Lunch Ideas for Your Kids (That Aren’t Sandwiches) Sandwiches may seem like an easy lunch option for busy parents, but their simplicity comes at a price. While sandwiches provide a quick solution for getting kids out the door with enough food for the day, they can fall short of nutritional needs. Plus, they’re boring. Eating… Continue Reading ›

After drawn-out legal proceedings with the Justice Department, CVS Health and Aetna have finally agreed to a gigantic $69 billion merger deal. provided that the companies divest part of the business prior to officially merging. This merger is the most recent in a spate of huge health insurance and health provider buyouts and mergers, which… Continue Reading ›

More than 100,000 visits to California hospitals were by homeless people in 2017, up 28 percent from the two years prior. According to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, over a third involved a diagnosis of mental health, although only 6 percent of hospital discharges included a mental health diagnosis. The homeless population… Continue Reading ›

FDA Proposes Mammography Rule Regarding Dense Breasts Studies have shown that women with dense breasts have an increased risk of cancer, which could lead to missed cancer diagnoses on mammograms. In an effort to address the issue, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a rule that would require mammography centers to inform… Continue Reading ›

One in five Americans will go without the health care he needs because he can’t afford it. To decrease the out-of-pocket cost for patients, the federal government wants to make drug companies include in television ads the price of drugs and biological chemicals covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Pharmaceuticals companies, who say the law interferes… Continue Reading ›

Federal Judge Strikes Down Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients U.S. District Judge James Boasberg blocked the state of Kentucky from requiring Medicaid recipients to work to retain benefits. Boasberg also discontinued the same requirements in Arkansas in his ruling. This is the second time in nine months that Boasberg has ruled against the work requirement. … Continue Reading ›