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Health industry lobbyists are posing as "ordinary citizens who don't want Medicare for All"

Here are some "ordinary citizens" who have recently been featured in the press as people who are completely OK with the state of American healthcare and totally opposed to Medicare for All or any other project to reform America's worst-in-the-world health care system: "Mustafa Tameez, businessman, Texas" (Tameez is managing director at Texas-based Outreach Strategists, a public affairs and lobbying firm that reps Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, University of Texas Physicians, and St. Luke’s Ho...
Tags: Health, Post, Corruption, Florida, Texas, News, America, Iowa, Jeb Bush, Medicare, Roy, Dc, Astroturf, Republican, ACA, St Luke

How Diet & Exercise Can Help Prevent Mental Health Issues and More

While struggling with mental health issues or trying to avoid substance abuse, your emotions are like a roller coaster and they can vary from time to time. This rhythm, when not well handled, can make your situation worse. For people with drug or alcohol addictions, there is a high likelihood of developing mental health issues too. You can control this by managing what you eat and how you work out. Below are ways on how to use your diet and exercise to prevent substance abuse or mental hea...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Florida, Fitness, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Exercise, Jacksonville, Self Esteem, Health & Fitness, Treatment Center, Mental Fitness, Mental Wellness

Surgeon denies posting patient genitalia on social media

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon has resigned from a Florida hospital after being accused of posting photos of patients’ genitalia along with racist and homophobic comments on his Instagram account. He denies making the posts, saying his account was hacked. Dr. Christopher Salgado also told The Associated Press on Thursday that […]
Tags: Health, Florida, News, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Fort Lauderdale Fla, Christopher Salgado

A detailed analysis of American ER bills reveals rampant, impossible-to-avoid price-gouging

For more than a year, Vox's Sarah Kliff has been investigating hospital price-gouging in America, collecting hospital bills from her readers and comparing them, chasing up anomalies and pulling on threads, producing a stream of outstanding reports on her findings. In her latest installment, Kliff digs deep into the famously bizarre world of ER bills and points out some of the most egregious ways in which these are rigged. For example, if you are injured and also financially precarious, yo...
Tags: Health, Post, Florida, News, America, Seattle, Vox, ACA, Kliff, Sarah Kliff, Late Stage Capitalism, Emergency Rooms, Medicare For All, Single-payer Healthcare, Sarah Kliff Vox, Grifter Capitalism

In Florida, drug re-importation from Canada finds new champions, old snags

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he intends to bring down skyrocketing drug prices by leaning on an existing federal law that could enable the state to import prescription meds wholesale from Canada, where they're much cheaper.
Tags: Health, Florida, Canada, Ron DeSantis

Mancow Muller: James MacDonald is Out at Harvest Bible Chapel (UPDATED)

Updates at the end of the post… For several days, sources have told me that an announcement would be made today or tomorrow from Harvest Bible Chapel that James MacDonald was leaving Harvest Bible Chapel. I have been unable to confirm them but yesterday radio personality and former (?) friend of MacDonald broadcast his contention that MacDonald was out. The transcript of the announcement is at The Elephant’s Debt and was the subject of tweets from Muller. Here is a portion: And this weekend, the...
Tags: Health, Florida, Chicago, Infertility, Hbc, Luke, Rick, MacDonald, Landon, Roys, James MacDonald, Elders, Executive Leadership Team, Julie Roys, Harvest Bible Chapel, Mancow Muller

Disney World worker has Hepatitis A, no others ill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Health officials in Florida say a worker at a Walt Disney World restaurant has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, but no other colleagues or visitors have gotten sick. Authorities said that the virus was confirmed last week in a food service worker at the Hoop-Dee-Doo musical revue at the resort’s Fort […]
Tags: Health, Florida, News, Ap, Nation, Walt Disney World, Disney World, Orlando Fla

Florida mother suing her developmentally disabled daughter's caregiver

A Florida woman is suing her daughter's former health care provider and three of its employees, alleging the developmentally disabled 23-year-old was raped, impregnated and suffered physical injuries while in their care.
Tags: Health, Florida

Norovirus outbreak sickens 277 on Oasis of the Seas

MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early and giving passengers full refunds of their fare after 277 guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of Norovirus as it sailed to Jamaica. Cruise line spokesman Owen Torres told The Associated Press “we think […]
Tags: Travel, Health, Florida, News, Lifestyle, Ap, World, Nation, Miami, Associated Press, Royal Caribbean, Nation & World, Owen Torres, Jamaica Cruise

Retired FDA research monkeys find new home in Florida

Squirrel monkey chirps filled a small ranch-style building in north Gainesville, Florida -- a chorus that made Kari Bagnall's smile swell even wider.
Tags: Health, Florida, Fda, Gainesville Florida, Kari Bagnall

A surgeon mistakes a kidney for a tumor. How can this happen?

