An Asthma Drug Can Drastically Reduce Food Allergies
About 20 million people in the U.S.—including four million children—have food allergies. Now, there’s a new way to reduce their risk of severe allergic reactions. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that the drug omalizumab, or Xolair, allows people with food allergies to tolerate higher doses of allergenic foods before developing a reaction after an accidental exposure. It also leads to milder reactions if they are exposed. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] The drug was originally approved more than two decades ago to treat allergic asthma. But because of this ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Connecticut car insurance laws
Drivers in Connecticut should be aware of the state’s auto insurance regulations and understand how the state laws relate to their responsibilities as a driver. Under Connecticut car insurance laws, every driver needs to carry liability insurance and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. While…#connecticut #pip #liability #nonecomprehensive #nonemedical #nonegap #nonenew #noneride (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why It ’s So Hard to Get Kids Vaccinated Against COVID-19
When medical treatments or vaccines are hard to get, it’s usually because of too much demand and not enough supply. But in the case of COVID-19 vaccines for kids, it’s the other way around: low demand for the shot is tanking supply. While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone ages six months and older get vaccinated against COVID-19, parents are finding it hard to track down kid-sized doses. Usually, they would rely on their pediatricians for all childhood vaccines, but many are not stocking the latest COVID-19 shot. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Why no...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

New York Community Bank ’s stock price is plunging, but that won’t tell you if it’s on the brink of failure. Here’s what will
Some of the very first signs of banking stress in the crisis that unfolded last year were reflected in Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and First Republic Bank’s nosediving share prices. All of them eventually failed. So it’s no wonder why more people are questioning whether New York Community…#siliconvalleybank #signaturebank #firstrepublicbanks #nycb #thomascangemi #davidchiaverini #wedbushsecurities #uninsured #chiaverini #bankofamerica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Driving without insurance in Wyoming
Consider the risks before you decide to drive without insurance in Wyoming. While it might seem like a shortcut to saving money, the gamble could end up costing you much more than the price of a policy, especially if you cause an accident. Driving without insurance in Wyoming could lead to fines,…#wyoming #uninsured #statetreasury #sr22 #nonenone #nt (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Komen calls for passing of state, federal legislation on breast care
Susan G. Komen issued a statement calling for the passing of state and federal legislation in 2024 to remove barriers preventing people from receiving necessary breast care, including imaging. The organization said that these new laws, which have been or are planned to be introduced this year, are needed to eliminate healthcare inequities and provide people a fair chance in the fight against breast cancer. Komen is advocating for the following legislation to be passed: ul.editorialList li {margin-bottom:6px;} SCREENS For Cancer Act: This would support state and local programs that provide no-cost breast and cervical...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Subspecialties Breast Imaging Source Type: news

Menopause Is Finally Going Mainstream
Kathryn Clancy wrote an entire book about menstrual cycles. But even she was surprised by some of the pre-menopausal symptoms she recently began to experience at age 44. “A lot of things that have to do with my uterus, ovaries, and breasts, I have been massively underprepared for as a Ph.D.-level expert in this field,” says Clancy, a professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. “That should tell you how even more underprepared most people are.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Most people who menstruate will experience symptoms including hot flashes, brain fog, and ch...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What are the different types of car insurance coverage?
None Most states require drivers to carry liability coverage, including bodily injury liability and property damage liability. • None Collision and comprehensive coverage are optional, but if you finance or lease your vehicle, you may be required to carry them. • None Depending on the carrier,…#nonecollision #nonedepending #pip #uninsured #acv #umpd #nonesomeone #maine #noneaccident (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal dental care program will exclude 4.4M uninsured Canadians: report
A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says millions of uninsured Canadians will be left out of the new federal dental program because their family income is too high. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 17, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Kansas City doctor claims side-gig employer lied about having liability insurance
A Kansas City doctor claims the CEO of a Utah company told her she was covered with liability insurance for her contract work at the company, but when a patient sued her it provided no insurance coverage. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 16, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

U.S. Healthcare System Leaves Far Too Many People Underinsured
Addressing the problem of un- and underinsurance would involve a massive undertaking, but one that ’s necessary to ensure universal access to a basic level of healthcare. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 1, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & standard Source Type: news

California Is Expanding Health Care Coverage For Low-Income Immigrants in the New Year
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 700,000 immigrants living illegally in California will gain access to free health care starting Monday under one of the state’s most ambitious coverage expansions in a decade. It’s an effort that will eventually cost the state about $3.1 billion per year and inches California closer to Democrats’ goal of providing universal health care to its roughly 39 million residents. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and lawmakers agreed in 2022 to provide health care access to all low-income adults regardless of their immigration sta...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TRÂN NGUYỄN / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk wire Source Type: news

' We do not have insurance. We have an insurance bill': Condos hit with 563% rate increase
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Florida – Tom Baker lives in a retirement dream building: A spacious three-bedroom beachside condo with unobstructed morning sunrises, waves marking the time and the soft sand of comfort. The retired Marine and Army veteran and his wife Joan moved here from the Tampa Bay…#shores #florida #tombaker #marine #army #tampabay #daytonabeach #atlanticocean #champlaintowerssouth #marbellacondominiums (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of thousands in North Carolina will be added to Medicaid rolls this week
Full Medicaid coverage starts this week for hundreds of thousands of uninsured adults in North Carolina (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Association of the Affordable Care Act with racial and ethnic disparities in uninsured emergency department utilization - Ukert B, Giannouchos TV.
BACKGROUND: Disparities in uninsured emergency department (ED) use are well documented. However, a comprehensive analysis evaluating how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have reduced racial and ethnic disparities is lacking. The goal was to assess the ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news