Drug discount cards could actually cost patients more

New research published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reveals that brand-name drug discount cards are leading to higher health care spending in Canada—increased costs that are ultimately passed on to patients. Brand-name drug discount cards—also known as co-pay cards—are coupons offered by brand drug manufacturers to encourage patients to use brand-name…

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Prosthetic joint infections missed in patients with rheumatic diseases

Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study was presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals annual meeting in Atlanta on November…

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Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say

The authorities have charged a Virginia obstetrician and gynecologist accused of performing unnecessary hysterectomies and removing one patient’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge. The doctor, Javaid Perwaiz, 69, was arrested on Friday and charged with one count of health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters, according to court documents filed…

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Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman of Health Care Giant, Dies at 60

Bernard J. Tyson, the chairman and chief executive of Kaiser Permanente, the large and influential California health care organization that many view as a model for the rest of the country, died on Sunday. He was 60. In a statement, the company said he had unexpectedly died in his sleep but gave no other details.…

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9 Women on the Best Postpartum Denim, AKA the True Mom Jean

Christian VierigGetty Images “I had a C-section, so I was nervous to wear jeans at all,” said art history professor Meredith Greif. The simple task of finding well-fitting postpartum clothes—beyond a comfy pair of leggings—can be utterly monumental. Between sleep deprivation and the tremendous change your body and psyche undergo, fashion might not be your…

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Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about shock

The word shock can describe several different situations. Medical shock happens when the body’s cells do not get enough oxygen-rich blood. It is not a disease but a result of an illness or injury. A person may also feel shocked when they experience something unexpected. This shock is psychological and usually does not cause any…

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How Did I Get That Yoga Story? You Really Had to Be There

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. One secret to reporting that you don’t hear much about is the role of dumb luck. In July, I began to report an article about touch and consent in yoga. The idea was to learn…

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Medical News Today: Flu rash: Everything you need to know

The flu is a common respiratory infection, and its symptoms can range from mild to severe. Although a rash is not a common symptom of the flu, it can sometimes occur. There is evidence to suggest that certain types of flu may lead to a rash forming in some people. In other cases, another condition…

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A Nile Journey Into the Past

Huddled on a chaise on the upper deck of the Orient, the dahabiya that I had chosen for a cruise down the Nile, I sipped hibiscus tea to ward off the chill. Late in February, it was just 52 degrees in Aswan, where I had boarded the sailboat, but the scenery slipping past was everything…

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Cannabis-Based Medicines Approved for Use in England and Wales

LONDON — Cannabis-based medicines were approved on Monday for use by the National Health Service in England and Wales, a milestone decision that could change the lives of thousands of patients. Three treatments using medicinal cannabis were authorized by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, a public body that provides guidance on health…

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