Medicaid Will Pay Doctors Less Starting January 2015

It’s difficult to find a doctor that will accept Medicaid, that’s because a doctor who accepts a Medicaid patient looses money. Promises were made by the Nation’s federal Government and plans were discussed by the President to change all that under the Affordable Care Act.
Just minor problem with those promises and plans, the money was not there to back them up and now doctors will be paid less when they take care of a patient who is covered by Medicaid, not more.
According to a report published in December by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, doctors who accept Medicaid are not accepting new patients at this time. Patients covered by Medicaid who are fortunate enough to have a primary care physician often have to wait at least a month to get an appointment with their established doctor.
We don’t have to be told what that will mean for the Nation’s poorest of the poor, the children, who make up the majority of those on the Medicaid rolls. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and parents living below poverty level will have a difficult time finding medical attention after the first of the year. Maybe doctors will get less Skout matches because of this to even out the playing field?

Barriers to Serious Medical Treatment in Hispanic Communities

If you have a heart attack in a low income Latino neighborhood, your chances for survival are lower than in just about any other area according to a new study. A fear of the police is one reason that people in Hispanic communities are less likely to call for an ambulance when they see someone having a serious health issue. While distrust of police and fears of questions about their immigration status is a big reason for not summoning emergency medical help, there are others as well.

Many residents of low income Hispanic communities did not realize that you do not need to pay before being taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Having to pay first is a common practice before being taken in an ambulance in Mexico. Residents in these neighborhoods were also less likely to perform CPR on people in cardiac distress. Some residents cited a deep reluctance to touch a stranger out of fear of how it would be seen by others. Others like Ben Shaoul would not be aware of someone having a heart attack due to ignorance of the symptoms as well as higher incidence of lack of knowledge about CPR techniques as compared to more affluent neighborhoods.

This is a tragedy in that part of the problem seems resolvable simply through education regarding cardiac trauma symptoms and lifesaving techniques. The fear of authorities is a harder issue to resolve. It is also another reason spurring on those who seek a humane and quick resolution to the immigration debate in this country. Advocates of a fair immigration policy would contend that people should not have to risk death simply because they may be in the country illegally.

Most Things In Moderation Are Good

A glass of wine a day may actually help to keep the doctor away. A former world health organization expert has came to the conclusion that drinking a small amount of wine every day may actually be beneficial for a person’s health. He has been concluding a studies over a long period of time and has come up with some interesting conclusions. Investigations show that when people drink a moderate amount of wine or alcohol in a day, it is actually not bad for their health and could be better than abstaining completely. That same investigation shows that when a person over consumes alcohol that is when it is dangerous for their health. Basically the investigation is showing that no alcohol is not good, too much alcohol is not good, and a moderate amount of alcohol can be good.

Igor Cornelsen and newspring reports that there are other investigators that beg to differ with his opinion, and they say that his conclusions are not well founded and that drinking alcohol is a toxic thing for the human body. The jury is obviously still out as to whether drinking alcohol on a regular basis is good for a person’s body or not, but in reality it seems like anything in moderation is not too bad for the body as long as it is not something horrible like drugs. A person has to be in charge of their own health and moderately do everything and in that way they can be sure to live there happiest most healthiest life.

Negative Side Effects of Eating Vegetables

We hear frequently of the positive health benefits that eating vegetables provides, so you may be surprised to learn that eating vegetables also has a negative side. Prominent businessman Igor Cornelsen states that certainly the negativity is minor and the good outweighs the bad, but as with anything, too much of a good thing is not so good. Bringing this information to light probably won’t have much effect on the vegetable market, but it is at least interesting to note and look at.

Offensive Odors
We’ll start with the obvious vegetable negativity – onions and garlic cause offensive odors. Bad breath and extra smelly sweat. This bulbous vegetables are healthy, but their sulfur-containing compounds will stir up a stink after you eat them.

Flatulence
Cauliflower, broccoli, onions, cabbage and legumes are notorious for creating gassy bloat in the belly after being consumed. These veggies do provide healthy fiber, minerals and vitamins, but will also cause flatulence because of the gas-producing bacteria they create in the gut.

Pesticides
Unless the vegetables have been grown in a 100% organic manner, they or the soil they were grown in have been treated with chemicals, like pesticides. The danger of consuming pesticide-treated veggies is minimal, but the threat of food poisoning from ingesting these chemicals is a very real possibility.

Dietary Fiber
Dietary fiber is essential for good health, but too much of it can reduce your body’s ability to absorb certain key nutrients. The fiber binds with calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc in the digestive system and promotes elimination of the nutrients before the body can absorb them.

