Op-Ed: What can you do to protect yourself from heart disease? Make a lot of money
Dying from heart disease correlates more closely with your ZIP Code and bank balance than with your gene pool.fewer rural hospital closures. When I was growing up in Pakistan, I was told that heart disease was a side effect of high-income countries’ relentless pursuit of material progress. The tables have turned though and heart disease is sky-rocketing in low- and middle-income countries in part because of the globalization of the Western lifestyle. Advertisement If we are to continue making headway against heart disease in the next century, we will have to ensure that innovations are accessible to all. Drug pricing reform has bipartisan support, and progress on that issue would be a win for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as well as their constituents. But access to heart treatments is not just about cost. With my colleagues, I have shown that almost half of patients with heart disease aren’t even prescribed statins, life-saving cholesterol-lowering medications for those with heart disease. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and the uninsured are the least likely to get these dirt-cheap drugs. Of those prescribed statins, few are given the right dose. We need to develop systems that can help deliver the right therapies to all who would benefit from them. One way to do that is to change the incentives in medicine: Health systems get paid for treating heart attacks but not for those they prevent. Another is through better public policy. Not only must clinicians advocate for patients at their bedsides; they need to put pressure on elected officials to expand access to healthcare. A healthy heart should be a right, not a privilege. Haider Warraich is a cardiologist at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and author of “ Read more: L.A. Times Health
Op-Ed: Second-guessing may do more harm than good — especially among doctorsThe fallout from second-guessing looms especially large for doctors, whose decisions often have serious consequences. opinion Uhm...yeah I suppose so. 😂 How about if more than just a few good doctors REALLY listened to patients and actually spent time with them no one would have to second guess?
Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift Ticket Scalpers Found Guilty in Landmark UK Trialqueen & king of songwriting urm okay then
NHL's Ed Belfour Gets Slap On The Wrist In Drunk In Public CaseThe ex-goalie got nothing more than a slap on the wrist as punishment. He's taken plenty of wrist shots through out his life. Oh come on, he's just covering the 5 hole. Just go top cheddar.
Why Mexican Folk Romantic Ed Maverick Broke Up With the InternetNineteen-year-old star talks candidly on mental health, his social media nightmares and writing his upcoming album edmaverickmus Que hermoso ❤️❤️❤️❤️ edmaverickmus you are the best (te amo pa los que no saben inglés) ❤️ edmaverickmus “i love you bitch” pa los que no hablan inglish “eres una verga eddie”
Op-Ed: Who can beat Trump in November? Here are the pros and cons for each Democratic challengerWith the Iowa and New Hampshire contests now behind us, and Joe Biden all but officially finished in this race, how do the remaining Democrats stack up against President Trump? Let's rate them by the three criteria: personal persuasiveness, grass roots/emotional support, and Electoral College math. We can scratch Avenetti off the list. Pros: They're human. Cons: They're terrible. You're welcome. Science! 👆 As described by thieving bankers and 4th generation trust fund babies.
Latin Artist on the Rise: Meet Ed Maverick, Who's About to Take His Folk-Pop Melodies to CoachellaFor this edition of Artist on the Rise, meet Mexican crooner Ed Maverick who will make his Coachella debut in April. EdMaverickmusic You should have tweeted this on a Wednesday lol edmaverickmus EdMaverickmusic Crack!!!! EdMaverickmusic legend