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Do 100 million people in the U.S. live with medical debt?

That’s the headline, but their methodology is not totally convincing. What is apparent, though, is that the number is extremely high. “To calculate the true extent and burden of this debt, the KHN-NPR investigation draws on a nationwide poll conducted by KFF […]

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The science of fasting.

I plan to do a multi-day fast soon. Please reach out with any tips! “Intermittent Fasting or Caloric restriction unleashes a complicated set of useful cellular reactions… There are currently hundreds of clinical trials looking at the Fasting/Caloric restriction. Throughout […]

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What are health care sharing ministries?

“As healthcare costs rise, health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) are getting a lot of attention—not all of it good—as an alternative to traditional health insurance. Open to people who share religious or ethical beliefs, they aren’t insurance companies. Rather, they […]

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Is my drug copay coupon a form of charity or a bribe?

“Before my insurer had even preapproved coverage of the new injectable medicine my doctor had prescribed, I got a voicemail from its manufacturer informing me that I might qualify for its copay assistance program. That meant the company would cover […]

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New time-restricted eating research.

The NYT headline is “Scientists find no benefit to time-restricted eating.” That’s a wildly broad interpretation of the actual study, which was conducted on 139 participants, all of whom were obese, and focused largely on weight loss. | learn more