Many of us know the names of some of the big U.S. health insurance companies — like Blue Cross, Aetna and Wellpoint. But what about CoOportunity Health, or Health Republic Insurance of New York? These are among 23 new companies started under the Affordable Care...

Enrollment in health insurance plans is continuing, and navigators in Florida are still working to help people pick plans. Jodi Ray, who directs the USF grant program that contracts with navigator groups, said the contracts haven't expired so the navigators are still available at the same...

Have you ever wondered how the process of matching caregivers with clients is formulated? Though it’s not an exact science, it does take a little bit of science, art, creativity and old fashioned matchmaking! At Vintex, we take this process very seriously. How so? Because...

From Florida to California, hundreds of thousands of Americans endured long lines and balky websites as they rushed to beat Monday's deadline to start enrolling in coverage under President Barack Obama's health-care law. The final tally from the first year of the law's insurance expansion won't...

New statistics from theAmerican Cancer Societyshow a remarkable 30 percent drop in colorectal cancercases in the past decade, plus steep declines in the yearly cases among those age 65 and older — mostly due to more people getting screened through colonoscopies or other recommended tests. "We were...

Doctors are warning that some of the common medical tests routinely taken by Americans do more harm than good, waste billions of health caredollars annually and could endanger your health or even your life. Among the tests targeted by prestigious panels of doctors as overused were annual Pap...

New digital mapping technology is allowing doctors to drastically improve the outcome of knee surgeries and improve the fit of new knees on patients' bodies. Knee replacement surgery has become an increasingly common medical procedure for those in their 40s, 50s and 60s. But as many...

Having stomach issues? You're not alone. About 50 million Americans see the doctor for digestive diseases each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, this is not something we have to live with, medical experts say. "While some systems in the body slow...

When Bullwinkle the Moose tells his buddy Rocket J. Squirrel, "Hey, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!" a rabbit is never what appears. That kind of switcheroo isn't so comic, however, when certain snack and cereal bars claim on their front label...

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) tops the list of the recipients of the 2013 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award, cosponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The 50 winners were announced on June 17, 2013, at the SHRM annual...