Surgery can be hard on older adults, resulting in serious complications and death far more often than in younger patients. But many seniors aren’t adequately ...Read More »
FDA Plans To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes, Helping Smokers Kick Habit
Cigarettes would contain less addictive nicotine — making them less attractive to smokers — under an “unprecedented” plan the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday. ...Read More »
Sen. Ted Cruz Laughs At The Suggestion of Gun Control
Ted Cruz just laughed. Not an audible laugh, but still a visible chuckle. He was asked Thursday morning by a Fox News anchor about ...Read More »
Need A Medical Procedure? Pick The Right Provider And Get Cash Back
Laurie Cook went shopping recently for a mammogram near her home in New Hampshire. Using an online tool provided through her insurer, she plugged in ...Read More »
As More Docs Support Medical Aid in Dying, Advocates Look To Legalize Physician Assisted Death
When the end draws near, Dr. Roger Kligler, a retired physician with incurable, metastatic prostate cancer, wants the option to use a lethal prescription to ...Read More »
Philadelphia May Become First ‘Safe Injection’ Site in U.S.
Philadelphia is a step closer to opening what could be the nation’s first supervised site for safe drug injection. But turning the idea into reality ...Read More »
Why Do People Hate Obamacare?
The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” has roiled America since the day it was signed into law in 2010. From the start, the public was ...Read More »
Can Apps Help Patients Understand Medical Billing?
By Jocelyn Wiener Rachael Norman needed to submit a pile of out-of-network medical bills to her insurance company for reimbursement. Short on time, she started searching ...Read More »
AMA Statement on New Guidelines for Measuring Blood Pressure
In light of the new guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, the American Medical Association (AMA) is ...Read More »
Obamacare Shopping Is Trickier Than Ever. Here’s A Cheat Sheet.
Health care is complicated. Shopping for an individual health plan just got even more so, with President Donald Trump’s decision last month to block $7 ...Read More »