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News According to the council, U.S. companies spend more than $5 on health benefits for every $1 of tax revenue lost. In a system without a tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance, the federal government might have received an additional $152.5 billion in tax revenue...


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 4, 2021-- The "Health Insurance Market by Distribution Channel, Insurance Type and End User Type: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. A health insurance plan covers services such as...


by KVII Wednesday, August 4th 2021 The consequences of paying for one's dependance can lead to economic hardships, legal issues, damaged relationships, and lost property. Addiction has many layers, from its effects on people's lives to the costs of different drugs and one's dete...


Aaron San Filippo, a 40-year-old video game developer from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, spent most of his 30s overweight. Weighing 230 pounds at 5 feet 9 inches, he was easily worn out by simple activities. His blood pressure and cholesterol were both high, and he didn’t like the way he looked. It was t...


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The latest wave of Covid-19 hospitalizations is crashing into patients returning for care for other ailments, overtaxing some facilities and exhausting their doctors and nurses. Surgeries and treatments for cancer, heart disease and other common conditions have rebounded this year, filling beds at...


Calculating The Costs Of An Ongoing Problem  The steady rise of Americans addicted to prescription Opioids have concerned health officials, with 130 fatal overdoses occurring each day according to a Harvard article. Approximately 70% of Opioid deaths involve Opioid analgesics or prescription Opi...


Abstract More than one-third of US children receive coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but undocumented immigrant children are not eligible for public coverage in most states. California’s May 2016 Health4All Kids coverage expansion allowed children with...


After a morning of light yard work in April this year, Danny Rivers felt dizzy and was sweating more than normally. He attributed it to the heat and took a shower to cool off. Upon exiting, he felt a tightness in his chest and a numbness in his arms, and these were the first signs Rivers was exper...


In graduate school I started drinking socially, for enjoyment. Subsequently, alcohol became a “prescription” for all sorts of problems. A glass – or two, or more – was a remedy for stress at the end of a busy day, for a headache, for an unsettled stomach. Eventually, I became dependent upon larger...


LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — In Owsley County, life moves at the right pace for Cale Turner. “We’ve got good folks,” he said, describing his longtime home. “It’s friendly.” There’s the small-town charm of Booneville, nestled along the back roads of Eastern Kentucky. “To me, it’s a good place to live...


Calculating The Costs Of An Ongoing Problem  The steady rise of Americans addicted to prescription Opioids have concerned health officials, with 130 fatal overdoses occurring each day according to a Harvard article. Approximately 70% of Opioid deaths involve Opioid analgesics or prescription Opi...


News According to the council, U.S. companies spend more than $5 on health benefits for every $1 of tax revenue lost. In a system without a tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance, the federal government might have received an additional $152.5 billion in tax revenue...


Index of Suspicion Sydney Ariagno, Archana Jeeji, Nathan Hull and Imad Absah Pediatrics in Review August 2021, 42 (8) 457-462; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/pir.2020-000802 This article requires a subscription to view the full text. If you have...


For small health-care groups like dentist’s offices, one sick staff member can mean a day’s worth of cancelled appointments. Such offices can either continue short-staffed, which could negatively affect patient care, or reschedule appointments, potentially delaying critical procedures and screeni...