Balanced Hormones Keep the Body Running Smoothly

Hormones control every single function of the human body. When they aren’t balanced, normal bodily functions suffer. Some symptoms of hormone imbalance include fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, mood swings, inability to manage stress, infection, weight gain, and more. Imbalance can be caused by genetics, weight issues, menopause, health conditions, and disease. Balancing your hormones … Continued

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Mylan and the Monopoly of EpiPen

In the game of Mylan Monopoly, there is no bonus money or trips to jail, but you will pay the banker for the real estate. The lifesaving EpiPen is a necessity for many Americans, and the drug’s list price has blown through the roof. A two-pack of epinephrine injectors has gone from less than $100 … Continued

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Need a Decoder Ring to Translate Your Hospital Bill?

A patient in southern California was charged $97,000 for a gallbladder removal. Medicare paid the hospital less than $4,000 and his supplement covered only $900 of it. Any claim submitted affects the financial integrity of the whole program. The massive hospital bill had three pages of individual charges, each simply listed as “surgical services”. There … Continued

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Just a Little Off the Top

When Matt Williamson took his son to be circumcised, he found a problem – not with the procedure itself, but the cost. His local hospital did not reveal the price ahead of time and charged him more than $3,000 for the procedure. This is yet another example of the lack of transparency in medical pricing. … Continued

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Portable Drug Machine to Increase Production, Cut Cost

MIT professor, Allan Myerson, has developed a prototype machine that puts a drug manufacturing plant into a refrigerator-sized unit. It produces 1,000 pills in 24 hours, faster than some factories. This could become an option for anyone who makes medications, an alternative to traditional plants. The Department of Defense is funding this project and hopes … Continued

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Affordable Health Care is Just a Road Trip Away

People travel to visit family and attend business meetings, so why not travel for medical care? A report by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) compares the differing prices for 242 of the most common medical procedures from state-to-state with the national average. Three of the largest insurance companies, Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealthCare, shared their … Continued

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