Matthew’s health care tidbits

Health Policy Jul 24, 2021• Each week I’ve been adding a brief tidbits section to the THCB Reader, our weekly newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB that week (Sign up here!). Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! –Matthew Holt In this week’s… Read More »

How to Reduce Inflammation in the Body

How to Reduce Inflammation in the Body How to Reduce Inflammation in the Body : Inflammation is the body’s process of responding to pathogens that intrude on everyday functioning, such as viruses, bacteria, infections, and fungi. When a foreign organism enters the body, the white blood cells are immediately deployed to a specific location. It forms… Read More »

Marshall Allen on how to contest hospital bills and avoid treatment you don’t need [PODCAST]

“It’s rare for anyone to try and tally the precise cost of unnecessary care. But when they do, the estimates are staggering. The Washington Health Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to making care safe and affordable, analyzed insurance claims from 1.3 million patients who received one of 47 tests or services that are considered overused or… Read More »

Essential Reads: SBIRT for Women with Alcohol and Drug Use During Pregnancy

Critical to the wellbeing of pregnant women and their infants is universal screening for drug and alcohol use. This is an essential first step in identifying women with harmful substance use and connecting them with appropriate services.  Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment or SBIRT has been shown to be a quick and effective… Read More »

What’s new on talkhealth this month?

As restrictions begin to ease and you start to spend more time out of the house, we don’t blame you for missing some of our features this month. To save you some surfing time, we’ve compiled a list of the most exciting features on the platform this month. From exclusive coffee mornings to product trials,… Read More »