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All eyes will be on the Supreme Court this Thursday as the justices will hand down their landmark decision, deciding the fate of healthcare reform. The highly anticipated ruling comes on the last day of the summer session and could strike down or uphold the Affordable Care Act
championed by President Barack Obama.
Experts have long maintained that they key to a healthy and independent life is prevention.
Here in the United States, preventative services will play a key role in our nation’s health as our population continues to age. By 2030, roughly 71 million Americans will be 65 or older. Many of these seniors will have to deal with at least one chronic illness like heart disease, cancer or arthritis in their lifetime – all conditions that are easily detected and preventable if proper care is maintained.
After beating breast cancer
five years ago, Good Morning America
co-host Robin Roberts revealed earlier this month that she has myelodysplastic syndrome
, also known as preleukemia or MDS. This announcement, of course, was a shock to her fans and viewers . . . especially those who had rooted for her during her cancer battle.
So what exactly is MDS? What causes it? And what are the chances Roberts will once again cheat death?
One of the main selling points President Obama repeated during the campaign for health care reform
was that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”
But critics of the reform bill say the President’s claim is a false promise.
We’ve all seen those horror or science fiction films that depict a seedy underworld where organs are illegally harvested, then bought and sold on the black market. The stories are almost always full of corrupt, evil doctors taking advantage of poor people by stealing their organs or buying them at a low price, and then selling them to crooked, wealthy individuals. Is this the stuff of Hollywood, or does this really happen all around us, behind closed doors?
When the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant
faced a series of equipment failures and nuclear meltdowns following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami last year, the resulting disaster culminated into the second largest nuclear disaster behind Chernobyl.
This June, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down its landmark decision over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act
. The case is billed as a constitutional showdown that could define the scope of congressional power for years to come.
So what’s the case about and what’s at stake? Read on to find out.
With the debilitating infection back in the limelight, let’s take a closer look at necrotizing fasciitis to find out what it is, what it can do, and why it presents such a dangerous challenge for medical professionals.
Can electricity make you sick? And no, we don't mean in terms of the severe headaches you get from spending 10 hours a day on Facebook. What we are talking about is the stuff that was anecdotally discovered by Benjamin Franklin and his kite.
The Affordable Care Act introduces new programs and insurance reforms aimed at giving millions of Americans access to affordable healthcare coverage. Signed into law in 2010, the bill contains over 90 separate provisions that are in place to take effect by 2014.
It’s the long-unanswered question, almost an enigma: what causes autism? Experts suggest autism may stem from such things as genetics, infections, problems at birth, and even vaccines. But could environmental toxins also play a part? We may soon know the answer to that very question as research is finally exploring a possible link between mental health issues and environmental exposures.
Being of “celebrity” status has long been associated with heavy drug use and addiction, often resulting in an accidental overdose. I mean, when there’s a television series dedicated to celebrity addicts – that lasts several seasons, you know something is up.
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In 2010, President Barack Obama signed healthcare reform into law with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). At over 2,074 pages, PPACA is one of the most historic– and most confusing – pieces of legislation to come out of Washington.
Who would have thought that a backyard summer camp for kids and adults with special needs and intellectual disabilities could have become what it is today: a worldwide movement, helping to change the lives and attitudes of participants, families, and supporters for over 43 years.
We tend to view tuberculosis (TB) as an ancient disease that only affected the poor back in the day. But the scary reality is that TB has been making a comeback with vengeance by way of a new drug-resistant strain.
There’s a rising and dangerous problem that is becoming so hard to ignore you might think it was a Kardashian wedding. After more news about a fake Avastin cancer drug in the United States, the FDA is finally acknowledging a problem that is steadily approaching an epidemic: counterfeit drugs.
As families struggling with autism demand reasons and explanations for it, the number of children being diagnosed just keeps rising . . . and not just a little. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently released the latest numbers of children being diagnosed within the autism spectrum, estimating that one in 88 children is affected.
Let’s take a quick look at some latest statistics as we continue to observe Autism Awareness Month.
The mainstream medical industry (including the giant pharmaceutical companies) have conspired with the mainstream scientific community and the corporate-controlled mainstream media to suppress discoveries which could prevent millions of individuals from suffering needlessly and dying prematurely.
As we recognize National Autism Awareness Month, it behooves us to take a look at some recent research in regards to this often misunderstood condition. One study suggests that the older you are when you become parents, the higher the risk of having a child on the autism spectrum.
When Mariah Carey's husband, Nick Cannon, revealed that he was battling an autoimmune disease that was damaging his kidneys, it came as a shock to everyone. The young entertainer, who began his career as a teenager on the hit Nickelodeon sketch comedy show All That and later The Nick Cannon Show, candidly reported that he was diagnosed with lupus in January. By February, he revealed he had blood clots covering his lungs and severe inflammation to his kidneys. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia)