Our citizen science journalism project with Covid antibody tests is over, and the results are conclusively inconclusive. Out of 32 members of the group (including me) who used our in-home antibody tests from Wuhan, China, 6 were positive, 17 were negative, 4 were invalid and 5 were not returned. Among the people who tested negative […]
Back in January, when I first became eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine as a 66-year-old New Yorker, I started scouting around for appointments. Mount Sinai in New York City was offering appointments online, so I snagged one for March 4. Meanwhile, I managed to get an earlier appointment, and went ahead, getting vaccinated with […]
We seldom change the prices we collect in our pricing survey. But we did it yesterday. Here’s what happened, when a reader pointed out what she thought was a faulty price in our New York City listings for cash or self-pay mammograms. A reader sent an email Hello, I just wanted to let you know […]
Coronavirus (Covid-19) antibody testing has exploded in the New York area and across the nation. With that new testing, people are getting new opportunities to donate plasma for Covid-19 patients, or to take part in other studies. Here are some resources: Guidelines from the FDA on such studies Recommendations to health care providers and investigators […]
By TINA KELLEY and PHOEBE PINDER (Note: Coronavirus news is changing quickly. We’re trying to update as warranted.) As the coronavirus spreads, many Americans with symptoms wonder if they should get tested, and where. (We discuss how much it can cost to do so here.) Do you have something we need to know about this? […]
Summary: Mergers and acquisitions have swept the health care landscape. The effects? Higher prices. Greg David writes in Crain’s New York Business, comparing price increases in the New York area (15.3 percent in the last five years) with nationwide increases (12 percent). Click here to read more from the post.