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Medicare spends more on post-hospital care for seniors than private insurance — needlessly, says Health Affairs

Picture a woman in her 60s in the hospital after a heart attack or a hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her care team prepares her for the next step in her recovery, which might include time in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, care at home or regular therapy appointments. But… Read More »

More pharmacies in England to offer free heart checks

More pharmacies in England will start offering people free, on-the-spot heart check-ups from next month. Shoppers would have their blood pressure and cholesterol tested. The programme, which could expand to every pharmacy in England, should prevent up to 150,000 heart attacks and strokes within a decade, say experts. It is part of the government’s plan… Read More »

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds  

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds Physician fatigue and schedule may effect their decision-making  Opioid over-prescribing is blamed in part for the current US opioid epidemic  University of Minnesota researchers found that 4% of patients with early appointments get opioid prescriptions  By the end of the… Read More »

Teens who spend more time on social media suffer worse depression

Teens who spend hours on social media are more likely to suffer depression: Screen time fuels negative comparisons and ‘spirals’ for high-schoolers, study finds Teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day looking at screens  Many psychologists have blamed social media for worsening mental health, especially among young people – but haven’t been able to… Read More »