A groundbreaking lab test startup: A Drop of Blood. An Instant Diagnosis

(Updated 2022) The lab testing company Theranos failed in a dramatic scandal. Here’s our initial report about their work. There’s a new lab testing service that is quick, painless, inexpensive and  more accurate than the current systems, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. It’s called Theranos, and it was founded by a […]

What vaccines do people need? Where can you get vaccines?

Where can I get vaccinated? Does insurance cover vaccinations? How much does an out-of-pocket vaccination cost? As of September 2010, the Health Care Reform Law requires insurance companies to cover certain preventive treatments, including general vaccinations, although in reality there are many “yes, but….” subtleties and some “grandfathered” insurance plans are exempt from this law. […]