Healthcare

  • Medicaid Work Requirements Put Trump White House On Defense

    Intense criticism arose Thursday morning to a Trump administration proposal that would allow states to “test incentives” that would require poor Americans covered by Medicaid insurance to work. In a 10-page letter, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it would “support state efforts to test incentives that...
  • IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound. Supplies of saline and nutrient solutions were...
  • Once-a-week pill for HIV shows promise in animals

    Human trials of a once-a-week oral pill for HIV could start, after successful tests in pigs, claim US scientists. The slow-release tablet could free patients from having to take daily medication, they say. It looks like a normal capsule, but on reaching the stomach its coating dissolves and a...
  • Should Healthcare Employees Be Fired for Not Getting a Flu Shot?

    A Minnesota healthcare firm dismissed 50 employees for refusing to get flu vaccinations. Experts say this is a safety issue and should be required in other professions. Would you be willing to risk your job by refusing to get the flu shot? About 50 workers from Essentia Health in...
  • A health-care plan from 2,000 years ago could help America today

    There’s a group of Christians who have peace of mind even while America’s health-care system seems to spiral out of control. As an expression of our faith, we’ve opted out of health insurance entirely and decided to directly share one another’s medical costs. We are inspired by a 2,000-year-old...
  • Major health problems have the highest percentage among historically ignored racial groups

    Some of the smallest and historically neglected racial groups in the United States experience far more obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions than non-Hispanic white adults, a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside has found. Using data for nearly 185,000 adults from the California Health Interview...
  • Bernie Sanders Wants Canadians To ‘Be A Little Bit Louder’ With Health Debate

    Bernie Sanders Wants Canadians To ‘Be A Little Bit Louder’ With Health Debate TORONTO – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders urged Canadians on Sunday to snap out of their nice stereotypes and get noisy about demanding a national pharmacare program. The former candidate for the Democratic Party presidential ticket spoke...
  • Costco offers $1,000 emergency food kit that lasts 25 years

    Costco is helping out both doomsday preppers, and those just interested in stocking up in case of a disaster. The major wholesale retailer has rolled out three emergency kits – costing $1,000, $3,999.99 and $5,999.99. The cheapest option has a one-year supply of food and is made up of...
  • ‘Obamacare’ survives; GOP concedes on last-gasp repeal try

    WASHINGTON (AP) – “Obamacare” lives on. Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline. The repeal-and-replace bill’s authors promised to try again at a later date, while President Donald Trump railed against...