How Doctors are Driving Medicare Spending

Medicare

The costs of health care have continued to skyrocket despite the many changes made as a result of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Commonly known as “Obamacare”, the Affordable Care Act has opened up opportunities ...

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FDA Cautions Men Using Testosterone of Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Since last year, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been cautioning the public about prescription testosterone products on the market today. Some studies have been released that report a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, or death in patients ...

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Back Pain? Viagra Works for That Too

Viagra

Arguably one of the most recognizable prescription drugs in the world, Viagra has been successfully used by men all over the world as a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) and for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), known simply as an enlarge ...

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Eat More Watermelon, Enjoy Better Erections?

Better erections

The health of your erections is closely related to your overall health. As doctors and researchers have discovered the connections between erectile dysfunction and general health concerns like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, they have found one more reason to ...

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Why Americans Need to Be Wary of Generic Viagra

Viagra

Plenty of expensive name brand drugs have gone off-patent, opening up the door to generic competition, but Viagra isn’t one of them. Viagra has been around since 1998, and plenty of newer drugs have gone off-patent, lowering prices for patients, ...

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More Employers Embracing Telemedicine Benefits for Workers

Telemedicine

Telemedicine is gaining importance as an employee benefit. Multiple surveys and studies show that telemedicine is being offered by an increasing percentage of employers, with around one-third of employers overall offering telehealth benefits. Among larger organizations, the numbers go up ...

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Viagra May Help Prevent Dementia

Viagra

Viagra belongs to a class of drugs known as PDE-5 inhibitors. Other drugs in the class include Cialis and Levitra, all of which work by inhibiting the action of an enzyme called PDE-5. With less PDE-5 action, the smooth muscle ...

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Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Might Need Fixing Itself

Medicare

In the spring of 2015, a rare bipartisan supermajority in Congress passed a healthcare bill. This bill, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), alters how the government pays doctors who treat Medicare enrollees. Both Democrats and Republicans touted ...

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