Tag Archives: work

What is a TENS unit and does it work?

A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit is a battery-operated device that some people use to treat pain. TENS units work by delivering small electrical impulses through electrodes that have adhesive pads to attach them to a person’s skin. These electrical impulses flood the nervous system, reducing its ability to transmit pain signals to the… Read More »

Nonpartisan agency asks for pause to Arkansas Medicaid work requirements

A nonpartisan government agency has asked the Trump administration to pause a Medicaid program in Arkansas that requires certain beneficiaries work or train for work as a condition of keeping their medical coverage. The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, or MACPAC, sent a letter Thursday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar… Read More »

Are supplements safe and do they work?

The story of a man who ended up needing a liver transplant after taking green tea capsules has brought the topic of dietary supplements back into the news. What are some of the dangers of supplements and what are the health benefits? When Jim McCants started taking green tea pills he had hoped he was… Read More »