• What long Covid patients need to know about health insurance
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    What long Covid patients need to know about health insurance

    Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images Navigating the health insurance system is often difficult and overwhelming, even in the best of times. For patients with long Covid, a relatively new condition that frequently leaves patients with a lengthy and unpredictable list of debilitating symptoms, it can be especially nightmarish. “Even if you remain on the same [health insurance] plan you had before Covid, you will probably utilize the health-care system more, whether it be more office visits, more prescription medications or even more medical devices,” said Caitlin Donovan, a spokesperson for the National Patient Advocate Foundation. Indeed, nearly half of people with long Covid reported increased medical expenses, according to…

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  • The Long Tail of America’s Racist Medical System
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    The Long Tail of America’s Racist Medical System

    Discrimination, lack of access, mistrust and mistreatment aren’t unique to Black Americans; Latinos and other minority groups experience it, too. Poor people often wait longer for worse care in underfunded, understaffed — and often de facto racially segregated — public hospitals and clinics than richer, better-insured people. And they know it. Growing up in Detroit, Michael Winans, now in his early 40s, was “too busy getting by” to pay attention to a syphilis experiment that ended before he was born. But distrust of the medical establishment flowed in his family. His grandmother survived a stroke but died during routine follow-ups; the family suspected sub-par care. Later, his mother hesitated when…

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  • Despite long Covid risks, employees consider cutting health benefits
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    Despite long Covid risks, employees consider cutting health benefits

    Tech startup company Fast Chief Communications Officer Jason Alderman (R) talks with an employee on the first day working in the office on March 24, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Inflation has stretched household budgets near their limit. As a result, most people have reined in discretionary spending, even when it comes to health and wellness. But just as many Americans want to scale back, U.S. health officials are expecting another pandemic wave this winter and new research underscores the importance of having comprehensive medical benefits. Although the Biden administration is looking at ending the public health emergency over the next few months, many who get…

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  • 2 Top Healthcare Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul
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    2 Top Healthcare Stocks to Buy for the Long Haul

    Predicting how the market will behave in the next few months is impossible, especially considering the economy still faces severe issues such as inflation. However, in 10 years or more, the market will be up. Even serious downturns seem far less scary when you look at a chart of the performance of the broader market over several decades. That’s why looking for stocks that can survive the test of time can pay hefty dividends down the road. In that spirit, let’s examine two healthcare stocks that seem to have the tools to provide solid returns over the long term: Eli Lilly (LLY -0.64%) and Teladoc Health (TDOC -4.11%). LLY data by…

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  • Long School of Medicine celebrates Women in Medicine Month
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    Long School of Medicine celebrates Women in Medicine Month

    Posted on September 2, 2022 at 12:42 pm. Shared by Jessica Binkley September is Women in Medicine Month (WIMM), an annual celebration recognized by the American Medical Association highlighting the contributions of women physicians since 1990. The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is home to countless outstanding women in medicine and science, including  physicians, teachers, researchers, mentors and more. The Office for Inclusion and Diversity has acknowledged WIMM since 2018 by recognizing these outstanding faculty and students within the Long School of Medicine, based on nominations submitted by faculty, trainees and students. This year, the school is honoring 21 women who are changing the face of…

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