Category: Health Care

Entrepreneurship Helps Move Healthcare Forward

Entrepreneurship Helps Move Healthcare Forward

According to a study published in JAMA, the U.S. spends more on healthcare than other high-income countries but gets fewer results. Americans have a lower life expectancy and higher obesity rates as well as higher infant and maternal mortality rates. Prescription drug prices are a main drag on the U.S. system, with prices almost double the average of other countries, $1,443 to $749. Even though the U.S spends more on healthcare than other countries (18 percent to 9 percent in Australia), only 90 percent of Americans have health insurance, yet 99 percent of Australians have it.

Entrepreneurs to the Rescue

It is no wonder entrepreneurs such as Harry Stylli, founder of genetic testing company Progenity and who has over 30 years of experience in healthcare research, see opportunity in a new healthcare paradigm that works to keep people healthy rather than make sick people well. The result is that traditional healthcare is becoming more business-oriented and tech savvy. Healthcare providers are discovering they must market their services rather than depend on the fee-for-service model that has been in use for decades. More and more, healthcare providers are being rewarded based on keeping patients healthy, rather than only making sick people well, which is changing the scope of treatment.

Growing Technological Trends

Wearable tech and fitness apps are becoming predominant. This trend is creating highly profitable products and services that fall not only under the domain of healthcare professionals, insurance companies, or treatment centers but also to private business. Entrepreneurs are using technology to expose and correct inefficiencies in healthcare and make new models on what works, for example, making critical data available immediately in acute care settings.

Decision-making tech tools are gaining bigger roles as well with wearable tech and websites allowing patients to access their own lab

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4 Things Everybody Should Know about Food Allergies

4 Things Everybody Should Know about Food Allergies

Food allergies are increasingly common, especially among young children. An estimated five to eight percent of young children have food allergies, and about one in thirty teens suffer from food allergies. There is no known cure, and we aren’t certain of the cause. However, there is significant confusion in this area, while ignorance and mistakes can cause serious problems for all involved. Here are food things everybody should know about food allergies.

What a Food Allergic Reaction Looks Like

The symptoms of an allergic reaction can include hives, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of the face or tongue, coughing, congestion or wheezing. Severe reactions include but are not limited to difficulty breathing, shock, hypotension and anaphylaxis. These severe reactions are rare, but they always require medical attention. Unfortunately, no two reactions are alike, so someone who has a mild reaction today may have a severe one tomorrow. In fact, it is possible that repeated exposure could make the reaction more severe until the food is eliminated from the diet.

Note that the vast majority of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis cases don’t cause rashes or swelling on the face. They simply start struggling to breathe as the issue progresses. Conversely, severe eczema in infants could be a sign of a food allergy or something else, so it should be evaluated by a doctor.

How to Prevent an Attack

One of the best ways to manage food allergies is to avoid the allergens altogether. This is because even small exposure to the allergen could cause a reaction. One strategy is to establish a food allergy reaction plan. If you have an allergic reaction, know how to treat it and, wherever possible, ensure that others around you know what to do, too.

What to Do During an Attack

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4 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHEEKS

4 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHEEKS

Facial appearance seems to be the most important thing for every individual be it their eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, chin or any part of their face. This is because it is the first thing everyone looks at. Well, we all are familiar with the term don’t judge a book by its cover but that seems to be a little difficult. Everyone judges especially by one’s appearance. Nowadays, there are many ways to improve the appearance of one’s facial features. For example, to improve the eyebrows one goes for threading. However, many wonders what the various method are to improve the cheeks.

There are many methods that can be used to help improve the appearance of our cheeks. The procedures used can be either invasive or non-invasive. These techniques are to be carried out only by a professional as they will need to weigh the pros and cons it has on a person before being able to proceed further. All the details would be discussed with the patient before carrying it out.

All these techniques can help us shave of our age making us look younger than before as well as remove our blemishes creating a glow to our skin;

1.         Botox.

Botulinum Toxin A injection is extracted from bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. When injected into the skin, this toxin is said to activate the collagen and also help produce more collagen to make the skin firmer. Cheeks Botox injection can help to give a boost and make it look like one has a high cheek bone. Besides that, when injected at the jawline helps narrow the jawline and shrink the muscles over the region making one appear with a perfectly sculpted face. That combined can give us an amazing young and sensational look.

2.         Fillers.

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