Diane Archer

State blocks doctor from offering low-cost MRIs

Could it be possible that a state would block a doctor from offering low-cost MRIs? Dylan Scott reports for Vox that North Carolina is doing just that to Dr. Gajendra Singh. The state law effectively...

Eating food high in fiber delivers many benefits

Carbohydrates are your primary source of energy. And, many complex carbohydrates provide fiber. Eating food high in fiber delivers a variety of health benefits, especially for older people. A study...

How best to quit smoking?

Smoking is the top cause for preventable death in the US. If you smoke, the good news is that it’s never too late to quit smoking, even if you are over 65. The only question is how best to quit...

Multiple patents drive up drug prices

Many prescription drugs have patent protections that deliver monopoly pricing power to their manufacturers for far longer than the 20-years intended by the US patent law. A recent report by I-MAK...

People shouldn’t need to shop for health care

Austin Frakt reports on a new NBER study that finds that only one in 100 Americans shop for lower-cost health care, even when it comes to simple elective procedures like MRIs. Rather, they go where...