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Public Health Plan Option Touted by Sebelius and Obama by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Should the U.S. government create a new public health plan that competes with independent insurance companies? That’s probably the most hotly debated issue in the current ... Read on »
Does the Weather Worsen Your Ills? MediClim Service May Alert You by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Do certain weather patterns worsen your arthritis or trigger your migraines? An intriguing  free service called MediClim sends subscribers alerts about impending weather t ... Read on »
Kennedy’s Draft Health Care Bill Released by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Senator Kennedy’s draft health plan has been released and it is much as expected: Individual’s would be required to buy health insurance, insurers would be required to cov ... Read on »
Swine Flu is Pandemic, But Has Not Become More Lethal by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a swine flu, or H1N1, pandemic on June 11 because of how widely the diseases has spread. WHO and other agencies are also tryin ... Read on »
Obama Finds $313 Billion More in Savings to Pay for Health Care Reform by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In his latest weekly address to the Nation, U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to passing health care reform this year. “It would be irresponsible to no ... Read on »
Telemonitoring’s Key Ingredient for Success by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Patients are increasingly able to cut back on doctor’s visits by using home monitoring devices that collect vital signs such as blood glucose, weight, and blood pressure, ... Read on »
Steve Jobs Gets New Liver, Bringing Attention to Transplant System by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Steve Jobs has had a liver transplant, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.  That report speculated that Jobs may have gotten the transplant because cancer ha ... Read on »
Painless Automatic Glucose Monitoring Device Being Developed in Spain by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A painless patch that uses tiny micro-needles to monitor diabetic patients’ glucose levels is in development at the Electronic Technology group of the University of Sevill ... Read on »
NYT Report Charges “Rogue” Cancer Unit In Philadelphia with Botching Prostate Cancer... by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An article in The New York Times today charges that that a “rogue cancer unit” at the veterans hospital in Philadelphia seriously botched 92 out of 116 procedures to treat ... Read on »
U.S. Swine Flu Cases Estimated at 1 Million by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The U.S. has probably reached 1 million cases of H1N1 (swine) flu, according to an estimate reached through mathematical modeling by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). ... Read on »
Farrah Fawcett, Celebrity and Patient Privacy Champion, Dies at Age 62 by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Actress Farrah Fawcett died of cancer this morning at a Santa Monica, CA hospital.  She’s famous for her rapid rise to pinup status, spurred by her role in the 1970s TV sh ... Read on »
Number of e-Patients in America Soars, As Internet and Broadband Use Expands by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The number of American adults looking online for health information has soared from 25% of the population up to 61% over the last eight years, according to results of a ne ... Read on »
New Movement Tries to Give Patients Back Their Medical Records by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An impressive list of health geeks and supporters of patient empowerment have launched HealthDataRights.org, a new blog that seeks to ensure that patients regain control o ... Read on »
Key Study Finds More Autism Genes by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Scientists have found 27 different regions in the genome where rare copy number variations – missing or extra copies of DNA segments – exist in children with autism spectr ... Read on »
A Proposal for REAL Health Care Reform That Attacks Skewed Incentives by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When politicians propose health care reforms, they tend to either pander to strong interest groups or they push some blatant political agenda, such as moving to government ... Read on »
Americans Getting Fatter by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine More Americans, including children, are obese according to a recent report from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.  “Adult obesity rates now exceed 25 percent in 31 stat ... Read on »
Obama Still Committed to Health Care Reform This Year by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine President Barack Obama reiterated his commitment to pass health care reform “this year,” and not in five or ten years, according to The Wall Street Journal’slive blogging ... Read on »
Online Workplace Obesity Prevention Program Launched by CDC by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Centers for Disease Control has just launched LeanWorks, an online obesity prevention program that employers can use to help trim their workers’ waistlines. It’s no ... Read on »
When Tragedy Strikes, Build a CaringBridge to Keep Patients Connected to Friends and Families by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine At CaringBridge, caregivers or patients can quickly set up a personalized website where family and friends can easily get updates and leave messages. This is a must-have t ... Read on »
Disease Foundations Get New Clout, But Face New Risks as Well by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Disease foundations have been taking a larger role in drug discovery and development.  The financial crisis has made it easier for such groups to get partnerships with bio ... Read on »