Prognosis: insurance vs. direct primary care

Prognosis: insurance vs. direct primary care

The average patient’s health insurance deductible has increased by 49% since 2011 and 51% of patients with a high-deductible health plans are required to pay upwards of $1,000 before their insurance kicks in. Direct primary care (DPC) is a method of healthcare that...
Should You Take Care of your Toothache in Thailand?

Should You Take Care of your Toothache in Thailand?

Patients struggling to find the right treatment at home are heading overseas and the globalization of health care is booming. More than 900,000 Americans have traveled abroad for treatment; should you seek more affordable care for your ailments out of country? The...
Exercise caution when exorcising gluten from your diet.

Exercise caution when exorcising gluten from your diet.

Going gluten-free may mean different things to different people but one thing does not change, how or where the ingredients are sourced. With the ever-growing litany of gluten-free options available and more people jumping on the bandwagon, some serious side effects...
Paging Doctor iPhone

Paging Doctor iPhone

Using a database of nearly 130,000 skin disease images, computer scientists at Stanford develop a deep learning algorithm able to identify cases of potential skin cancer. This program matches the diagnostic ability of a dermatologist and can be used on mobile devices...
Fitness tracking growing at a healthy clip

Fitness tracking growing at a healthy clip

First available in the mid 80’s and emerging from simple pedometers and chest straps, activity trackers have changed the way we monitor our activity and may have a significant impact on our overall health. Their popularity has surged, with fitness enthusiasts...
What You Need to Know About Getting a Mammogram

What You Need to Know About Getting a Mammogram

Last month was the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness and to raise funds for cancer research. BreastCancer.org says that, “About 1 in 8 U.S....