health and medical

Working full-time doesn’t always make it easy to get workplace health insurance

CNN — Millions of Americans have signed up for health insurance with their companies in recent weeks. But for some full-time workers, especially in certain industries like construction, work-based coverage is not an option for them. This divide was even more evident as the labor market bounced back to life in 2021 after sharp losses …

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Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to emergency room with suicidal thoughts

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or visit the helpline’s website. CNN — There has been a steady rise in the number of children being seen in emergency departments for suicidal thoughts, according to a new …

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Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender confirmation surgeries on minors

CNN — Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender clinic in Nashville has suspended gender-affirmation surgeries on patients under the age of 18, a top executive at the center told a Tennessee lawmaker on Friday. Tennessee Republican Rep. Jason Zachary — who has asked VUMC to permanently end sex-confirmation surgeries on minors — posted a letter to …

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Don’t dabble in heart-healthy supplements, study says

CNN — Six supplements people commonly take for heart health don’t help lower “bad” cholesterol or improve cardiovascular health, according to a study published Sunday, but statins do. Some people believe that simple dietary supplements—fish oil, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, plant sterols, and red yeast rice—will lower their “bad” cholesterol. “Bad” cholesterol, known in the medical …

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90% of US adults say mental health is a crisis in the United States, CNN/KFF poll shows

CNN — An overwhelming majority of people in the United States believe the country is experiencing a mental health crisis, according to a new CNN poll in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation. Nine in 10 adults said they believe there is a mental health crisis in the U.S. today. Asked to rate the seriousness …

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The flu is ‘picking up speed’ in the US as health officials prepare for a potentially severe season

CNN — American health officials are growing concerned about this year’s flu season — and are already seeing signs that the virus is spreading. As the 2022-23 flu season begins, a California high school faces a “high number of absences” among students due to possible cases of the flu. Influenza activity in the United States …

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Americans have largely avoided health care inflation until now — but that’s about to change

new York CNN Business — Although Americans are paying a lot more at the pump and at the supermarket this year, they have largely been spared the price spikes for their health insurance and doctor visits. But that’s about to change. Most workers can expect premiums and out-of-pocket costs to increase at a faster rate …

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How is digital health revolutionizing the healthcare industry?

The Corona pandemic has increased the need for remote healthcare services How is digital health revolutionizing the healthcare industry?The healthcare industry is being shaped by the advancement of digital healthcare. Thethe industry is adapting several technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing andsoon. To stay connected with the world, health experts work remotelyrevolutionized the healthcare …

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Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender confirmation surgeries on minors

CNN — Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender clinic in Nashville has suspended gender-affirmation surgeries on patients under the age of 18, a top executive at the center told a Tennessee lawmaker on Friday. Tennessee Republican Rep. Jason Zachary — who has asked VUMC to permanently end sex-confirmation surgeries on minors — posted a letter to …

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