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Average Outpatient Visit In US Approaching $500

The average outpatient visit in the United States costs nearly $500, according to a new scientific study. In addition, the average inpatient stay had a price tag in 2016 of more than $22,000. Both of these dollar amounts underscore a common understanding in the health profession: The US exceeds every other nation in total health care costs.

Nurse Denied Life Insurance As She Carries Naloxone

Bloodwork was supposed to be the last step in Isela’s application for life insurance. But when she arrived at the lab, her appointment had been canceled. “That was my first warning,” Isela said. She contacted her insurance agent and was told her application was denied because something on her medication list indicated that Isela uses drugs.

Excess Weight Responsible For Cancers Globally

According to a new report published this week, excess body weight is one of the major reasons behind cancers worldwide. The report was written by scientists at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians shows that 3.9% of the cases of cancers were linked to excess body weight and this amounted to 544,300 cases in 2012.