Many people who need hearing aids never get them, in part because they currently require a prescription and expensive treatment. An expert discusses the FDA’s new proposed category of over-the-counter hearing aids.
An analysis finds vaccinations could have prevented more than 340,000 Covid hospitalizations in the U.S. A new study finds people with weakened immune system still get an immune response from Covid vaccination. And finally, turns out sugar is just as bad as high fructose corn syrup?
The injection of nanoparticles deep into the brain can produce relief for those with chronic pain and depression. Then, diagnoses for the four most common cancers take a big jump when people hit age 65. And finally, a new study shows that narcissistic people pump themselves up only because deep down inside, they don’t believe they’re any good.
Two Congressional plans, one from each side of the political spectrum, are competing to blow up the current healthcare system. Here experts examine one of them—the left’s bid to replace private insurers with a government-run single-payer plan labeled “Medicare for All.” Alternatives may include bolstering the Affordable Care Act, or getting rid of it …
The White House has rolled out a plan to reduce the cost of prescription drugs nationally. Experts and those involved discuss elements of the plan and how it might work.
Experts discuss the new limits on Medicare prescriptions of opioids, and whether the limits will cause more pain for patients or if they will hinder the temptation to overprescribe.
Experts discuss the need for rural healthcare and the close link between hospitals and community economics.
The crisis with opioid painkillers is making doctors look at alternative medicine therapies for a substitute for these drugs.
Experts discuss what kind of healthcare reform to expect from the incoming Trump Administration.
Hospitals have been plagued by shortages of important drugs, sometimes forcing doctors to decide who will receive them and who will die.
Only about a fifth of people who could use hearing aids have them. Reasons include stigma, high cost, and poor training of people who actually get hearing aids. An audiologist, hearing aid manufacturer, and hearing aid user discuss solving these issues.