Tag Archives: Health

Kamala Harris’ new health plan: Medicare for all — with private insurers – POLITICO

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris warns of strict cost and quality standards on participating insurers, although she isn’t specific about what those new requirements will be. | Darron Cummings/AP Photo Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday unveiled a plan to achieve universal coverage by growing Medicare with the help of private insurers, an effort that splits… Read More »

Mental health issues in Hong Kong surging amid tumultuous protests, experts say

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Stress and trauma over the political turmoil surrounding Hong Kong’s extradition bill has created an unprecedented mental health problem that the city is not equipped to deal with, medical professionals say. Discussion of mental health carries a huge stigma in the Chinese-ruled territory, and younger people are particularly vulnerable because of… Read More »

Supporting your newborn’s health: Intestinal colonization after elective cesarean section

This month we recognize World Microbiome Day with information to help new parents learn about their baby’s developing bacteria colonization and how interventions in the first 1,000 days of life may affect their child’s risk of developing preventable autoimmune conditions. As I have discussed in a previous blog, the microbiome — the varied and teeming… Read More »