Happy Presidents’ Day to our members, partners, and friends throughout Arizona and across the country! Continue reading Happy Presidents’ Day
Is it a breakthrough or is it too good to be true? If you haven’t heard yet, a Japanese drugmaker says it has created a pill that can kill the flu virus within 24 hours! Given how difficult this year’s flu season has been, particularly here in Arizona, that claim is certainly an attention-getter. Click on some of the links below and read about this new … Continue reading Has the Flu Met Its Match?
Do you have a bucket list? According to new research just released in The Journal of Palliative Medicine, odds are you do. In fact, the study shows that nine out of ten people have a bucket list. What’s on the bucket lists can range from places to go and things to see to more practical undertakings such as creating an advance directive for end of … Continue reading Add This to Your Bucket List
February is National Cancer Prevention Month and with that in mind, our guest blog today comes to us from Brian Hummell of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN). Take a look at what Brian has to share and then let us know what you think. Working together with our partners to bring you the latest health information affecting the people of our state … Continue reading Arizona’s Fight Against Cancer
Aetna’s former medical director admits “he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.” That stunning admission came under oath from Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma, who was the health insurance giant’s medical director for Southern California from 2012 to 2015. From CNN.com: California’s insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under … Continue reading Health Insurer Under Fire
So you’ve already battled through the flu this season and you figure that means you can’t get it again. Well, according to a new report on LiveScience.com – just because you’ve had the flu once this year doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Experts say it is possible to catch the flu twice in one season. That’s because there are multiple strains of flu viruses … Continue reading The Flu Times 2
Think you need to go the ER? Patients in several states are finding out the hard way that one of the nation’s largest insurers won’t cover the ER visit if the company decides it wasn’t really an emergency. From the Los Angeles Times: Over the last few months, Anthem, the nation’s biggest health insurer, has informed customers in several states that if they show up … Continue reading Punishing Patients?