News

6
Feb

Oral health is crucial to overall health. So why is dental insurance separate from health insurance?

The progressive call for Medicare to become universal in the United States, championed by progressive stalwarts like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), relies on a simple yet solid ideological principle: that healthcare, by virtue  of being a necessity, should be a universal right. Yet in a quirk of the American healthcare system, dental care has been historically

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24
Jan

Push for Sustainable Financing of Universal Health Coverage

If there is one discuss currently dominating the global health space in the 21st century, it is Universal Health Coverage (UHC); an approach experts have said has the potential to address poor healthcare outcomes presently experienced by many countries of the world, including developing countries like Nigeria. But as the approach continues to gain acceptance,

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15
Jan

Florida health system donors redirect funds amid admissions policy controversy

Florida health system donors redirect funds amid admissions policy controversy Written by Morgan Haefner | January 14, 2019 | Print  | Email Providers around Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System are seeing increased financial support as donors shift their gaze from the health system in light of a controversial admissions policy, according to the Naples Daily News. Four things to know: 1.

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20
Dec

The state of cancer: Are we close to a cure?

Cancer is the leading cause of death across the globe. For years now, researchers have led meticulous studies focused on how to stop this deadly disease in its tracks. How close are we to finding more effective treatments? How far has cancer research come? The World Health Organization (WHO) note that, worldwide, nearly 1 in 6 deaths

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21
Nov

My Turn to Care

My husband had a heart attack this fall. He got a total of five stents, avoided open heart surgery, and is now in cardiac rehab. And I am helping take care of him.  Dan has been my caregiver as long as I’ve known him. He has stuck with me through the various ups and downs

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10
Oct

3 WAYS HEALTH SYSTEMS CAN PREPARE FOR NATURAL DISASTERS

All eyes on disaster preparedness as Hurricane Michael approaches. As Hurricane Michael spins toward the Florida Panhandle, health systems in Florida and neighboring states are scrambling to prepare for the storm. Here are three things to consider to ensure your health system is properly prepared should a natural disaster strike close to home. 1. USE

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5
Oct

Nigeria at 58: Universal Health Coverage still a mirage

Four days after the 58th independence anniversary of Nigeria, concerned stakeholders have expressed concern over continuous slide in the health indices of the country. Among those who appraised performance of the health sector and returned damning verdicts include the President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Francis Faduyile, Vice-President of the Joint Health Sector

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September 18 , 2018 | Posted by graciela |

Staying Positive While Living with a Chronic Illness

Life is unpredictable. Some days things might be going great and then, out of nowhere, you are thrown a curveball. These moments when I am confronted by life’s challenges often leave me feeling helpless and wondering, ‘Why is this happening to me?’ It started in 2011, when I thought I had my life all figured

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