Diane Archer

Brand-name drug prices remain staggeringly high

PharmacyChecker has released new information on brand-name drug prices in the US and around the globe. These drugs have no generic competition. And, the prices in the US remain staggeringly high...

How do you choose a hospital?

All hospitals are not created equal. In fact, there are some with records suggesting you may leave in worse health than you arrived. Many factors contribute to whether a hospital will provide you...

Medicare expanding telehealth services

The Commonwealth Fund reports that Medicare is expanding its coverage of telehealth services. More older adults and people with disabilities will be able to connect with their doctors virtually. Some...

Should we call the third phase of life elderhood?

In her new book, Elderhood, Dr. Louise Aronson, writes about the third phase of life. She sees it as markedly different from childhood and adulthood. And, she believes our ageist society is failing...

Many older adults go without dental care

US News reports on a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which finds that many older adults are going without dental care. The consequences to their health can be...