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How the shutdown is hitting healthcare Print E-mail
Written by Les Masterson | Healthcare Dive   
Friday, 25 January 2019 17:16
Hospital leaders, patient groups and others are speaking out about the potential of upheaval as the partial government shutdown moves into day 34. The shutdown is affecting healthcare in many ways, including stalled food inspections, people not being able to afford care and premiums and the possibility of Americans not receiving prompt tax credits that help pay their health insurance. Dozens of health groups sent a letter to President Donald Trump calling for the president and Congress to reopen government immediately to "minimize any further impact on the public's health and wellbeing."

Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2019 18:18
Regulatory Dead Zone May Be Holding Up Copycat Insulin Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Dunn | Healthcare Dive   
Monday, 21 January 2019 00:00
The insulin market has increasingly attracted scrutiny from politicians, regulators and patient groups, as prices ramp higher for the hormone that millions of diabetics depend on to stay alive. Food and Drug Administration head Scott Gottlieb has advocated for greater competition in the pharmaceutical industry as a means of bringing down drug costs. But, for insulin, changing legal rules have effectively created a "regulatory dead zone," hindering generic drugmakers filing applications for copycat versions of the biologic drug. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:16
GoFundMe CEO: 'Gigantic Gaps' in Health System Showing Up in Crowdfunding Print E-mail
Written by Rachel Bluth | KHN   
Friday, 18 January 2019 17:52
Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care. It didn't start out this way. Back in 2010, when the crowdfunding website began, it suggested fundraisers for "ideas and dreams," "wedding donations and honeymoon registry" or "special occasions." A spokeswoman said the bulk of collection efforts from the first year were "related to charities and foundations." A category for medical needs existed, but it was farther down the list. In the nine years since, campaigns to pay for health care have reaped the most cash.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2019 18:32
There's a Link Between the Size of Your Belly and the Size of Your Brain Print E-mail
Written by Rachael Rettner | Live Science   
Friday, 11 January 2019 12:27
Belly fat has long been thought to be particularly bad for your heart, but now, a new study adds more evidence to the idea that it may also be bad for your brain. The study, from the United Kingdom, found that people who were obese and had a high waist-to-hip ratio (a measure of belly fat) had slightly lower brain volumes, on average, compared with people who were a healthy weight. Specifically, belly fat was linked with lower volumes of gray matter, the brain tissue that contains nerve cells. The new findings were published Jan. 9 in the journal Neurology.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2019 12:29
Greystone Names Dr. Ivan Espaillat Medical Director of new Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Friday, 11 January 2019 10:40
Greystone Healthcare Management, an industry-leading healthcare management company, has named Ivan R. Espaillat, MD, PA as Medical Director of its new Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center.  The new facility, located at 5280 S.W. 157th Avenue in Miami, is Greystone’s fourth health and rehabilitation center in South Florida and features an array of medical services as well as specialized orthopedic, cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programs. 

Dr. Espaillat comes to Greystone with extensive experience as a hospitalist, working and treating patients from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has worked in the Emergency Department, Regional Trauma Center in the very busy St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York.

As Medical Director, Dr. Espaillat will oversee all the medical and health-related aspects of the patients and residents, interfacing with the team of professionals about the quality of care, as well as the patients and families. 

“Dr. Espaillat will provide tremendous comfort to our patients and residents with his excellent experience and caring manner,” said Kimberly Pero, regional vice president, South Florida Region, Greystone Healthcare Management. “We look forward to his leadership, knowledge and compassion at the Kendall Lakes facility, which will be at the cutting edge of patient-centric care.”

Dr. Espaillat earned his degree at Universidad Tecnologica del Cibao in the Dominican Republic. He is a member of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine and received a Diploma from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).   

About Greystone Healthcare Management Corp.
Greystone Healthcare Management Corp., headquartered in Tampa, Fla., manages a healthcare network comprised of skilled nursing and assisted living communities, outpatient rehabilitation and home health services, private duty services and hospice care. With locations across Florida, Greystone is committed to providing only the highest quality customer service and patient care.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2019 10:46
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