The U.S. Senate’s Vote Could Make A Substantial Difference To Dementia Patients

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the effects of Dementia, is receiving a lot of attention from the government and medical bodies alike, as it affects more than 5 million Americans. This makes it one of the costliest diseases and has the power to completely bankrupt Medicare. The U.S. Senate recently approved funding of $425 million towards research, which will hopefully find some cure or management system to alleviate the pressure from medical schemes, while at the same time allowing patients to continue their day-to-day lives independently and with dignity.… [Read more]

Why American Hospitals Are Littered With Infections

Hospital-acquired infections continue to be a big problem in healthcare. Recent research notes that nearly 4 percent of patients receive a new infection while they’re hospitalized. Eleven percent of those infections become deadly.

“The simplest way to say this is that about 100,000 people die each year from infections we give them in the hospital,” Dr.… [Read more]

A Few Things You May Be Surprised to Know Aren’t Covered by Health Insurance

Health insurance is a hot button topic lately. Even with the introduction of the healthcare mandate and the Affordable Care Act in place, there are still some surprising things that aren’t covered by health insurance, but really should be.

Clinical Trials

Many believe that participants get paid to participate in clinical trials every time. However, many new therapies that are still in the trial phase require that you pay for your treatment during the trial.… [Read more]

Why Thousands Cross the US Mexico Border to Seek Affordable Health Care is Curbing Medical Bankruptcies

In 2013, an estimated 1,800 medical-related bankruptcy were filed a day. 2013 saw nearly 1,800,000 wives, husbands, kids, and other related family members were affected by these bankruptcies. The high cost of healthcare is the leading cause of bankruptcy, affecting more than 1 million families per year.

Healthcare has become so expensive that even those with health insurance may not be able to afford their $5,000 or $10,000 deductibles, as 57% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings.… [Read more]

Socioeconomic Concerns Within the Gig Economy

Today, the gig economy is all the rage, with more millennials opting for short-term “gigs” rather than long-term permanent work contracts. Also sometimes referred to as the freelance economy, the gig economy can be summarised as “an economy in which temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace, and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees.” Freelancers, independent contractors, and people who take up a variety of small jobs are all part of the gig economy.… [Read more]

Can the Right Wing Get Rid of the Crocodiles? Where Would Their Policy Go From There?

“Draining the swamp” and removing corruption (crocodiles) from Washington is a difficult task. Corruption in politics comes from many things including inaccurate reporting, lobbyist groups with too much power and attention, or people with individual wants that outweigh their love of our nation.

The conservative groups in America have used the “crocodiles in the swamp” analogy to meet some of their needs over the years.[Read more]

Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

This past Friday, after only weeks of negotiations over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Republicans had to admit defeat as they were forced to pull their repeal from the House Floor. The recent turmoil surrounding healthcare in the United States has shed light on my existing issues in healthcare, and defining new terms for the same.… [Read more]

Women’s Health in the Trump Era: What Next?

My Facebook feed is filled with pictures of the Women’s March that took place in the days following Donald Trump’s inauguration. Pictures of slogans, posters, and unique chants flood my newsfeed, and I’m sure this phenomenon is not exclusive to me. Even as I sit in India, half the world away from the sites of action, the women’s march, Trump’s inauguration and the subsequent fervor it’s generated in terms of the resistance, is all anyone can talk about.… [Read more]

That Time Elizabeth Warren Reminded Us What Leadership Looks Like

By now you’ve heard of the 21st Century Cures Act. It’s a 996-page healthcare bill that passed through the House and the Senate in a landslide vote of 392-26 and 94-5 respectively. For those of us not following every little movement in Washington, it feels like the first bipartisan supported bill in ages. President Obama has already pledged to sign it into law.… [Read more]

What Do You Think Would Fix Global Healthcare? Here Is One Suggestion

There is no question about the fact that healthcare is broken in the United States and really has been for many years. It was largely on the issue of unaffordable healthcare that Obama won the presidency in 2008, and it is still largely due to an unaffordable and broken healthcare system that led Donald J. Trump to victory in 2016.… [Read more]