By Donna Gregory Burch For me, mammograms rate right up there with getting my teeth cleaned and giving up bread. I don’t enjoy having my annual mammogram, but I do it because mammography is s…
Breast cancer experts: Mammograms aren't perfect, but women should get screened
Jul 24, 2015 | 9:48 AM A radiologist compares an image from an earlier, two-dimensionaltechnology mammogram to the new 3D mammography.The technology can detect much smaller cancers earlier. (Torin Halsey / Associated Press) Whenever The Times publishes a piece raising questions on the efficacy of regular mammograms for women over 40 (or any cancer screening or treatment, for that matter), we typically receive several impassioned letters…
Why Younger Women Could Benefit From Mammograms After All
Women who died of breast cancer were less likely to have had a mammogram in the past two years, researchers found. That was particularly true among younger women. Even though breast cancer is rarer in the young, the tumors can be more aggressive.
When to Get a Mammogram? Your Questions Answered
More breast cancer screening recommendations mean more confusion for women, particularly those in their 40s, about when to begin regular mammograms.
10 Important Things to Know About Mammograms
Get mammograms starting at age 40 and bring past results to your appointment.
Preventive Care Tips for Dogs and Cats
Want to be a better pet owner? Practice preventive care. Here's what you need to know about wellness exams, grooming, fleas and ticks, obesity, and exercise.
Mass General breast imaging experts share tips for getting through your first mammogram
Across four locations, Mass General Imaging has 50 breast imaging technologists who guide women through mammograms every day. Read their advice for your first mammogram...or your twentieth.
How Has the Affordable Care Act Affected Health Insurers' Financial Performance?
This issue brief uses newly available data to understand how health insurers fared financially during the ACA’s first year of full reforms. Overall, health insurers’ financial performance began to show some strain in 2014, but the ACA’s reinsurance program substantially buffered the negative effects for most insurers.
There’s Only One Grocery Store in Most Rural Areas. Should We Expect Two Health Insurers?
It’s hard to persuade insurers to operate in rural America, and the Republican health bill could make things worse.
The future of preventive care: How 7 startups are making an impact
Chronic diseases are now the top cause of death worldwide -- a fact that these seven startups are hoping to change through preventive care.
Damaged home? How to get an insurer to pay up
After years of costly natural disasters, insurers are looking for ways to limit their losses by denying claims and sticking homeowners with the bill. Here's how to make sure you get paid.
Insurers tell GOP how to maintain stability after Obamacare repeal
Once Obamacare is repealed, insurers want the GOP to create a replacement plan that would maintain subsidies and risk payments to ensure Americans can continue to buy affordable health care coverage.
Obamacare chaos: Insurers may flee before new plan is put in place
Without knowing more about Republicans' plans for replacing Obamacare, many insurers may drop out or jack up prices even further for 2018.
ERISA Disability Insurance: Be Careful What You Say to Insurers
An ERISA disability insurance attorney says you should take care when communicating with your insurer or risk hurting your case.
Suez Canal controlled speed of ship before it blocked waterway, insurer says
The speed of a container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March was controlled by the Egyptian waterway's operator before it ran aground, the vessel’s insurer said on Thursday.
Why Pa.-based Amerihealth Caritas, Medicaid insurer, is offering to pay for members’ GEDs
These private insurers say improving education can help enrollees achieve a healthier lifestyle, so some pay for the tests and find ways to assist people studying for the exams.
Insurer Lists Top Excuses From Drivers Caught Using Handheld Phones
The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, a Canadian auto insurer, released last week a list of top excuses from local motorists when they were caught
Why Customer Satisfaction Is Falling for Large Auto Insurers, Rising for Small: J.D. Power
After climbing in each of the past two years, customer satisfaction is falling among the nation's largest auto insurers, while satisfaction is actually up
High Deductibles: Why It’s Important to Read the Fine Print
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all health plans to fully cover preventive services, such as cholesterol screenings and mammograms, and prohibits insurance companies from charging copays for them. But findings from the most recent Commonwealth Fund Health Care Affordability Tracking Survey reveal that two of five adults with private coverage are unaware that their health plan fully covered preventive care services—and fully half of privately…
Health Insurers Call for Stronger Rules on Medical Devices
The U.S. health-insurance industry is calling for tougher rules for approving and tracking medical devices, citing regulatory gaps exposed when morcellators, tools used for decades in hysterectomies, were found to spread cancer.