Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The greater number of Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will lead to only a slight increase in the use of medical services, and the health system can cope with the added demand, a new report states.

    Once the law -- s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are facing an important deadline. This year's sign-up period ends Sunday, Feb. 15.

    For most people, it will be the last chance to select an ACA marketplace health plan ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some insurance companies may be using high-dollar pharmacy co-pays to flout the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) mandate against discrimination on the basis of pre-existing health problems, Harvard researchers claim.

    These insurers may have structur...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sweetening Medicaid payments to primary-care providers does make appointments for first-time patients more widely available, a new study suggests.

    The finding offers what the researchers say is the first evidence that one of the aims of O...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although problems persist, more Americans had significantly less trouble getting and paying for needed medical care in 2014, as the health insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act kicked in, a new survey suggests.

    The number of working-a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who received expanded Medicaid benefits as children contribute more in taxes, were more likely to attend college, and have a lower risk of premature death, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed the tax returns of nearly all people born...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending on medical research is waning in the United States, and this trend could have dire consequences for patients, physicians and the health care industry as a whole, a new analysis reveals.

    America is losing ground to Asia, the research show...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is reducing the number of uninsured patient visits to community health centers, new research suggests.

    Community health centers provide primary-care services to low-income populations. Under ...Full Article

  • Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD - Dunwoody, GA - Healthcare
    At menopause, a decline in estrogen speeds up the removal of bone. During the 5 to 10 years after menopause, there is an accelerated bone loss. In fact, women have a 40% chance of having a fracture at some time by age 50, and many women have lost a startling 25% of their bone density within the first...Read More
  • Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD - Dunwoody, GA - Healthcare
    Certain hormone problems can cause erectile dysfunction along with other illnesses. Your doctor can discover these when you have your check-up to be sure there are no specific medical causes of erection problems.  These can often be treated, many times simply by taking a medication, as when the thyroid...Read More
  • Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD - Dunwoody, GA - Healthcare
    Although the risk of bone fractures increases with age, findings presented at a clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggest that many women develop dangerously low bone mass and fractures even during the first years after menopause. Researchers said that in...Read More
  • Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD - Dunwoody, GA - Healthcare
    Ways to ease back pain include:
    • apply moist heat twice daily to affected area (or bathe in a warm tub of water or use a Jacuzzi)
    • do neck, hip, and back exercises
    • focus on stretching and strengthening muscles
    • do crunches to strengthen abdominal muscles
    • swim to strengthen muscles, increase e
    ...Read More
  • Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD - Dunwoody, GA - Healthcare
    When pain is chronic or long-term, not only do you hurt, but you also may experience:
    • insomnia
    • daytime sleepiness
    • irritability
    • difficulty concentrating
    • appetite loss or increase
    • muscle weakness
    • low energy
    • depression
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  • Debra Fulghum Bruce PhD - Dunwoody, GA - Healthcare
    Tension headaches (also called muscle contraction headaches) are the most common type of headaches and happen when the muscles of the neck tighten, causing pain. Tension headaches are common in times of stress or when you’re overtired.  Chronic tension headaches average more than 15 days each month...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors continue to prescribe sedatives such as Xanax or Valium for seniors despite the significant risks they pose, a new study contends.

    The drugs in question are a class of medications called benzodiazepines. This class includes drugs such a...Full Article