Rural America Could be Hardest Hit by Obamacare Repeal

Originally posted 2017-01-24 00:43:45.

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. The health of rural America is failing, and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without adequate replacement could prove disastrous. A December, 2016, report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that for the first time in 20 years, life expectancy in the United States…

Opinion: Health Crisis Looms if Obamacare is Repealed Before Replacement

Originally posted 2017-01-12 12:00:26.

Milly Silva After nearly seven years and dozens of failed attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republicans in Congress will soon get their wish. They will then own the responsibility for protecting the lives and livelihoods of countless New Jerseyans and Americans in general who currently benefit from the many popular components of the…

Lab-Grown Organs Are Way Foward for Medical Research

Originally posted 2017-02-24 01:18:52.

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Most of the research behind new medical advances is carried out using either animal tissues or cancer cells. Both tools have their problems: results from animals and humans do not always match up and cancer cells grown for years in laboratories often do not…

With $10 million at stake, scientists compete to build a ‘Star Trek’-style medical tricorder

Originally posted 2017-02-23 12:11:08.

Fifty years ago, the “Star Trek” series envisioned a handheld medical device that could diagnose every condition with just a swipe over the patient’s body. The tricorder was just one of the show’s futuristic gadgets – but it’s one that real-world scientists seized upon. And some have spent years working to bring it to existence, under…

Thousands of Indian Doctors Fight Sexism by Delivering Baby Girls For Free

Originally posted 2017-04-06 18:47:53.

Since this compassionate doctor started his efforts to challenge sexism seven years ago, 17,000 other medical officials have joined him on his mission to change public perception of giving birth to baby girls. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> In light of Indian families berating mothers for giving birth to girls instead of boys, Dr. Ganesh Rakh started delivering…

What does vitamin C actually do?

Originally posted 2017-04-06 12:14:37.

How one genius spread a massive myth that’s persisted for decades Pixabay Linus Pauling won two Nobel Prizes, helped uncover the nature of chemical bonds, identified sickle cell anemia as a molecular disease, elucidated some of the most common protein structures, revolutionized our understanding of primate evolution, and is widely hailed as one of the fathers—if…

Inmates are excluded from Medicaid — here’s why it makes sense to change that

Originally posted 2017-02-23 01:03:52.

By Megan Zakerski, Medical Student, University of Michigan, Tyler Winkelman, RWJF Clinical Scholar and Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan, and Amy Young, Medical Student, University of Michigan. Inmates wait to enter an assigned cell block at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, California. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File The incarcerated population in federal and state prisons has…

Mayo Clinic: Privately insured patients to get priority over Medicaid, Medicare patients

Originally posted 2017-03-17 12:02:16.

Citing tighter profit margins, the chief executive of the Mayo Clinic recently told his employees that the prestigious health system will prioritize the care of privately insured patients over those on Medicare and Medicaid. That bold pronouncement by Dr. John Noseworthy – made in a speech to employees late last year – reflects the growing unease…