Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Pella Regional recognized for excellence | Local News

PELLA — Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Pella Regional was recognized for clinical excellence in patient satisfaction and wound healing rates and received the Center of Distinction and the Clinical Excellence awards from Healogics®. Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92%, … Read more

Acceptance, mental health difficulty for trans Hoosiers | News

INDIANAPOLIS — As a teenager, Lilith Le’fay Belladonna, recalls being confused about the relationship between her gender and masculine body and tried to repress any uncomfortable feelings. She hated how she looked and felt strange in her body, as if she were born with the “wrong parts.” “I didn’t even know, more or less, that … Read more

Colorado man concerned about cost of telehealth bill

PARKER, Colo. — A Parker man who has health insurance was shocked recently when he opened a bill received from his doctor for a telehealth consultation. Dustin Stewart had scheduled an in-person doctor’s appointment to meet his new primary care physician and review his medical history. Just before the appointment, Stewart was exposed to COVID-19, … Read more

Petal clinic provides alternative to typical healthcare

PETAL, Miss. (WDAM) – A new clinic in Petal offers an alternative to typical healthcare. Mid-South Direct Primary Care is a cash pay clinic, which reportedly eliminates the use of health insurance. Physician Ashlee Hendry and Nurse Practitioner David Snodgrass left their jobs after spending years at other Pine Belt facilities to work for this … Read more

Access to mental health care in Walla Walla Valley at crisis point | Opinion Columns

What is keeping me up at night? I am truly concerned for our community. We are living in a crisis that the longer it takes for us to address, the longer it will alter the future of our communities for generations to come. However, this crisis goes relatively unnoticed until a tragedy calls our attention … Read more

Wake medical school gains $4.5 million federal grant to study chronic pain, opioid use disorder | Local News

Addressing the medical needs of patients with chronic pain and an opioid use disorder is the goal of $4 million, five-year federal grant recently awarded to Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The grant comes from the Helping End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative of the National Institutes of Health. According to the federal agency, between … Read more

Patient stuck with $28,000 hospital charge searching for billing errors and inflated costs to drive price down

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A new company is providing patients with a service to fight back against crushing medical debt and a new law makes it less likely that people receiving emergency services are saddled with tens of thousands of dollars of bills. It’s a shift that puts more power in the hands of patients … Read more

Do You Need a 4th COVID Vaccine Dose? An Epidemiologist Has The Evidence

In late March 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable populations in the US, a move that was soon after endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People ages 50 years and older and certain immunocompromised individuals who are at higher risk for … Read more

System forces seniors to spend life savings on elder care

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – There is a looming crisis in Vermont over how we will care for our aging population. Nearly one-quarter of Vermont’s population is over 65 and tens of thousands of people are unsure of how they will pay for health care and other needs as they get older. I told you previously … Read more