A number of media outlets recently featured a story about a Florida general surgeon who removed a normal kidney from a woman who was undergoing spine surgery. How could this have occurred? The 51-year-old patient who had been injured in a car crash was scheduled for an anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) of the fifth […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Florida, Surgery, Conditions, PA NP, Nephrology, CRNA

Insurance startup Bright Health raises $200M at ~$950M valuation

A flurry of digital-first insurers are betting they can surpass industry incumbents with a little help from technology and a lot of help from venture capitalists. The latest to land a massive check is Bright Health, a Minneapolis-headquartered provider of affordable individual, family and Medicare Advantage healthcare plans in Alabama,  Arizona ,  Colorado ,  New York City ,  Ohio  and  Tennessee. The company, founded by the former chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare Bob Sheehy; Kyle Rol...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Florida, Minneapolis, Softbank, Tech, Tennessee, Oscar, Venture Capital, Health Insurance, Medicare, Tiger Global Management, Nea, Felicis Ventures, Castlight Health

Here's What's Wrong With Romaine Lettuce

Some romaine lettuce is safe to eat again. The FDA and CDC announced on November 28 that they have narrowed down the recent E. coli outbreak to lettuce grown in fields (not greenhouses) in California. That means that lettuce from Florida or from most local farmstands is probably safe to eat. But romaine’s problems…Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Florida, Nutrition, California, Cdc, Fda, Food Safety, Lifehacks, Food Poisoning, Lettuce, Romaine, Romaine Calm

Preparing to Live or Die: Coping with Loss During the Holidays

From the moment we emerge from the womb, we are on a trajectory toward the inevitable ending of this incarnation. It is a thought most would prefer to avoid considering. Humans are hardwired toward self-preservation and we are inclined to do all we can to remain animated. Even those whose health habits don’t lend themselves toward vitality — call it addiction or denial — would say that reflection of premature death frightens them. Today, I was strolling the aisles of a local dollar store in s...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Philadelphia, Della

Who believes fake news? Study identifies 3 groups of people

Recent research challenged study participants to pick real news headlines from fake ones.The results showed that people prone to delusional thinking, religious fundamentalists, and dogmatists tended to believe all news, regardless of plausibility.What can you do to protect yourself and others from fake news? None Did you know that in the fall of 2016, Hillary Clinton's leaked emails contained coded messages alluding to a pedophilia ring held in the basement of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restauran...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Florida, Politics, Media, Identity, Research, Intelligence, Hillary Clinton, Sociology, Innovation, George Soros, Comet Ping Pong, Cognitive Science, Bronstein, Pizzagate

How to Spot the Next Mass Shooter

The Thousand Oaks shooter allegedly assaulted his track coach, years before the shooting. She was encouraged to keep it quiet. The Florida high school shooter allegedly abused, threatened, and stalked people he knew. The Las Vegas shooter allegedly verbally abused his girlfriend in public. There’s no surefire way to…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Harassment, Florida, Shootings, Mental Health, Abuse, Las Vegas, Lifehacks, Domestic Abuse

6 Ways to Keep Busy During the ‘Winter Blues’

I love fall just as much as the next person; the moderate temperatures and delightful winds, the trees transitioning into bright colors, the pumpkin spice galore (though I’m a tea person, so the pumpkin spice latte hype never won me over), and the autumnal spirit of Thanksgiving. But since stores are now stowing away their pumpkin displays and bringing out the Christmas wreaths and candy canes, this can only mean one thing — winter is coming. Don’t get me wrong; I revel in the beginning of...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Habits, Happiness, Personal, Chicago, Self-help, Winter Blues, Seasonal Depression, Nantucket, Holiday Coping, Catskill Mountains, Elin Hilderbrand, Depressive Episode, Keeping Busy, Seasonal Depressive Disorder

5 Ways to Stop Feeling So Irritated All the Time

Constantly annoyed? Here are some strategies. “I’m taking this car and moving to Florida!” the elderly man in front of me at the DMV raged. He held up the line for a good 20 minutes, all over a measly $25 fee. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person in line thinking, “By all means, head for that state line… and now.” But you can’t completely blame the guy. Sometimes life triggers what can feels like an endless case of road rage. Even us yogis and meditators aren’t immune from it. Every little thin...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Nutrition, Washington Post, Stress, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Mood, Anxiety, DMV, Anger, South Pacific, Relax, Caffeine, Publishers

Be Careful When Calling Those Addiction Treatment Hotlines

You have to love a guy dressed up in surgical scrubs with a stethoscope trying to sell you addiction treatment services. You know, those seedy inpatient rehab facilities that claim they can self-police their own horrible, terrible marketing practices. But as this television commercial, that’s been airing for years on cable TV, clearly demonstrates, there remains very little that’s ethical about addition treatment marketing. That’s especially true if you get suckered into calling one of those add...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, General, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Addiction, Chris, Miami Florida, LLC, Joint Commission, Minding the Media, Addiction Treatment, Winston Wolfe, Treatment Management Company, Addiction Marketing, Bad Surgeon

With $300M in new funding, Devoted Health launches its Medicare Advantage plan in Florida

Devoted Health, a Waltham, Mass.-based insurance startup, has raised a $300 million Series B and is enrolling to its Medicare Advantage plan members in eight Florida counties. The company, which helps Medicare beneficiaries access care through its network of physicians and tech-enabled healthcare platform, has raised the funds from lead investor Andreessen Horowitz, Premji Invest and Uprising. The company declined to disclose its valuation. Devoted’s founders are brothers Todd and Ed Park — t...
Tags: Health, Startups, Florida, Obama, Senate, White House, Funding, Tech, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Medicare, Ed, Andreessen Horowitz, Obvious Ventures, Cto, Castlight Health

What Is a Red Tide?

