Walmart, Sam’s Club to Offer Free Health Tests Saturday
Karla Bowsher on January 13, 2017
A total of more than 5,200 locations will participate in the screenings.
U.S. Retirees Live Shorter Lives Than Peers in Other Nations
Krystal Steinmetz on January 11, 2017
A new analysis reveals that Americans enjoy fewer golden years than retirees in other developed countries.
Ask Stacy: The Most-Asked Money Questions of 2016
Stacy Johnson on January 6, 2017
Here are some of the most popular categories of reader questions from 2016, along with answers. Odds are you’ve probably wondered about some of these things yourself.
10 ‘Healthy’ Products That Nutritionists Call ‘Scams’
Karla Bowsher on December 21, 2016
The claims on the front of food packaging don’t always match up with what is inside.
Women Outperform Men as Doctors, Study Finds
Krystal Steinmetz on December 20, 2016
A new study reveals that patients treated by female physicians are less likely to die than patients treated by male doctors.
You’re 3 Times More Likely to Die at Some Hospitals Than Others
Karla Bowsher on December 16, 2016
The closest hospital might not always be your best choice, an expert notes.
Ask Stacy: Insurance Price Is Important, but What About Company Quality?
Stacy Johnson on November 17, 2016
The internet is full of tips about lowering the cost of insurance. But how about some advice on getting what you pay for?
Will Companies Ditch Domestic-Partner Health Care Benefits?
Krystal Steinmetz on November 13, 2016
Now that same-sex couples can legally marry, some companies are ditching their domestic-partner health care programs.
Vasectomy Rate in U.S. Half That of Canada and the UK
Krystal Steinmetz on October 17, 2016
Although a vasectomy is cheaper, safer and more effective than female sterilization, it’s still a surprisingly unpopular choice in the U.S. Find out why.
11 Ways to Keep Halloween Horrors at Bay
Nancy Dunham on October 7, 2016
Crowds of trick-or-treaters and pranksters raise the chance of accidents and property damage. Here’s how to minimize the risk.
Officials Fret That Older Adults Are Skipping Flu Shots
Karla Bowsher on October 5, 2016
Vaccination rates have dropped to 45.6 percent of the entire U.S. population. Find out why that is dangerous.
10 Ways to Reduce Your Homeowner’s Insurance Rates
Nancy Dunham on October 5, 2016
How your location, choice of remodeling projects and even your pet can drive up coverage costs — and how to keep them down.
Got Kidney Stones? It Might Be Time to Travel to Disney
Karla Bowsher on September 27, 2016
Riding roller coasters could help you pass a kidney stone, new research shows.
What You Need to Know for 2017 Obamacare Enrollment
Jim Gold on September 27, 2016
It’s time again to enroll for insurance coverage — and the prognosis is for higher prices, fewer choices. Arm yourself with knowledge.
$30 ‘EpiPencil’ Is DIY Alternative to EpiPen
Krystal Steinmetz on September 26, 2016
The EpiPencil is a $30 DIY epinephrine-delivery device. But is it safe?
Don’t Have Health Insurance? The IRS Might Contact You
Karla Bowsher on September 23, 2016
Uncle Sam wants you — a little too much, according to a few congressmen.
Medical Care Costs Rise by Largest Amount in Decades
Karla Bowsher on September 19, 2016
Health costs rose by the largest month-to-month rate since 1984. Find out what the trend might indicate about the economy.
America’s Uninsured Rate at Record Low
Krystal Steinmetz on September 11, 2016
The nation’s uninsured rate has dipped to 8.6 percent. But some insured Americans still skip doctor visits. Find out why.
How to Avoid Being a Victim of Auto Insurance Fraud
Nancy Dunham on August 23, 2016
Learn about the “swoop and squat” and other scams that cost innocent drivers millions of dollars each year — and what to do if you suspect an auto insurance scam.
Cost of Medical Expenses Likely to Soar in Retirement
Krystal Steinmetz on August 16, 2016
To cover out-of-pocket health care costs in retirement, a couple will need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to a new estimate.
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