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hedonism | Philosophy & Definition | Britannica.com

Hedonism, in ethics, a general term for all theories of conduct in which the criterion is pleasure of one kind or another. The word is derived from the Greek hedone (pleasure), from hedys (sweet or pleasant).

Hedonistic theories of conduct have been held from the earliest times. They have been regularly misrepresented by their critics because of a simple misconception, namely, the assumption that the pleasure upheld by the hedonist is necessarily purely physical in its origins. This assumption is in most cases a complete perversion of the truth. Practically all hedonists recognize the existence of pleasures derived from fame and reputation, from friendship and sympathy, from knowledge and art. Most have urged that physical pleasures are not only ephemeral in themselves but also involve, either as prior conditions or as consequences, such pains as to discount any greater intensity that they may have while they last.

The earliest and most extreme form of hedonism is that of the Cyrenaics as stated by Aristippus, who argued that the goal of a good life should be the sentient pleasure of the moment. Since, as Protagoras maintained, knowledge is solely of momentary sensations, it is useless to try to calculate future pleasures and to balance pains against them. The true art of life is to crowd as much enjoyment as possible into each moment.

No school has been more subject to the misconception noted above than the Epicurean. Epicureanism is completely different from Cyrenaicism. For Epicurus pleasure was indeed the supreme good, but his interpretation of this maxim was profoundly influenced by the Socratic doctrine of prudence and Aristotles conception of the best life. The true hedonist would aim at a life of enduring pleasure, but this would be obtainable only under the guidance of reason. Self-control in the choice and limitation of pleasures with a view to reducing pain to a minimum was indispensable. This view informed the Epicurean maxim Of all this, the beginning, and the greatest good, is prudence. This negative side of Epicureanism developed to such an extent that some members of the school found the ideal life rather in indifference to pain than in positive enjoyment.

In the late 18th century Jeremy Bentham revived hedonism both as a psychological and as a moral theory under the umbrella of utilitarianism. Individuals have no goal other than the greatest pleasure, thus each person ought to pursue the greatest pleasure. It would seem to follow that each person inevitably always does what he or she ought. Bentham sought the solution to this paradox on different occasions in two incompatible directions. Sometimes he says that the act which one does is the act which one thinks will give the most pleasure, whereas the act which one ought to do is the act which really will provide the most pleasure. In short, calculation is salvation, while sin is shortsightedness. Alternatively he suggests that the act which one does is that which will give one the most pleasure, whereas the act one ought to do is that which will give all those affected by it the most pleasure.

The psychological doctrine that a humans only aim is pleasure was effectively attacked by Joseph Butler. He pointed out that each desire has its own specific object and that pleasure comes as a welcome addition or bonus when the desire achieves its object. Hence the paradox that the best way to get pleasure is to forget it and to pursue wholeheartedly other objects. Butler, however, went too far in maintaining that pleasure cannot be pursued as an end. Normally, indeed, when one is hungry or curious or lonely, there is desire to eat, to know, or to have company. These are not desires for pleasure. One can also eat sweets when one is not hungry, for the sake of the pleasure that they give.

Moral hedonism has been attacked since Socrates, though moralists sometimes have gone to the extreme of holding that humans never have a duty to bring about pleasure. It may seem odd to say that a human has a duty to pursue pleasure, but the pleasures of others certainly seem to count among the factors relevant in making a moral decision. One particular criticism which may be added to those usually urged against hedonists is that whereas they claim to simplify ethical problems by introducing a single standard, namely pleasure, in fact they have a double standard. As Bentham said, Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. Hedonists tend to treat pleasure and pain as if they were, like heat and cold, degrees on a single scale, when they are really different in kind.

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By TIM WILLIAMS & DAVID INTROCASO

This past October CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced the agencys Meaningful Measures initiative.[1] Ms. Verma launched the initiative because, she admitted, the agencys current quality measurement programming, widely criticized for years by MedPAC and others, ran the risk of outweighing the benefits. Under Meaningful Measures, CMS will, Ms. Verma stated, put patients first by aligning a smaller number of outcome-based quality measures meaningful to patients across Medicares programs. Since the primary focus of a patient visit, Ms. Verma said, must be the patient, the primary focus of the initiative will be to focus health care quality efforts on what is really important to patients.[2] As an indication of this commitment, immediately after Meaningful Measures was announced the National Quality Forums (NQFs) Measures Application Partnership (MAP) began work reviewing a record number of CMS-recommended Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).[3]

There appears to be an ever increasing interest in PROMS in the US. For example, last year The New England Journal of Medicine published three PROMs-related Perspective essays that moreover described initial success by a few early US PROMs adopters. One of these essays also noted that England and Scotland had extensive experience in the use of these measures.[4] Though possibly overstated, we believe providers in the US can benefit from, for example, our experience in the United Kingdom (UK) developing and implementing My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) (at: http://www.myclinicaloutcomes.com), a digital patient reported outcomes measurement and analytics platform that is now used in the treatment of several chronic conditions in a variety of clinical settings across the UK.

MCO was initially developed in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons working in the National Health Service (NHS). These surgeons were seeking a way to systematically follow-up with their patients after joint replacement surgery largely in order to better economize on their use of clinical resources or more appropriately or efficiently identify those patients in need of follow up face-to-face consultations. The web-based platform was developed to work flexibly around existing clinical work flows.

