Thursday, December 14, 2017

Do Your Children Receive Health Coverage Through CHIP?


By THE NEW YORK TIMES from NYT Health Do Your Children Receive Health Coverage Through CHIP?
The New York Times would like to hear from parents who receive lhealth coverage for their children under the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. Read more article at hafana

As Zika Babies Become Toddlers, Some Can’t See, Walk or Talk


By PAM BELLUCK from NYT Health As Zika Babies Become Toddlers, Some Can’t See, Walk or Talk
They are 2 years old, but developmentally they are 6 months old. The children most severely affected by Zika face a lifetime of care, new research shows. Read more article at hafana

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers


By JAN HOFFMAN from NYT Health Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers
The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants. Read more article at hafana

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm
Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients. Read more article at hafana

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity


By ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL from NYT Health A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity
Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, December 9, 2017

How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs


By CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs
Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance. Read more article at hafana

Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It


By CHARLES ORNSTEIN and KATIE THOMAS from NYT Health Prescription Drugs May Cost More With Insurance Than Without It
Some consumers are finding they can get a better deal on prescription drugs by leaving their insurance cards at home. Read more article at hafana