NPR reports a new bill has been passed in Tennessee which would allow pregnant women who are addicted to illegal drugs, including both narcotics and prescription medications, to be jailed. The new pregnancy addiction bill, which has been met by criticism by some Tennessee doctors, has gained approval by both Republicans and Democrats in the state and is currently waiting for signature by the state’s governor.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which affects an estimated 2 million Americans. If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis it’s likely you experience inflammation, stiffness and joint pain. Over time the condition can also lead to deformity and bone damage. A common complaint from rheumatoid arthritis sufferers is that when they move- everything hurts.
You think the federal government has a good track record for restraining costs for Medicaid and Medicare? Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn has obtained a new report by The Daily Caller Tuesday and says it’s time to question whether giving government more power over health care is really a good idea.
Cardiovascular disease- it’s not glamorous and pink ribbons aren’t worn to bring attention to its devastating health affects, but did you know cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? It is also more likely to impact us and those we love than other more “popular” diseases. So what should you be doing to protect your heart?
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and new information published this week by CNN, there are over three million U.S. citizens who have enrolled for Medicaid since October. The dramatic increase in enrollment has been primarily found in states which have expanded their Medicaid programs under Obamacare.