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To Save Money, American Surgeons and Patients Meet in Cancun

To Save Money, American Surgeons and Patients Meet in Cancun

By Phil Galewitz | Aug 16
Hundreds of thousands of Americans seek lower-cost care outside the United States each year, with many going to Caribbean and Central American countries

Hepatitis A Races Across the Country

Hepatitis A Races Across the Country

By Laura Ungar | Aug 15
Like a shadow, it follows the opioid epidemic, spreading mostly among drug users and the homeless. But anyone who hasn't been vaccinated can get hepatitis A.

British Man Hospitalized with Life-Threatening Priapism

British Man Hospitalized with Life-Threatening Priapism

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15
A British sex writer living in Berlin found himself in the hospital after combining Viagra and another ED medication, which interacted with his HIV meds to produce an erection that has persisted for weeks.

Want Better Sleep? Try a Warm Bath or Shower Before Bedtime

Want Better Sleep? Try a Warm Bath or Shower Before Bedtime

Aug 15
Many people try over-the-counter or prescribed sleep aids. But is there any way to fall asleep faster and get better sleep without medication?

Can Experts Determine Who Might Be a Mass Killer? 3 Questions Answered

Can Experts Determine Who Might Be a Mass Killer? 3 Questions Answered

Aug 14
People, and politicians, raise questions about "red flags," or warning signs a person might commit a violent act, and whether someone could have intervened to stop a mass murderer. Psychiatrist Arash Javanbakht answers some questions about mental illness.

Where Tourism Brings Pricey Health Care, Locals Fight Back

Where Tourism Brings Pricey Health Care, Locals Fight Back

By Julie Appleby | Aug 14
In an area where average emergency room claims reached 842% of Medicare rates, residents of a Colorado county found relief by joining forces and negotiating prices directly with the local hospital.

SAGE and ASA Condemn Administration's Proposed Affordable Healthcare Act LGBTQ Discriminations

SAGE and ASA Condemn Administration's Proposed Affordable Healthcare Act LGBTQ Discriminations

Aug 14
SAGE and the American Society on Aging (ASA) released a joint comment supporting LGBT-inclusive implementation of section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

Psychological Trauma: The Lingering Effects of Mass Shootings

Psychological Trauma: The Lingering Effects of Mass Shootings

By Anna Almendrala | Aug 13
A closer look at the long-term psychological effects of surviving a mass shooting, and the triggers that can set recovery back.

Democrats Hopefuls Take Aim at Insurer and Pharma Profits

Democrats Hopefuls Take Aim at Insurer and Pharma Profits

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Tom Murphy | Aug 12
Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are zeroing in on pharmaceutical and insurer profits, money they say would be better spent providing health care for everyone under "Medicare for All."

'Climate Grief': Fears About The Planet's Future Weigh On Americans' Mental Health

'Climate Grief': Fears About The Planet's Future Weigh On Americans' Mental Health

By Victoria Knight | Aug 12
Although it is not an official clinical diagnosis, the psychiatric and psychological communities have names for the phenomenon: "climate distress," "climate grief," "climate anxiety" or "eco-anxiety."

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