The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Health in the Nation’s Elderly

The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Health in the Nation’s Elderly

#nutrition #health #elderly #chronic #illness Executive Summary Poor nutrition is a major problem in older Americans. Inadequate intake affects approximately 37 to 40% of community-dwelling individuals over 65 anni. The vast majority of older Americans have chronic conditions in which nutrition interventions have been demonstrated to be effective in improving health and quality-of-life outcomes. 87% […]

“US Will Bond Out to Cover Social Security, Medicare Gaps Under President Trump’s Tax Order”

“US Will Bond Out to Cover Social Security, Medicare Gaps Under President Trump’s Tax Order”

#PresidentTrump #bondout #TaxOrder White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday the US government will borrow funds to cover any Social Security and Medicare shortfalls that may arise under President Trump’s executive order allowing businesses to defer paying the payroll taxes that support the programs. “We will bond out any additional money as we always […]

Branded Rx Drug Prices are a Heavy Tax on the American People

Branded Rx Drug Prices are a Heavy Tax on the American People

#PresidentTrump #Rx #prescription #drug #cost #executiveorders #WhiteHouse #FDA #Medicare #tax By Bruce WD Barren “According to the Health Policy Institute, more than 131 million people, 66 % of all adults in the United States use prescription drugs or some 40% of our population. Utilization is particularly high for older people and those with chronic conditions. For them, prescription […]

President Trump Moves to Lower Cost of Rx Drugs for Americans

President Trump Moves to  Lower Cost of Rx Drugs for Americans

#PresidentTrump #Rx #prescription #drug #cost #executiveorders #WhiteHouse #FDA #Medicare In an effort to “completely restructure the prescription drug market in terms of pricing,” President Trump announced he will sign several executive orders geared toward lowering the cost of prescription drugs Friday. The ERs, which are subject to regulatory review, are meant to bring US drug […]

US Public Access To Birth Control Plan Underway

US Public Access To Birth Control Plan Underway

Former Colorado governor and current Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper will participate in a National Press Club Newsmaker event at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, June 13. As the abortion debate intensifies again in the United States, Gov. Hickenlooper will discuss why he believes the successful launch of Colorado’s long-acting reversible contraception plan, the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, could be replicated on a national […]

Do Not Let Outlandish ER Charges Break Your Bank

Do Not Let Outlandish ER Charges Break Your Bank

Do Not Let Outlandish ER Charges Break Your Bank I just read a new analysis of US medical bills has found hospitals typically charge uninsured ER (emergency room)  patients 4X as much as the take from Medicare for the same service. The study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that ER patients routinely pay more […]

President Trump, “New Healthcare Plan On Its Way”

President Trump, “New Healthcare Plan On Its Way”

President Trump, “New Healthcare Plan On Its Way” President Donald Trump continued many of his oft-repeated mantras in Sunday morning tweets, saying the left is the “party of obstruction,” “Obamacare is dead,” and new “healthcare plan is on its way.” Sunday’s Tweets from our President: The Democrats, without a leader, have become the party of […]

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic In Y 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than in any other year on record. Over 60% of these deaths involved opioids. These powerful medications are often prescribed to people for chronic pain relief, although they often fail to provide relief. Where they do excel is in causing […]