Robot Surgeon Succeeds Without Help From Human Doctors

Humans make mistakes. Even surgeons, who train intensely for years and adhere to exacting protocols, are not infallible. But what if these doctors could pool their knowledge and experiences together and create an optimal surgical standard of care, to be carried out by machines? Computers, after all, make precise calculations effortlessly and consistent motions without tiring.… Continue reading Robot Surgeon Succeeds Without Help From Human Doctors

Acne Drug Accutane Is Dangerous For Women, Yet Many Don’t Follow Safety Rules

Reports of depression among people with acne are common, and at least one study suggests people with this arguably disfiguring skin condition struggle with more mental health issues than patients with epilepsy. When a patient with acne uses the commonly prescribed and highly effective drug isotretinoin (Accutane), the positive results, which include a boost in confidence,… Continue reading Acne Drug Accutane Is Dangerous For Women, Yet Many Don’t Follow Safety Rules

What National Wear Red Day Is Doing For Women’s Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, and this year the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red For Women campaign is highlighting the fact women can do anything men can do. This sadly includes dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke. While the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds CVD is the… Continue reading What National Wear Red Day Is Doing For Women’s Heart Health

Uniform Access To Health Care Can Save Minorities From Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease may be the leading cause of death in the United States, but it doesn’t affect every American the same. Studies frequently find CVD disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities, fueled in part by quality access care (or lack thereof) and stereotypes. However, a new study attempting to level the health care playing field suggests… Continue reading Uniform Access To Health Care Can Save Minorities From Heart Disease

Health insurance enrollment event set

ASHEVILLE – The Council on Aging of Buncombe will hold a special enrollment event for people needing assistance to sign up for or renew health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The event will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the YWCA, 185 S.
By Asheville Citizen-Times on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 08:18:45 -0800Health insurance enrollment event set
ASHEVILLE – The Council on Aging of Buncombe will hold a special enrollment event for people needing assistance to sign up for or renew health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. The event will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the YWCA, 185 S.
By Asheville Citizen-Times on Sat, 02 Jan 2016 08:18:45 -0800Do You Speak Health Insurance? It’s Not Easy
Solicit opinions about health insurance and you’re almost guaranteed to find consensus: It’s mystifying and irritating. “It just seems like a lot of the buzzwords are intended to just complicate the whole thing and make it more expensive,” says David
By NPR on Tue, 29 Dec 2015 01:33:45 -0800Citizen’s report: Health insurance in Racine area costlier than elsewhere in state
RACINE COUNTY — A new report shows health insurance costs in the Racine area are among the highest in the state. The liberal group Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s report had Racine trailing only Milwaukee in its composite health insurance cost rankings, …
By Journal Times on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:55:20 -0800DHS: Renewal Period Extended For MN-Sponsored Health Insurance
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Human Services says the renewal period for people on public health insurance will be extended for those who had their cases closed. The state said early Thursday that about 64,000 people were …
By CBS Local on Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:34:42 -0800

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