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Photo credit   In the past years, many Americans have been experiencing hardships in healthcare. According to PhRMA's third Patient Experience Survey, healthcare availability is not the only hurdle that patients are experiencing. Patients also have crucial problems about the frustration and confusion on how to use their coverage. Administrative hurdles and other barriers that health insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM)...
Photo credit   In the past, people used to go to the doctor for a check-up only if they felt sick. Nowadays, it is advised to have a regular routine check-up to keep our bodies healthy and prevent any possible sickness that may occur to us.  Because of the technology that we have today, there are tests that can determine possible sickness that may come with what the results may uncover. That is why most people today...
Photo credit   In previous blog we highlight on the increase of snacking among Americans for the past years and we highly encourage everyone to watch what they eat. To follow up on the topic, we read that ultra-processed foods, which probably what the most people are snacking, are linked to serious health related risks. According to Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard professor emerita of nutrition, food studies and public health...
Photo credit   The pandemic just thought us to be more vigilant about our health and have forced us to impose a lot of protocols such as constant disinfection, wearing masks and face shields, as well as, being very cautious when we are around senior or people with comorbidities. However, in one aspect study shown that during pandemic people have been less conscious on eating healthy. According to Euromonitor International, it...
Photo credit   Life expectancy is the estimated average amount of time a person will live from birth to their demise.  It is "the most fundamental indicator of population health in this country," according to Robert Hummer researcher on population patters at University of North Carolina. The average life expectancy had rose steadily in the past. However, the record shows that it has started to declined the past 3 years. A...
Photo credit   100 million Americans have medical debt according to the recent report by Kaiser Health News. So what are the options available for Americans to avail affordable healthcare? Well, there is no better way to lessen the cost of medical services. However, there are certain states that are considered best in its healthcare services. WalletHub gathered a team of experts to look into the different US States and compared...
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States but is treatable if detected early. Treatment for lung cancer can involve a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. A newly developed technology can help detect cancer at the cellular level, which may help doctors to diagnose and treat lung cancer earlier. Lung cancer is the  leading cause of cancer death worldwideTrusted Source...
On Monday, the  U.K. became the first country to approve  a bivalent vaccine booster shot for adults, which would target both the original COVID virus and the Omicron variant. This vaccine, which is likely  going to be available in the U.S. starting in the fall, is expected to provide increased and longer-lasting protection against COVID and the new variants. Sony Salzman, coordinating producer for ABC News’...
Photo credit   The need for reform in healthcare is not only limited to the health industry. Even other industries such as technology have pivoted to invest more in infrastructure that supports the advancement of health such as gadgets or applications that monitor and give analytics to people’s health. Here are the big names in tech that are gearing to the healthcare space. Amazon Healthcare Amazon’s leverage on...
Photo credit   During the past months, the number of cases of Monkeypox victims have been rising. In the data received by the WHO, from January 2022 to August 2022, 31,800 cases were confirmed on Aug. 9, 2022. That includes 9 deaths from 83 member states in six World Health Organization Regions. The nine fatal cases were from Brazil (1), India (1), Nigeria (3), Spain (2), and the Central African Republic (2). As of august 2,...
Relaxing outside on a summer evening — what could be nicer? Then, someone gets a mosquito bite, and the onslaught begins. As the mosquitoes feast on their chosen targets, others escape unscathed — but why? Medical News Today looks at what attracts mosquitoes, why they target certain people, and how to try and stop them from biting if you are one of the unlucky ones. There are more than  3,500 typesTrusted Source...
In a Q&A, Penn Nursing’s Linda Aiken describes how a hospital earning Magnet designation creates a better, safer experience for patients and clinicians, plus the push to expand such credentialing beyond the U.S. Linda Aiken , who founded  Penn Nursing ’s  Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research , has been improving the quality of United States hospitals for four decades.  Aiken began this work in...