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Weekly Blogs

Trump Administration Helping the Medical Community: Kidney Transplants

July 19, 2019

The Trump administration is doing more work for the medical community again. This time it is for an increase of access to kidney transplants and to encourage the use of in-home dialysis.  Politico reported that the Department of Health and…


Medicare Part D Is On The Rise – But Are Drug Costs Going Down?

July 12, 2019

Since 2006, the amount of people who are enrolled in Medicare Part D has doubled — totaling a little over 45 million people. That would mean that 70% of all Medicare beneficiaries are registered in the drug coverage plan (data…


WHO Wants Healthcare Reform

June 7, 2019

Last week, we spoke about the Senate health committee chairman Lamar Alexander (Tennessee) and member Patty Murray (Washington) introducing a draft package of legislation. The draft packages goal is to cut healthcare cost (Click “here” if you want to go…


Healthcare Reform is Coming

May 31, 2019

In hopes to end surprise medical billing, Senate health committee chairman Lamar Alexander (Tennessee) and member Patty Murray (Washington) introduced a draft package of legislation. The draft package aims to cut healthcare costs, starting with surprise medical billing and drug…


Abortion Laws on Trial

May 24, 2019

Recently, Alabama’s governor signed into law the country’s most restrictive anti-abortion bill, which could put doctors who perform abortions with life in prison. The Republican governor, Kay Ivey signed the bill following approval by the Alabama Senate. Physicians who perform…


A Look at Types of Universal Healthcare

May 17, 2019

Americans all around the nation are giving their support for Medicare for all. On March 29 of this year, we wrote a blog called “Is Medicare For All the Solution?” In case you don’t know what Medicare For All is,…


Take Care of Yourself

May 10, 2019

Working in the medical field is no easy task, daunting hours, stressful situations, and maybe a negative work environment can lead to depressing thoughts, poor diets, and lack of exercise and sunlight. One fantastic way to relieve that stress is…


Ongoing Opioid Guideline Issues

May 3, 2019

Authors of the 2016 opioid guideline are now bringing more heat to medical professionals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recently clarified the opioid guideline, but the authors said in a new paper that medical professionals had misapplied…


New Tech Means Better Living

April 26, 2019

Israel is making a large payment on big data in medical research and treatment. There are plenty of startups and large companies that are parsing anonymized medical data, outcomes and results for patients, and patient data for signs on how…


CDC is Listening

April 19, 2019

In March of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its guideline in an attempt to control widespread opioid abuse that claimed 20,000 U.S. lives in 2015 alone. The guideline was intended for primary care clinicians and…


Weight-Related Cancers on the Rise

April 12, 2019

Recently, J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, the interim Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the American Cancer Society posted some findings by the society, “What if I told you that our children were being exposed to a known carcinogen…The carcinogen is excess…


Insurance Struggles?

April 5, 2019

Any medical professional knows how difficult it can be to deal with some insurance companies and helping their patient get what they need to better their health. However, before we get into the topic, we want you to know that…