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Photo credit   In the past years, many Americans have been experiencing hardships in healthcare. According to PhRMA's third Patient Experience Survey, healthcare availability is not the only hurdle that patients are experiencing. Patients also have crucial problems about the frustration and confusion on how to use their coverage. Administrative hurdles and other barriers that health insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM)...
Photo credit   In the past, people used to go to the doctor for a check-up only if they felt sick. Nowadays, it is advised to have a regular routine check-up to keep our bodies healthy and prevent any possible sickness that may occur to us.  Because of the technology that we have today, there are tests that can determine possible sickness that may come with what the results may uncover. That is why most people today...
Photo credit   When the Covid-19 pandemic started, it reminded us how we all depended on our nurses. From the first day of the pandemic and until now, we still depend on them.  Our nation's 4.3 million registered nurses work on every aspect of health care and are very crucial in delivering care, evolving health care systems locally and nationally. But, because of the pandemic nursing shortages are already rampant in our...
Photo credit   For any health concerns we have, there is always a drug or medication we can turn to alleviate our complains. Even in sleeping, people have depended a lot on medication to aid and induce that perfect sleep to help recharge everyday. After much hyped on using sleeping pills between 1993 and 2010 where a reported jumped of 69% on benzodiazepines and 140% zolpidem prescriptions, research found that there has been 31%...
Photo credit   Life expectancy is the estimated average amount of time a person will live from birth to their demise.  It is "the most fundamental indicator of population health in this country," according to Robert Hummer researcher on population patters at University of North Carolina. The average life expectancy had rose steadily in the past. However, the record shows that it has started to declined the past 3 years. A...
Photo credit   The rise of social media has truly changed the way we live. The ability to easily connect with people around the globe, the ability to quickly send out message to anyone and the opportunity to gain more information just about anything about  everything. However, it also has its ugly side, as these positive change happen it also opens for flaws such as misinformation which can be very crucial in some...
Photo credit   Hello everyone,    Here's an article on the Emerging Leaders in Healthcare: Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, people have been practicing the new normal way of life and healthcare leaders are now focusing new ways to reprioritize our healthcare systems to meet a wide range of complex challenges that will endure far beyond the pandemic. Jan Kimpen, Chief Medical Officer- Royal...
As Amazon Care was launched to its employees, people were expecting it to expand this to more users and Amazon will venture and fully immersed on the healthcare industry. The program provided telehealth and in-person services to their employees in Seattle area,  which eventually expanded to other states. It then went into partnerships with several organizations such as TrueBlue, Silicon Labs, Precor and Whole Foods Market.  Over the...
Photo credit   100 million Americans have medical debt according to the recent report by Kaiser Health News. So what are the options available for Americans to avail affordable healthcare? Well, there is no better way to lessen the cost of medical services. However, there are certain states that are considered best in its healthcare services. WalletHub gathered a team of experts to look into the different US States and compared...
Photo credit   One of the biggest concern study have found is that there is a decline in the health screenings that past two years. People were afraid to go out and therefore missed their regular ER visits to prevent getting sick from Coronavirus. According to an emergency doctor, Dr. Michael Daignault, At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a drastic decline in the number of patients with non-COVID medical...
Photo credit   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lately released new guidance in the COVID-19 Quarantine and isolation protocols. This guidance is meant to supplement – not replace- any federal, state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations as per advice by the CDC. When we are infected with COVID-19, it is very likely that we will be carriers of the virus and...
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States but is treatable if detected early. Treatment for lung cancer can involve a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. A newly developed technology can help detect cancer at the cellular level, which may help doctors to diagnose and treat lung cancer earlier. Lung cancer is the  leading cause of cancer death worldwideTrusted Source...