Tag Archives: U.S.

Three U.S. Airports to Check Passengers for a Deadly Chinese Coronavirus

Airports in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will begin screening passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for infection with a mysterious respiratory virus that has killed two people and sickened at least 45 overseas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday. Most people with the infection are believed to have contracted… Read More »

Healthcare spending rises to $3.6 trillion in the U.S., driven partly by health insurance tax

Healthcare spending in the U.S. hit a high-water mark of $ 3.6 trillion in 2018, rising at a rate of 4.6% — the same rate of increase found in 2016, and higher than the 4.2% rate in 2017. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary, publishing in Health Affairs, found that… Read More »

Drinking-related liver disease and deaths on the rise in U.S.

(Reuters Health) – Americans today are expected to live shorter lives than just a few years ago, in contrast with trends seen in other developed nations, and rising deaths from alcohol-related liver disease may be partly to blame, researchers say. Analyzing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they found that U.S. deaths… Read More »

Primary Care Is Integral To Improving U.S. Healthcare, But Is Falling Further Behind – Forbes

In this April 9, 2019 photo, Dr. Megan Mahoney, left, examines patient Consuelo Castaneda at the Stanford Family Medicine office in Stanford, Calif. Rapidly evolving technology and a surge in options like walk-in clinics or urgent care centers are creating many new front doors to healthcare instead of one main opening through the doctor’s office.… Read More »