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Opinion: Health Crisis Looms if Obamacare is Repealed Before Replacement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…

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

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…

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

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…

Parents, before you refuse your child’s next vaccine read this

Originally posted 2016-12-13 10:36:59. Your Child’s Pediatrician Is on Your Side Contrary to what may are told by proponents of vaccine refusal, your child’s pediatrician is your child’s advocate. The pediatrician earns his or her livelihood by seeing your child do well in health and being on the same page with the parents. The pediatrician…

Appendicitis In Children Can Be Scary: here is the scoop

Originally posted 2017-01-05 02:00:25. Our clinic is one of the leading destinations for children’s health in Roswell and Alpharetta. Today’s post is about falls and injury prevention.   Acute appendicitis refers to an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small, blind-ending structure outpouching from the cecum (the first part of the large intestine). It…

Homeopathic remedies harmed hundreds of babies, families say, as FDA investigated for years

WASHINGTON – Case 7682299: Aug. 1, 2010. A mother gives her toddler three homeopathic pills to relieve her teething pain. Within minutes, the baby stops breathing. “My daughter had a seizure, lost consciousness, and stopped breathing about 30 minutes after I gave her three Hyland’s Teething Tablets,” the mother later told the Food and Drug Administration.…