Republican Lawmakers Approve $1.1 Billion In New Zika Funds

A woman looks at a Center for Disease Control (CDC) health advisory sign about the dangers of the Zika virus as she lines up for a security screening at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, U.S., May 23, 2016. WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday agreed to $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, short-changing President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion funding request and angering Democrats by making other cuts to pay for it. The House approved a funding deal that had been agreed to on Wednesday by Republicans from...

Side Effects Of A Facial

Leigh Shan has been writing about beauty, health, fitness, home and small businesses since 2007. Her work has been published in “The Queens Courier,” “Queens Business Today” and “The Real Deal” newspapers, as well as “The World Scholar” magazine. Shan holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Fordham University in New York City. A woman is receiving a facial. Facials can work wonders when it comes to extracting dirt and bacteria from pores and improving the overall look of your skin. But there...

Should Your Practice Be Billing Codes For Telephone Consultations?

It seems these days as if practices are doing more and more patient consultations over the phone. A lot of this may be due to the current economic conditions and the fact that patients are trying to avoid having to come in and be seen and be charged a co-pay. Whatever the reason physicians are spending more time on the phone these days and are asking whether or not they can bill CPT codes for telephone consultations and get reimbursed. Unfortunately, Medicare will not pay for patient consultations performed over the phone. In terms of other...

Mounted Display For Surgeons To Peer Inside You

Sony’s 3D head-mounted displays have been asking for a place in your film-watching and gaming routines since 2011 , but now their latest HMD is volunteering to act as the viewing end of medical endoscopes Hirai and Co. have just unveiled what amounts to a retooled HMZ-T2 , dubbed the HMM-3000MT, which helps surgeons peek inside a patient’s body in 2D or 3D – the latter of which is said to improve precision. By eliminating the need to keep tabs on an external screen, the electronics giant thinks doctors won’t have to...

More Than 27 Percent Of L.A Homeless Adults Have Hepatitis C, And Nearly Half Don’t

Recent government studies show that hepatitis C, which can destroy the liver and necessitate a liver transplant, now kills more American adults than AIDS, and new UCLA research shows just how prevalent the disease is among homeless adults in downtown Los Angeles. In a study published in the July–August issue of Public Health Reports, researchers found that 26.7 percent of homeless adults tested and surveyed in downtown Los Angeles’ skid row were infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) — more than 10 times the 2 percent rate among the...