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Written on Apr 9, 2019

How convenience is reshaping local health care
Demand for convenience has fueled more on-demand health care options, mirroring trends in other industries such as the rise of grocery delivery and online shopping.

Retirees and health care: Here's what it will cost you and how to prepare
Each year, financial services provider Fidelity conducts an estimate of how much a newly retired couple can expect to spend on health care throughout their retirement. And not surprisingly, the expected tab has increased for 2019 retirees.

Why high rents are a health care problem
A new survey joins a growing body of research showing that rent-burdened Americans pay for high housing costs with worse health outcomes.

Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care last year, survey finds
Americans borrowed an estimated $88 billion over the last year to pay for health care, according to a survey. The survey also found that one in four Americans have skipped treatment because of the cost, and that nearly half fear bankruptcy in the event of a health emergency.

Tech Corner - The truth about hypercasual games
Hypercasual games (tap to play) have seen unprecedented growth over the past year with a market estimated at $2 billion - $2.5 billion in annual revenues. What’s fueling the growth, and what is the impact on the wider gaming industry?