A Stroke of Luck for Overregulated Healthcare Industry
On Friday the 13th, a ruling against the FTC was a stroke of good luck for the rest of the healthcare industry, which is already overregulated.
By CHARLES SILVER and DAVID A.HYMAN Today THCB is happy to publish a piece reflecting the learnings from Charles Silver and David Hyman’s forthcoming book Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much For Health Care, shortly to be published by the libertarian leaning Cato Institute. In subsequent weeks we’ll feature commentary from the right (Michael Cannon) and from the left (Andy Slavitt) about the book and its proposals. For now please give your views in the comments–Matthew Holt There are many reasons why the United States is “the most expensive place in the world to get sick.” In Par...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewCannabis and cannabinoids have been used medically and recreationally for thousands of years and recently there has been a growing body of research in this area. With increased access now that medical marijuana is available in many jurisdictions, patients and providers want to know more about the evidence for benefits and risks of cannabinoid use. This paper provides an overview of the available cannabinoid-based formulations, a summary of the highest quality evidence for the use of cannabinoids for treating spasticity and pain associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), and a discussion of possible d...
(Reuters Health) - People who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren't, a research review suggests.
Poor outcome was more likely in older than younger patients undergoing thrombectomy after a stroke, but one in three patients aged 80 and older still had good functional outcomes with treatment.Medscape Medical News
Electronic brain stimulation helped improve rats' mobility after debilitating strokes, offering hope for treatment in humans, researchers report in a new study.
This study highlights that, beyond the detrimental effects of tube feeding on quality of life, there could be detrimental effects from non-oral feeding on the health of our patients. This is obviously not the case for all patients, so each individual case needs to be considered, but these studies comparing outcomes are important to consider. Participant: When using the IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative), are there at least two numbers included in a diet order: one for foods and one for liquids? Are dietary departments fully onboard? Rogus-Pulia: My understanding of IDDSI is that, yes,...
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco, has found that sending electric shocks to the brain may help stroke victims regain movement in their arms and legs.
DIABETES type 2 symptoms are not always apparent, but it ’s important to recognise all the signs or do what you can to prevent the condition as it can lead to other health problems such as heart disease and stroke. One of the ways to reduce your risk of diabetes is by eating a healthy, balanced diet. Certain drinks can make blood sugar spike, but the fo llowing five can help keep it level.
STROKE symptoms can vary from person to person but the main signs are usually seen in the face, arms and speech. The main signs can be remembered with the word FAST, but there are some short-lived symptoms you should also be aware of.