Virtual or In Person: Which Kind of Doctor’s Visit Is Better, And When It Matters

When the covid-19 pandemic swept the country in early 2020 and emptied doctors’ offices nationwide, telemedicine was suddenly thrust into the spotlight. Patients and their physicians turned to virtual visits by video or phone rather than risk meeting face-to-face. During the early months of the pandemic, telehealth visits for care exploded. “It was a dramatic … Read more

Alto riesgo y máximas ganancias: reguladores se preocupan por el auge del levantamiento de glúteos en Florida

MIAMI, FL – En retrospectiva, debería haber reconocido las señales de alarma, dijo Nikki Ruston. El consultorio de Miami donde programó lo que se conoce como levantamiento (lifting) de glúteos brasileño había cerrado y transferido sus registros a un centro diferente, explicó. El precio que le ofrecieron, y que pagó por adelantado, aumentó el día … Read more

Shaved Costs, High Risk, Maximum Profits: Regulators Worry About Florida’s Butt Lift Boom

MIAMI — In hindsight, Nikki Ruston said, she should have recognized the red flags. The office in Miami where she scheduled what’s known as a Brazilian butt lift had closed and transferred her records to a different facility, she said. The price she was quoted — and paid upfront — increased the day of the … Read more

Senators Say Health Worker Shortages Ripe for Bipartisan Compromise

Senators are eying the growing shortage of health care workers in the United States as one of the few problems where there is room for bipartisan solutions, even in a deeply divided Congress gearing up for a presidential election cycle. The shortage that’s only worsened since the pandemic is a prescription for skyrocketing costs, suffering, … Read more