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Medgadget’s Best of CES 2018

CES 2018 is over. We assessed the many health-related gadgets that were shown off by a myriad of companies, concluded our deliberations, and now is …

Medical Technology

Here’s how immigrants from countries Trump slammed really do in the US

President Trump’s comment about not wanting immigrants from “shithole countries,” — which he has unpersuasively denied — came in a very specific context: He was discussing with lawmakers under what conditions Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras might be …

Trump Was Reportedly Surprised To Hear That Not Everyone On Welfare Is Black

Reports President Donald Trump had reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as "sh*thole countries" earlier this week have renewed arguments …

Donald Trump

My MOC Failure

Today one of my favorite families came for a visit. The kids were behind on their check-ups, but this wasn’t too surprising. Their young mom was …

Why becoming a doctor in Texas is a bargain

• <b>A Texas state law keeps in-state medical school tuition affordable.</b>• <b><br>Right now, tuition is about $6,550 per year for in-state students.</b>• <b><br>The law aims to fix an ongoing doctor shortage in the state.</b>• <b><br>Many students stay in Texas after residency, but the low cost can also leave them more money to go</b> …

Indian village run by teenage girls offers hope for a life free from abuse

In Thennamadevi young daughters are forging a new destiny beyond their alcoholic fathers and human traffickers<p>Each afternoon the men of Thennamadevi leave their village and head for the surrounding fields, many carrying bottles of high-strength home-brewed alcohol. Hours later they stagger back …

Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages

Florida Power and Light's grid did not fare well under Hurricane Irma, despite the company's assurances that it had spent billions hardening its …

Immigration

Tech Q&A: Trick to detect skimmers, hide Amazon.com orders, buying used phones and more

<b>Trick: Use your phone to detect skimmers</b><p><b>Q:</b> ATM and gas pump skimmers are so devious. Is there a telltale clue we should be on the lookout for so hackers don’t get our money?<p><b>A:</b> Criminals cleverly place skimmers (phony card readers) on top of real ones. They fit over an ATM or a point-of-purchase …

Identity Theft

The Best DNA Ancestry Test

After more than 80 hours of research and reporting, and evaluating results from a panel of testers representing every major population group, we …

Trump to Announce ‘Dreamer’ Decision Tuesday

WASHINGTON — The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump would announce his decision Tuesday on an Obama-era policy that allows young people who came here illegally as children to remain in the United States.<p>"[Trump] loves people and he wants to make sure that this decision is done …

Immigration

The U.S. is risking an academic brain drain

Linsen Li is a Chinese-born, 30-year-old specialist in advanced batteries — a postdoc in MIT's material science and engineering program. He received …

Emmanuel Macron

How to Get the Best Deal on EpiPen and Alternatives

Despite a yearlong controversy over how EpiPen auto-injectors are priced, the lifesaving allergy medication is still far from cheap.<p>EpiPen was back …

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

SWAMP Act Would Make Donald Trump Pay For His Own Visits To Mar-A-Lago

A new bill that a Democratic congressman introduced would put the financial burden on President Donald Trump for his frequent visits to his own properties.<p>Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) introduced the Stop Waste and Misuse by the President ― or SWAMP ― Act to the House this month. If passed, taxpayers …

The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000.

SAN FRANCISCO — When John Battelle’s teenage son broke his leg at a suburban soccer game, naturally the first call his parents made was to 911. The second was to Dr. Jordan Shlain, the concierge doctor here who treats Mr. Battelle and his family.<p>“They’re taking him to a local hospital,” Mr. …

Congressman Expertly Trolls Donald Trump With Cheat Sheet For First Big Trip Abroad

"Russia = not ally."<p>Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) majestically trolled Donald Trump by tweeting him a cheat sheet for his first big trip abroad as president.<p>As Trump jetted off for his nine-day jaunt to the Middle East and Western Europe on Friday, Lieu thought it prudent to give the president some …

Liver Damage From Supplements Is on the Rise

You’ve probably heard that too much alcohol or excessive amounts of certain medications can damage your liver, an organ that helps your body extract …

GOP Plans Massive Cuts to Programs for the Poor

“House Republicans just voted to slash hundreds of billions of dollars in health care for the poor as part of their Obamacare replacement. Now, …

Missouri targets doctor dearth, expands first-in-nation law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Numerous additional doctors from around the U.S. could become eligible to treat patients in Missouri's underserved areas as a result of a planned expansion of a first-in-the-nation law aimed at addressing a pervasive doctor shortage.<p>The newly passed Missouri legislation …

A new kind of doctor's office charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

He took some time off, then one day he got a call asking if he'd be up for doing a house call for a woman whose son was sick. He agreed, and by the end of that visit, he realized he wanted to treat patients without dealing with any of the insurance requirements.<p>Then he learned about a totally …

Health Care

Winning Fourth Grade Robotics Team Told To 'Go Back To Mexico'

The Panther Bots won't let racism get in the way of the World Championships.<p>A team of black and Latinx fourth graders became the target of racism during a robotics competition in Indiana, but they didn’t let that stop them from going to the world championships.<p>Last month, the Panther Bots, a …

5 Facts About Medicare Every Retiree Should Know

The basics you need to know about Medicare.<p>Medicare doesn't have to be complicated.<p>Sure, there are many aspects to the federal healthcare program. …

The Making of an American Doctor

Not long ago, I was on duty in the emergency department, sewing up a kid’s lacerated hand. He was ten years old and terrified. I had to make all …

Trump Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

Patients in Alexandria, La., were the friendliest people Dr. Muhammad Tauseef ever worked with. They'd drive long distances to see him, and often bring gifts.<p>"It's a small town, so they will sometimes bring you chickens, bring you eggs, bring you homemade cakes," he says.<p>One woman even brought him …

Health Care

Cleveland Clinic Doctor Deported Under Trump Order Comes Back

Dr. Suha Abushamma, the Cleveland Clinic trainee who was deported under President Donald Trump's immigration executive order, is back in Cleveland.<p>It took a team of immigration lawyers, the New York attorney general's office, a lawsuit and the celebrity power of the noted clinic to do it, but the …

Immigration

172 Iowa doctors came from countries subject to Trump travel ban

CLOSE<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's divisive executive order on refugees and immigration, arguing that while …

Your best travel photographs of 2016

Why the Next President Won't Radically Change Obamacare Anytime Soon

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have talked a lot about their plans for the health care law, but making them a reality is much easier said than done.<p>The presidential candidates' views on the Affordable Care Act are well-known. Hillary Clinton would keep it but fix it. Donald Trump would repeal it …

Health Care

Namibia's 'home-grown doctors' start to make a difference

<b>Dr Tjamena Murangi is seeing to a patient with a large infected wound on her arm - it is swollen and has lost colour. "Sorry Sisi, sorry," he says in his soft-spoken voice as he gently cleans her wound.</b><p>His patient sits still but her face contorts with pain in a hospital ward in Namibia's capital, …

Physiology