Monthly Archives: October 2017

 

8 million kids could lose health insurance if the CHIP program isn’t renewed. Here’s what that looks like in one state

BY LAURA SANTHANAM  October 12, 2017 at 2:44 PM EDT CORAL GABLES, FL – JANUARY 07: Pediatrician Dr. Amanda Porro M.D. delivers a flu vaccination to an infant’s leg during his visit to the Miami Children’s Hospital on January 7, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that in the United […]

5 types of arthritis and how to tell the difference

By Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News You should not dismiss joint pain, as it may mean the onset of arthritis.  (iStock) Throughout your life, you’ve probably heard an aging person joke about their stiffening joints. “I’m just getting old,” they’ll say. To an extent, there is truth to that remark. Even so, as you age, realize […]
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Halt In Subsidies For Health Insurers Expected To Drive Up Costs For Middle Class

October 13, 20179:52 AM ET ALISON KODJAK Alex Wong/Getty Images Updated at 11:29 a.m. ET President Trump talks Thursday about an executive order to ease the way for groups of employers to offer health insurance. Later, the administration said it would halt subsidy payments to insurers. President Trump’s decision Thursday to end subsidy payments to […]

UCLA Expert Explains Why Trump Healthcare Reform Won’t Work

October 12, 2017 6:27 PM Filed Under: Healthcare Reform LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — President Trump signed an executive order for health care reform Thursday allowing some people to pay less for insurance, but others will pay more. Now people can buy health insurance across state lines. The president says there’s no cost to the government. Critics say it […]

Health Briefs: Affordable health screenings coming to Craig on Wednesday

October 12, 2017 Residents living in and around Craig can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Screenings will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Craig Assembly of God Church, 1150 E. Ninth St. Screenings can check for the following. […]
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Why rheumatoid arthritis is more than just painful joints and how sufferers can reduce their symptoms

Everything you need to know and the difference between RA and osteoarthritis Octavia Lillywhite 07:00, 8 OCT 2017 UPDATED16:33, 12 OCT 2017 LIFESTYLE Rheumatoid arthritis can be extremely painful (Image: Getty) Most people know arthritis causes pain in the joints, but they tend to be thinking of the more common condition, osteoarthritis . For sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, […]
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4 tips for making the most of Medicare’s open enrollment

PHILIP MOELLER BY PHILIP MOELLER  October 11, 2017 at 3:09 PM EDT Journalist Philip Moeller urges current Medicare enrollees to take advantage of this opportunity to evaluate their Medicare coverage and decide if they wish to make any changes next year. Photo by Troels Graugaard/Getty Images Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you […]

Steep Premiums Challenge People Who Buy Health Insurance Without Subsidies

October 7, 20177:00 AM ET JULIE ROVNER FROM Paul Melquist says he is frustrated that his insurance costs are so high because he would like to be able to do more for his grandchildren — Adalyn, Mason and Carys — in his retirement. Courtesy of the Melquist family/KHN Paul Melquist of St. Paul, Minn., has […]

Gel to fight rheumatoid arthritis

PUBLIC RELEASE: 11-OCT-2017 IBS scientists developed a potentially therapeutic gel, which detects nitric oxide, absorbs excess fluids and delivers drugs INSTITUTE FOR BASIC SCIENCE IMAGE: IBS SCIENTISTS DEVELOPED A HYDROGEL MADE OF POLYMERIC ACRYLAMIDE (BLUE SPAGHETTI) LINKED WITH CROSSLINKERS (BLACK), WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE DRUG MOLECULES (PURPLE STARS) WITHIN ITS MESH (GREY). IN THE PRESENCE OF… view more  IBS scientists […]
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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S.

October 12, 2017 When most people think of arthritis, they picture the knobby knuckles, inflamed joints or aching back of an older person. But more than 300,000 children in the U.S. suffer from chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), which has more to do with joint inflammation than wear and tear on cartilage and bone. Children […]
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