Wayne Caswell

3,378 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | 22 Following | 157 Followers | @mHealthTalk | Retired IBM technologist & market strategist. Now a futurist, consumer advocate, founder of Modern Health Talk, and co-founder of Intelligent Sleep.

Life expectancy drops in the US and the UK, rises in Australia, a new study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.<p>Among 18 high-income countries -- including Spain, Sweden, Japan, Australia, the UK and the United …

Health Care

CVS 'video visits' represent a genuine improvement to the healthcare system

Video healthcare, or “telehealth,” is taking a big step toward the mainstream as pharmacy giant CVS Health rolls out internet access to its MinuteClinic treatment facilities in California and a handful of other states.<p>This is a big deal, representing a smart use of technology to make healthcare …

Health Care

NYU Makes Medical School Tuition Free

In a surprise announcement today, the New York University School of Medicine said that it will pay the tuition of all its students regardless of merit or financial need, becoming the first major American medical school to do so. NYU made the announcement at its annual White Coat Ceremony, where new …

College & University

White House Will Ask Judge to Scrap Obamacare’s Protections This September

Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to defend the Affordable Care Act against a new challenge brought by red states.<p>The Democratic Party believes …

Health Care

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

Firearm Injuries and Violence Prevention — The Potential Power of a Surgeon General’s Report

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, in 2015, President Barack Obama suggested that the …

Barack Obama

Trump's undermining of Obamacare violates the Constitution, new lawsuit charges

WASHINGTON — After congressional Republicans repeatedly failed last year to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump promised to “let Obamacare implode” on its own.<p>A new lawsuit being filed Thursday argues that Trump’s efforts to make good on that promise violate the U.S. Constitution.<p>…

Health Care

We’ve finally learned Trump’s grand plan for fixing health care

During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump promised to replace Obamacare with “something terrific.”<p>For a long time, that “something terrific” was left unspecified. Now, more than a year and a half into Trump’s presidency, we have finally learned his grand plan for reducing …

Health Care

Google Glass offers hope to kids with autism

Donji Cullenbine noticed that her son Alex wasn’t looking people in the face, a classic trait of autism, when he was just 18 months old. In preschool, Alex struggled socially with other kids. One hit him in the face with a rubber mallet and another in the shoulder with a metal shovel.<p>“He didn’t see …

Autism

Koch-Backed Think Tank Finds That “Medicare for All” Would Cut Health Care Spending and Raise Wages. Whoops.

But despite the explicit benefits acknowledged by the Blahous study, health policy experts and single-payer advocates David U. Himmelstein and …

Health Care

How Is AI Used In Healthcare - 5 Powerful Real-World Examples That Show The Latest Advances

When it comes to our health, especially in matters of life and death, the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve outcomes is very intriguing. While there is still much to overcome to achieve AI-dependent health care, most notably data privacy concerns and fears of mismanaged care due to …

Artificial Intelligence

THE BLEEDING EDGE Official Trailer (2018) Netflix Documentary HD

Movie Trailers

The Republican War on Obamacare — What Has It Achieved?

For nearly a decade, Republicans have opposed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). They have fought Obamacare in Congress, the courts, and the states and, …

Affordable Care Act

House votes to delay Obamacare insurance tax, loosen health savings accounts restrictions

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday on bills to delay an Affordable Care Act tax and allow consumers broader use of health savings accounts.<p>In a 242-176 vote, House Republicans joined one dozen Democrats to support a bill that would postpone the health insurance tax through 2021. The tax, …

Health Care

The Bleeding Edge: behind the terrifying new Netflix documentary

A terrifying new documentary carries a stark warning that a nightmare has been lurking in the medical industry for decades and it might be in your body.<p>The Bleeding Edge, which premieres on Netflix, examines the $400bn medical device industry responsible for products such as hip implants and …

Contraception

Special report: The aging, childless future

Since the dawn of humans, we have faced one inexorable challenge — how to support the rise and — in the last half century or so — explosion of the …

Demographics

It’s the dawn of a new era in healthcare. As global demographic shifts drive the course of healthcare worldwide, the medical industry is working collectively to respond to new demands. “These global trends spell change but also present opportunities for an industry to push the boundaries of what’s …

Middle-class

Beto O’Rourke’s risky gamble on health care

Republican Ted Cruz won his Texas Senate seat by campaigning on health care in 2012. Democrat O’Rourke is hoping to beat him at his own game.<p>HILLSBORO, Texas — Rep. Beto O'Rourke is taking a page from the Ted Cruz campaign playbook — he’s running for the Senate on health care.<p>Six years ago, Cruz …

Health Care

A Remembrance of Life before Roe v. Wade

We chatted as the dialysis shift began. She was a young nursing student whose name and face I still remember five decades later, but I will just call …

Roe v. Wade

EDITORIAL: Trump administration yanks health care away from more Americans

A campaign to sabotage the Affordable Care Act took another step forward over the weekend when the Trump administration announced it will …

Health Care

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

To an outsider, the fancy booths at a June health insurance industry gathering in San Diego, Calif., aren't very compelling: a handful of companies pitching "lifestyle" data and salespeople touting jargony phrases like "social determinants of health."<p>But dig deeper and the implications of what …

Health Care

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies …

Health Care

This Is the Moment of Truth for Republicans

The GOP can either defend the United States or serve the damaged and defective man who is now its president.<p>There are exactly two possible explanations for the shameful performance the world witnessed on Monday, from a serving American president.<p>Either Donald Trump is flat-out an agent of Russian …

Donald Trump

More and more health care bills are over $1 million—and expensive drugs are playing a major role

Million-dollar health care is on the rise — and expensive drugs are playing an important role.<p>The number of patients whose medical care cost at least …

Health Care

HHS Plans to Delete 20 Years of Critical Medical Guidelines Next Week

Experts say the database of carefully curated medical guidelines is one of a kind, used constantly by medical professionals, and on July 16 will ‘go …

Doctors To Trump: Suspending Insurer Payments Hurts Our Sickest Patients

A coalition of more than 500,000 U.S. physicians says the Donald Trump administration’s move to suspend billions of dollars in payments to insurers under the Affordable Care Act hurts patients with “chronic health conditions and pre-existing conditions.”<p>Physicians are upset at the decision by Seema …

Health Care

Health Insurance Costs Could Drive Texas Teachers To Leave

<b>DALLAS (CBS11 I-TEAM)</b> – Another increase in health insurance costs could drive some Texas teachers out of the classroom.<p>For a teacher making $40,000 …

14-Page Affordable Care Act website removed from Medicaid.gov

For the nearly 73.8 million Americans enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and others newly eligible for these …

Alexa is a terrible doctor

• Skills may not collect personal medical information from customers<br>• Skills cannot imply that they are life-saving through their names or descriptions<br>• Skills must come with a disclaimer that they are not “medical advice,” and that users should ask their health care providers if they believe they may …

Health Care

Yes, abortion is on Kavanaugh’s docket. But here’s what’s first.

By Dana Milbank<p>Columnist<p>Hours before President Trump revealed his Supreme Court nominee Monday night, the White House made a curious announcement.<p>A Trump spokesman said that the “Sherpa” charged with leading Trump’s nominee to confirmation in the Senate would be former Republican senator Jon Kyl, a …

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