Category: Health and Fitness

  • Supreme Court abortion ruling has big ramifications for providers

    Supreme Court abortion ruling has big ramifications for providers

    The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending protections for the right to abortions under federal law, in a ruling issued Friday. The 6-3 decision upholds a Mississippi statute that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which has become the model for similar laws in other states. The ruling wipes away nearly 50 years […]

  • CDC Panel Backs Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6-17

    CDC Panel Backs Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6-17

    By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An expert panel from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine be approved for kids between the ages of 6 and 17. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) endorsed the […]

  • Healthcare groups react to Supreme Court abortion ruling

    Healthcare groups react to Supreme Court abortion ruling

    The Supreme Court eliminated the federal right to abortion in a ruling issued Friday. The historic decision has major consequences for the healthcare system. Below is a compilation of statements from healthcare organizations, companies and government officials responding to this massive change in U.S. abortion law. American Hospital Association “We expect that today’s decision will […]

  • Eat Better, Get Moving, but Don’t Fret Over Diabetes

    Eat Better, Get Moving, but Don't Fret Over Diabetes

    By Judith Graham Friday, June 24, 2022 (Kaiser News) — Almost half of older adults — more than 26 million people 65 and older — have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How concerned should they be? Not very, say some experts. Prediabetes — a term that refers to above-normal but […]

  • Sentara Healthcare names Dennis Matheis next top executive

    Sentara Healthcare names Dennis Matheis next top executive

    Dennis Matheis will take over as president and CEO of Sentara Healthcare on Sept. 1, the integrated not-for-profit health system announced Friday. Matheis, president of Sentara Health Plans and executive vice president of Sentara Healthcare since 2018, will succeed Howard Kern, who plans to retire by the end of the year. Kern has worked at […]

  • Nearly 3 in 10 Americans Have Insomnia: Survey

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    June 24, 2022 – Hours go by with you tossing and turning, with no hope of escape into comfy, restful sleep. Or worse, you’re exhausted with no chance of dozing off before the dreaded morning alarm. If this isn’t you, it may be someone very close to you, suggest the results of a new survey. […]

  • American health care leaders are not blameless today – The Health Care Blog

    American health care leaders are not blameless today – The Health Care Blog

    By MATTHEW HOLT It is a very sad day for America. Roughly 30% of our country is part of a quasi-religious cult. In general these people reject science and the enlightenment. This week the Jan 6th committee has shown they are prepared to use and support any tools or tactics–up to and including the overthrow […]

  • Supreme Court sides with HHS, not hospitals, in DSH payment case

    Supreme Court sides with HHS, not hospitals, in DSH payment case

    The Supreme Court on Friday dealt a blow to safety-net hospitals’ Medicare rate calculation. The high court resolved a years-long fight between the Health and Human Services Department and the hospital industry by ruling the agency appropriately interpreted Medicare law when it changed a formula for calculating safety-net payments in 2005. The 5-4 decision, authored […]

  • Tips for Dealing With Neutropenia

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    When you get chemotherapy for breast cancer, you’ll very likely run low on white blood cells called neutrophils. Doctors call this neutropenia. It’s a normal part of going through chemo. With neutropenia, you’re more likely to get infections and fever. That’s because neutrophils are part of your body’s front-line immune response. So with fewer of […]

  • Supreme Court dialysis ruling sets stage for coverage limits

    Supreme Court dialysis ruling sets stage for coverage limits

    A Supreme Court decision that greenlighted a private health plan’s limited dialysis coverage may set the stage for other insurers to cut pay for kidney care and other treatments Medicare covers. The high court rejected a challenge to an employer health plan’s low reimbursements for dialysis, which the plaintiff argued discourage providers from joining its […]

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