To Translate or Not? A Look at Pharmacy Labels and Language

Shruti ModiOct 26, 20144 min read
In California, there is a debate over the translation of medicine labels. Currently, 44 percent of Californians speak a language other than English at home. Most medicine labels in California are printed in English, which places patients who do not understand written English in danger of taking their medications incorrectly. […]

Unexpected Large Medical Bills: Balance Billing is Not Prohibited in Many States

Mohammad MesbahiOct 24, 20144 min read
Imagine that you receive a medically necessary surgery from an out-of-network specialist. You pay your co-insurance or co-pay and your health insurance authorizes the surgery agreeing to pay the remaining cost. Then, a month later, you receive a bill from the specialist for the difference between what they charged and […]

Defensive Medicine Impeding the Medical Profession with Liability

Jolena JeffreyOct 21, 20144 min read
The thought of malpractice for many doctors begins as soon as a patient walks into the door. The subsequent fear and actions that follow are known as defensive medicine. Defensive medicine, “occurs when doctors order tests, procedures, visits, or avoid high-risk patients or procedures, primarily (but not necessarily or solely) […]

The push for IT advancements in health related fields in the wake of technological breaches

Maya FrazierOct 11, 20144 min read
For over twenty-five years, health related industries have increased the use of technology hoping to make healthcare more accessible, affordable, and efficient. As early as the 1990s, medical providers have slowly migrated to electronic health records (EHRs) from traditional paper record keeping systems. With the adoption of legislation like the […]

The United States Obesity Rate is Still Too High

Reema TanejaOct 9, 20145 min read
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released their September 2014 report on the current state of obesity in the United States. TheHill. As defined in the report, obesity is “an excessively high amount of body fat or adipose tissue in relation to lean […]