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Playboy Model’s Estate Sues For Wrongful Death

Playboy Model’s Estate Sues For Wrongful Death (0)

How Drones Could Become the New Ambulances for Heart Attack Patients

How Drones Could Become the New Ambulances for Heart Attack Patients (0)

Time is one of the most daunting hurdles for health care professionals rushing emergency treatment to a heart attack patient who isn't near a hospital. But a team of researchers thinks drones could one day become a high-tech and convenient solution to the problem.
The Opioid Crisis Changed How Doctors Think About Pain

The Opioid Crisis Changed How Doctors Think About Pain (0)

This town on the eastern border of Kentucky has 3,150 residents, one hotel, one gas station, one fire station — and about 50 opiate overdoses each month.
Why You Can’t Visit Your Doctor Virtually And Why That Might Be Changing

Why You Can’t Visit Your Doctor Virtually And Why That Might Be Changing (0)

Sometime in the last century, most professionals discovered that face-to-face meetings with clients weren't always necessary — or even desirable. Lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects and scores of other professional service providers discovered the phone. Then they discovered email. Then video conferencing.
What To Ask When Your Doctor Leaves Private Practice For A Hospital-Owned Group

What To Ask When Your Doctor Leaves Private Practice For A Hospital-Owned Group (0)

Consumer Reports’ medical director, Orly Avitzur, found that her gastroenterologist of seven years recently had begun working at a new practice, one owned by a large medical center. When Avitzur contacted her about a colonoscopy, they discussed her pre-colonoscopy prep and diet and the scope the doctor would use, then scheduled an appointment at her new hospital. What Avitzur’s doctor neglected to share with her was that because of the changes related to her new practice, she wouldn’t be performing the procedure herself.
Sleep Apnea Killed Carrie Fisher. Could It Kill You Too?

Sleep Apnea Killed Carrie Fisher. Could It Kill You Too? (0)

Carrie Fisher didn’t die from just one cause, but sleep apnea was a major contributor, the coroner’s office stated this week. Other contributing factors included atherosclerosis, a build-up of plaque — cholesterol, fatty tissues, calcium and other substances — in the arteries, and drug use, Forbes writes.
Doctors Fight GOP Senate’s Medicaid Proposal

Doctors Fight GOP Senate’s Medicaid Proposal (1)

The nation’s physicians are mobilizing once again to battle attempts to end health insurance coverage millions of Americans have gained over the last four years under the Affordable Care Act.
5 Reasons Doctors Oppose Repealing The Affordable Care Act

5 Reasons Doctors Oppose Repealing The Affordable Care Act (0)

In May the House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act. Now, a few members of the Senate are secretly constructing their own bill, and there are disturbing rumors it shares considerable overlap with the House’s AHCA bill. Now is the time to remind members of Congress and the Trump regime that the majority of the American people did not vote for Trump. The majority of the American people did not vote for attacking the health care of millions of our fellow Americans. Not a single reputable medical association or public health group supports schemes in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Here’s why:
What Patients And Physicians Really Want From Healthcare

What Patients And Physicians Really Want From Healthcare (0)

The "doctor-patient" relationship is tightly woven into the culture and history of medicine. But that special bond is under enormous pressure today. And to keep it from fraying, we need periodically to examine the fabric. Last month, the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), representing 28 of the nation's largest and best medical groups in the U.S., did just that.
Big Drops Seen In Number Of Kids Without Health Insurance Since Obamacare Passed

Big Drops Seen In Number Of Kids Without Health Insurance Since Obamacare Passed (0)

The uninsured rate among kids was 8 percent in 2010. That rate fell to 5 percent by 2015, five years later, after Obamacare kicked into gear. The biggest gains in coverage were seen in California, which had a 67 percent drop in the number of uninsured kids.