Health Matters
1:55 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Catastrophic Health Matters Show

We are aware that catastrophic usually means “causing great suffering”, or “extremely unsuccessful”. However, we choose the healthcare.gov definition of catastrophic, meaning “high deductible”. This show brings you the basic health information at a very low cost, similar to the catastrophic plans featured on the health exchange. We talk about exploding inhalers, patients who catch fire, rashes from your iPad, the dangers of surgical technology, and government investigation of the price of the new hepatitis C drug.

Tip: Drugs for preventing Alzheimer’s disease have been a disappointment. However, regular exercise and mental stimulation has repeatedly been shown to lower your risk.

Links:

The Chicago Tribune reviews the exploding inhaler article

USA Today on rashes from your iPad

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