New Year’s is quickly approaching
· This means New Year resolutions that are made and quickly abandoned
· Estimated that only 8% of Americans successfully achieve their New Year resolutions
· Make sure this year is differentRead More
Did you know that Americans are spending more on healthcare than any other industrialized nation? While this may not be a surprise to all people, what is a surprise is that simultaneously Americans also have one of the lowest life expectancies.Read More
A new study suggests that when patients are hospitalized more than once in the same month. It may have more to do with their income or education levels than the quality of care they received.
According to the analysis of data from Medicare, patients 85 and older are more likely to return to the hospital within 30 days of being sent home than people a decade or two younger.
Patients also have higher odds of returning soon after discharge if they lack a high school diploma, have limited income and assets or have health benefits from Medicaid.
This morning, the Supreme Court ruled in favor, with a 6-3 decision, to uphold the Obamacare authorization of federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal exchanges.Read More
Research from Duke University shows that conservation policies aimed at improving the environment can also improve human health. Researchers estimate 24% of the global burden of disease is due to poor environmental quality.Read More
Premed students’ biggest fear is taking the MCAT. After 25 years, the MCAT is being revised, becoming longer (by three hours) and covering a broader range of topics than simply chemistry, physics and biology.Read More
The supplement industry is considered big business In the US. In 2013 they made $32 billion. and is projected to increase to $60 billion by 2021. But what's really in these vitamins? We explore this major issue in healthcare.Read More
Welcome to the eCig generation. A troubling new survey release by the CDC lead us to think so. Parents need to be concerned about the unknown health risks of e-cigarettes. Here's what you need to know.Read More
Obamacare has been debated since it launched. Doctors, patients and other healthcare providers are confused and its been challenged to the point where it's in the Supreme Court in its second case. What do the experts say? Read on.Read More
In April 2015, the U.S. government will begin boiling down [Medicare required] patient satisfaction surveys to a five-star rating for consumers researching hospitals, doctors, surgeons. Patient surveys have long been a debated topic in the healthcare industry.Read More
Over prescription of antibiotics for sore throats and mild respiratory infections has been a continuous issue in the healthcare community. It continued even after the CDC declared antibiotic resistance as a serious health threat in September and consistent news headlines each week and month thereafter.Read More