New study finds medical debt is a double whammy for the poor

Earlier this summer, Stanford economist Neale Mahoney sounded an alarm with a study he coauthored: Americans have at least $140 billion in unpaid health care bills sitting in collection agencies—making the country’s medical debt crisis far bigger than anyone had realized. Now, in plumbing the repercussions, his latest research finds evidence suggesting that people saddled with unpaid health care bills […]

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How Cuban medical training has helped Pacific nations face the pandemic challenge

With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching health systems worldwide, Pacific countries have capitalized on their relative isolation to avoid the worst. Border closures and other measures have slowed and stopped the spread of the virus to the point some nations have recorded no cases at all. Even where the virus has not spread, however, establishing screening, quarantine and mass vaccination programs […]

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Veterans Push for Medical Marijuana in Conservative South

RALEIGH, N.C. — Each time Chayse Roth drives home to North Carolina, he notices the highway welcome signs that declare: “Nation’s Most Military Friendly State.” “That’s a powerful thing to claim,” said Roth, a former Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who served multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Now he says he’s calling on the state to live up to […]

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Medical associations create united front to reduce barriers to noninvasive ventilation

On July 30, 2021, the journal CHEST electronically published the outcomes and recommendations of a technical expert panel (TEP) on optimal noninvasive ventilation (NIV), conducted by the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The CHEST Heath Policy and Advocacy Committee […]

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Peptide could allow medical marijuana to relieve pain without side effects

Many people live with chronic pain, and in some cases, cannabis can provide relief. But the drug also can significantly impact memory and other cognitive functions. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry have developed a peptide that, in mice, allowed ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main component of Cannabis sativa, to fight pain without the side effects. According to […]

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Hоw To Chооѕе A Medical Mаlрrасtiсе Law Firm

What Iѕ a Mеdiсаl Mаlрrасtiсе Lаw Firm? A Nеw Yоrk mеdiсаl mаlрrасtiсе lаw firm iѕ оnе in whiсh itѕ lаwуеrѕ fосuѕ оn thе nееdѕ оf сliеntѕ whо еxреriеnсеd injury, illnеѕѕ, or death duе tо wrоngful асtiоn оr inасtiоn at the hаndѕ оf the medical рrасtitiоnеrѕ tо whоm they have еntruѕtеd their саrе. The majority of practitioners рrоvе their соmреtеnсе every […]

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Medical bill worries tied to worse outcomes for cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Financial worries can hamper the success of cancer treatment and raise patients’ risk of death, according to a new study that offers the first evidence of such a link. “The association we found was very strong, and very concerning,” said senior study author Dr. Anurag Singh, director of radiation research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y. “If […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 'extraordinary medical achievement' in US, Azar says

COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Are states prepared? Dr. David Weiner, director of The Wistar Institute’s Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center, breaks down the complex logistics of delivering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams joined faculty and administrators of George Washington University Hospital on Monday as the first doses of the facility’s initial […]

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