A new clinical trial shows that the MIND diet may not stimulate the brain in the short term

Editor’s note: Tune in to CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you the expert-backed, delicious eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN – The results are from the prospective clinical trial of the Mediterranean diet, a dietary intervention to delay neurodegeneration, or the MIND diet—a diet specifically designed … Read more

Cordyceps: benefits, nutrition, and risks

Cordyceps is a type of fungus that grows on the larvae of the caterpillars. It has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to improve fatigue, cough, libido, kidney function, and weakness after severe illness. Today, supplements and other products containing lab-made cordyceps are advertised to help with everything from athletic performance and … Read more

The Medicaid health insurance renewal is cutting millions of people off

About 75% of the 2.7 million people who lost Medicaid coverage in 32 states and Washington, D.C. were kicked out of the program because they didn’t complete their coverage renewal process. This means that many of these individuals may have lost their insurance despite being eligible for Medicaid. States are checking people’s eligibility for Medicaid … Read more

The FDA has approved the Alzheimer’s drug Leqembi from Eisai, Biogen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Leqembi’s treatment for Eisai and Biogen’s Alzheimer’s. Medicare announced it would broadly cover Leqembi for patients enrolled in the program for older Americans, though several conditions apply. Medicare coverage is a critical step in helping seniors with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease pay for treatment, which has a list … Read more

CFPB, US Department of Health and Human Services, and US Treasury Department launch investigation into costly credit cards and loans paid to patients for health care costs

Washington, DC Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) launched an investigation into high-cost, specialty financial products, such as medical credit cards and installment loans, that are paid to patients as a way to pay for routine medical … Read more

MetroCare Behavioral Health Innovation Center for Advancement of Care – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

An air and capacity upgrade is on the way for the Dallas County mental health agency known as MetroCare. A brand new campus on Westmoreland Road near I-30 will replace a psychiatric hospital built in the 1940s. A blue fence surrounds the site where the demolition took place and construction is in progress. Dallas County … Read more

Despite the stigma, stimulant medications for ADHD discourage children from using drugs later in life.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders in children, by far.Any parent who resists giving their child some of the prescribed medications designed to treat it. One of the most prevalent concerns is that prescribing stimulant medications could lay the foundation for future drug use, including illegal drug use. … Read more

Transforming everyday health, one app at a time – POLITICO

Patients, even those with severe conditions, can be empowered to take greater control of their health through a combination of monitoring, education, and diagnosis together with education, treatment, and prevention. “Through our digital solutions, we can help improve health outcomes for patients,” says Timothy Brock-Smith, vice president of global drug partnerships at Huma. “We’re accelerating … Read more

Policy guidance provides strategies for the transition to value and payment-based health care

Statement highlights: The American Heart Association supports a person-centred, equitable, and streamlined Value-Based Payment (VBP) system of care that seeks to improve equity, the patient and provider experience, and the health of individuals and populations while controlling costs. Identifying and improving clinician understanding of value-based payment program design and best practices enhances informed … Read more