Mark Cuban's online pharmacy aims to reduce prescription drug prices
Take With Food Prescription PhotoPhoto by Shopify Partners from Burst. “We started Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company because every American should have access to safe, affordable medicines. If you don’t have insurance or have a high deductible plan, you know that even the most basic medications can cost a fortune.” — Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug company‘s mission statement, which is a letter from billionaire investor, Mark Cuban.
Patient panics alone in exam room when doctors and nurses forget she is there
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission.*. When I was on State health insurance that was particularly subpar in areas, especially when it came to the quality of primary care doctors, I had something happen to me that horrifies me to this day.
The Facts — and Myths — of Manuka Honey
Cure-all for many conditions, or totally bunk? The answer depends on how it’s used. Oh honey, will that bee vomit cure all my ailments?Photo by Mariana Ibanez/Unsplash. Every time I turn around, there’s a new “natural superfood” that has supposedly existed for hundreds of years, but is only now being recognized as an amazing cure-all for every disease that ever afflicts the human body. Aren’t we going to run out of new “ancient superfoods” to e̶x̶p̶l̶o̶i̶t̶ promote?
History: The Very First Tattoo Was Accidental
Although they've been around for several thousand years, it started when someone rubbed a wound with dirt, soot, or ash and noticed that the mark stayed after the injury had healed. Thanks to Iceman in 1991, the frozen and amazingly well-preserved remains of a Bronze Age man were found between Austria and Italy in the Tyrolean Alps. Iceman is believed to be over 5,000 years old and he has a series of lines tattooed on his lower back, ankles, knees, and foot. These "tattoos" were applied for medicinal purposes to reduce pain.
Alameda County MED-Project offers free medicine and sharp disposal
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County MED-Project offers residents a free and safe disposal option for medical needles and unused or expired medicines.
Robots Have Taken Over UCSF Medical Center
I take a look at how UCSF Mission Bay is using special robots to deliver medical supplies, specimens, and more, covering 400+ miles per day within the hospital.
Scientists Believe FDA-Approved Gene Therapy May Hold Key to Curing Blindness
The first FDA approval for gene therapy as a blindness treatment was granted in 2017. In 2022, is there a timeline for a cure?. This article is based on science and accredited media reports. No medical advice is offered herein on the part of the author.
Scientists Believe Specialized Treatments Are Keys to a Diabetes Cure
Medical experts suggest an era without diabetes is inevitable, though the timing remains elusive. This article is based on science and accredited media reports. No medical advice is offered herein on the part of the author.
How "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation" Treats Addiction
Funko Pop Captain Kirk from Star Trek: The Original SeriesDom Talbot on Unsplash. A U.S. Surgeon General report issued in 2016 estimated that 21 million Americans have a drug or alcohol addiction. Addiction to drugs or alcohol is more common than cancer.
Scientists Believe a Biological Cure For Mental Illness Is On Its Way
When the breakthrough is expected remains under debate in the medical science community. Though I am a former mental health professional with training in psychology, I am neither a scientist nor a doctor and I offer no medical advice or diagnosis herein. Please contact a currently practicing medical or mental health professional foranypotential issue related to this article that requires attention.
ALCO MED-Project offers free needle, medicine disposal
(Ethan Miller / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County MED-Project offers residents free and safe options to dispose of unwanted or unused medicines and needles.
Global pharmaceutical company opens new headquarters in Forsyth County
(Forsyth County, GA) With the opening of the new Alimera Sciences headquarters in Halcyon, Forsyth County has become the home of a global pharmaceutical company. Alimera leadership team representatives and local leaders celebrated the new facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 9 Located in the 1200 office building next to Town Square, Alimera’s space now has a fresh, contemporary appeal as innovative as the company itself.
Living With Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD): A Mental Health Perspective
C-PTSD remains among the most misunderstood of all mental health issues. Though I am a former mental health professional with training in Psychology, I am not a doctor and I offer no medical advice or diagnosis herein. Please contact a currently practicing medical or mental health professional foranypotential issue related to this article that requires attention. Sources for this article include BridgesToRecovery.com, The National Library of Medicine, and TheMighty.com.
Scientists Believe Death May Be Reversible Through Computers and Robots
The Singularity’s theoretical merge of man and machine is opening new doors of science and technology. This article is based on technology and science postings, and related media reports. All linked information within this article is fully-attributed to the following outlets:LiveScience.com, Metro.Co.uk, Dr. Ian Pearson, Futurism.com, Stanford Computer Science, Villanova University, and NPR.org.
2022 Is The Worst Time Ever to Become a Nurse, And Here's Why: Op-Ed
As remarkable a profession nursing is, the facts are indisputable. Not only the one in the title, but also the fact that in addition, 4 out of 10 nurses plan to pursue a role somewhere else.
The 9th grade dropout giving away millions in Florida
Herbert "Herbie" Wertheim has led a very interesting life. I write a lot about business leaders and entrepreneurs, but few have done as much as Herbie Wertheim. He grew up in a disadvantaged home, dropped out of high school in ninth grade, and avoided the Miami Juvenile Detention System for truancy by joining the US Navy at the age of 17.
The Original Stethoscope was a Simple Wooden Tube Used for Listening to the Heart
Back in the day, doctors listened to a person's heart by placing their ear on the chest with varied results. Since such a diagnosis could mean the difference between life and death, the invention of a device that could make listening to the heart more accurate became of great importance.
DEA National Prescription Drug Take-back Day, April 30th
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has designated the 30th of April, National Prescription (Rx) Drug Take-Back Day. National Drug Take-back Day is April 30th, 2022.MGN Image. Each year, law enforcement agencies nationwide mobilize to receive prescription drugs from citizens. According to DEA.gov through National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the DEA is:
The Babylonian Skull Cure was a Disturbing Ancient Medical Practice
Imagine kissing and licking a skull seven times each time on the recommendation of your friendly ancient Babylonian doctor. That was the treatment prescribed for a patient who ground their teeth. According to history.com, ancient Babylonian doctors had more in common with priests and exorcists than modern-day doctors and they believed that a deceased relative was trying to contact the patient, hence the teeth grinding.
My mother was horrified when a hospital failed to remove gauze from her surgical site following a procedure
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I witnessed firsthand; used with permission. My mother underwent surgery earlier this year. The surgery was successful, and she has fully recovered. However, the day of the surgery didn't run quite as smoothly as her recovery.