Low blood flow in the legs from long periods of immobility is the leading risk factor for developing blood clots that could travel to the lungs, South Florida doctors say. Professional athletes face added risks.
Technical issues and long call center wait times blocked some consumers from signing up for healthcare coverage over the weekend. A special enrollment period will run from Monday to Sunday for these people.
Consumers filled enrollment sites over the weekend despite a holiday, other obligations and small technical issues with the application site. Open enrollment for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act was to end at midnight.
An international team of researchers studying HIV-infected patients in Cuba say they identified a strain that progresses to full-blown AIDS within three years — much faster than most variants of the virus.
Nearly half of all healthcare provider networks are narrow, meaning consumers don‘t get many options when choosing a doctor, specialist or hospital. And consumers may have no idea they are in a narrow network until after signing up.
Florida Health Choices, the state’s little-known insurance exchange, has asked groups to stop using its trademarked phrase — ‘The Health Insurance Marketplace’ — to promote the federally run healthcare.gov.