Health

Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Healthcare is delivered by health professionals (providers or practitioners) in allied health fields. Physicians and physician associates are a part of these health professionals.
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  • When You Want to Blend in, but Chronic Illness Forces You to Stand Out
    The Mighty

    When You Want to Blend in, but Chronic Illness Forces You to Stand Out

    Katrina Quarry describes the challenge of wanting to be "normal" and blend in, but sticking out because of her chronic illness.

  • Woman on life support after trying to get a nose job in Mexico — why plastic surgery abroad can be dangerous
    Yahoo Lifestyle

    Woman on life support after trying to get a nose job in Mexico — why plastic surgery abroad can be dangerous

    A Texas woman who traveled to Mexico for a nose job came home in a coma. Here's what you need to know about getting plastic surgery abroad.

  • Aetna Ordered To Pay $25 Million To Late Cancer Patient’s Family
    HuffPost

    Aetna Ordered To Pay $25 Million To Late Cancer Patient’s Family

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A jury has ordered Aetna to pay more than $25 million to

  • 'Britain's loneliest woman' says she doesn't speak to adults for weeks and goes to the supermarket to chat to strangers
    Yahoo News UK

    'Britain's loneliest woman' says she doesn't speak to adults for weeks and goes to the supermarket to chat to strangers

    Emily Fox, 32, shared her experience of loneliness to highlight an issue which doesn’t just affect the elderly.

  • New federal guidelines suggest 2.5 hours of exercise per week — which 80 percent of Americans don't do
    Yahoo Lifestyle

    New federal guidelines suggest 2.5 hours of exercise per week — which 80 percent of Americans don't do

    The new exercise guidelines suggest if Americans "get moving," they can drastically improve their health.

  • The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2018: The Draft Agenda
    Forbes

    The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2018: The Draft Agenda

    We're two weeks away from the big event. On November 28, we'll host the Forbes Healthcare Summit, a 24-hour meeting (time off for sleep) of the top executives from the pharmaceutical, insurance and hospital sectors. Among the highlights this year: deep, multipart looks at drug pricing and mergers and acquisitions, as well as a master course in building a biotechnology firm and a visit with some health care experts who have had to experience the healthcare system as caregivers. There's still some space available, and you can apply for an invite by emailing healthcare@forbes.com or by clicking on this link. I hope to see you there! *All sessions subject to change Wednesday, November 28 4:30pm Registration

  • Health threats of California wildfires: Smoke, concrete dust, fungus
    Daily Mail

    Health threats of California wildfires: Smoke, concrete dust, fungus

    As those affected by the California wildfires struggle to cope with the loss of their homes, communities, and sometimes loved-ones, fears are brewing about the long-term health impacts of the devastating natural disaster.  The death toll has hit 50, prompting Alex Azar, Health and Human Services Secretary, to declare a public health emergency.  Tragically, his department warned, the threat is multi-faceted.  Smoke, pulverized dust, burned fuel, fungal spores and more could pose severe public health risks for people in the area.   For those who weren't close to collapsing buildings, the biggest concern is polluted, smoky air, which can also contain small dangerous particles.  Schools and public

  • Heroic Nurse Drives Truck Through California Wildfire to Help Save Lives, Goes Viral
    Best Life

    Heroic Nurse Drives Truck Through California Wildfire to Help Save Lives, Goes Viral

    California is currently being ravaged by a devastating wildfire that has already claimed the lives of 42 people. According to New York Times reporter Jack Nicas, a nurse named Allyn Pierce drove straight through the raging flames in order to help set up a makeshift hospital. Pierce manages the ICU at Adventist Health, a hospital in the town of Paradise, which has been virtually destroyed by the fire.

  • Reuters

    Fish oil cuts heart attack risk, vitamin D lowers odds of cancer death

    Neither vitamin D nor fish oil lowered the odds of stroke or of getting cancer in the first place in the trial, whose participants did not know whether they were taking the real supplements or a dummy pill. The heart attack rate in fish oil recipients was 28 percent lower than among those who got the dummy pill, or placebo, and it was 77 percent lower among African American participants - although the lead author of the study told Reuters Health that this dramatic drop in risk among black participants needs to be confirmed. For people taking vitamin D who developed cancer, the death rate from cancer was 25 percent lower, possibly because the vitamin "may affect the biology of the tumor so it's less likely to spread and become metastatic," said lead author Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

  • Hockey Fights Cancer Night has special meaning to Senators' Craig Anderson
    canada.com

    Hockey Fights Cancer Night has special meaning to Senators' Craig Anderson

    It won't be just any other night or any other game for Craig Anderson. This game will be special. This one will hit close to home and even closer to the heart of the Ottawa Senators' top goaltender. When the Senators host the Detroit Red Wings on Hockey Fights Cancer Night to open a three-game homestand, Anderson will take his place in the club's net, and his presence will be a reminder of the battle his wife, Nicholle, went through two years ago. Nicholle was diagnosed with Stage 4 nasopharyngeal carcinoma — a rare form of cancer in the nose and throat — in October 2016 and, after going through difficult treatments, she was declared cancer-free in May 2017 and is doing well. “That's definitely

  • Briton dies from rabies while in Morocco after being bitten by cat
    Yahoo News UK

    Briton dies from rabies while in Morocco after being bitten by cat

    A UK resident has died after contracting rabies while abroad in Morocco, say officials.

  • Federal labor board finds further evidence of Johns Hopkins interfering in union effort
    Baltimore Sun

    Federal labor board finds further evidence of Johns Hopkins interfering in union effort

    The National Labor Relations Board has found further evidence Johns Hopkins officials are restricting the rights of nurses trying to unionize. This is the third time the labor board has found merit to such allegations since the National Nurses Organizing Committee filed a complaint in June, after the unionization effort began. Most recently, the labor board found there was merit to complaints that Hopkins officials created the impression they were surveilling unionization activity, which nurses said could have a chilling effect. The nurses previously alleged that Hopkins officials barred nurses access to break rooms to discuss unionization and stopped nurses from talking about the union at work

  • How Facebook and Twitter could be the next disruptive force in clinical trials
    Nature

    How Facebook and Twitter could be the next disruptive force in clinical trials

    Amber Sapp was browsing the Internet late one night in August when she happened to find out that her 12-year-old son's clinical trial had failed. Every four weeks for two-and-a-half years, she had shuttled Garrett to a hospital nearly six hours away. There, he was prodded and pricked with needles in the hope that the antibody treatment being tested would reverse a devastating genetic disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy. But an early data analysis, Sapp learnt, had shown that the treatment wasn't working. The thought of wasting Garrett's limited time with a failed trial was hard enough. The news was all the more disturbing because it didn't come from the trial organizers, but through a

  • What is necrotizing fasciitis? Man contracts flesh-eating disease and he's lucky to be alive
    Yahoo Lifestyle

    What is necrotizing fasciitis? Man contracts flesh-eating disease and he's lucky to be alive

    "I was so thankful to my wife for being persistent and keeping me going," said Josh Muñoz, who was rushed into surgery after a 20-hour drive.