Health

Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Health care is delivered by health professionals (providers or practitioners) in allied health fields. Physicians and physician associates are a part of these health professionals.
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  • Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them
    Associated Press

    Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to assure opponents of abortion rights on Friday that he stands with them and would veto any legislation from a Democratic-controlled House that "weakens the protection of human life."

  • This Clever Swiveling Bench Makes Breastfeeding More Comfortable
    Dornob

    This Clever Swiveling Bench Makes Breastfeeding More Comfortable

    When new mothers need to nurse their infants while out and about, the options can be pretty grim. It’s not unusual for them to be told that they can either hide away in a dirty restroom or leave the premises altogether. When designated nursing rooms do exist, they’re often isolated, poorly designed, and uncomfortable. Instead […]

  • Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules
    Associated Press

    Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don't comply.

  • We Answer Once and For All: Do You Really Need to Eat Breakfast?
    PopSugar

    We Answer Once and For All: Do You Really Need to Eat Breakfast?

    It's sound advice we heard from our moms since we were little: eat breakfast; it's the most important meal of the day. As we got older, that advice evolved into "if you eat breakfast, you're less likely to feel famished and gorge at lunchtime."

  • Better Buy: Intuitive Surgical vs. Accuray
    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Intuitive Surgical vs. Accuray

    The third variable discussed is the most important. And there's no question who the winner is there.

  • Should Pfizer Limited (NSE:PFIZER) Be Your Next Stock Pick?
    Simply Wall St.

    Should Pfizer Limited (NSE:PFIZER) Be Your Next Stock Pick?

    Attractive stocks have exceptional fundamentals. In the case of Pfizer Limited (NSE:PFIZER), there's is a financially-sound , dividend-paying company with a a strong track record of performance. In the following Read More...

  • Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is once again cancer-free after clean MRI
    Yahoo Sports

    Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is once again cancer-free after clean MRI

    Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly has battled cancer three times in the last five years, most recently undergoing a mouth reconstruction for cancer in his jaw.

  • Does J. B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited (NSE:JBCHEPHARM) Have A Good P/E Ratio?
    Simply Wall St.

    Does J. B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited (NSE:JBCHEPHARM) Have A Good P/E Ratio?

    The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). To keep it practical, we'll show how J. B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Read More...

  • 25 Songs That Have Helped People Living With a Mental Illness
    The Mighty

    25 Songs That Have Helped People Living With a Mental Illness

    25 songs that have helped people with mental illness.

  • Wendy Williams Takes an Extended Leave From Her Show Due to Graves' Disease Complications
    The Mighty

    Wendy Williams Takes an Extended Leave From Her Show Due to Graves' Disease Complications

    After fracturing her shoulder, Wendy Williams is taking an extended leave from her show due to complications from Graves' disease.

  • All of the Hidden Unbreakable and Split References in Glass
    Time

    All of the Hidden Unbreakable and Split References in Glass

    Here are all the easter eggs in M. Night Shyamalan's superhero movie, Glass, that connect to its two prequels, Unbreakable and Split.

  • Photo Shared on Reddit Reveals How Tenuous the Patient-Doctor Relationship Can Be
    The Mighty

    Photo Shared on Reddit Reveals How Tenuous the Patient-Doctor Relationship Can Be

    The Mighty's editorial staff discusses why the photo of a mug in a doctor's office shared on Reddit was problematic.

  • Social media allowing women to cheat botox screening questionnaires, warns NHS
    The Telegraph

    Social media allowing women to cheat botox screening questionnaires, warns NHS

    Social media is allowing women to cheat mental health screening tests designed to prevent them undergoing needless cosmetic procedures, NHS leaders have warned. Tips on how to “game” questionnaires intended to block those suffering with disorders like body dysmorphia from procedures such as botox and fillers are increasingly being shared on Facebook and other platforms, officials say. NHS England last night called on providers to adopt more stringent tests to weed out customers for whom cosmetic procedures which might exacerbate mental health problems. It followed an announcement by Superdrug, the first major high street retailer to offer in-store cosmetic services, that the chain would strengthen its screening test after pressure from health chiefs. Last August the business began offering “crow’s feet” botox treatment, lip fillers and and facial contouring for anyone aged 25 or over from £99, roughly a third the price of private clinics. The move stoked fears the service would make it too easy for those with body image issues to access potentially damaging treatments. Superdrug said it had always carried out a “full medical consultation” with a nurse practitioner, but that they have now adopted standards recognised by the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation (BDDF). However, Claire Murdoch, director of mental health at NHS England, said: “Word spreads quickly in online communities how to get around this sort of test, with social media often used to share tips between people who want treatment but for whom it’s inappropriate. "To be truly effective, cosmetic treatment providers have to understand and guard against the impact that social media platforms can have in undermining protections like this.” The comments follow an intervention last year by Simon Stevens, who runs the NHS, saying that social media companies have duty to cut down on the drivers of mental ill health. Questions in the BBDF-approved screening test include asking how often a person checks their appearance in the mirror, and the extent to which they feel ugly. Superdrug says that if it suspects a customer may have body dysmorphia issues they will refer them to GP and impose a 14-day cooling off period. NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis said: “Pressures on young people’s mental health are greater than they ever have been, with families and the health service too often left to pick up the pieces. “The lack of tough checks on cosmetic surgery procedures means that the public is dependent on businesses taking voluntary steps to get their house in order, leaving people avoidably exposed to dangerous practices. Meanwhile Kitty Wallace, a trustee at the BDDF, said: “Studies show that fewer than 10 per cent of patients with BDD are satisfied with the results of cosmetic procedures. “It is important that these measures are in place to protect such individuals from potentially damaging and un-necessary procedures."

  • Perdue Recalls 32 Tons of Organic Chicken Nuggets
    Consumer Reports

    Perdue Recalls 32 Tons of Organic Chicken Nuggets

    Perdue Foods, the largest producer of organic chicken in the United States, announced a recall of 68,244 pounds of its gluten-free SimplySmart Organics Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets. The product...