Express Scripts To Limit Opioids; Doctors ConcernedThe nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users.
Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion DealAetna and Humana called off a $34 billion proposal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal.
Staying Cool: Fans Might Not Benefit Seniors In Extreme HeatA small new experiment suggests that electric fans may make older adults hotter, not cooler, during triple-digit heat because they don't sweat as much.
Redfining Obesity Leads To AwarenessExperts say obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Doctors also caution that the threshold for 'morbid obesity' is lower than many may realize.
AMA Classifying Obesity As A Disease May Open Up Treatment OptionsThe American Medical Association has officially recognized obesity as a disease, a decision that could change the way physicians and insurance companies deal with the condition.
Kids' Cholesterol Down; Fewer Trans Fats Cited Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.
Docs At Odds Over Kids' Cholesterol Test GuidelinesShould all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.
AMA Supports Requiring Obesity Education For KidsThe American Medical Association says yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity should be required for public schoolchildren and teens.
Medical Tattoos Offer Important Health InformationTattoos have long served as fashion statements, but a small number of Americans are now relying on them for a more practical, potentially lifesaving purpose: to warn first responders about important medical conditions.
New CPR Study Says Hands-Only