Meaningful Healthcare Access Requires So Much More Than Insurance Coverage

Victor Agbafe, Matt Alexander, Jesper Ke, and David Velasquez are medical students.

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Millions of Americans are expected to lose health insurance coverage with the end of the pandemic protections on health insurance enrollment, and hundreds of thousands already have. While much of the discussion has been rightfully centered around how to minimize losses in health insurance coverage, we must also consider last-mile challenges that affect access to healthcare.

Patients can struggle to obtain access to healthcare because of issues beyond insurance. The social, environmental, and economic factors that shape our lives, known as upstream drivers

Ukraine Says Heavy Battles Going on After First Counteroffensive Gains

(Reuters) – Ukraine’s top military command said on Monday its forces were engaged in heavy battles in frontline hot spots, a day after Kyiv said it had made the first modest gains in reclaiming territory from Russia as part of its counteroffensive.

Some 25 battles had taken place over the past day near the eastern town of Bakhmut, and further south near Avdiivka and Maryinka, all in the Donetsk region, but also near Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region, Ukraine’s armed forces general staff said.

Ukraine said on Sunday its troops had made advances on three villages in Donetsk: Blahodatne, Neskuchne

Keys to a healthy lifestyle

Experts say one of the keys to a healthy lifestyle is staying active at every age. On today’s Talking Texoma, Chris Showalter is with Jerri Thomas from Presbyterian Manor. Staying physically and socially active is very important at any age, but especially for those in their senior years.

Deciding how busy you want to stay at Presbyterian Manor is up to you. They have a multitude of opportunities to stay busy. You can work a puzzle with a friend, go to the exercise room, go on a shopping trip, or sign up for one of their symphony trips. There are

Do You Absolutely Hate Broccoli?

June 7, 2023 · 8:50 AM

If so, it may well be because of your genes according to an article at Particular genes determine whether you can detect a bitter chemical (called PTC) in broccoli and other brassicas like cauliflower and brussels sprouts.

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“On average, about 70% of us can taste something bitter in broccoli or PTC, but those with two copies of the bitter sensitivity gene are closer to 20%, and they are much more likely to hate it.”

US President George HW Bush said in March 1990, “I do

‘Searching For Soul Food’ Shows The Rich History Of Making Something Out Of Nothing

“Searching for Soul Food” follows rock star celebrity chef Alisa Reynolds as she discovers what soul food looks like around the world. The international journey finds Chef Reynolds exploring the culinary worlds of Mississippi, Oklahoma, Appalachia, South Africa, Italy, Jamaica, Peru and Los Angeles.

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of soul food?

Is it a Sunday-dinner spread of perfectly seasoned fried chicken, collard greens and all the fixins? The overwhelming sense of satisfaction and comfort? Or my personal favorite — the nirvana that takes over when the mac and the cheese and the yams

Advanced Health Intelligence stock rockets nearly 500% on massive volume, with no news reported

The US-listed hares of Advanced Health Intelligence Ltd. AHI,
blasted nearly six-fold higher on massive volume in midday trading Friday, despite no news released by the Australia-based provider of personalized health care services to smartphone users. The stock soared 474.6% toward the highest close since February 2022. Trading volume exploded to an already-record 82.96 million shares, compared with the full-day average over the past 30 days of about 65,200 shares. The stock has been halted nine times for volatility since the open. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On May 19, the company was

Need a Practical High School Graduation Gift?

We’ve got you covered. If you know a recent high school graduate, you should find out if they have a simple estate plan to allow their parents or guardians to make medical and financial decisions if they are incapacitated.

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With high school graduation season in full swing, it is essential to remember that at age 18, parents no longer have the right to make medical and financial decisions for their

Google Cloud partners with Mayo Clinic, bringing generative AI to health

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O developers conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, May 10, 2023.

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Google’s cloud business is expanding its use of new artificial intelligence technologies in health care, giving medical professionals at Mayo Clinic the ability to quickly find patient information using the types of tools powering the latest chatbots.

On Wednesday, Google Cloud said Mayo Clinic is testing a new service called Enterprise Search on Generative AI App Builder, which was introduced Tuesday. The tool effectively lets clients create