‘Drugs don’t work when you’re trying to ease many kinds of chronic pain’

Chronic pain – defined as pain that lasts for more than three months – is debilitating, ­common, and often proves very difficult to treat. Doctors split pain into two camps. Secondary pain is linked to an underlying condition so it is often clear what can be done to help. But primary pain is where there’s… Read More »

Hip, knee bundled pay program results similar as voluntary or mandatory: JAMA study

Dive Brief: A University of Pennsylvania study that tracked Medicare claims for about 1.35 million beneficiaries who had joint replacement surgery found that hospitals participating in bundled payment programs spent less on the hip and knee joint procedures than hospitals receiving traditional fee-for-service payments. Spending, however, did not differ between hospitals that voluntarily joined bundling… Read More »

Democrats cite state abortion restrictions and ‘trigger laws’ in effort to codify Roe

Senate Democrats took aim at state abortion restrictions, including red-state “trigger” laws that would immediately ban the procedure if the landmark case Roe v. Wade is overturned, in their effort to codify the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold women’s right to obtain an abortion. Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal led the Wednesday Senate hearing to… Read More »

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Celebrate one of the most important men in your life – your Dad! After all, he’s done so much for you all these years, from your childhood to your adult years. With all of the stress and uncertainty in the world right now he deserves to feel appreciated and pampered. Here are 10 gift ideas… Read More »