Tag Archives: Medical

Creating a new paradigm for understanding the individual effects of diet – Medical Xpress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the Australian National Phenome Centre at Murdoch University and partners at Imperial College London have made a major breakthrough in understanding how individuals can have different reactions to the same diets. For decades, nutritionists and scientists have been debating whether weight loss is down to sheer will power and… Read More »

Medical groups, health systems expect COVID-19 pinch to last into next year, AMGA says

Dive Brief: Medical providers continue to be hit hard financially by COVID-19, as a new survey from the American Medical Group Association found that more than 90% of medical groups and integrated healthcare systems say the pandemic cut revenues by at least 25%. Many have reported revenue losses topping 50%. Moreover, a large percentage of… Read More »

What $6,553 Buys You in America: A Luxury Watch, a Year at Valdosta State, or a PPO for One – the 2020 Milliman Medical Index

Imagine this: you find yourself with $ 6,553 in your pocket and you can pick one of the following: A new 2020 Breitling Navitimer watch; A year’s in-state tuition at Valdosta State University; or, A PPO for an average individual. Welcome to the annual Milliman Medical Index (MMI), which gauges the yearly price of an… Read More »

‘I Can’t Turn My Brain Off’: PTSD and Burnout Threaten Medical Workers

The coronavirus patient, a 75-year-old man, was dying. No family member was allowed in the room with him, only a young nurse. In full protective gear, she dimmed the lights and put on quiet music. She freshened his pillows, dabbed his lips with moistened swabs, held his hand, spoke softly to him. He wasn’t even… Read More »

Food, Housing, Energy and Medical Care – the Material Hardships of COVID-19 in America

The Coronavirus has impacted every aspect of human life: first, the direct biological impact of COVID-19 on people, as of today the cause of over 63,000 deaths in the U.S. along with unquantifiable morbidity among millions of Americans who are surviving the virus and the toll on family caregivers. Beyond the direct physical impact of… Read More »

Medical expenses from coronavirus could cost the US healthcare system up to $654 BILLION

Coronavirus medical expenses could cost the US up to $ 654 BILLION as the healthcare system strains to provide ventilators, hospital beds and care for patients with YEARS of complications from the virus to come, study suggests Researchers found that the average cost of coronavirus infection alone is $ 3,045, which is four times higher than… Read More »