Hospitals in the USA where patients are not forced to do unnecessary tests and overpay

When you're not feeling well, any test may seem like a good idea. But this is not always the case. In fact, hospitals regularly run low-value tests and procedures on elderly patients at the risk of harm, according to the Lown Institute, a health think tank. About…

What folk remedies treat the common cold in the USA: what surprises our

“Any nation has its own traditions and everyday habits, which may seem strange to a person from another culture. Americans are no exception. Sometimes we are surprised by their food, clothing and interior preferences, but today I will tell you about what home remedies ...

Medical insurance in the USA can now be obtained not only through work, but also through housing

Six thousand residents now have access to free telemedicine at their place of residence, rather than at work, writes Fast Company. For most Americans, health insurance is dependent on their employment. This means that millions of people are not insured or insufficiently insured, especially ...

Five frightening facts about the American health care system

Robert Pearl, CEO of the nonprofit medical organization Kaiser Permanente, has published a book on the problems of the US health care system called “Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care - and Why We're Usually Wrong.” ...

Insidious 'affectionate killer': for which they gave the Nobel Prize in medicine

Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with British virologist Michael Houghton. For which discovery they received the award, the BBC said. The Nobel Committee said in a statement that the award was for the discovery of the virus ...

Despite the pandemic: Trump insists on eliminating Obamacare

Speaking to reporters at the White House, US President Donald Trump announced the need to reform the country's health insurance system. Why now is not the right time for this initiative, says CNN. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has become one of the leading causes of death ...

Does your health insurance cover COVID-19

Most Americans who have been diagnosed with coronavirus are on home treatment. But 15% of patients need hospitalization, and this will require a lot of money. And although many insurance companies do pay for these costs, it is important to know all the nuances in order to avoid unpleasant surprises, writes ...

COVID-19 - cause of death or co-morbidity: the answer of pathologists

Patients with COVID-19 die “from” or “from” the coronavirus. The pathologists who performed the autopsies on such victims were divided. Writes about this DW. Every evening, as in regular reports from the front, viewers are told how many people are currently infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in their country, how many have recovered ...

US-made antiviral drug could become standard in COVID-19 treatment

Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief infectious disease expert on a White House working group, said an experimental antiviral drug from Gilead Sciences will become the standard treatment for COVID-19, Voice of America reported. According to the results of a key clinical study, doctors concluded ...

'Can save lives': Ukrainians in the USA talked about their experience of online medicine

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that doctors schedule as many consultations as possible using audio and video communication and in this way learn about possible coronavirus infection. This is what the Voice of America video says. Maya Abdulaeva, a former Kiev woman ...

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