While the federal Affordable Care Act means more people have insurance, one health care administrator explained, “What is missing in the process is that you have coverage that only kicks in at a certain level.”
The founders of Cardiogram, an app for Apple Watch that analyzes heart rate data, looked at heart rate and exercise information from 35,000 Cardiogram Apple Watch users, and saw an increase in users' overall exercise the weekend after Pokemon Go launched.
Gary Morsch, founder of local nonprofit Heart to Heart International, is gathering volunteers to go to the Republican National Convention. Morsch said he and other “street medics” will give first aid if protests turn violent.
If you’re a parent, you might want to think twice about shooing a thumb from your child’s mouth. Researchers in New Zealand have found that children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails are less likely to develop allergies later in their lives.
Medical advancements are allowing micropreemies, babies with a very low birth weight, a better chance at life. In a town of 200, moms Kaylee Hurt and Ashley Taylor bond over daughters born at 1.4 and 1.7 pounds. “I’ve had plenty of rough days where I’ve needed someone to give me perspective. She’s been that person for me,” Ashley Taylor said.
To date, not a single person has been known to contract the disease from a mosquito within the United States. But that hasn’t stopped people from calling Phillip Howe, owner of Mosquito Squad of Greater Kansas City & Lawrence.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced that more Americans will be allowed access to a prescription of buprenorphine, one of three drugs approved by the FDA to treat opioid addiction. The announcement comes amid a spike in fatal opioid overdoses.
About an hour south of Kansas City, two moms in Lane, Kan., forged a friendship over birth of their micro preemie daughters. In 2013, Kaylee Hurt gave birth to her daughter, Kaydee June, a micro preemie born four month premature who weighed a mere 1 pound 6 ounces at birth. On Feb. 29, 2016, Ashley Taylor gave birth to Austyn, a daughter born weighing 1 pound 11 ounces, also a micro preemie.
A 60-year-old British woman has been embroiled in a long legal fight over whether she can use her deceased daughter’s frozen eggs to carry her own grandchild. Last week, the woman, identified as Mrs. M, won a crucial case in the Court of Appeal in London that could allow her to carry out what she called her daughter’s dying wish.