S.Z. Berg

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Why So Many Consumers Prefer Non-Physicians To Handle Their Care

Why So Many Consumers Prefer Non-Physicians To Handle Their Care

Patients may not be experts in medicine, but they know what they want (and don't want) from their healthcare practitioners, and many find those qualities in non-physician practitioners..

Some Consumers Don’t Take the Bait When Economists Project Inflation

Some Consumers Don’t Take the Bait When Economists Project Inflation

A new study shows consumers increase their spending when inflation is projected, but not everyone responds as such.

Consumers Want to Comparison Shop When It Comes to Healthcare, But Prices Are Hard to Find

Consumers Want to Comparison Shop When It Comes to Healthcare, But Prices Are Hard to Find

Consumers are having a difficult time finding prices for their healthcare, but some websites may prove useful to those who pay out of pocket.

Patients Tired of Making Doctor Rounds Can Order Their Own Blood Tests

Patients Tired of Making Doctor Rounds Can Order Their Own Blood Tests

Patients can go online, order their own blood tests, visit a center to have their blood drawn, and review results online, but there are dangers in interpreting or misinterpreting results.

Women May Be Better Negotiators Than Men: Old Stereotypes Die Hard

Women May Be Better Negotiators Than Men: Old Stereotypes Die Hard

A new generation of women may be better negotiators than men when they have work-related negotiation successes under their belts.

Scamming the Elderly Will Get Harder as Medicare Removes Social Security Numbers From Cards

Scamming the Elderly Will Get Harder as Medicare Removes Social Security Numbers From Cards

New law forces the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to protect the elderly by removing Social Security numbers from cards.

Weight Loss Programs May Thin Your Wallet, Not Your Waist

Weight Loss Programs May Thin Your Wallet, Not Your Waist

A new study finds that only a few weight-loss programs are more effective than education or counseling, and not by that much.

Does Baldness Equal Lost Job Opportunities? The Economic Effects Are Hairy

Does Baldness Equal Lost Job Opportunities? The Economic Effects Are Hairy

A new study shows that hair plucking may lead to a treatment for male pattern baldness, but some men have found baldness can equal boldness in the workplace.

The Penalty for Going Without Obamacare Soars Nearly 250% Over 2014 Fee

The Penalty for Going Without Obamacare Soars Nearly 250% Over 2014 Fee

Many Americans entitled to health care subsidies continue to go without coverage.

Obamacare Profits Health Insurance Companies While Hurting Some Consumers

Obamacare Profits Health Insurance Companies While Hurting Some Consumers

A recent report shows the healthcare industry doing well, thanks in part to the influx of healthy Americans and government subsidies.