Healthcare Economy

Study: The Poor Get Less Sleep, Leading to Greater Risk of Heart Disease

According to a 2002 study of socioeconomic and behavioral influences on deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), about two-thirds of such deaths among the poorest quartile of the study's population would ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued seven new safety alerts in the past week, one safety communication and six product recalls, four of which are related to ranitidine, ...
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This Is the Unhealthiest State in America

The unhealthiest state in the union, according to statistics compiled by LetsGetChecked, a home health and wellness testing site, is West Virginia. The healthiest state by the same metrics is ...
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Health Care Data Breaches May Cost More Than Money

Cybersecurity threats against health care organizations rose by 60% year over year in the first three quarters of 2019. Phishing or spear-phishing is the most commonly used attack against health ...
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The Threat From Antibiotic-Resistant Germs Gets Scarier

More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result, according to the latest report from the U.S. ...
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Is Vaping Really Worse Than Smoking?

One of the arguments for allowing e-cigarettes to continue to be sold has been that for people trying to quit smoking tobacco, vaping was the best action a smoker could ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued seven new safety alerts in the past week, one safety communication and six product recalls. The FDA issues safety alerts to provide ...
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Deaths From Poor Diet Outnumber Those From Smoking, and Medical Schools Aren’t Helping

In a study completed in 2016, more Americans demonstrated risk factors and died from causes related to poor diet than from tobacco use. Dietary risks accounted for nearly 530,000 U.S. ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued seven new safety alerts between October 16 and 23, one product notification and six product recalls. The FDA issues safety alerts to ...
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Opioid Crisis Has Cost US Economy $631 Billion

In the four-year period between 2015 and 2018, opioid abuse cost the U.S. economy at least $631 billion. The human cost between 1999 and 2017 totaled nearly 400,000 lives lost. ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued four new safety alerts in the past week, three related to product recalls and one product safety communication related to the use ...
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US Gun Deaths Are a ‘Worsening Epidemic’ and in These 4 States by Over 50%

Between 1999 and 2014, U.S. firearms deaths totaled 487,627. From 2014 through 2017, firearms were the means in another 114,683 deaths. The death rate from firearms rose from 10.5 per ...
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US Wastes $760 to $935 Billion Annually on Health Care

Nearly 25% of U.S. spending on health care is wasted, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Health care accounted for ...
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6 Vaccines All Americans Need to Ask Their Doctor About

The process of vaccination dates back to China in the 10th century. In the 19th century, Louis Pasteur, the French scientist, pioneered research that made the process more widespread and ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued seven new safety alerts in the final two weeks of September, six related to product recalls and one safety communication related to ...
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