpatient services.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health-care costs

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Citrus fruit lowers women’s stroke risk, study shows

Citrus fruit is so good in so many ways. Now, new research suggests it may also reduce stroke risk, at least in women.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Health care, Medical research

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Removal of polyps during colonoscopy reduces colon-cancer deaths

It may be among the most-dreaded medical procedures, but new research adds to the evidence that colonoscopy is very effective at reducing colon-cancer mortality .

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  05:14 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colonoscopy, Health, Health Care

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Toothbrushes behaving badly: FDA issues Spinbrush warning

The FDA is warning consumers about the potential hazards of some battery-powered “spinning” toothbrushes.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  03:20 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health care, Health