During the first two Democratic presidential candidate debates, NBC correspondent Lester Holt asked for a show-of-hands among the candidates who would support eliminating private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan.
New York State took an important step to increase those numbers by repealing a religious exception to its vaccine mandate for schoolchildren. While vaccine skeptics protested stridently, the action will help to protect everyone.
Imagine the patient who’s regularly late, misses appointments or doesn’t fill their prescriptions as instructed. From the physician’s perspective, this is a non-compliant patient. But the patient may have transportation and financial issues. A "health adversity score" could help address this.
With global attention on the problem of plastic, a New Jersey-based company is making old-school new again with Loop, a sustainable delivery service — and hoping it can revolutionize how consumers deal with waste across the globe.