Tag Archives: care

Growing cyberattacks on hospitals may soon hit bottom lines, patient care: Fitch

Dive Brief: U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems have been under such relentless cyberattacks in recent months that it is beginning to be a threat to their bottom lines, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Fitch says the issue has become increasingly serious over the past 18 months, citing data from the firm Bitglass… Read More »

Summer Skin Care Secrets

Learn 4 amazing summer skin care secrets! Your skin is the largest organ in your body, with an average of 20 square feet per person. In the summertime, our skin is exposed as we wear less clothing to cope with the heat. Although sunlight and time spent outdoors is fantastic for your mental and physical… Read More »

Aduhelm and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Potential Medicare Budget-Buster Puts A Blazing Light on Health Care Costs and Innovation

The FDA’s approval of the first therapy to treat Alzheimer’s Disease in over twenty years brought attention to a not-yet-convened debate of U.S. health care costs and spending, innovation, and return-on-the-investment (as well as “for whom” do the returns accrue). In my latest post for Medecision, I explore different angles on the Aduhelm and Alzheimer’s… Read More »

Use These Natural Formulas for Ear Care

Does it surprise you to learn that allergy season can lead to ear wax, earaches, and ear infections? The ears and sinuses are connected and both can be inflamed by pollen. Your body’s immune system sees pollen as a foreign invader. The body attacks pollen to some degree – some more than others. This leads… Read More »

Zombie health care news

Although I am advancing rapidly into almost complete retirement, there are some days/weeks when I can’t refrain from pointing out some of the troubling health care news I see.  This is one such week. First, the COVID zombie news My local Star Tribune newspaper delivered this front page news: University of Minnesota, Mayo report COVID-fighting success… Read More »

Urgent care centers draw some ER visits but associated with higher spending overall

Dive Brief: While urgent care centers do keep some lower-acuity patients from visiting costly emergency departments, their presence is not associated with a drop in total healthcare costs, according to a report in Health Affairs. Using commercial claims and enrollment data from 2008 to 2019, researchers found an increase of 1,000 lower-acuity urgent care visits resulted in… Read More »