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Has your insurance company ever denied treatment or medication prescribed by your doctor? But does this happen very often? According to a recent poll of Californians conducted in late August by the Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation, insurance companies denied access to a medication or treatm...


WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - There’s seemingly an app for everything these days, including hacking the mental elements of drug addiction. “We can’t be available to our patients 24-7,” said Bruce Goldman, senior director of behavioral health at Zucker Hillside Hospital on Long Island, “the app is.” The...


Anne Cotton had enjoyed her years at an assisted living facility in Corvallis, Ore. But at 89, her health problems began to mount: heart failure, weakness from post-polio syndrome, a 30-pound weight loss in a year. “I’m in a wheelchair,” she said. “I’m getting weaker. I’m having trouble breathing....


Whether you have lost your health insurance or simply want a better deal on coverage, here is some good news: Under a Covid-19 stimulus bill Congress passed in March, many people who buy Affordable Care Act plans can qualify for premiums that are cheaper—or even free. It is important to act fast be...


World Heart Day, which falls on September 29, is celebrated annually to spread awareness about the importance of keeping the heart fit as it's one of the most important organs that deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells and also removes waste products. Any sign of heart trouble should be taken serio...


It is important for people to understand and embrace that health insurance has become a necessity that needs utmost attention. The rising costs of medical treatments and the sheer scramble to avail best possible treatment at your choice of hospital are a few important reasons that make health insur...


Addiction can take a toll on any relationship. Many addiction recovery programs recommend people focus on themselves and sobriety before engaging in relationships. “Every relationship is different and how it has been affected by addiction is different.,” said Dr. Kelly E. Green. Dr. Green is a lic...


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Knowing the details can inform your screening and treatment decisions. Because heart disease is so prevalent, the odds that one or more of your relatives has some type of heart problem are pretty high. But you should pay special attention if someone in your immediate family — a parent or sibl...


While I agree with Casey Mulligan that employer health insurance is much better than the government alternative (“Three Cheers for Employer Health Insurance,” op-ed, July 17), it is far from a panacea. Having dealt with it as a physician, patient and employer, our current system leaves much to be d...


By many measures, Dallas County can be an unhealthy place, even before COVID-19 arrived. In one measure related to the length of life — potential years lost through premature death — Dallas County’s loss is higher than the state’s. Featured on Dallas News Soccer player Ally Kolba is overc...


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(Business Wire) - Imagine Health announced today it has a new contract with Memorial Hermann Health System (“Memorial Hermann”), offering a new health plan to self-insured employers and employees in the Greater Houston area. An alternative to traditional PPO plans, the Imagine Health plan will lowe...