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No matter which autoimmune disorder someone might have, the symptoms can interfere with normal daily activities, from eating to work. In a recent employee health study, researchers found that staying employed was a top concern for people with lupus — and that the symptoms and “invisibility” of the disease made it hard to keep a job.
Chronic pain affects approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide. As an alternative to medication, Abbott's BurstDR stimulation technology has helped people like helicopter pilot Adam take back their lives from pain — once and for all.
Having a baby in a hospital setting costs a family an average of $3,035 — and that’s just for a delivery that’s “natural” in nearly every sense of the word (read: no epidural). The dollar signs tick up from there, amounting to medical bills that can keep coming long after mom returns from maternity leave.
The decision to stay on your parents’ health insurance until you’re 26 is a personal choice. Here’s why it could be one worth reconsidering.
If you have type 2 diabetes, you may already have a pretty good idea of what you could be doing to help manage it. But what if your daily responsibilities make it hard to follow healthy habits? That’s the challenge some people with type 2 diabetes may face—and it can make diabetes management feel harder than it already is.
Decades from now, students in grade school may learn about the “AI Revolution” in much the same way we learned about the Industrial Revolution. But unlike the slow rise of steam power and machine-filled factories, some scholars say artificial intelligence in the workplace is arriving at a mind-boggling speed — and will leave lasting changes in its wake.
Sepsis kills more than 200,000 Americans each year—and with every hour of treatment delay, the death rate goes up by 4 to 7 percent. This September, during Sepsis Awareness Month, we’re recognizing the importance of sepsis awareness and early detection—and how leading-edge technology that dually taps the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and CC&C can help.
Maybe you broke your leg and needed to go to the emergency room. Or you burned your hand while cooking dinner. Or your otherwise healthy child needed a procedure you didn’t plan for. Whatever the reason, here you are: potentially owing hundreds, or even thousands, with no clue how you’re going to cough up the cash to pay for it all. If paying for medical bills has ever put you in a bind — as it has for some 20% of working Americans — then don’t panic. Instead, try these strategies.
On the big screen, heart attacks tend to favor older men. But in real life, more and more young people, especially women, are having them. And they come with costs that many just can’t afford.
Some people go to great lengths to avoid an ambulance ride, from taking an Uber to the hospital to driving themselves to the emergency room, broken bones and all. With all the horror stories of people owing thousands after getting emergency transport, it’s easy to see why: The cost of an ambulance ride isn’t always consistent or clearly defined, so you don’t really know how much you’ll pay until you get the bill. And it can be a lot.
Your support system can help reduce your stress as you manage the disease, as well as give you a group to lean on during tough times and celebrate with when you reach a goal.
What about family or friends?
Pardon the pun, but your shoulders tend to "shoulder" a lot of responsibilities. They help you lift, lower, turn, twist and move your upper torso in all directions — and it's in large part thanks to the muscles between the shoulders and the shoulder blades. So when they're hurting, it makes a big impact.
You usually have to dip into your wallet to see the doctor, but with most insurance plans — including any you buy on the Marketplace — there’s one thing that’s totally covered: preventive health care. But which services does that actually include?