Medicaid Expansion States See Uptick in ER Visits

Broader health coverage under the ACA was supposed to reduce them by John Commins, HealthLeaders Media June 25, 2017 States that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act saw 2.5 emergency department visits more per 1,000 people after 2014, while [...]

2017-06-29T14:06:38-05:00June 29th, 2017|Health News|

Two Very Important Stories about Ticks

Tick-borne diseases on the rise By Dr. Manny Alvarez Published June 21, 2017 - Fox News Ticks and tick-borne illnesses are found all over the U.S., and you can use these maps provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

2017-06-29T14:04:12-05:00June 29th, 2017|Health News|

Most Parents Give Kids Wrong Doses

Pictographic instructions, milliliter-only lab tools could help reduce errors by Alexandria Bachert MPH, Staff Writer, MedPage Today June 27, 2017 Action Points • Parents often make measurement errors with their children's medications, suggesting the need for tools to better match prescribed dose [...]

2017-06-27T12:20:49-05:00June 27th, 2017|Health News|

Eating Fish May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cross-sectional study ties fish with diminished disease activity by Judy George, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today June 26, 2017 Action Points • Eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce joint pain and inflammation, according to a new study among mostly [...]

2017-06-27T12:17:33-05:00June 27th, 2017|Health News|

The new war on sepsis

By Anna Gorman  | Jun 19, 2017 11:19am This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, an editorially independent service of the California Health Care Foundation. Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, [...]

2017-06-26T13:39:30-05:00June 26th, 2017|Health News|