Medicare Pay Cuts Will Hurt Seniors’ Care, Doctors Argue

Doctors are urging Congress to call off cuts scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1 in the reimbursements they receive from Medicare. In what has become an almost yearly ritual, physician groups are arguing that patients will have greater difficulty finding doctors who accept Medicare if lawmakers allow the pay cuts to happen. Whether doctors’ efforts to stave off the […]

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Florida Leaders Misrepresented Research Before Ban on Gender-Affirming Care

Behind Florida’s decision to block clinical services for transgender adolescents is a talking point — repeated by the state’s governor and top medical authorities — that most cases of gender incongruence fade over time. The Florida Board of Medicine voted Nov. 4 to approve a rule that barred physicians from performing surgical procedures on minors to alter “primary or secondary sexual characteristics” […]

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La nueva generación de medicamentos para la pérdida de peso es prometedora, pero tiene un precio

Una nueva generación de fármacos de los que se asegura que ayuda a los adultos con exceso de peso a perder más kilos que los actualmente disponibles en el mercado está despertando una gran expectación. Algunos pacientes, según los especialistas en medicina de la obesidad, experimentan una disminución de la presión arterial, un mejor control de la diabetes, menos dolor […]

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Rural Colorado Tries to Fill Health Worker Gaps With Apprenticeships

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — During her 12-hour overnight shift, Brianna Shelton helps residents at BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many of them have dementia, and some can’t get out of bed on their own. Only a few can remember her name, but that doesn’t matter to her. “They’re somebody’s mom, somebody’s grandma, somebody’s great-grandmother,” Shelton said. “I […]

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