Patients Before Profit

“The United States spends almost 20 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, and if we want to reduce that, Rosenthal argues, we’re all going to have to be more like Jeffrey Kivi.” article by Elisabeth Rosenthal, Insurance policy: How an industry shifted from protecting patients to seeking profit.   Photographs courtesy of Pixabay

Feeling a Little Stressed?

The climate in the Untied States is a little heated, and I’m not talking about the weather. If you are finding that you and your family are a little stressed out, try doing a few things to redirect your emotions.  1. Hug your pet. Studies have found that interaction with your pet(s) has positive results for…

Could a Hearing Test Predict Autism?

Researchers at the University of Rochester, New York have identified the presence of an inner-ear problem in children with autism that may limit their ability to recognize speech.  The study by Anne Lueke and her colleagues tested children between the ages of 6 to 17 with and without autism. Their study found that children with…

ADHD or a Rare Hidden Cancer

A new study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found  two rare tumors, pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas, masquerading as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The tumors secrete a substance that stimulates the central nervous system that may cause health care providers to misdiagnose and inappropriately treat patients for ADHD. The substance, catecholamines, is…