The future of the healthcare system in America is uncertain. Changes are coming, but the details are unclear. Trump is promising to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, yet now may keep some of its features in place, including coverage for pre-existing conditions and keeping adults under 26 on their parents’ plan. With Dr. Tom Price as … Continued
As a result of the recent election, six states – California, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Alaska, and Maine – approved the recreational use of marijuana, joining Colorado and Washington which approved it in 2012. Twenty-eight other states have medical marijuana laws on the books. Now that it is legal to use, questions have arisen about insurance … Continued
In the past, the only way to repair a damaged aortic valve was open-heart surgery. In 2011, the FDA approved a medical device to repair the heart using a catheter in the leg artery called the Sapien 3. The cost of the new valve is the same as cracking the chest, but has lower risks … Continued
Last year, the Ebola virus killed over 11,000 people – an outbreak that was not reported until three months after it began. The virus remains in the body after the patient has recovered and can sicken and infect others months after recovery. A few cases of Ebola have been reported recently in Liberia and there … Continued
What hurts more: chronic pain or not being able to receive treatment for it? Wisconsin Assembly Bill 366 is being recommended for passage. This bill defines a “pain clinic” as a place that treats chronic pain, pain lasting longer than 3 months, even if the clinic does not dispense narcotics or other prescription drugs. Spine … Continued
With Only 14% People Using Aids For Their Hearing Loss Condition, Are We Heading To A Major Health Crisis?
Heroin use in America traces back to the mid-1800s and is becoming more popular among people with historically low drug abuse. Prior addiction to prescription opioid painkillers is the strongest risk factor, making people 40 times more likely to start heroin. This is much more than marijuana users (three times) and alcohol users (two times). … Continued