SURF HEALTH NEWS


Why Is Health Care So Expensive In The United States?

By: Scott Treutlein, MD

CNN recently posted an article online, asking this very question. It was posed in the guise of our leading mega-billionaires, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon, "fixing" our broken health care system. In actuality, these three industry giants announced plans to combine resources to...

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Florida Telemedicine Update

By: VitaleHealthLaw.com

Filed last September by Florida Senator Aaron Bean, Senate Bill 280, which establishes the standard of care for telehealth and defines the scope of practice for the delivery of telehealth services, is winding its way through the 2018 Legislative session.

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FDA Head Vows To Tackle High Drug Prices And Drugmakers 'Gaming The System'

By: Sarah Jane Tribble and Liz Szabo

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will do everything "within my lane" to combat high drug prices and that he sees drug companies "gaming the system to try to block competition" in a multitude of ways in the marketplace.

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What The Hell Is Blockchain And What Does It Mean For Healthcare And Pharma?

By: MedicalFuturist.com

Blockchain: More transformative than Trump on Twitter

Don Tapscott, author of the book entitled Blockchain Revolution said in his superb, no-frills TED Talk that blockchain is the technology that is likely to have the greatest impact on the next few decades.

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Surf Health Launch Party

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Surf Health On The Becky

Find all the latest stem cell procedures for joints and chronic pain as well as cosmetic procedures at NuWays MD, then hear about Surf Health's amazing wellness on-line directory.

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12 Best Adderall Alternatives: Natural Over the Counter ADHD Substitutes

Adderall. It’s a word that will either make you cringe or make you smile, depending on who you ask. The drug’s intended to be used as a prescription medication to treat ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and narcolepsy. Now, it’s become increasingly popular for its off-label use as a study aid and a quick fix for motivation problems.

Students and Wall Street executives in search of a real-world limitless pill frequently turn to Adderall as a possible solution.

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Coping with Onset Depression and Eating Disorders in Mid-Life

It has long been thought that eating disorders primarily afflicts adolescents and young adults. However, in recent years there is a growing body of knowledge that middle-aged women are being affected mainly because of midlife changes stemming from health concerns; grief and loss issues; divorce and relationship strife; and empty nest syndrome.

In fact, women ages 40-59 have the highest rates of depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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How Does Heartworm Affect Your Dog or Your Cat?

Heartworm affects dogs and cats differently. Read more to understand how heartworm is contracted and signs of heartworm.

Heartworm in Dogs - When a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, the microfilariae is deposited in a tiny drop of mosquito saliva adjacent to the mosquito bite.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra

Viagra's incredible run ended this morning with the release of a cheaper, generic version of the world's first impotence-fighting pill.And what a run it was. Approved 19 years ago, Pfizer Inc.'s Viagra ushered in a pharmaceutical and cultural revolution, put the phrase "erectile dysfunction" in the medical mainstream, launched a thousand bad jokes and made friskiness a staple of prime-time television commercials.

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Report: With Today's Technology,
Digital Health Could Save US $7 Billion

Existing digital health products, if deployed comprehensively across the country, could save the US $7 billion a year in healthcare spending, according to a new report from IQVIA, which until yesterday was known as Quintiles/IMS Health.

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Ideal Meals, Everyday

People often make excuses for not eating healthy foods and somewhere in the top three is convenience. Well, now you can scratch that off the list. Allow me to introduce you to Ideal Meals. They will deliver meals made with organic ingredients, cooked from scratch packaged in biodegradable containers that serve as trays and can then be thrown away.

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Baptist Health Acquires Surgery Center In Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Fla. – October 24, 2017 – Baptist Health South Florida has acquired a majority interest in South Palm Ambulatory Surgery Center, located in Boca Raton. South Palm Ambulatory Surgery Center changed its name to Baptist Health Surgery Center on October 6, 2017.This acquisition is part of an alliance formed with AmSurg, an industry leader in ambulatory surgery and physician services. This center represents Baptist Health's second outpatient surgery center in Palm Beach County...

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Does Breast-Feeding Really Decrease My Cancer Risk?

For babies, the benefits of breast-feeding are clear: a stronger immune system, reduced risk for some chronic health conditions and a closer bond with mom. But does breast-feeding also protect women against breast cancer? Nursing has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer in both pre- and post-menopausal women. But, says Virginia Borges, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center's young women's breast cancer program, "it gets complicated from here."...

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Is Amazon Moving Forward With Plans To Sell Medicine Online?

E-retail giant Amazon has reportedly been considering a move to sell prescription drugs online for quite some time. Back in July, Jeff Bezos' billion-dollar company was said to have set up a secret lab called "1492" — a reference to the old rhyme about Christopher Columbus — as Amazon supposedly wants to usher in a new age in healthcare with the introduction of selling medicine online. The stealthy lab is developing plans to set up a new healthcare system...

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Ten Times More Children And Teens Obese Today Than 40 Years Ago

The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975. A further 213 million children and adolescents were overweight in 2016, finds a new study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Looking at the broader picture, this equated to roughly 5.6% of girls and 7.8% of boys being obese last year. Most countries within the Pacific Islands, including the Cook Islands and Nauru...

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Can Insulin Pumps Work Better Than Injections For Kids With Diabetes?

(Reuters Health) - Children and teens with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps may have better-controlled blood sugar and fewer complications than youth who inject insulin, a new study suggests. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition that develops when the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow blood sugar to enter cells and produce energy. People with the condition usually have to test their own blood sugar level throughout the day and inject insulin to manage it...

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