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4 Prescription Drug Myths Debunked

When it comes to prescription drugs, there's a lot of information out there. There's also a lot of misinformation -- and some of it could be costing you.

5 Signs You're Getting Robbed at the Hospital

High hospital costs seem to be a fact of life that most Americans have reluctantly come to accept. What most people don't realize, however, is that not all of those charges are legit: Many medical bills contain fraudulent charges.

Is 'Concierge Health Care' Worth the Money?

Short wait times for doctor visits and 24/7 access to physicians are some of the perks available through concierge health care. But such perks cost more -- sometimes a lot more. And some say these programs could create a two-tier health care system.

Healthcare reform kicks in Thursday

Good or bad, some of the first fruits of healthcare reform arrive on September 23. For many families, the immediate results could be more freedom to...

Almost Half of All Americans Are on Drugs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data that found that almost half of all Americans took at least one prescription drug per month in 2008, up from 43.5% a decade ago.

Robo Doc: Will Your Next Doctor Be a Robot?

There's a massive doctor shortage coming. One solution: develop artificial intelligence that is as good or better at diagnosis than a real physician. But will patients be willing to trust robot doctors with their health?

Concierge Medicine: Paying for Your Doc's Undivided Attention

Long a must-have for stars and the very rich, concierge doctors are becoming more common among the middle class who are fed up with long waits and rushed visits in traditional practices. These patients are willing to pay a price for doctors who are available 24/7 and who make house calls.