Tag Archives: care

Viewpoints: Until People Stop Smoking, Vaping, Many Of The Toughest Cancers Will Prevail; Why Is There So Little Guidance On Choosing Nursing Care?

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Boston Globe: Ending The Long Reach Of Tobacco As the leading cause of preventable death, smoking causes 1 in 5 of all deaths in the United States, totaling more than 480,000 annually. Tobacco is also linked to about one-third of all cancers in the United… Read More »

Americans Skip Meds and Borrow Billions to Pay for Basic Health Care

Last year, Americans borrowed a whopping $ 88 billion to pay for their health care, according to a nationally representative survey. What’s more, 45 percent of respondents said they feared that a major health care crisis would lead to bankruptcy, and nearly 25 percent of respondents reported skipping medical treatments in order to cut costs.… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »

VA offers updated criteria for getting care at outside hospitals

Brief Published Feb. 25, 2019 Dive Brief: The Trump Administration has offered criteria to determine when veterans can get care outside the VA. That includes in areas where the VA doesn’t provide the needed care, doesn’t have a full-service facility in the veteran’s state or doesn’t provide adequate access to care in the area. Congress… Read More »

Why The Next Evolution Of Global Health Care Will Be Blockchain-Based – Forbes

Blockchain technology can improve how researchers access medical data.Pixabay. This distributed ledger technology can improve security, efficiency, and the coordination of health care systems as an answer to aging legacy infrastructures. Health care systems are cornerstones of all modern societies since they provide vital services. As they grow, however, many become less efficient and secure,… Read More »