Shots - Health Blog
Mar 12, 2014 — Sure, you thought, I can avoid buying health insurance because the tax penalty is just $95. But some people may be on the hook for thousands of dollars more.
Mar 11, 2014 — Wouldn't it be great to be able to scan your genes and find out your disease risk? Those scanners exist. But a test of their usefulness for medical care found them not as accurate as one would hope.
Mar 11, 2014 — One-quarter of the people who have signed up for private insurance through the federal and state exchanges are young adults. Insurers are counting on their participation to keep premiums manageable.
Mar 11, 2014 — In the absence of evidence about what works best to discourage drug use among teens and kids, doctors are left with their own judgment and clinical experience to fall back on.
Mar 11, 2014 — The reason for the link isn't clear, but researchers say obesity's effect on self-image and self-esteem might be partly to blame.
Mar 11, 2014 — Tiny Nose Filters sounds like a prog-rock band on NPR. But these filters do exist. They're designed to block allergens, and one study says they help. Other allergists aren't yet convinced.
Mar 11, 2014 — People who were stymied by website snafus when trying to sign up for health insurance may be able to get retroactive subsidies or choose a different plan.
Mar 10, 2014 — More people reported being covered by insurance they purchased themselves or by Medicaid. The percentage who said they were covered by employer plans fell slightly.
Mar 10, 2014 — Virtual reality can make people feel like they are experiencing the world outside of their bodies. The sensation can make it hard for the people to remember what happened to them.
Mar 10, 2014 — It used to be parents worried that their kids were hanging out with the wrong crowd. Now they need to worry about hanging out with the wrong crowd on Instagram. But do online influences matter?