‘An Arm and a Leg’: When Hospitals Sue Patients (Part 2)

In this content, Dan Weissmann talks about the issue of hospitals suing patients who can’t afford to pay their medical bills. He discusses his conversation with Scott Purcell, CEO of ACA International, on the effects of these lawsuits on patients. The content also covers the findings of investigations into hospital bill lawsuits in Maryland, Wisconsin,…

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Microwave Ablation promising treatment alternative for patients with multifocal papillary thyroid carcinoma: Study

Microwave ablation has been identified as a promising treatment alternative for patients with multifocal papillary thyroid carcinoma, according to a recent study. Researchers have found this method to be effective in treating this particular type of cancer. By using cookies for analytics and advertising, the website aims to improve user experience. By continuing to use…

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The Art And Science Of Facial Reconstruction With Dr. Artur Carandell

Facial surgery requires a balance between artistic expression and surgical precision, as highlighted by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Artur Diaz Carandell is a highly experienced cranio-maxillo-facial surgeon with a commitment to detail and expertise in facial aesthetics, reconstruction, and rejuvenation. He utilizes innovative non-invasive surgical techniques and embraces scientific precision in his practice….

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Recent estimates of alcohol specific deaths support alcohol minimum unit pricing

The article discusses the impact of alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland, with critics highlighting an increase in alcohol related deaths since the policy was introduced. However, the final evaluation report concluded that MUP had a positive effect on population level health outcomes and reduced alcohol related health inequalities. Data showed that approximately 150…

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Medicare’s Push To Improve Chronic Care Attracts Businesses, but Not Many Doctors

Carrie Lester, a Medicare enrollee with chronic health conditions, benefits from the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program that offers regular check-ins with doctors outside of office visits. However, only a small percentage of eligible enrollees actually participate in the program due to various factors. While the program has helped reduce hospital visits and improve patient…

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Consultant Haematologist – 2 posts

The Western Health and Social Care Trust is seeking to fill two Consultant Haematologist positions at Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Londonderry. The salary for the position is between £94,127 and £126,907 per annum. The closing date for applications is June 14, 2024. A waiting list may be established for future vacancies. Applicants must demonstrate how…

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Astellas’s CAR Tech Deals Speed Up Its Pursuit of In Vivo Cancer Cell Therapies

Astellas Pharma has entered into a collaboration with Kelonia Therapeutics to create in vivo CAR T-therapies through genetic cargo delivery. This technology enables the modification of immune cells, targeting cancer cells and improving the ability to destroy tumors. The collaboration will develop up to two in vivo CAR T-therapy programs, with undisclosed targets. Kelonia will…

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Brazilian Society of Cardiology Updates Three Guidelines

The Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC) has just updated its guidelines on hypertension and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), ergometry, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The new versions of the recommendations were presented at the SBC’s 1st Meeting of Cardiology Departments in São Paulo. The event was attended by 12 departments of the society and the…

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What patients need to know

The first-ever over-the-counter birth control pill, Opill, will soon be available in major retailers without the need for a prescription. Manufactured by Perrigo, Opill contains only one hormone, progestin, making it safer than combination pills. The pill works by preventing pregnancy in multiple ways, such as inhibiting sperm entry and ovulation. While it will offer…

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