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Carrier State IS Disease State. Pre-Disease IS Disease. by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 6:18pm In my ever-lasting challenge to Mendel, I submit my thesis. "There is no such thing as a carrier, nor is there such a thing as a single gene disorder." Why? I have a treatise on the subject. But suffice it to say one thing. "No Gene Is An Island" In the most recent argument I offer astudy recently published in the Archives of Intern ... Read on »
Sickle Cell Anemia: Carriers Get Protection by Lisa E. L. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:02pm Have you ever wondered why harmful genetic mutations remain in the gene pool? A mutation in the beta-globin gene provides an example of how a genetic mutation can both help you and hurt you. With one copy of the mutated gene: individuals are protected against malaria, which is a selective advantage (and so this mutation is sure to stay in t ... Read on »
Ohio Drops Molina Healthcare As Medicaid Provider As Big Insurance Carriers Aetna and United Healthcare Move In by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Apr 2012 3:04am Blue Cross is also losing some business here as far as big carriers go but we are seeing the reimbursement efforts specifically being worked by both Aetna and United who both have subsidiary companies in the Health IT business as well.  Sometimes with United one may wonder if you are insured by an insurance company or a Health IT company s ... Read on »
Aetna Individual Policy Consumers In California Will Have to Find a New Carrier By The End of The Year-Pulling Out of The Consum by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 14 Jun 2013 11:08pm We already knew that Aetna was not participating in the California exchange and this makes their participating even less as those who do not have coverage via their employer will need to find another carrier.  For some, finding a new insurers may take a little time so best to look at it as soon as possible if this affects you.  Aetna, like othe ... Read on »
More EpiPen Carrier Options by Jennifer O. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:37pm The Epipen Sleeve (Sorry, I just could not get a photo from here to work. Check out the site below for photos) This is an EpiPen carrier that can be worn on the shin, thigh or upper arm, and can be easily hidden under clothes. It can carry two EpiPens and is great for sporty or ath ... Read on »
How Can I Find a Qualified Traditional Surrogate or Gestational Carrier? by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 23 Jan 2011 9:02am     Please note: You must ask your infertility clinic or Reproductive Endocrinologist for their list of qualifications in order for a Traditional Surrogate or Gestational Carrier to enter into their program. Do this before you start your search. Health issues, weight, age and uncomplicated pregnancies are just a few of the many requir ... Read on »
FCC Seeks To Require Wireless Carriers To Support 911 TextingReporting Technology’s Impact on Healthcare by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 11 Jan 2013 12:00am The Federal Communications Commission has published a proposed rule that would require all wireless carriers to support the sending of text messages to 911 emergency call centers. The proposed rule comes after FCC announced a deal with four U.S. mobile phone service providers to support 911 texting. Nationwide availability of text-to-911 servi ... Read on »
FCC Requires Carriers To Provide Text-to-911 Bounce-Back MessagesReporting Technology’s Impact on Healthcare by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 May 2013 12:00am New Federal Communications Commission rules will require wireless carriers and text messaging providers to send bounce-back texts to users who try to text 911 where text-to-911 services are unavailable. FierceMobileHealthcare, Telecompaper. from iHealthBeat ... Read on »
City of San Francisco Asking Kaiser Permanente to “Show Us Your Models” With Threatening to Change Carriers by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 11 Jul 2013 12:28pm Here we go again with accountability once more in the lime light with the City wanting to know how the rate increases are derived and of course like everything else they are “modeled”.  Kaiser states their formulations are “proprietary” so what else is new with insurers, this goes on all the time. We don’t know about the pricing “black boxes” ... Read on »
Nosferatu (the plague carrier), Count Dracula and Syphilinum revisited by joy lucas Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:37pm Nosferatu has to be one of my favourite films. Made by F W Murnau in 1922 it was based on Bram Stoker’s novel, “Dracula”. It couldn’t be an authentic rendition because there was a dispute at the time regarding royalties and this seems to have set a precedent for every future version of the story of Count Dracula – whether it be poem, play, film, ... Read on »