Archives for: December 2020

AAP Says Families Spot Eating Disorders Too Late

December 30th, 2020
  The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence says families often spot eating disorders too late.   Delay in Diagnosis   Studies have shown a delay in identifying boys and young men with eating disorders because of the misconceptio… more »

New Legislation to Help with Surprise Medical Claims

December 23rd, 2020
  Shielding insured patients from eye-popping medical bills for unexpected out-of-network and emergency care has been a bipartisan priority for lawmakers, but progress had been stalled for over a year.   New Proposal   The latest proposal calls fo… more »

FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

December 16th, 2020
  On December 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in people 16 years of age and older.   COVID-19 Vaccine   The initial delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine consists of nearly 3 million doses… more »

Technology and Our Health

December 9th, 2020
  Technology plays a vital role in the medical field. Scientists are creating and researching new equipment which can help improve the world’s health and well being.   Socks and Your Vital Signs   New research shows it won’t be long before items l… more »

Hormone Found in Humans Could Help Obesity

December 2nd, 2020
  A hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans, according to a new study.   New Potential Treatment   The hormone called lipocalin-2 (LCN2) could be used as a potential tr… more »