Medical care treatments and facilities have been forming a basic necessity for the individuals from time immemorial. People need medical care facilities and follow healthy practices but all that cannot stop them from falling sick or seeking medical attentions.
Improved technology and enhanced medical services have offered a longer life to people. In America the average life of an individual is already improved.
But the increasing cost of medical care facilities are also overburdening people and a huge number of people have become bankrupt due to the unable to afford cost of medical treatments.
Increasing number of medical colleges, research institutes, hospitals and nursing professionals are ensuring an edge of medical facilities but even then it is the responsibility of people to adapt health awareness and stay fit.
1. Family Nurse Practitioner And The Affordable Care Act
In March 2010 the affordable care act was enacted in US and since then it has been serving more than 3 million people in various additional health care community centres. 67 new community centres were opened after this act in 2011 along with 127 new access health points.
2. The Number 1 Cause Of Bankruptcy: Medical Debt
Among the indebted household 62% noticed out-of-packet medical expenses that were the major contributor to their debt. The major cause behind the medical debts could be 15.1% are due to emergency room visits, 57% dental expenses, 56% prescription medication and 43% due to the visit of the doctor.
3. The Biggest, Most Disastrous Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical Malpractices are professional negligence done by a medical care professional. In Malpractice cases the treatment provided by the patient would be substandard and may cause death, injury or any other kind of harm to patients. In Malpractice cases a huge sum of money was paid to people and highest was $11 million to a patient aged 36 years who died after a brain injury and later the autopsy declared that he had ketchup packets, plastic bags and paper towel in his stomach.
4. 10 Revolutionary Medical Advancement On The Horizon
We are living longer and the credit goes to the medical advancements that have offering better care and improved facilities to people. Some of the noteworthy medical achievements are surgery, genome customised medication, and Catheter based renal denervation, nanomedicine and wireless monitoring etc.
5. The Growing Need For Nurses
Americans are living longer and by the year 2050 there will be double number of people above age 65 as compare to people in 2010. This growing age of people has raised the requirement for the nurses.
6. A Picture Of Healthcare In America
The cost of health care has sky rocketed as compare to other things and in US 50% death are caused due to 2 major diseases that are cancer and heart diseases.
7. Weight Of The Union
68% American population is obese, people are eating too much and exercising too less that is causing obesity and many other health problems.
8. The State Of Patient Experience In American Hospitals
The experience of patients in American hospitals is showing positive trends and 70% of patients are satisfied with the kind of treatments and other facilities offered in American hospitals.
9. Nanomedicine - A Key Component To The Future Of Medicine
Nanomedicines are molecular interventions at molecular level for curing patients and creating medicines that will help improve the life of patients. Nanomedicines work by injecting the nano particles in the body and one human hair is approximately 80,000 nanometers wide.
10. Decoding Your Medical Bills
Health care treatments are becoming unaffordable for most of the Americans and an average American family is spending almost $19,993 as their annual expenditures on the medical facilities. 60% of personal bankruptcies in America are linked to medical treatments.
11. Population Health Management
There are 6 key analysts for the successful population health management. Population health management are the set of interventions designed to maintain and improve the health standards of people. Top most areas used for data analysis are utilisation data, analytical data, operational data, financial data, adherence data and satisfaction data.
12. 6 Advantages Of Becoming A Nurse Practitioner
Nursing profession offers a chance to serve people along with a good amount of salary and job satisfaction. Nursing also has various career bifurcations these days and a good nursing professional requires a solid degree and technical expertise to survive in this field.
13. Understanding Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is world’s most common carcinoma and this year itself there were 242,000 diagnoses for this cancer. Almost 30,000 deaths are caused by this cancer. In United States the current cases of cancer are 2 million.
14. Mobile Health In 2013
150 health care companies are responding to mHealth technologies in the first annual HIN survey. Most of the major health care companies are trying to work through the Smartphone apps. 47% people are using text messaging facilities and 42% are making use of mobile web facility.
15. The Joy Of Healthy Hands
Most of us wash our hands but only few of us actually know how to do it correctly. 93% women and 77% men wash their hands after using the public toilets but only 15% of them really know how to use it. Even in hospitals cases of infections are spread due to unhygienic habits. 1 out of 20 patients in the hospitals are suffering from the infection.
16. Planning Ahead For Labour and Delivery
It is always good to be mentally prepared before the delivery. Almost 56% women attended the child birth course before their actual day of delivery. Many women are attending the birthing classes conducted in the nearby areas, hospitals or clinics.
17. America’s Health Disadvantage
$2.6 trillion was spent on health care in America in the year 2010 and that was more than the money spent on any other country. Even after having more income the country has a health disadvantage and the major reason is very high cost of medical treatments.
18. Night Time Nuisance: Understanding Sleep Apnoea
Sleep apnoea is a condition that stops breathing during the sleep or grow shallow during the sleep. One may experience pauses 20-30 times during an hour and these pauses may last from 10-20 seconds to multiple minutes. 1 out of 15 Americans suffer from sleep apnea and snoring and excessive day time sleepiness is the common symptoms of this disorder.
19. May: Mental Health Awareness Month
May 2013 was celebrated as mental health awareness month, a month that was celebrated as a month dedicated to create more awareness about the health practices and to reduce the stigma and shame that surrounds the mental illness.
20. DNA Human Genome: Personal Genomics
Human DNA is made up of four basic elements which are adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. DNA is a double stranded structure and 1 assembled DNA strand contains 3,000,000,000 base pairs.