Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by WalletHub study
Washington, DC - Major insurers such as Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare recently announced their exit from state-sponsored insurance exchanges while the uninsured rate has fallen to a historic low, bringing into question the cost and quality of health care in America. With such developments in mind, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Best & Worst Health Care.
- Written by Deborah Balzer
Scottsdale, Arizona - The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis, in response to the increasing difficulty treating these bacterial infections. The report says the problem is a result of misuse and overuse of antibiotics. Of the three most common forms of STDs, WHO officials says gonorrhea has developed the strongest resistance to antibiotics. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are more than 800,000 new cases of gonorrhea each year.
- Written by Laurel J. Kelly
Rochester, Minnesota - Some parents choose to delay a child's entrance into kindergarten, believing that a child can gain an advantage in academics, athletics or social settings by being older than average for his or her grade. This is also common among boys who have birthdays near the cutoff date - with parents believing their child needs more time to mature.
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. These launches, which have become far too common in the past several months, violate multiple UN Security Council Resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea's launches using ballistic missile technology.
- Written by Micah Dorfner
Scottsdale, Arizona - Are you looking to be more physically active? If you’re planning to do more exercise or play more sports, beware of overuse injuries.
- Written by Bob Nellis
Rochester, Minnesota - The glucocentric focus on lowering blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes may have short-circuited development of new diabetes therapies, according to a new paper published by Mayo Clinic researchers in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
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