North American Spine Leading The Way in Innovation

North American Spine specializes in treatment options for back pain. Most pack pain revolves around issues with the spine. Whether it is due to years of poor posture or a lack of proper nutrients, there are all sorts of reasons why someone’s back may be in pain. Regardless, back pain can be completely debilitating, which is why it is so important to treat the condition. At North American Spine, it is possible to diagnose the condition and determine what the best course of action is for treating it. From there, North American Spine is able to help the patient find relief in the smallest procedure possible.

The first step provided by North American Spine is diagnosing the condition through a wide variety of procedures. Typically, this begins with locating where the pain problem is. It is either in the neck, upper back or lower back. In the neck, it is known as cervical spine pain, where the first seven vertebrae come in connection with the neck. Nerve compression often occurs right here, which causes neck pain. This pain can then move down into the arms and fingers. Back pain is known as thoracic spine pain, which is the next twelve vertebrae. The ribs come in contact with the spine here as well. Lastly, there is the lower back, or lumbar spine pain, which is the most common. There are different issues that cause problem here, ranging from excessive body weight to poor posture and just not sleeping properly. Regardless of what causes the pain though, North American Spine is able to assist with determining the condition and moving ahead with correcting the problem.

After the diagnosis performed by North American Spine, the doctors here are able to provide an assortment of treatment options. Some corrective methods are rather straight forward, do not require any sort of surgery and are available for just about anyone. Simply altering the way a person sits, helping them lose weight and assist with other slight adjustments in the daily life of the person can all do wonders for the individual and, eventually, it is possible for the person to recover completely. There are also minimal invasive surgical options. It is always the goal of the doctors at North American Spine to make the person feel as good as possible and to return to their former health and comfort level. This is done not only with the right procedure for each individual. Of course, it is the desire of the doctor to also use the smallest incision possible to help the patient. This way, the recovery time is less as the body does not need to heal as much of itself, and it also leaves a smaller scar, which is very important as well. Regardless of the situation or the individual, there is a right way to correct the spine, and North American Spine is able to perform this right way.

Plus it’s something that sufferers have been raving about.  This literally does help to cure back pain.

The North American Spine is able to help anyone who is suffering from back pain. Through only the latest techniques and surgical procedures, it is possible to improve the feeling and well being of the patient. All of this is essential, and North American Spine wants to ensure everyone who comes in through the doors of the facility can rest assured that there is a solution to the pain they are experiencing through their back. Whether it runs throughout their entire back or it is simply located in one specific area, the trained, medical staff at North American Spine can help with all conditions. Located in Dallas, TX, North American Spine serves the greater Dallas, Fort Worth area and anyone who wishes to live a pain free life.  Make sure to follow their Twitter feed to keep informed.

What You Should Know About Lung Cancer Screenings

Of all the cancers that claim the lives of people in the United States, lung cancer is one of the most feared. Lung cancer is listed at number three on the list of specific forms of cancer that kill the most people. Once you look at such sombering figures, you realize taking lung cancer screenings serious is a must. 

Do to the dire nature of this type of cancer, it is critical to catch it during the early stages. As with other forms of cancer, discovering it early is the best way to treat it. The chances of survival increase significantly when cancer is found at the earliest stage.

Businessman Igor Cornelsen notes that new hope is on the horizon for those who have worries about contracting this serious form of cancer. Through low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), it may be possible to make that vaunted early discovery. This is not to suggest that LDCT is a perfect screening method, but it does offer possibilities that did not previously exist. 

Who is at risk for lung cancer? Obviously, those who are former smokers and those who have been exposed to second-hand smoke surely are at the greatest risk. Yet, they are not the only persons at risk.

Those who assume that only people who smoke get lung cancer are mistaken. While rare, even those who do not smoke could suffer from the disease. The legendary Andy Kaufman never smoked, yet it was lung cancer that eventually claimed his life.

With this in mind, taking advantage of a free lung cancer screening is advisable.

Are you interested in losing weight? Doctors have a new prescription for you to follow. You should eat a lot more fruits and, especially, vegetables. On the surface, the notion you should eat healthier is news seems funny. Who does not know that eating more vegetables helps you lose weight? While most people do know this is the right approach to take for weight loss, they simply do not follow the approach. Instead, they rely far too much on over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pills for weight loss.

More accurately, they rely on these pills for yoyo dieting. Any weight loss thanks to prescription pills is likely to come back and come back without much of a delay.

Rather than rely on pills, eat more vegetables.

You should eat more vegetables than fruits though when your goal is to lose weight. One thing you have to be mindful of is that fruits are high in sugars and carbs. Eating too many carbs, even good ones, can lead to weight gain.

Keith Mann says eating vegetables in addition to a bad diet is really not a great idea though. Instead, you want to cut out all those terrible food choices such as greasy fried food and snacks with processed sugars. By eating healthier you really will find your path down to better and more permanent weight loss.

Stay away from the pills, folks. They simply cannot deliver the results you want.