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  • This app aims to help manage chronic illness Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:55 PM ET
    A doctor examines a patient at the University of Miami Hospital's Emergency Department in Miami.

    Next IT is launching a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to help treat patients suffering from chronic diseases.

  • Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday it expects 2014 medical costs to increase at the high end of its forecasts, underpinning investor concerns that years of stabilized medical use could be ending. Shares in Aetna fell 2.2 percent and others insurers including UnitedHealth Group Inc and WellPoint Inc also fell.

  • Early Movers: DD, PFE, AET, TWTR, MSG, WMT & more Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday that third-quarter profit rose as the benefits of its Coventry government healthcare acquisition offset higher medical costs in its commercial business. This is also the first full year of owning the Coventry business, which specializes in Medicare and Medicaid plans from the U.S....

  • Oct 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, said on Tuesday that third-quarter profit rose, helped by strength in its government healthcare plan management business, which it beefed up last year with the purchase of Coventry Healthcare. Aetna said operating earnings were $1.79 per share, beating analysts' expectations of $1.58.

  • What's boosting healthiest sector in S&P this year Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.

  • Sam's Club: Case of soda, health insurance to go Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    A Sam's Club store in Peoria, Illinois.

    Will Sam’s Club's health insurance exchange prompt small-business owners to offer insurance through the wholesaler, rather than opt for SHOP exchanges?

  • Call me: Magic Johnson wants to solve diversity gap Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET
    Magic Johnson

    The former NBA great turned businessman says he has the solution to the lack of diversity in tech: Just give him a call.

  • Oct 16- UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Thursday that patients had used medical services at low rates in the third quarter, easing worries among investors that higher admissions reported by hospitals would cost insurers more than they planned. UnitedHealth reported a net profit increase that beat Wall Street expectations and described medical use as "...

  • You better shop around: Medicare's open enrollment Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Most people don't examine their current Medicare plan—or even consider options. But enrollees need to do that every year, experts say.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Leaders of some of the biggest U.S. corporations, from Coca-Cola Co to Johnson& Johnson, unveiled a campaign on Tuesday to reduce the nation's healthcare costs, urging their peers to embrace wellness programs to improve employee health.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Leaders of some of the biggest U.S. corporations, from Coca-Cola Co to Johnson& Johnson, unveiled a campaign on Tuesday to reduce the nation's healthcare costs, urging their peers to embrace wellness programs to improve employee health.

  • CEOs write prescription for health-care overhaul Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    Top executives of Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Aetna and others will unveil a new initiative in Washington Tuesday at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

  • Obamacare a windfall for insurers: Ex-Obama advisor Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Norma Licciardello sits with an agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she tries to purchase a health insurance plan at a store setup in the Mall of Americas in Miami.

    Don't believe the hype that insurance companies are getting squeezed on Obamacare. That's the message from Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the law's architects.

  • Aetna CEO takes health care personally Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna.

    Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini's experience with his son's cancer showed him first hand the difficulties of navigating America's complex health-care system.

  • Squawking 'Sharknado', the munchies & NYC soccer Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights, and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.

  • July 31- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday that medical costs for its individual customers were higher than expected in the second quarter, adding to investor worries that spending is on the rise. Cigna shares fell 5 percent, and a sell-off begun early this week in other insurers including Aetna Inc and WellPoint Inc continued.

  • July 31- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday second-quarter profit and revenue both rose as it took in more healthcare premiums and fees from more customers in its commercial business.

  • July 31- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp said on Thursday that its second-quarter profit and revenue rose as it took in more healthcare premiums and fees from increased customers in its commercial business.

  • July 30- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc reported a lower profit owing to higher costs on Wednesday, as mounting concerns about increased medical spending drove health insurance industry shares lower for a second straight day.