Increase in Generic Prescription Drug Prices due to Current Market

According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, individuals who rely on the typically low prices of generic drugs may be in trouble. A common heart medication, digoxin, increased in price by almost three thousand percent in only one year. Some of the factors that influence this change are manufacturing shortages, as well as manufacturer decreases. … More Increase in Generic Prescription Drug Prices due to Current Market

Opioid Addiction: National Public Health Main Focus

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have created a report providing data on the harmful effects of opioid use. The main goal of this report is to gain knowledge on the societal harms and to avoid opioid misuse, while not taking away from those patients who actually need the drugs and have been … More Opioid Addiction: National Public Health Main Focus

How Transportation Noise Affects Your Health

The effects of transportation noise in Switzerland has been studied since 2014 by the Swiss National Science Foundation. They have been researching both the short- and long-term effects of the noise, and found that it increases risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. The means of transportation include aircraft, rail, and road traffic noise so far. When … More How Transportation Noise Affects Your Health

Bicycle Accidents Leading to Substantial Medical Costs

The use of bicycles has become extremely common, especially in a city like San Francisco. However, the popularity leads to more accidents. A study by the University of California-San Francisco found that the costs from nonfatal bicycle accidents has risen to $789 million per year. From 1997 to 2013, the amount of medical costs from … More Bicycle Accidents Leading to Substantial Medical Costs

The Most Overlooked Health Crisis: Doctor Burnout

Upon hearing of a “nationwide epidemic,” an individual would likely think of a disease, drug, or virus. However, the newest crisis in the health field is physician burnout. Several major medical centers in the United States as well as the American Medical Association all agreed that if the population demands high quality doctors and affordable … More The Most Overlooked Health Crisis: Doctor Burnout

Children’s Health at Risk Due to Racism Exposure

The effects of racism on children’s health were elucidated at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 meeting. Researchers illustrated the link between racism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression, anxiety, and general health. This study involved looking at data from 95,677 participants in the National Survey on Children’s Health for 2011-2012. This survey asked children if … More Children’s Health at Risk Due to Racism Exposure