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The use of telemedicine skyrocketed during the pandemic, transforming health care with a convenient alternative to in-person visits. Telemedicine can afford patients increased access to care and preventive services as well as an integrated digital experience. This was certainly a welcome and long...


(CNN)US health officials are bracing for a trio of public health concerns this winter: more infections from the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, surging infections with the Delta variant, and a "slow but steady" comeback of the flu. There is growing concern that a rise in Omicron c...


Fluctuating body weight may worsen insulin resistance — and insulin resistance can, in turn, stress the kidneys and harm kidney tissue. Obesity is a risk factor kidney disease, and people who are heavy are often advised to lose weight to possibly improve their chances of avoiding kidney diseas...


OLDWICK, N.J.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICR of “a” (Excellent) of Aetna Life Insurance Company (ALIC) (Har...


Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Click here for a transcript of the episode. Health insurance is like some medieval horror, law professor Jackie Fox says.  But, funny thing: She also says insurance fights are easy. For her. She’s been helping people win them for 30 year...


December 13, 2021 Joseph Burns MHE Publication, MHE December 2021, Volume 31, Issue 12 At the state and local levels, an increasing number of markets are dominated by one or a handful of insurers. Experts say it is part of a vicious cycle of payers responding to provider conso...


When it comes to heart attack warning signs, there’s a common set of symptoms that many of us know to look for. The vast majority of people who have a heart attack experience these traditional symptoms: chest discomfort or pain, cold sweat and extreme weakness.  Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit a...


Amid the emergence of Omicron cases across the globe, researchers have found that adding a component of a viral protein in the Covid-19 vaccines, can boost their immune response and also provide increased protection against new variants. The researchers of the University of California, Los Angeles...


As we near the end of 2021, when it comes to COVID-19, there are still plenty of new questions that pop up all the time. Can I mix and match booster and vaccine types? What are COVID rates like in my area? And, now that booster shots have become widely available, tons of people are also wondering:...


Aims to cover over 1,00,000 new businesses and entrepreneurs Employee health insurance startup, Plum has partnered with Razorpay Rize, the recently announced launchpad for first-time entrepreneurs, to offer exclusive group health benefits to early age startup founders. Plum aims to cover over 1...


The US has imposed sanctions on Chinese painkiller makers – including one man described as the biggest producer of anabolic steroids in the world – as it vowed to step up action to curb the addiction epidemic that killed a record 100,000 Americans last year. With people who are dealing with addic...


1 of 7 Vuity, a once-a-day eye-drop treatment, may offer an alternative to: 2 of 7 Which statement about the growth of chin hairs on women is not true? 3 of 7 Losing lots of weight in a short period of time can backfire in part because weight loss has this effect on our basal metabolic...


Covid vaccine: 15-minute wait after Pfizer and Moderna jabs set to be scrapped as rollout accelerated  The IndependentTemporary suspension of 15-minute observation period after vaccination to accelerate booster program  News-Medical.NetCoronavirus explainer: Why the 15-minute obs...