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Hospitals charge privately insured patients 250% more than those on Medicare. The gap is growing.

Dive Brief: Privately insured patients pay 247% more at hospitals on average than Medicare patients for the same care, according to a new study by nonprofit think tank RAND. The study, based on 2018 data, shows the gap is increasing from 2017 and 2016, which saw disparities of 230% and 224%, respectively. If private payers had… Read More »

Natural Ways to Maintain Your Cholesterol Levels

Learn how to naturally maintain balanced cholesterol levels. In addition to cooler weather, pumpkin spice everything, and going back to school, September is National Cholesterol Education Month. If you haven’t recently had your cholesterol checked, consider this is a friendly reminder to make an appointment. High cholesterol can affect people of all ages, even those… Read More »

Health Citizenship in the America. If Not Now, When?

On February 4th, 2020, in a hospital in northern California, the first known inpatient diagnosed with COVID-19 died. On March 11th, the World Health Organization called the growing prevalence of the coronavirus a “pandemic.” On May 25th, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died at the hands of police in Minneapolis. This summer, the Dixie… Read More »

‘Alarming rates’ of coronavirus transmission in Europe should serve as ‘wake-up call,’ WHO official warns

A World Health Organization official this week warned of the “alarming rates of transmission” of the novel coronavirus in Europe, urging residents there to view the “very serious situation unfolding before us” as a “wake-up call.” Dr. Hans Kluge, the regional director of WHO Europe, made the warning during a virtual press conference on Thursday when… Read More »