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Millions of Patients Face Pain and Withdrawal as Opioid Prescriptions Plummet

Six months after surgery to repair a damaged urinary tract in 1998, computer technician Doug Hale woke one morning with excruciating, burning pain. …

Business

5 Miscarriage Myths We Need to Stop Believing

"I am so sorry," I say. Then I wait.<p>"You did nothing that caused this miscarriage and there is absolutely nothing you could have done differently." I …

Pregnancy

Telehealth policy changes mean big revenue opportunities for hospitals

Telemedicine is becoming increasingly popular as the financial benefits for providers who offer it come to light. And new policy changes in …

Health Care

Getting pregnant right after stopping the pill: All you need to know

Taking the pill does not mean a woman never wants to get pregnant.<p>If the time arrives when she does want to conceive, she may wonder how long it will …

Pregnancy

California shows its Obamacare support by outspending U.S. 4-to-1 on ads

The marketing blitz is on.<p>Californians are getting barraged with online pop-up ads, radio spots and television commercials, all aimed at persuading them to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans during this year’s open-enrollment season.<p>Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange, is …

Health Care

Ditch Plastic Lunches: Stand Up for Zero-Waste Schools

• Carrots in a Ziploc<p>Grapes in a bag<p>Sandwich in saran wrap, with a "fresh daily" tag<p>Water bottle snuggled by an extra pair of socks<p>Plastic straw<p>Chips …

Recycling

Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of the Health and Human Services Department reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive.<p>Former Eli Lilly and Co. executive Alex Azar (AY'-zahr) built a …

U.S. Politics

FDA Raids in Florida Suggest Trump Admin. Policy Change That Benefits Big Pharma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided nine stores in Central Florida that assist customers with placing orders for low-cost prescription …

Liberal View

Canadians Root For An Underdog U.S. Health Policy Idea

TORONTO — Ask people in Canada what they make of American health care, and the answer typically falls between bewilderment and outrage.<p>Canada, after …

Health Care

OIG to audit Medicaid telehealth payments as claims increase

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General <b>will audit Medicaid payments</b> for telemedicine and telehealth …

Health Care

Two Months After Maria, Puerto Rico's Health System Struggles to Meet Needs

In western Puerto Rico, Oscar Corzo, a New York physician, was treating a woman for her chronic illnesses this month when he noticed a group of her neighbors had gathered to ask for help.<p>“Almost kind of organically, there was a waiting room,” said Dr. Corzo, who stayed on the woman’s porch for two …

News (U.S.)

12 Things You Can Buy With the Average Social Security Payment

The typical Social Security recipient today collects $1,372 per month. Here's what that kind of money can do for you.<p>Countless seniors depend on …

Retirement Planning

Fighting the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>Preschool is supposed to be a time of discovery, learning, and play, but new national data on public and private preschools reveals a troubling trend when it comes to the way that some young children are disciplined.<p>In 2016, an estimated …

Education

5 Details Your Financial Adviser May Be Ignoring

All financial advisers are not created equal. And all financial advice — including advice recommended by top economists and financial experts — may …

Retirement

Sweeping the floor might add more years to a womans life

Turns out, for older women, living a longer life is as easy as folding laundry or doing any other ordinary household chores.<p>In the University at …

Longevity

FDA approves first telehealth option to program cochlear implants remotely

FDA approved a remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System through a telemedicine platform.

Medicine

Obamacare enrollment bustling in Nashville as Congress weighs ditching mandate

Enrollment in health insurance on healthcare.gov is bustling around Middle Tennessee, even as Congress tries to repeal the individual mandate as part …

Insurance

Local nursing homes agree to pay up to $6.9 million to settle kickback and fraud allegations

Four San Diego nursing homes have agreed to pay up to $6.9 million to settle civil allegations that employees paid kickbacks for referrals and …

Corruption

Drug court: Holistic approach to opioid epidemic

Jeanne Royal walked into the emergency room to find her client recovering from his third overdose in two weeks.<p>Maybe this time she could convince him …

Cord blood bank program struggling amid costs and declining usage

When Laura Brinkley gave birth to a baby girl last August at Mercy Medical Center, she donated the blood from the umbilical cord in the hope that the …

Medicine

America Doesn't Have Enough Dentists

That sort of supply-side problem in health care is not unique to Michigan. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than …

Health Care

FDA announces comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a comprehensive policy framework for the development and oversight of regenerative medicine …

Medicine

The Senate Tax Bill Threatens Access to Health Care

This week, Senate Republicans announced that they plan to pay for their tax cuts for large corporations and millionaires not only by imposing tax …

Health Care

FDA grants marketing authorization of the first device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted a new indication to an electric stimulation device for use in helping to reduce the symptoms of …

Pain

National organizations support outreach efforts for NIH’s All of Us Research Program

News Release<p>Thursday, November 16, 2017<p>Groups will help raise awareness about the initiative to engage 1 million or more volunteers in health …

Research

Sweet dad dons tutu in daughter’s ballet class: ‘I would do anything to keep her smiling’

Real men — or at least real dads — wear tutus. That’s the message Tennessee resident Thanh Tran put forth earlier this week when he slipped into a …

Parenting

‘New Girl’ Creator Liz Meriwether Buys $4.125 Million L.A. Home

The four-bedroom house once belonged to ‘Monk’ star Tony Shalhoub<p>Actor Tony Shalhoub’s longtime Los Angeles home has landed in the hands of another …

Real Estate

Cloud Compliance From A to Z

When it comes to regulatory compliance, some IT departments are in need of an attitude adjustment. Confirming your organization complies with rules …

DevOps

Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids

News Release<p>Thursday, November 16, 2017<p>NIH-funded scientists may have revealed brain functions in pre-clinical research that widen the safety margin …

Pain

Systems Perspective and the Myth of the Self-Made Man

Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement<p>Published<p>1 month ago<p>on<p>2017/10/11<p>Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from …

Social Work