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Probiotics — even inactive ones — may relieve IBS symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gut-brain disorder that can cause a variety of uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain and diarrhea, constipation, or a mix of the two. IBS can reduce quality of life, often results in missed school or work, and can have a substantial economic impact. Physicians diagnose IBS by identifying… Read More »

Even Republicans Want to Outlaw Surprise Medical Billing

By BOB HERTZ On  April 3, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, announced that the federal government would pick up the tab for testing and treating all uninsured Americans for COVID-19. Azar specifically promised that: a) hospitals would be paid the same prices they receive for Medicare patients; and b) hospitals which accept the… Read More »

US coronavirus deaths highest in the world even as hospitalizations slow in New York epicenter

Medical workers in a Monut Sinai ambulance respond to a call in the Financial District of New York, on Monday, March 30, 2020. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images The United States surpassed Italy on Saturday as the country with the most coronavirus deaths in the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  At least… Read More »

‘You’ve Been Served’: Wisconsin Hospitals Sued Patients Even During Pandemic

When her doorbell rang Sunday night, Blanche Jordan was just starting a new Game of Thrones puzzle on her living room floor. Jordan, 39, is a breast-cancer survivor who is taking social distancing seriously, so she put on a mask before opening the door. A woman handed Jordan a paper and said: “You’ve been served.” The… Read More »