A toxic “red tide” has been affecting Florida beaches since last year, and is especially bad right now. Our friends at Earther are covering the subject in depth, but if you’re perplexed about what a red tide is and why everyone is talking about it, we have answers to your basic questions. Read more...
Tags: Health, Florida, Environment, Algae, Lifehacks, Beaches, Harmful Algal Bloom, Red Tide

Careplus Health Plans achieves 5-star rating for the 2019 plan year

CarePlus Health Plans, Inc.'s Medicare Advantage plan in Florida achieved 5-stars - the highest possible rating - from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the 2019 plan year.
Tags: Health, Florida, Medicare Advantage, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, Careplus Health Plans, CarePlus Health Plans Inc

Bioweapons, Viagra, Wind Farms, and the Apocalypse: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Halloween may still be most of a month away, but the scares have already begun. Urine-craved vampires. Genetically engineered insects that do their masters’ bidding. Algal monstrosities. Dark magicks. iPhone XS bugs.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Amazon, Gadgets, Comics, Florida, TV, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Net Neutrality, Biology, California, Horror, Animals

Psychology Around the Net: September 29, 2018

Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net gives tips on how to spot unnecessary opioid prescriptions, offers ideas for emotional self-care you might not have thought of, takes a look at legislation requiring mental health disclosures by students, and more. Parents Are Leery of Schools Requiring ‘Mental Health’ Disclosures by Students: Legislation passed after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida requires Florida school dis...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Netflix, Parkland Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Parents are leery of schools requiring ‘mental health’ disclosures by students

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health.
Tags: Health, Florida

Psychology Around the Net: September 22, 2018

Sometimes when you’re stuck in your own stuff, you forget that the world is changing outside you. You zoom into what’s going wrong and that narrow focus prevents you from seeing what’s going right. Like this week, I learned that we’re predisposed to forgive, which one of four personality types I might be, and the innovative ways colleges are trying to reach students grappling with mental illness. It reminded me things are always improving. We’re getting closer to understanding ourselves and each...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, Best Of Our Blogs, Northwestern University, How Students Can Find Mental Health Services

Rudy Giuliani’s consulting firm had hand in halting Florida’s opioid investigation

Six months after hiring former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani's consulting firm, Purdue Pharma settled a Florida state investigation that had threatened to expose early illegal marketing of its blockbuster drug OxyContin, company and state records show.
Tags: Health, Florida, New York City, Rudy Giuliani, Purdue Pharma

The effect of private equity in medicine

The landscape of health care has changed nearly beyond recognition in the past decade. If you’re a veteran of the profession, you’ve seen the other side of things — you once had the chance to live the dream, to swim in the pool of autonomy and self-employment, to call the shots and act on behalf of the patient without the constant supervision of bureaucracy. If you are new to the profession, maybe you missed the slow change in our profession that brought us to this point and don’t really know th...
Tags: Health, Florida, Medicare, Medicaid, Practice Management, Humana, Physician, Family Physicians Group

"How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank/Fed up with their high-pressure jobs, some millennials are quitting and embracing the FIRE movement."

FIRE = financial independence, retire early. This is an idea I remember from the book "Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence," which was originally published in 1993. If I'd had that book in 1972 or even 1982, I'd have lived my life very differently.The post title is the headline in the NYT, and I'm pleased to see that it does talk about the book:One of the bibles of the FIRE movement, “Your Money or Your Life,” which t...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Florida, Law, Retirement, Freedom, Economics, Blogging, Millennials, Reddit, Starbucks, Bmw, Robin, Baby Boomers, Don, Jensen

Rehab Industry Marketing Needs Federal Oversight, Regulation

Despite trying to clean up its act, the addiction treatment industry (also known as the “rehab industry”) remains a cesspool of bad marketing by too many companies to count. In July, industry experts tried to paint a different picture to a U.S. House of Representatives committee, suggesting that self-regulation was possible. Yet in just a cursory look at some of the big players who are guilty, in my opinion, of deceptive marketing practices, nothing has really changed. And the industry associati...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, General, Washington, America, Treatment, Substance Abuse, House Of Representatives, Federal Communications Commission, Policy and advocacy, Addiction, Recovery, Alcoholism, Federal Trade Commission, Sean, Hazelden

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