Cost of Care


Aging Parents? Get Financial Documents Handled Well Ahead of Crisis

Are you prepared to handle your parents’ finances if they get incapacitated mentally or physically?

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Indirect Costs of Chronic Pain

Money is not the only thing that chronic pain can cost you. These indirect costs could have a serious impact on your life.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Beware Cancer’s Hidden Costs: What to Look For

The cost of cancer goes well beyond surgery: how to plan for hidden out-of-pocket expenses.

By PJ Hamel

How to Reduce Costs for Cancer Drugs

Cancer drugs save lives, but at what cost? You can ease the financial burden – here’s how.

By Phyllis Johnson

Costs of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Treatments

If you're a man with low-risk prostate cancer, consider this study that found a significant cost variation among competing prostate treatments.

By David Levine

How Good Are Walk-in Health Clinics?

Many retail outlets, like chain pharmacies, now have walk-in health clinics to convince consumers that all of their needs can be handled at one location.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

The Cost of Diabetes

Uncontrolled diabetes can be one of the most expensive diseases anybody can get. See how it all adds up and how you can prevent this from happening.

By David Mendosa

Should You Get Palliative Care with Cancer?

If your cancer has turned into a long, hard struggle, palliative care can make you more comfortable while you continue treatment. Here's how it can help.

By PJ Hamel

Cutting the Cost of Asthma

Here are four tips for helping you lower the financial cost of treating your asthma.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Should You Skip These Cancer Screenings?

Urine tests for bladder cancer, and some other cancer screenings, were found to be ineffective by Consumer Reports. Find out why.