Medicare Advantage Comes With Drawbacks
As an ophthalmologist and solo-practice business owner, I respectfully disagree with your editorial praising Medicare Advantage (“Nikki Haley’s Medicare Advantage,” Nov. 24). Medicare Advantage plans reimburse me a fixed percentage that is often less than what traditional Medicare pays, making it…#medicareadvantage #nikkihaleys #medicare (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going Into Solo Practice? An Expert Shares Tips Going Into Solo Practice? An Expert Shares Tips
Catherine M. DiGiorgio, MD, MS, found herself at a crossroads: stay and work for a large corporation or open a solo practice?MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Deciding Between A SEP IRA And A Solo 401k For Your Business
The self-employed and those who run private practices must manage a whole myriad of concerns, which regular employees do not. But there are ways that the self-employed benefit from the status, and there’s no better example of that than with retirement plan options. It’s a tool, however, that those…#sep #solo401k #401k (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SoLo Funds settles lawsuit over predatory lending accusations in District of Columbia
The District of Columbia Attorney General today announced an agreement with SoLo Funds, a fintech company that enables peer-to-peer lending, to settle a lawsuit that alleged SoLo Funds engaged in predatory lending practices. The practices alleged include Los Angeles-based SoLo Funds not telling…#solofunds #solo #oag #brianschwalb #districtofcolumbia #connecticut #columbia #stateofcalifornia #rodneywilliams #serenaventures (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Tried to Cure My Burnout. Here ’ s What Happened
I’ve been in dance therapy for all of 90 seconds when I embarrass myself. The group is doing a follow-the-leader exercise, with one person picking a dance move that everyone else must mimic. When my name is called, I panic and launch into an extremely uncool move that could be generously described as disco-inspired, my cheeks flaming as a group of strangers mirror it back at me. I’d traveled to the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine to take this humiliating stab at vulnerability in the name of science (and my own sanity). The Colorado Resiliency Arts Lab (CORAL), an ongoing research project at th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Psychology Source Type: news

Insulin Infusion Doctor Barred From Solo Practice
(MedPage Today) -- James Novak, MD, a San Diego family doctor who for years administered a questionable insulin infusion therapy to people with diabetes, is now prohibited from solo practice, writing immunization exemptions, and giving patients... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - February 22, 2023 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cardiologist Dr. Sonny Wong has a heart for hearts
With more than 30 years of experience, Cardiologist Dr. Sonny Wong grew his solo practice, Heart and Vein Hawaii, by word of mouth to care for more than 10,000 patients across five outpatient offices on Oahu and Maui. (Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Medeiros Source Type: news

At last, Britain's donor-conceived children can know the truth about their origins | Zeynep Gurtin
A culture of secrecy around sperm and egg donations has given way to greater openness, helped along by a key legal changeSince 2009, the number of donor-conceived children born in the UK hasmore than tripled. They now account for one in 170 of all births, which means, as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) chair, Julia Chain, puts it, “a couple of donor-conceived children in every primary school, and an immeasurable amount of joy brought to families that could not have otherwise existed”. While nearly half of all donor gametes are used by heterosexual couples suffering male- or female-factor inferti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Zeynep Gurtin Tags: Fertility problems Sperm donation Society Health Science Source Type: news

' I Practice Solo Polyamory '
Growing up, the '80s and early '90s were still very traditional times for relationships. My direct experience with my family was that I'd watch my parents show affection towards one another and say that they loved each other very much, and then it could also turn into screaming, yelling, and…#atlanta #seattle #jacksonville #lizpowell #oregon #kink #denver #atlantapolyamoryweekend #colorado #philadelphia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: The Good and Bad of Self-employment as a Doctor Infographic: The Good and Bad of Self-employment as a Doctor
Physicians who typically are owners in a solo or group practice or partners reveal the five aspects of self-employment they enjoy the most, and five they like the least.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 10, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Cancer as a Full-Contact Sport Cancer as a Full-Contact Sport
Patient outcomes are improved when palliative care delivered by an interdisciplinary team rather than by a solo practitioner.MDedge (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

This nurse practitioner left a 20-year career to join New Mexico's cannabis industry
In 2019, Kathy McKenzie found herself looking for a new job after working as a nurse practitioner in the traditional health care industry for over 20 years.   “I was wanting to go into something where I could make a difference and help patients directly without dealing with institutions like Medicaid and insurance,” she said.  McKenzie soon found a new career as a medical cannabis card consultant with 420 Connect NM. In 2021, McKenzie went solo and founded her own enterprise, Balanced Health… (Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 24, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Carter Jones Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Maker Juul Must Stop Selling Its Products in the U.S.
Juul Labs, the popular e-cigarette company once known for its fruity flavors and blamed by federal regulators and public-health groups for sparking a youth vaping epidemic, must pull its currently available products from the U.S. market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. The FDA’s order means that Juul must stop selling and distributing its device and accompanying menthol- and tobacco-flavored e-liquid pods in the U.S. In a June 23 statement, FDA officials said they did not have enough data about the toxicological risks of Juul’s products to authorize their continued sale. [time-brightcove ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

Can Alternative Medicine Help People With Asthma?
During her time working with underserved communities in southwest Philadelphia, Maureen George encountered many unconventional asthma treatments, including the use of homemade botanical teas or tonics. “You find there’s a rich history of using these home remedies to manage asthma, in part because accessing traditional medicine has been difficult or resulted in disappointing interactions,” says George, a professor of nursing at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. George has published research on asthma self-management and the use of complementary or alternative medicine. Even when people d...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

California could OK abortions by solo nurse practitioners
A new bill in the California Legislature would let some nurse practitioners perform abortions without the supervision of a doctor (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news