Alabama Criminalizes Transgender Medical Treatments For Minors

May 9, 2022 — Alabama became the first state to make it illegal for doctors to provide gender-affirming medical care to transgender people under the age of 19, The Associated Press reported. The Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act  took effect Sunday and makes it a crime to treat transgender youths with puberty blockers and … Read more

Amazon to Pay for Employees’ Abortion Travel, Other Treatments

May 3, 2022 — Amazon has become the latest big U.S. company to announce it will reimburse employees and their dependents forced to travel for non-life threatening medical treatments, including abortion, Reuters reported. Amazon benefit will pay up to $4,000 if a procedure is not available within 100 miles of an employee’s residence and virtual … Read more

Amazon to Pay for Employees’ Abortion Travel, Other Treatments

May 3, 2022 — Amazon has become the latest big U.S. company to announce it will reimburse employees and their dependents forced to travel for non-life threatening medical treatments, including abortion, Reuters reported. Amazon benefit will pay up to $4,000 if a procedure is not available within 100 miles of an employee’s residence and virtual … Read more

Brain cancer DNA research aims to improve treatments

More than 200 brain tumour patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge are to have the entire genetic code of their cancer sequenced. The Minderoo Precision Brain Tumour Programme aims to speed up diagnosis and help personalise treatment for patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. It’s hoped it may ultimately lead to new targeted treatments … Read more

Subsidized COVID Testing, Treatments, and Vaccines May End Soon

March 23, 2022 — The federal government this week will begin cutting back on the anti-COVID-19 antibody treatments it ships to states, and doctors will no longer get paid for providing COVID-19 care for the uninsured, as the nation runs out of money to buy crucial tests, treatments, and vaccines needed to keep the pandemic … Read more

Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments

Oct. 15, 2021 — Machine learning has come a long way in the quarter-century since a computer nicknamed Deep Blue shocked the world by beating chess champion Garry Kasparov. Today, when our smartphones have far more computing power than Deep Blue, scientists have trained their sights on even bigger opponents, including potentially fatal illnesses like … Read more

HealthPlix releases doctor insights dashboard for improved patient engagement – ET HealthWorld

India: AI powered EMR software developer HealthPlix Technologies announced the release of its in-clinic analytics software ROBIN for doctors. ROBIN is an analytical software that is an addition to HealthPlix’s flagship product EMR which can help doctors to access the insights dashboard with real-time information about their clinic. The doctor insights dashboard feature under ROBIN … Read more

Tips to Get Insurance to Cover Your Treatments

The average American pays about $1,400 out of pocket on medical expenses every year, even with health insurance. But chances are that savvy moves could have trimmed some of those direct costs. Here are some expert strategies to maximize your insurance coverage. Watch Your Timing If you need elective surgery — any procedure that isn’t … Read more