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Why Direct Primary Care Is The Future

I recently wrote about my new type 1 diabetes diagnosis, the quest for affordable meds and supplies, and the subsequent financial savings found through transparent pricing outside of my insurance plan. I summarized that health care “coverage” is very expensive, whereas medical services may be found much more affordably.

You’re Likely To Get The Coronavirus

In May 1997, a 3-year-old boy developed what at first seemed like the common cold. When his symptoms—sore throat, fever, and cough—persisted for six days, he was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong. There his cough worsened, and he began gasping for air. Despite intensive care, the boy died.

Physicians, Hospitals Meet Their New Competitor: Insurer-Owned Clinics

Some of the largest health insurers are capitalizing on recent massive deals by steering patients toward clinics they now own, controlling both delivery and payment for health care.

Older Patients Who Can't Make Own Decisions Stress Out 42% Of Physicians

Many physicians providing care for older patients who cannot make decisions for themselves experience moral distress, according to a recent study.

Experts Envision Two Scenarios If The New Coronavirus Isn’t Contained

With the new coronavirus spreading from person to person (possibly including from people without symptoms), reaching four continents, and traveling faster than SARS, driving it out of existence is looking increasingly unlikely.

Cutting Tongue Fat Can Improve Sleep Apnea

Improvements in sleep apnea symptoms due to weight loss appear to be linked to fat reduction in the tongue, researchers have discovered.

How To Coach Your Brain To Increase Your Attention Span

Our chronic sleep deficits play a big role in our difficulty focusing on one task. But—and no surprise here—so do our cellphones and constant stream of emails.

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