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  • Anthem Says Senate Healthcare Bill Will Stabilize Individual Market

    06/27/2017 8:03:19 AM PDT · by johnk · 14 replies ^ | 26 Jun 2017 | by SEAN MORAN
    Anthem, one of the largest health insurers in the country, endorsed the Senate healthcare bill, saying that it will stabilize the individual insurance market and lower premiums. Anthem declared that the Senate bill “will markedly improve the stability of the individual market and moderate premium increases.” Anthem credits the bill’s $100 billion stabilization fund, eliminating a tax on health insurance plans, and the bill’s work toward “aligning premium subsidies with premium costs.” Anthem also criticized the bill’s changes to Medicaid. It added that “the challenges the current bill proposes to the Medicaid program knowing how important it is to achieve...
  • The future of 3D printing by medical consultant Dr. Thirumurugan S V Mahadhevan

    06/26/2017 11:15:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | June 23, 2017 | Dr. Thirumurugan S. V. Mahadhevan
    Innovations in the technology of 3D printing and scanning have been tremendous. The hype that was already being created in 3D printing is huge and the R&D is happening to fulfil the expectations in different parts of the world. Though the technology erupted in 1980’s, 3D printing for healthcare has been getting familiar in the last decade. Let us see how, across all areas, 3D printing of healthcare can have a bigger impact in coming years. Bio-printing Whenever the words “3D printing in healthcare” are uttered, most people will ask, “is it possible to 3D print an organ like heart...
  • How to live to 100: Secrets of the world’s healthiest village revealed

    06/26/2017 7:24:20 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 51 replies
    UK Express ^ | 6-26-17 | Westcott
    A doctor has revealed the secrets behind the “world’s healthiest village”– and there it all comes down to eating less sugar. Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra – who describes himself as a former sugar addict – has spent years studying the reasons behind rocketing rates of heart disease and obesity in Britain. Key to his research were residents of the village of Pioppi, in southern Italy, where diabetes is unheard of and many live to over the age of 100.
  • Miranda Kerr's Leech Facial Is for Real (And Don't Swim in Her Koi Pond)

    06/22/2017 12:29:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12
    SNIP Kerr, who was on a panel at the Goop Health Summit in Culver City, California over the weekend, told host and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow that she’s tried leech therapy, People reports. "I’ve had a leech facial," said Kerr at the summit. She also noted that she enlisted the blood-sucking worms to help with her tailbone as well. SNIP When the facial was finished, the Australian model decided to take the leeches home with her so they didn’t die. “I kept the leeches, they’re in my koi pond. You’re not allowed to reuse them and if you don’t take...
  • at least 3 GOP sens (perhaps more) plan to announce public opposition to McConnell health [tr]

    06/22/2017 9:25:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Chuck Todd Twitter ^ | June 22, 2017 | Chuck Todd
    Per solid source: at least 3 GOP sens (perhaps more) plan to announce public opposition to McConnell health bill later today. Developing
  • Ticks on the rise across New England (Lyme disease & Powasson )

    06/21/2017 3:20:52 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 39 replies
    AP & Fox5 ^ | 6/21/17 update | MICHAEL CASEY and LISA RATHKE
    MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took a toll on ticks, whose numbers drop as the humidity falls below 85 percent. But the drought is largely gone from the region and ticks are taking advantage. Residents in Maine are complaining they are finding as many as 30 ticks at a time on their clothes, and public health officials in Vermont are reporting an above-average rate...
  • Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

    06/21/2017 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 21, 2017 | lauran Neergaard
    An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss among seniors, gradually eroding crucial central vision. There are different forms but more than 5 million people worldwide, and a million in the U.S., have an advanced type of so-called "dry" macular degeneration that has no treatment. First patients may notice blurriness when they look straight ahead. Eventually many develop blank...
  • Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy

    06/20/2017 6:09:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    reuters ^ | 6/20/17 | Susan Cornwell
    U.S. Democrats took to the Senate floor on Monday to throw a spotlight on behind-the-scenes efforts by the Republican majority to repeal former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, known as Obamacare. In a series of floor motions, inquiries and lengthy speeches, Democrats criticized the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. They called for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly.
  • Researchers say they’ve unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

    06/19/2017 10:34:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | 06-19-2017 | Carrie Wells
    BALTIMORE (TNS) — Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading. She wasn’t sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a speaker talking about bacterial cells behaving the same way. Yet when she went through the academic literature to see if anyone had written about similar behavior in cancer cells, she found nothing. Seven years later, the theory Jayatilaka developed early in college is now a...
  • Scalise is in critical condition following GOP baseball practice shooting in Virginia.

