DEA Alert: Extortion Scam

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued an alert regarding registrants receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel. The criminals have masked their telephone number on...

HHS Report Finds Medicare Advantage Patients Disadvantaged

The New York Times reported this week that Medicare Advantage plans “have been improperly denying many medical claims to patients and physicians alike.” A report by the US Department of Health and Human Services claims the denials are an attempt to increase profits....

High School Health Care Club Checks Out Orthopaedics

The Chicago Tribune reported this week about Lyons Township High School students who observed a robotic surgery demonstration at La Grange Memorial Hospital in suburban Chicago. The students, who belong to the Future Healthcare Professionals Club, were hosted by AAHKS...

Lab-Grown Knee Cartilage Trial in Canada

The Canadian television network, CTV, in Toronto reported on an international clinical trial for knee cartilage injuries taking place at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. Surgeons collect a cartilage sample from the patient and send it to a clinic in...

What Patients are Viewing: Hypnotherapy for Pain

NBC5-Chicago featured a knee replacement patient in a story on the use of hypnotherapy to help manage pain following surgery. The focus of the piece was how hypnosis therapy could help some patients reduce their use of opioids for pain management. In conjunction with...

AMA Expresses Concern over Walmart Opioid Policy

In the wake of Walmart’s policy of restricting opioid prescriptions in all US Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to a seven-day supply, the American Medical Association issued a letter to Walmart, Inc. president, Doug McMillon. The letter outlines three main concerns with...
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