by on October 21, 2018
The bacterial infection, Typhus is on the rise in Los Angeles, and many other US cities. And this is due to the increase of homeless living on the streets in tent cities. So far this year, Los Angeles County has seen 64 cases of typhus, compared to last year, in which there were 53 cases reported. Two cities in the county that have separate counts are also seeing higher numbers: Long Beach with 13 cases, up from five last year, and Pasadena with 20, a more than three-fold increase from 2017....
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by on June 13, 2018
Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse, and cost us more money. Word is out, that because of policy changes, those paying Obamacare premiums next year, will see rate hikes. Those whom are older, and in poorer health, will feel the crunch most. The American Academy of Actuaries, blames the elimination of the individual mandate penalty and the expansion of cheaper health plans with fewer benefits as contributing to the 2019 premium hikes. What a bunch of hogwash. Premiums have bee...
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by on May 24, 2018
During his State of the Union address, President Trump urged Congress to pass "Right to Try" for terminally ill patients , and this Tuesday, they did just that. The act, which cleared the Senate nine months ago, passed in the House with 250-169 vote. In January, Trump said that patients with terminal conditions should have access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their lives. He said it was time for lawmakers to give these people the "right to try". The bill was sent to...
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by on May 22, 2018
World Health Organization director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has kicked off the agency’s annual conference in Geneva by vowing to use his position to keep the world safe and to serve the vulnerable by promoting health for all. But so far, he hasn't said who is going to pay for it. The huge audience at the Assembly enthusiastically marked the World Health Organization’s 70th Birthday. WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus agreed there was much to celebrate. But noted there was little...
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by on May 12, 2018
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar stated Friday that President Donald Trump will roll out dozens of initiatives that will ensure Americans have access to the best prescription drug care possible while respecting innovation. Trump will soon roll out the most comprehensive approach to making prescription drugs affordable of any president in the history of the United States. Trump's plan is filled with dozens of incentives that are smart, targeted, efficient, but still respecting ...
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