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Aetna Practices Latest Example of Unethical Health Industry Practices
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By Lise Millay Stevens There is something rotten in Denmark. Maybe it is wafting over from the U.S. health insurance industry. CNN reports that a former Aetna medical director admitted, under oath, that he never looked at patient records prior to approving or denying care, relying instead on the recommendations from nurses at the insurance […]


Understanding the effect of a cancer diagnosis on mental health and addiction
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The National Cancer Institute considers anyone who has undergone or is undergoing cancer treatment a cancer survivor. Going by this definition, 1 in 30 Americans is a cancer survivor. Further, though many survivors get a new lease of life, for many it is a terrible waiting game where their own Damocles sword keeps hanging over […]


Dual diagnosis in seniors: a perfect storm
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 44 million people in the U.S. who are 65 and older. The total U.S. population in 2014 was 318.9 million. In 2015, U.S. pharmacies filled over 4 billion retail prescription drugs. The elderly consume one-quarter of prescription drugs sold in the U.S. Doing the math, this […]


Can older adults drink safely?
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Older adults deserve to enjoy themselves. Many have worked hard for their whole lives, raised families, and have saved for retirement. A few drinks might help ease the tension in social settings and might help make new friendships. Some may even no longer drive or are wise enough not to drink and drive. So what […]


U.S. elderly must often go without necessary medical treatment
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The United States is the only country in the world where for-profit insurance companies intervene between doctor and patient to determine which treatment, procedure, surgery or hospitalization will or will not be covered. It is also the only country where pharmaceutical manufacturers are accountable to no one regarding the price of their product and are […]


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