privacy

healthcare
healthcare

How Bits of Personal Data Paint a Valuable Picture of Your Health

Your purchase history gets turned into a profile that health insurers, drug companies, and advertisers buy from "data brokers."
Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
7.26.18
healthcare
healthcare

The Future of Healthcare Could Be a Privacy Nightmare

The Amazon healthcare effort and CVS-Aetna merger raise lots of questions.
Susan Rinkunas
2.8.18
healthcare
healthcare

How to Make Millennials Actually Go to the Doctor

Blockchain might revolutionize our medical care.
Hannah Oreskovich
2.6.18
lawsuits
lawsuits

Aetna to Pay $17 Million After Mailers Revealed Names of People Taking HIV Meds [Updated]

The company will pay damages to people taking drugs to treat or prevent HIV and received letters that made this information visible.
Jesse Hicks
1.18.18
genetics
genetics

Would You Want Your Baby Tested for Incurable Diseases?

Doctors are studying a controversial genetic test that screens newborns for about 1,800 disorders.
Michelle Malia
10.27.17
healthcare
healthcare

Here's What It Looks Like When a Gene Test Says You're Prone to Alzheimer's

Is 23andMe doing enough to ease the concerns of people who are at risk?
Olga Oksman
4.17.17
privacy
privacy

The Republican Bid to End Genetic Privacy Would Ruin Me

A new bill would give my employer access to my genetic information, and potentially make my kids unemployable.
Jody Allard
3.15.17
healthcare
healthcare

Has Healthcare Privacy Gone Too Far?

Hospital employees think they can’t reveal the names of their admitted patients. They’re wrong.
Kelly Burch
11.18.16