WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 -- People who've had a heart attack are more likely to be prescribed and take recommended blood-thinning drugs if they get vouchers to waive their co-payments, a new study shows.
The finding comes from a study of 11,000 people treated for heart attack at 300 U.S. hospitals. All of the patients had health insurance: 64 percent had private insurance, 42 percent were covered by Medicare and 9 percent had Medicaid.
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 -- A hip replacement may help seniors live longer -- for at least a decade anyway, a new study from Sweden suggests.
"Our study suggests that hip replacement can add years to life as well as adding 'life to years' -- increasing the chances of longer survival as well as improving the quality of life," said study author Dr. Peter Cnudde. He's an orthopedic surgeon with the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register in Gothenburg.