Millions of Americans will be priced out of health insurance under President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul because of a glitch in the law that adversely affects people with modest incomes who cannot afford family coverage offered by their employers, a leading healthcare advocacy group said on Tuesday. Continue reading →
Private insurers in the U.S. last year paid significantly more—up to 26 times as much in one case—for common procedures, hospital and doctor visits and prescriptions when compared with private and public insurers in 10 other countries, a report shows.
When it comes to cancer treatment, having to choose between sickening and dangerous options like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy is no choice at all. But here’s the good news — in just a couple short years, you may never have to make that choice again. That’s all thanks to some amazing research coming out of Continue reading →
The average U.S. patient spends about 20 minutes in the waiting room at a doctor’s office; that’s more time than they’ll probably spend with the doctor.
In a new analysis, doctor review site Vitals.com compiled patient-reported wait times from its database of more than 870,000 physicians and ranked states based on their average times. Continue reading →
This the title [paraphrased] of a keynote given last week by Jonathon Bush, the CEO of AthenaHealth, at the Xconomy Mobile Madness conference in Cambridge, Ma. What follows are my notes from the speech. The ideas are Jonathon’s. I really like what he’s saying and mostly agree, and he puts it very well.
Jonathan Bush, CEO of AthenaHealth. Photo via AthenaHealth.com.
President Barack Obama campaigned on promises to end secret prisons, decriminalize marijuana, balance the budget, honor the Second Amendment and make health care affordable. But what really unfolded was an explosion in the national debt (now $16 trillion and climbing), the signing of the NDAA, a claimed new power to kill any American at any time, even on U.S. soil, Continue reading →
If you are opposed to the hepatitis B vaccine for your baby at birth, you can amend the “consent for medical treatment” forms you sign upon entering the hospital before giving birth by writing on the form that you do not give consent for your baby’s hepatitis B vaccination but, unfortunately, that is no guarantee Continue reading →
…consuming this “natural” food additive can have fatal consequences?
Although it’s usually listed as a “natural” ingredient on food labels, a common food additive called carrageenan (a highly processed derivative of red seaweed) is anything but healthful. Continue reading →
The US FDA is investigating a potential link between a commonly used class of diabetes drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors and pre-cancerous changes to the pancreas. Additionally, previous studies have also indicated a connection of thyroid, colon, melanoma, and prostate cancer
They call it the golden hour: that first sixty minutes after a patient begins to experience stroke systems is the critical window for providing care that can minimize long-term disabilities or Continue reading →
Drinking beetroot juice can boost your stamina and athletic performance, scientific studies have confirmed.
One of the first such studies, conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter and published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in 2010, looked at seven men who consumed either 500 mL per day of beetroot juice Continue reading →