    06/14/2017 12:10:42 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 43 replies
    ABC ^ | June 14, 2017 | twitter
    JUST IN: MedStar Washington Hospital says Rep. Scalise is in “critical condition” following GOP baseball practice shooting in Virginia. FULL TITLE... Please pray for Rep. Scalise and all those injured today...
  • Combating Violence in Our Communities and Our Hospitals

    06/12/2017 1:04:40 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 6 replies advocacy issues violence ^ | 6-9-2017 | AHA-American Hospital Assn
    On June 9, national attention focused on bringing awareness to ending all forms of violence with a digital media campaign. View #HAVhope shared tweets and photos here.
  • GE's Immelt Steps Down, Flannery Moves Up

    06/12/2017 9:43:19 AM PDT · by Mazey · 27 replies
    BLoomberg ^ | June 12, 2017 | RIck Clough
    <p>Jeffrey Immelt is stepping down as chairman and chief executive of General Electric Co., bringing to an end a tumultuous 16-year tenure in which he dramatically reshaped the manufacturing powerhouse but failed to win over Wall Street.</p> <p>Amid mounting pressure from activist investor Trian Fund Management, GE said Monday that Immelt will be replaced by John Flannery, a 30-year company veteran who oversaw a jump in profits at the health-care unit. In a sign of just how great opposition to Immelt had become in the investing community, the stock soared the most in more than a year and a half after the announcement was made.</p>
  • Harvard Researchers: Trump Election May Cause Higher Risk Of Disease

    06/08/2017 2:10:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health claim in a new article that the 2016 election of Donald Trump could cause an increased risk of disease, premature childbirth and premature death, particularly among "marginalized groups" like Muslims, immigrants and racial minorities. [Snip] Following the election of Donald Trump, health professionals said that some individuals who opposed Trump experienced "Post Election Stress Disorder." "It's been crippling," Clinton voter Wally Pfingsten told CNN. "I feel angry, really, really angry, far more angry than I expected to be." An online therapist location service in New York City reported a spike in...
  • The Single-Payer Party? Democrats Shift Left on Health Care

    06/04/2017 6:05:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 3, 2017 | Alexander Burns and Jennifer Medina
    For years, Republicans savaged Democrats for supporting the Affordable Care Act, branding the law — with some rhetorical license — as a government takeover of health care. Now, cast out of power in Washington and most state capitals, Democrats and activist leaders seeking political redemption have embraced an unlikely-seeming cause: an actual government takeover of health care.
  • Republican Senator Says Deal on Health Care Unlikely This Year

    06/02/2017 6:02:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 2, 2017 | Siobhan Hughes
    Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.) said that the Senate probably won’t reach a deal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act when it returns from a recess next week, in a stark assessment of the party’s health-care prospects. “It’s unlikely that we will get a health-care deal,” Mr. Burr told WXII 12 News, a North Carolina news station, on Thursday. He said that the House-passed GOP health plan was “dead on arrival,” and that “I don’t see a comprehensive health-care plan this year.”
  • Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

    05/23/2017 10:09:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cari Nierenberg
    Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, and now a new study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may help to prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. Researchers found that adults in the study who ate chocolate at least once a month — or more frequently than that — had rates of atrial fibrillation that were 10 to 20 percent lower than those who ate chocolate less than once a month, according to the findings published today (May 23) in the journal Heart
  • This start-up has stumbled across an incredibly popular use for the Apple Watch

    05/12/2017 1:59:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 12, 2017 | By Christina Farr
    The app, called Cardiogram, said it has 100,000 daily active users and a 73% open rate The app can also be used to screen for heart rhythm abnormalities This is the latest in a series of studies that are exploring how artificial intelligence can root out abnormalities in medical data The Apple Watch is proving itself to be a useful tool for monitoring serious medical conditions, and not just for fitness. A mobile health app made by start-up Cardiogram, backed by Silicon Valley venture firms including Andreessen Horowitz, has proven to be shockingly popular among the people who download...
  • The Health Care Chronicles (Don't Be Me)

    05/11/2017 4:57:18 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 11, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    As I sit at my desk with two alternately bleeding/clotting nostrils, mild chest pain and throat discomfort-and twinges of pain in my left shoulder blade-I’ve come to realize that I’m not the best long term planner. Take this as a cautionary tale about the general perils of neglecting your health, or perhaps as a specific indictment of my own stupidity/hubris. Over 2 years ago I visited a free clinic located around Union Square in order to investigate what can only be described as colorectal problems. After examining me, the physician told me that I probably had hemorrhoids. However, she wrote...
  • Calvinist Health Insurance Company Declares All Conditions Pre-Existing

    05/11/2017 3:56:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 5/10/17
    SANFORD, FL—A newly formed health insurance company owned by a group of devoted Calvinists announced that they will not cover any health condition, since every condition of humankind was pre-existing and established by sovereign God before the foundation of time. The company, Total Deductibility, states clearly in its bylaws that “pre-existing conditions may not be covered, which include every possible ailment and so-called ‘accident,’ all of which God foreknew and predestined to occur prior to the existence of the client’s policy, and time itself.” The firm was thrilled when the new GOP health care law, which drops the requirement to...
  • Take Turmeric! Indian Spice Improves Bone Density by up to 7%, Study Reveals

    05/10/2017 10:18:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 May 2017 | Alexandra Thompson
    Worried about osteoporosis? Take turmeric! Indian spice improves bone density by up to 7%, study revealsTurmeric helps to build and repair bone mass in the elderly, a new study reveals. Taking a supplement of the popular Indian spice improves bone density by up to seven per cent over six months, researchers found. A compound in turmeric, known as curcumin, is thought to balance out cells that remove ageing parts of bone before it is replaced, according to previous findings. Almost three quarters of elderly people suffer declining bone density, which can cause osteoporosis and is responsible for around 65,000 potentially...