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Anxiety Among Adults In America Today

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” – Soren Kierkegaard Have you been feeling a bit anxious over the past year? You’re not alone. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) just released a poll, showing a rise in stress and anxiety among American adults, across the nation. “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., says…

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Cognition And Muscular Strength

“Cognition can happen in many different ways and combinations.” – Pearl Zhu Despite Delaware’s lower percentage of people with disabilities, according to the 2016 Disability Statistics Annual Report – “less than one third (33.3%) of elderly,” cognitive impairment worries 60% of adults, to some degree. And “more than 16 million people in the United States…

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Artificial Sweeteners’ Effect On Obesity And Diabetes

“Artificial sweeteners also mess with your metabolism.” – Suzanne Somers “137.88 million Americans used sugar substitutes in 2017.” Are you one of them? The reasoning goes that sugar is dangerous for your health, so you’re better off using artificial sweeteners instead. Sounds good, but is sugar the worse of the two? Researchers from the Medical…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Connected To Dementia

As the mother of a grown son with a traumatic brain injury, I couldn’t be more excited about the prospect of finding out how to repair even a small part of the damage that changed his life. – Judy Woodruff In a study released earlier this month, researchers found a connection between traumatic brain injury…

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Artificial Intelligence: The Future Is Upon Healthcare

“I believe this artificial intelligence is going to be our partner. If we misuse it, it will be a risk. If we use it right, it can be our partner.” – Masayoshi Son Artificial intelligence or AI is a very popular topic these days. A concept that was remotely imaginable just a few years ago…

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Drawbacks To The New Short-Term Healthcare Proposal

In our previous post, we introduced the details of the Trump administration’s new short-term healthcare proposal. In this entry, we’ll have a look at some of the issues with the initiative. Drawbacks of the new Proposal Preexisting Health Conditions One of the primary criticisms of the new policy is its policy towards preexisting health conditions. In…

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SHORT-TERM HEALTHCARE: THE NEW PROPOSAL

“Our healthcare environment is incredibly complex and is changing rapidly” – Kathy Giusti Short-Term Insurance in the U.S. Healthcare is in the headlines again. On February 20, 2018, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury proposed new regulations, which would offer Americans more-affordable healthcare. The proposal aims to offer “high-quality care at…

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HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE FLU VACCINATION THIS YEAR?

Flu Vaccine for the Elderly Flu vaccinations have been the focus of serious debate. On one-hand, the vaccine has the potential to protect people from serious illness. On the other hand, its effectiveness is questionable and it exposes people to potential risks. When it comes to the elderly population, an additional risk is present: a…

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