From Health Scholars
Health Scholars Program will be at the Latino Medical Student Association Conference on March 3rd. Find more information about our program, and how our efforts are impacting the community
We celebrated another great year of service this week, and started the holidays ready for yet another great year! Happy Holidays from the Health Scholars Program!
Over 50 organizations providing free information and free medical services. Music, prizes, and lots of fun for the entire family.
Cyclists, joggers and others say their enjoyment of the trail has been diminished by the presence of the homeless encampments, particularly near Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Many say they have stopped or limited their use of the trail out of concern over increasing drug use, crime, dumping of garbage and human waste, unchained dogs and the unpredictable behavior of people suffering from mental illness.
The pending sale reflects a controversial national trend in the U.S. as hospitals consolidate at an accelerating pace and the cost of health care continues to rise.
LGBTQ youth are four times more likely, and questioning youth are three times more likely, to attempt suicide or engage in self-harm compared to heterosexual youth.
For years, nurse practitioners and physician assistants have taken on tasks that doctors once performed. This has saved money, of course, but it has also improved quality, because doctors and paramedics perform tasks that best fit their expertise. However, based on our research in India, we believe there’s a lot more room for task shifting in U.S. health care.
Some states, for example, have expressed an interest in requiring certain recipients to perform some type of work activity in exchange for benefits. The CMS guidelines would allow this, but take care to note that such an approach cannot be taken with certain types of recipients, such as disabled individuals.
Least important to voters? Only 27 percent say it’s very important for Trump to discuss global poverty — though a 51 percent majority want him to talk about poverty domestically.
Americans who get health insurance through their jobs are not using more medical care than they were five years ago, but they are spending more due to soaring medical prices, according to a new report.
Even when prices were available, it was not clear how much of that cost would be covered by insurance and how much a patient would have to pay out of his or her pocket, the researchers said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that about half of the adults in the U.S. have inadequate skills when it comes to understanding their health care options and now, a new report details how greater knowledge can lead to healthier lives.
The order represents Trump’s biggest step to date to reverse the health-care policies of the Obama administration, a central promise since last year’s presidential campaign.
The order will ease rules on small businesses banding together to buy health insurance, through what are known as association health plans, and lift Obama administration limits on short-term health insurance plans, according to a source on a call with administration officials Wednesday night.