On government spending, Congress decided not to make a decision

Congress must complete its annual appropriations bills before the fiscal year begins on Oct. 1. But that rarely happens, and this year is no different, as lawmakers scramble to pass a short-term funding bill so they can delay a final decision until at least December. Meanwhile, with the midterm elections in mind, House Republicans have … Read more

How payment technology is making healthcare more convenient for providers and patients

Payment applications AdobeStock_275606341 Medical debt is plaguing the United States, leaving both providers and patients searching for answers. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans owe at least $195 billion in medical debt, even though more than 90 percent of the population has insurance coverage. Medical debt’s share of collections outpaces student loans, auto loans, … Read more

Less healthy seniors are hit the hardest by rising grocery costs

Three-quarters of people over the age of 50 in the United States say rising grocery prices have affected them somewhat or a lot, and nearly a third say they are eating less healthily because of increased food costs, according to new results from the survey. But food cost inflation has hit certain groups of older … Read more

Less healthy seniors are hit the hardest by rising grocery costs

Three-quarters of people over the age of 50 in the United States say rising grocery prices have affected them somewhat or a lot, and nearly a third say they are eating less healthily because of increased food costs, according to new results from the survey. But food cost inflation has hit certain groups of older … Read more

Cutting-edge technology uses MRI to diagnose heart failure patients in record time

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed cutting-edge technology to diagnose heart failure patients in record time. State-of-the-art technology uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create detailed 4D images of the heart’s flow. But unlike a standard MRI scan, which can take up to 20 minutes or more, the new 4D heart MRI … Read more

Kochi lad’s startup focuses on medical fitness, doctors praise his book | Lifestyle News

It could have been the end of Rajiv Ambat’s entrepreneurial dreams when his electronics startup failed miserably even before it took off. A fit of depression came upon him as the future seemed uncertain. But that was only the beginning of his story, as the events that unfolded next would reveal. Today, he is a … Read more

North Ottawa Community Health System is merging with Trinity Health on Oct. 1

GRAND HAVEN — North Ottawa Community Health System will become part of Trinity Health Michigan on Oct. 1, when the two health systems complete their planned merger. Executives announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge North Ottawa with Trinity Health, ending more than a century of independence for the small Grand … Read more

Health experts alarmed by President Biden’s view that pandemic is over: ‘Hell no – not even close’

Health experts reacted with dismay Monday to President Joe Biden’s claim that the pandemic is over in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still working on it a lot. … But the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. “If you … Read more

State health agency data on maternal mortality will be delayed

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that informs readers of the most important news from Texas. For the first time, a statewide report detailing the latest data on how many Texans die as a result of pregnancy or birth complications won’t be ready before the Texas Legislature next year. The delay in the … Read more

No insurance, denied care – Republicans leave millions in ‘Medicaid coverage gap’ – People’s World

In this April 27, 2021 photo, Maxine Horgan, left, and Barbara Nyden attend a Medicaid expansion rally at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. | Liv Pajarino / The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP I have terrible chronic pain that has left me unable to work for the past few years. I can’t … Read more