Cigna extends coverage for BrainsWay’s brain stimulation device to treat OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been ranked by the World Health Organization as one of the top 10 most debilitating medical conditions in terms of loss of income and decreased quality of life. The condition is a complex one that presents differently in each patient, many of whom are drug-resistant. These challenges make OCD difficult to … Read more

You have less than 2 weeks to enroll in 2022 Marketplace health coverage

Published on January 6, 2022 You have less than 2 weeks to enroll in, change or update your Marketplace health insurance for 2022. The deadline is Saturday, January 15, 2022. Update & compare, even if you want to keep the same plan Even if you had 2021 coverage and want to keep the same plan … Read more

Chief digital officers in healthcare come from tech, retail

It’s helpful for health systems to have a clear sense of how digital technology fits into their strategic vision, so executives know how their responsibilities intersect with the rest of the organization’s work and feel empowered to make decisions. Leadership can’t expect to bring in an outsider to solve digital challenges for the entire organization … Read more

U.S. Global Health Legislation Tracker

Global Health Legislation During the 117th Congress(as of August 19, 2022) Title Date Introduced Bill # Sponsor Status Topic Summary of Global Health-Related Provisions Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2021 To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the use of funds for comprehensive reproductive health care services, and for other … Read more

Monkeypox Doesn’t Need to Be Renamed

Updated at 5:35 p.m. ET on August 18, 2022 Joseph Osmundson, a microbiologist at NYU, was walking home recently in New York City when a stranger abruptly shouted “Monkeypox!” at him. He wasn’t infected with the virus, which has been spreading largely through intimate contact between men, nor did he have the characteristic skin lesions. … Read more

Fruit Leathers Have Detectable Pesticides: Report

Sept. 15, 2022 – Many brands of fruit leathers, a popular children’s snack, have detectable levels of pesticides, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization aiming to improve human health and the environment. Many dried fruit snacks also have detectable pesticide levels. It released the results today in a … Read more

Lab testing transparency will improve patient care and lower costs

The need for understandable and transparent pricing for medical services in the U.S. has increased in urgency with the continuing rise of out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Americans are delaying healthcare because they are unsure of the cost or they cannot afford it. A recent Willis Tower Watson (WTW) survey of 9,600 U.S. workers showed that 4 … Read more

Apply and enroll in 2022 Marketplace health coverage before it’s too late. The deadline is almost here.

Published on January 13, 2022 You have 2 days left to get health insurance this year. Open Enrollment for 2022 Marketplace health plans ends January 15. Act now to enroll in, or change health coverage that meets your needs and budget. Coverage starts February 1. Enroll or change health plans by January 15 New to … Read more