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Health Think Tank Crunches Health Prices For The Masses

In 2010, health spending rose fastest people 18 and under, according to an analysis of data from private insurers. It's just one finding made possible by a new database drawn from the

Your Stories Of Being Sick Inside The U.S. Health Care System

Our call-out on Facebook for people to share their experiences of the health care system yielded close to 1,000 responses. From Oregon to Florida, respondents told wrenching tales of bankruptcies, medical errors, and treatment delayed or foregone because of cost.

Poll: What It's Like To Be Sick In America

Three out of four people who've been sick in the past year said cost is a very serious problem, and half said quality is a very serious problem. Those are among the striking findings from the latest survey on health from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

A Dire Sign Of The Obesity Epidemic: Teen Diabetes Soaring, Study Finds

The proportion of 12- to 19-year-olds who report having diabetes or "prediabetes" increased from 9 percent in 1999 to 23 percent in 2008, according to a paper published in the journal Pediatrics. "This report really sounds the alarm," says one researcher.