Author: Nate Kreifels

Poll Shows Widespread Confusion, Misinformation About ACA

 A new poll released Tuesday is covered by a few national sources, mainly because its implications underscore the Obama Administration’s struggles with implementing the Affordable Care Act. The poll found widespread confusion and misinformation about the law across the US. For example, over 40% of those surveyed believed the ACA was no longer law.        … Read more »

CDC: 13% Of US Adults Under 65 May Skip Meds To Save Money

USA Today (4/9, Kennedy, 1.71M) reports, “People younger than 65 are twice as likely to skip medications than older Americans, according to a study released today by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new CDC study found that about 13% of the Americans younger than 65 did not take their medications as… Read more »

Device Placed Around Lower Esophageal Sphincter May Benefit GERD Patients

The Florida Times-Union (2/21, Patton, 100K) reports that “a device called the LINX Reflux Management System, a ring of tiny magnetic beads that are surgically placed around the lower esophageal sphincter, preventing stomach acid from leaking back into the esophagus,” may benefit patients with GERD, according to a study published online in the New England… Read more »