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Potential Problems Await Consumers With ACA’s Second Enrollment

There could potentially be some problems for consumers with the second enrollment of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law (Affordable Care Act), which is set to open in a couple of months. While a meltdown like last year isn’t forecasted, the new sign-up period could reveal some underlying issues with the law that isn’t going to […]

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

EV-D68 Virus Seen in Alabama, Continues Spreading Nationally

More children across the U.S. have fallen ill to a rare respiratory illness, including several in Alabama, which has prompted doctors there to urge parents to be vigilant. Officials with the Alabama Department of Public Health are investigating two clusters of children diagnosed with respiratory illness – one in northern Alabama and another in Mobile. […]

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

Ebola Outbreak Leads To Millions Of Cancelled Africa Trips

africa

More people are opting not to visit Africa because of the recent Ebola outbreak. Many of them are cancelling their trips including to areas that are thousands of millions from the closest community infected with the virus. According to tour operators, the majority of the cancellations is coming from Asia; however, people in Brazil, Europe […]

August 21st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Health,New,Travel | Read More »

Massive Breach at Community Health Systems Comprises 4.5M Patients’ Data

Community Health Systems, a hospital operator based out of Tennessee, revealed on Monday that it suffered a hack in both April and June, with 4.5 million people’s personal information being affected. Community Health Systems has employed the cybersecurity firm Mandiant and is working with them in the investigation of the breach.  In the U.S. Securities […]

August 19th, 2014 | Posted in Health,New,Sci/Tech | Read More »

Study Reveals 21 Percent Increase of Childhood Mental Health Disabilities

childhood mental health

An analysis from Pittsburgh’s Children Hospital revealed that there was a 21 percent increase in childhood non-developmental or mental health disabilities within a 10-year span (2001-2011). The rate in childhood physical health-related disabilities dropped 12 percent during that same period. The study’s lead author and the chief for the hospital’s Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine […]

August 18th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

New Hepatitis C Drug Has Whopping $1K Price Tag

sovaldi - hepatitis pill

Hepatitis C, a dangerous liver disease, affects more than three million U.S. citizens. Scientists have developed a pill that can treat it, but unfortunately it comes with a downside for people’s pocketbook. The cost of the new drug, Sovaldi, is a whopping $1,000 per pill – a full course of treatment will cost people $84,000. […]

August 4th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

American Red Cross Urging Everyone To Give Blood To Circumvent Blood Shortage Crisis

Blood donation

The American Red Cross is urging donors of every blood type to give due to a nationwide blood shortage. In a press release, the agency asked eligible donors to make and show up to donation appointments to keep an emergency situation from occurring. The Red Cross said blood donations have dropped eight percent since May, […]

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

FDA Begins Investigation Of Caffeine Powders After Ohio Student Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a statement saying the agency would investigate caffeine powders and consider regulatory actions after a Ohio high school student died after taking the widely available powder. The caffeine powder can be purchased through the Internet is typically added to drinks before exercise to give the user a […]

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

Major Fruit Recall: California Company Recalls Fruit Due To Listeria Contamination

A voluntary nationwide fruit recall from a California packing company is in progress right now due to listeria contamination. The affected fruit include the following: Whole white or yellow peaches White or yellow nectarines Plums Pluots (apricot-plum hybrids) These fruits were packaged from June 1 to July 12. The recall was prompted after Wawona Packaging […]

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Health,New | Read More »

Massachusetts Sees First Case Of Deadly Triple E Virus

mosquito

Although Massachusetts hasn’t been very hot or humid this summer, there are several reports that the state’s recent weather conditions have caused the arrival of a practically fatal disease. In fact, one person has been reported to be infected with the eastern equine encephalitis virus (triple E), which comes from mosquitoes. The state’s department of […]

July 20th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Health,New | Read More »

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