Tag Archives: Global

Massachusetts global payment experiment yields encouraging results on medical spending, quality

One idea for lowering the nation’s ballooning healthcare spending is to change the way insurers pay provider organizations for their care. Instead of paying a fee for each service rendered — a model that can encourage the unscrupulous use of more services even when the benefit is dubious — some reformers suggest giving clinical practices… Read More »

Happy Global Running Day

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. This Wednesday, June 5, is Global Running Day. Is it a made-up holiday? Sort of. But unlike many made-up holidays dedicated to… Read More »

Viewers get scenery, not science, as CNN explores global ‘secrets’ to living longer

In CNN’s reality-based series, “Chasing Life,” correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to far-flung reaches of the planet to explore health care practices rooted in cultural traditions. The show — which is available on the streaming platform CNNgo — was produced by the same division that created Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, and it was clearly designed… Read More »