In the span of less than 12 hours this week, the Trump administration took two seemingly contradictory actions that could have profound effects on the insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act. First, officials issued guidance Monday morning that could weaken the exchanges set up for people who buy their own insurance. The […]Continue Reading ...
A new study has revealed surprising gaps in some HIV medical providers’ knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, with more than a quarter of providers surveyed unable to say whether their state had expanded Medicaid. The national survey also sought to better understand the healthcare providers’ views on the effects of the ACA. Providers in […]Continue Reading ...
States that expanded eligibility for their Medicaid program in 2014 when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented, saw fewer uninsured patients among major cardiac-related hospitalizations in the first year compared with states that did not expand the program, according to a study released today in JAMA Network Open. One goal of the Affordable Care […]Continue Reading ...
June 11, 2018 The Trump administration is refusing to defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, essentially arguing that federal courts should find the health law’s protection for people with preexisting conditions unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit hinges on the ACA’s individual mandate, or the requirement to get health coverage or pay a penalty. The […]Continue Reading ...
There’s been much talk in the U.S. about fixing the opioid crisis. In October, President Donald Trump declared the situation a public health emergency and set up a commission on opioids. On Feb. 9, Congress finally took action by allocating US$6 billion for substance abuse treatment in the budget bill. Though a step in the […]Continue Reading ...
New research uses EEG and a specialized experimental setup to show how working memory and reinforcement learning work together as people learn to perform new tasks. Credit: Frank Lab / Brown University A new study by Brown University researchers shows that two different brain systems work cooperatively as people learn. The study, published in Proceedings […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New tests which can indicate autism in children have been developed by researchers at the University of Warwick. The academic team who conducted the international research believe that their new blood and urine tests which search for damage to proteins are the first of their kind. The tests could lead to […]Continue Reading ...
Acute angle closure glaucoma of the right eye (intraocular pressure was 42 in the right eye). Credit: James Heilman, MD/Wikipedia In two recent publications, Northwestern Medicine scientists and international collaborators discovered mutations that cause improper drainage and a buildup of ocular pressure leading to one form of congenital glaucoma, and identified a path towards future […]Continue Reading ...
The themes in television advertisements for health insurance plans have shifted over time, possibly reflecting the shrinking pool of health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as rising plan premiums, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the study, published online […]Continue Reading ...
June 13, 2018 The odds of being a frequent user of California’s emergency departments dropped in the two years following the implementation of major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in January 2014, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco. In a health-records study of nearly 14 million patients who visited […]Continue Reading ...
April 28, 2018 A warm-up and cool-down period is as important in gardening as it is for any other physical activity, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The back, upper legs, shoulders and wrists are all major muscle groups affected when using your green thumb. This spring, a new infographic from ACA suggests simple […]Continue Reading ...
Amjad Horani, MD, listens to the breathing of Azaylea Ramirez, 3, of Keota, Okla. Using cells from children diagnosed with primary ciliary dyskinesia, a genetic lung disease Azaylea has, Horani and colleague Steven Brody, MD, have figured out how mutations disrupt the clearing of the airways. Credit: Karen Elshout Respiratory infections peak during the winter […]Continue Reading ...
A new study published today found that a newly discovered gene helps grow blood vessels when it senses inadequate blood flow to tissues. The research was led by Dr. Philip Marsden (photo), a clinician scientist in the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science of St. Michael’s Hospital, and Dr. Jeffrey Man, a researcher in his […]Continue Reading ...
Targeting RGSz1 allows the dissociation of opioid addiction from analgesia and prevents tolerance by promoting beta-catenin action. Credit: Thalia Chantziara A newly identified protein can be manipulated to make opioid painkillers effective at lower doses while also muting the reward mechanism that leads to addiction, Mount Sinai researchers have found. The protein, RGSz1 (Regulator of […]Continue Reading ...
For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking. Credit: Shutterstock Raising a child is often one of the most challenging and joyous events in a person’s life. Watching your child grow and develop is a source of delight. However, some parents […]Continue Reading ...
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