Tag Archives: Medical

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Enhances Fatality Risk Due to COVID-19

Pennsylvania, October 11: Certain pre-existing medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, hypertension may increase the risk of death due to COVID-19, according to a study. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine say their findings may help public health officials improve patient care and develop interventions that can target these high-risk populations. Also Read | COVID-19 Virus… Read More »

Medical research plant based diets

The study went plant to analyse data from another diets cohort of 40 people from medicxl Korean Research Health and Nutrition Examination Survey —15 and found that higher dietary protein intake increased the risk of kidney failure. Public views of the benefits and barriers diets the consumption of a research diet. HDL good cholesterol and… Read More »

Many medical marijuana program websites are silent about possible risks

Click through North Dakota’s Division of Medical Marijuana website, past the addresses of every cannabis dispensary in the state, into the presentations and annual reports, and you’ll eventually come to a 32-slide presentation about the state’s medical marijuana program. You’ll see the 26 diseases that can be treated with marijuana, a colorful flowchart showing the types of available… Read More »

HHS calls on Congress to end surprise medical billing

A comprehensive permanent fix to end surprise medical billing will be most effectively achieved through legislation, according to senior officials with the Department of Health and Human Services. A new report by HHS Secretary Alex Azar is calling for congressional action to combat surprise billing and to promote price transparency.The report, “Improving Price and Quality… Read More »

The uncertainty of an international medical graduate during the COVID-19 pandemic

A quarter of the physician workforce in the United States consists of international medical graduates (IMGs). This year 4,222 non-U.S. citizens matched in first-year residency positions. I am an IMG from Guatemala, where I completed medical school. In March of 2014, I matched to an internal medicine residency in the United States. The road has been… Read More »