Viewpoints: Stopping Surprise Medical Bills Might Be Easier Than It Looks; Waiting To See Whatever Happens Next In Flint Water Cases

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Hill: Insurers Must Do More To Prevent Surprise Medical BillsAt a time of hyper-partisanship, there is one issue around which both Republicans and Democrats have coalesced: protecting health-care patients and ending surprise billing. Since the beginning of the year, the House has...

New study investigates the effect of DHA and delta-tocotrienol in breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world. Although there has been progress in cancer treatment, triple negative breast cancer remains a challenge, as this form of cancer has a complex biology, a poorer outcome, and does not respond to hormonal therapies. Lipid metabolism is more activated in this form of breast...

First Edition: June 14, 2019

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: Air Ambulance Costs Fly Around Fixes For Surprise Medical BillsIn April 2018, 9-year-old Christian Bolling was hiking with his parents and sister in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, near their home in Roanoke. While climbing some boulders, he lost his footing and fell...

‘This is not going to stop me’

Kim Lautner thought she was having a heart attack. A CT scan showed that, instead, she had suffered an aortic dissection—a tear in her largest artery. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) "I had a severe weight on my chest and a stabbing feeling on my back," Kim said. "The pain was unbearable. It was...

Readers And Tweeters: No Rush To Judge Patients Who Leave The ER Without OK

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. At The ER, It’s Hurry Up And Wait At least the patients mentioned in “As ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice” (May 17) were allowed to leave....