Sunday, March 7, 2021
Outside the pandemic, “investigational” remains payer code for denying reimbursement. In the case of treatment for chronic conditions, even FDA-approved digital-health and connected devices languish on waitlists for formulary inclusion.

GET THEM FRESH

Dear Patient. Your Healthcare Data is No Longer Safe. Sincerely, HIPAA

HIPAA has not kept pace with the flood of digital technology swamping healthcare and it is in desperate need of modernization and strict regulation.

We Call Out Reiner Fuellmich as a Fraud. The Covid Conspirator Investigated

Reiner Fuellmich is the Covid Conspiracy theorist spreading fake news across the internet. We call him out on his latest nonsensical article published recenty.

Vitaccess is Reshaping Digital Health in the U.K.

Medika has identified Vitaccess for our Healthcare Innovation watch list. This UK based Digital Startup offers innovative and exciting approaches to data management that directly benefit patient outcomes.

Practicing Medicine During a Historic Winter Storm in Texas

Let’s face it. Being a doctor during the pandemic kind of sucks. The past year has presented many challenges in healthcare. From the Covid-19...

HealthTap Introduces Virtual Primary Care that Prioritizes Uninsured and Underinsured Populations in the U.S.

Because HealthTap connects patients with doctors using their dynamic matching technology, it’s extremely efficient and therefore low-cost virtual care

Texas Food Relief with NCS Group and #BStrong Initiative Deliver Food Aid Across Texas

Each NCS Group Unlimited Carrier Fleet Vehicle brings a total of $180K+ worth of supplies and aid, and a total of six trucks are arriving in Texas

NLR. Millions at Risk from Leprosy. Study Reveals Figures

To interrupt leprosy transmission and reduce annual new cases significantly, preventive treatment needs to be implemented in all leprosy-endemic countries

The Ethics of A.I. in Healthcare Must Be Urgently Addressed

A.I. is critical to the growth of healthcare in the coming decade. It needs to be managed correctly and urgent ethical guidelines regulating its use need to be implimented.

OPINION & IMPACT
HEALTHCARE

Covid-19 Global Statistics

The figures below are automatically updated each day
GLOBAL
117,076,001
Total confirmed cases
Updated on March 7, 2021 3:30 am
GLOBAL
2,599,984
Total deaths
Updated on March 7, 2021 3:30 am
GLOBAL
21,846,732
Total active cases
Updated on March 7, 2021 3:30 am

JUST FOR WOMEN

Health & Pregnancy

KEEP IN TOUCH

BREAST HEALTH | PREGNANCY

MENTAL

Early-onset Alzheimer’s and Its Misdiagnosis Tragedies

One current theory is that this type of Alzheimer’s may be familial, but a similar form is found in those with Down Syndrome. Estimates suggest that 50 percent or more of people with Down syndrome will develop dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease as they age.

ISABEL

CHECK YOUR SYMPTOMS

Isabel Symptom Checker

Medika has partnered with Isabel Health and you can now check your aches and pains in seconds by simply typing in your symptoms. Enjoy free access to a tool used by medical professionals.

EDUCATE

UNDERSTANDING

Preparing for: Colposcopy

Our Preparing for series allows a patient to properly prepare themselves for a procedure. Answers about how long the procedure will last, what’s involved, what to expect
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DISEASES

Do You Have an Autistic Child?

We need your help. Share your experience with other parents to warn of the dangers of treating autism with quackery and harmful chemicals and products.

Atherosclerosis, Arteriosclerosis or Hardening of the Arteries

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts.

Pro Tips to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

The lifetime risk of stroke for adult men and women (25 years of age and older) is approximately 25 percent. Worldwide, stroke is the second most common cause of mortality and the second most common cause of disability.

HEALTHY MINDS

SAFETY

COVID B.1.1.7 - How Widespread Is It in the U.S. and How Worried Should We Be?

According to the CDC report, by March, and possibly sooner, this new variant will surpass the original virus as the leading cause of Covid-19 in the U.S.

CARDIO

Pro Tips to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

The lifetime risk of stroke for adult men and women (25 years of age and older) is approximately 25 percent. Worldwide, stroke is the second most common cause of mortality and the second most common cause of disability.

SCAMS

QUACK ALERTS

Dr. Suzanne Humphries on Medika’s Quack Scale

Dr. Suzanne Humphries scores 5 out of 5 on Medika's Quack Scale. She poses a high risk to the general public and we recommend against following any of her advice.