Q&A: Actress Kellee Stewart on advocating for fertility benefits

Progyny and Evite recently held an event in Los Angeles discussing IVF options with panelists including RESOLVE, chief medical officer Dr. Janet Choi, actress Kellee Stewart, and the first US IVF baby Elizabeth Carr. Progyny offers benefits packages focusing on family building, fertility, and women’s reproductive health. Stewart discussed her involvement with Progyny and Evite,…

Read More

Doctors Take On Dental Duties to Reach Low-Income and Uninsured Patients

Pediatrician Patricia Braun treats low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients at a community health clinic in Denver, integrating oral health into medical checkups for children and pregnant women. With funding from federal grants, primary care providers in various states are receiving training in oral health. Dental hygienists are being embedded in medical practices to provide preventive…

Read More

National Comprehensive Cancer Network appoints board of directors chair, vice chair

Matt Kalaycio, MD, FACP, has been elected as the chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s board of directors, succeeding John W. Sweetenham, MD, FRCP, FACP, FASCO. Christopher H. Lieu, MD, has been elected as the vice chair. The NCCN aims to provide high-quality, patient-centered cancer care worldwide by offering evidence-based treatment options to healthcare…

Read More

Choosing Wisely in a time of resource constraints

Healthcare systems globally are facing multiple crises such as resource constraints and a burnt out workforce. Clinicians are being asked to do more with less, leading to backlogs in access to services, health inequalities, and patient complexity. Evidence-based ways to curb wasteful spending and promote sustainability are crucial. Choosing Wisely campaigns, implemented in over 30…

Read More

Emulsifiers Make Food Appetizing yet Bring Health Dangers

Research warns of the potential negative health effects of emulsifiers commonly found in foods such as ice cream, yogurt, and bread. These emulsifiers have been linked to gut microbiome disruption, inflammation, and an increased risk of conditions like heart attacks and cancer. Studies have shown that certain emulsifiers can decrease beneficial gut bacteria while increasing…

Read More

Exercise May Boost Psychiatric Medication Adherence

Research presented at the European Psychiatric Association 2024 Congress shows that low- to moderate-intensity physical exercise is linked to improved medication adherence in patients with severe mental illness, regardless of medication type or duration of illness. A study involving 401 participants found that a 90-minute lifestyle intervention, including supervised exercise sessions, led to a significant…

Read More
error: Content is protected !!