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American Well pulls in $194 million to keep up with the skyrocketing demand for telemedicine

Patient talking to a doctor using a digital tablet American Well, a company that offers virtual medical visits, just raised $ 194 million to help it keep up with skyrocketing demand.  American Well CEO Ido Schoenberg said the company decided to raise now because health care is rapidly moving online. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak,… Read More »

Fewer American Families Weighed Down by Medical Bills

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The number of people struggling to pay their medical bills declined dramatically during the last decade, as the Affordable Care Act expanded health insurance coverage and financial protection for the sick. The percentage of families who had problems paying medical expenses in the… Read More »

American families pay $8,000 ‘poll tax’ to cover health care costs, economists argue – Fox Business

Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says ‘more transparency in pricing’ would reduce the cost of health care in the U.S. FOX Business’ David Asman, CEO of 1 Empire Group John Burnett, former investment banker Carol Roth and former Obama economic adviser Robert Wolf respond. American families are essentially paying an $ 8,000 tax to cover… Read More »

Severely injured patient becomes first African American to receive full face transplant

A 68-year-old man from Los Angeles has made medical history by becoming the first African American to receive a full face transplant. In July, Robert Chelsea also became the oldest patient to undergo the surgery, which was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, NBC News reports. “May God bless the donor and his… Read More »

What it’s like to specialize in lifestyle medicine: Shadowing Dr. Bansal – American Medical Association

As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it’s like to specialize in lifestyle medicine? Meet Ankush Bansal, MD, a board-certified lifestyle medicine physician, hospitalist and a featured physician in the AMA’s “Shadow Me” Specialty Series, which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties. Check out his insights to help determine whether… Read More »