Medi-Cal benefits eliminated a decade ago, such as foot care and eyeglasses, are back

7 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

San Diego podiatrist Dr. John Chisholm recalls the jolt some of his patients felt in 2009 when Medi-Cal, the government-funded health insurance in California for low-income people, eliminated coverage for podiatry care and several other benefits for adults due to a massive budget shortfall engendered by the Great Recession.
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Burden of health care payments greatest among households with lowest incomes

7 monthes ago   |   By News Medical

Higher income American households pay the most to finance the nation's health care system, but the burden of payments as a share of income is greatest among households with the lowest incomes, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
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Financial Burden of Health Care Greatest among Low-income Americans

Financial Burden of Health Care Greatest among Low-income Americans

7 monthes ago   |   By Medindia Health

Burden of health care payments as a share of income is greatest among households with the lowest incomes, reveals a new study.
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Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

The metrics used to track the coronavirus pandemic typically include daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Analyzing these metrics separately can show how much community... Read more ...

Why children ARE more protected from severe COVID-19 than adults

Why children ARE more protected from severe COVID-19 than adults

Researchers at Yale University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that adults who catch coronavirus are nine-times more likely to die of the infection compared to... Read more ...

Exercising regularly and not smoking can have a dramatic effect on your...

Exercising regularly and not smoking can have a dramatic effect on your lifespan study shows

Scientists from Leicester university found that not smoking and exercising regularly can add six to eight years to life, even in those with chronic illnesses Read more ...

At least 1,600 could have spread COVID-19 on planes, CDC data show

At least 1,600 could have spread COVID-19 on planes, CDC data show

Health officials traced 11,000 people who had shared plane cabins with those who might have spread virus. Some of those developed COVID-19, but it's unclear if they contracted... Read more ...

FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

The FDA is expected to issue new, tougher requirements for its approval of a coronavirus vaccine, a move that could make emergency use authorization before Election Day unlikely. Read more ...

Pontyclun pub closes after customer tests positive for Covid-19

Pontyclun pub closes after customer tests positive for Covid-19

The Pipeworks Bar is having a deep clean, with some staff told to isolate for 14 days Read more ...

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S

Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the United States has reached a grim milestone: the novel coronavirus death toll has... Read more ...

Trial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2

Trial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2

Now, new research offers some hope for those insulin avoiders - a once-a-week insulin injection may someday replace daily shots. Read more ...

No Benefit With Anti-PD-L1 Drug in Metastatic TNBC

No Benefit With Anti-PD-L1 Drug in Metastatic TNBC

Adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy failed to improve outcomes versus chemotherapy alone for unresectable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer , a randomized trial... Read more ...

CDC Warns Against Traditional Trick-Or-Treating This Year

CDC Warns Against Traditional Trick-Or-Treating This Year

Traditional trick-or-treating is considered a high risk activity according to the CDC's new guidelines The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced its... Read more ...