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Health Care – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Letter to Congress on Reauthorzation of Children’s Health Insurance ProgramBishop Frank J. Dewane October 4, 2017

Letter to Senate on Replacement for Affordable Care ActCardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop William E. Lori, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vsquez, September 21, 2017

Letter to Senate Regarding Protection of Poor and Vulnerable People and the Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care ActBishop Frank J. Dewane, July 20, 2017

Letter to Senate Regarding the Better Care Reconciliation ActBishop Frank J. Dewane, June 27, 2017

News Release: U.S. Bishops Chairman Responds to CBO Report on Senate Health Care BillBishop Frank J. Dewane, June 26, 2017

Action Alert: Tell Your Senators to Insist on Changes to the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

News Release: U.S. Bishops Chairman Reacts to Draft Senate Health Care BillBishop Frank J. Dewane, June 22, 2017

Letter to Senate Regarding Health CareCardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop William E. Lori, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vsquez, June 1, 2017

News Release: U.S. Bishops Chairman Calls on Senate to Strip Harmful Proposals from House-Passed Health Care BillBishop Frank J. Dewane, May 4, 2017

Letter to Congress Urging Continued Efforts to Improve Health CareCardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop William E. Lori, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, March 30, 2017

Letter to the House of Representatives Regarding the American Health Care ActBishop Frank J. Dewane, March 17, 2017

Letter to Congress Presenting Moral Criteria for Debate on Health Care PolicyCardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop William E. Lori, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, and Bishop Joe S. Vsquez, March 7, 2017

Letter to Congress Urging Bipartisan Efforts to Preserve Gains in Health Care Coverage and AccessBishop Frank J. Dewane, January 18, 2017

Call to Support Legislation ReformingMental Health CareArchbishop Thomas G. Wenski, July 6, 2016

Backgrounder on Religious Liberty and the Freedom to Minister to AllFebruary 2015

Background on Access to Health Care (Medicaid Expansion)February 2013

Resources and Background on HHS Rule and Contraceptive CoverageJanuary 25, 2012

Letter to Energy and Commerce Committee on State Flexibility ActBishop Stephen E. Blaire, May 23, 2011

Cardinal DiNardo Urges Support for ‘Respect for Rights of Conscience Act’ (Original Letter)April 6, 2011

Permanent Ban on Abortion Funding Long Overdue, Says USCCB in House TestimonyFebruary 8, 2011

Background: Health Care ReformFebruary 2011

Cardinal DiNardo Letter in Support of HR-358January 21, 2011

The Bishops and the Right Exercise of Authority: A Response to Rick Gaillardetz’s Commonweal ArticleRev. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., November 1, 2010

USCCB Health Care Reform Summary and Timeline of EventsAugust 26, 2010

Issues of Life and Conscience in Health Care Reform: An Analysis of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” of 2010May 24, 2010

Bishops Note Way Forward With Health Care, Clarify MisconceptionsMay 21, 2010

Cardinal DiNardo’s Letter Urging Congress to Remedy Abortion & Conscience Flaws in Health Care Reform LawMay 20, 2010

Response to America Magazine by USCCB General CounselMay 17, 2010

Factsheet: Abortion Funding in the New Health Care Reform ActApril 12, 2010

Legal Analysis of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Corresponding Executive Order on Abortion Funding and Conscience IssuesMarch 25, 2010

Cardinal George’s Statement on Passage of “Profoundly Flawed” Health Care Reform ActMarch 23, 2010

Bishops to House of Representatives: Fix Flaws or Vote No on Health Reform BillMarch 20, 2010

Community Health Centers: Setting the Record StraightMarch 17, 2010

Washington Post Op-Ed by Cardinal DiNardo, Bishop Murphy & Bishop WesterMarch 16, 2010

Statement of USCCB President, Cardinal George “The Cost is Too High”March 15, 2010

“What’s Wrong with the Senate Health Care Bill on Abortion? A Response to Professor Jost”March 6, 2010

Abortion Funding in the Senate Health Care Reform BillMarch 4, 2010

Letter to Congress on Eve of Health Care SummitBishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, and Bishop John WesterFebruary 24, 2010

The Need for Conscience ProtectionJanuary 26, 2010

Letter to Congress to Continue for Genuine Health Care ReformBishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, and Bishop John WesterJanuary 26, 2010

UPDATED Pulpit Announcement and Prayer Petition | en Espaol

Joint Letter on Health Care to US SenateBishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, and Bishop John WesterDecember 7, 2009

Joint Letter on Health Care to US Senate | en EspaolBishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, and Bishop John WesterNovember 20, 2009

Fact Sheet: What does the Stupak Amendment really do?November 12, 2009

Letter to the U.S. Congress on HealthcareBishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Justin Rigali, and Bishop John WesterOctober 8, 2009

Letter to the U.S. Senate on HealthcareBishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Justin Rigali, and Bishop John WesterSeptember 30, 2009

Letter to House on Health Care Reform (HR 3200)Cardinal Justin Rigali, August 11, 2009

Issues Related to Coverage of Low Income in Health Care ReformAugust 2009

Legal Immigrants in Health Care ReformAugust 2009

Letter to Congress to Help Reform Health Care, Protect Human Life and DignityBishop William MurphyJuly 17, 2009

USCCB Health Care Statement to CongressBishop William F. Murphy, May 20, 2009

Letter to US Congress on 2009 BudgetBishop William F. Murphy and Bishop Howard J. HubbardMarch 26, 2009

Letter to Congress on SCHIPBishop William F. Murphy, January 14, 2009

Joint Letter Supporting Community Choice ActBishop Nicholas DiMarzio, et. al., June 5, 2007

Letter to Senate Budget Committee on SCHIP, Medicaid, MedicareBishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Rev. Larry Snyder; Sr. Carol Keehan, March 15, 2007

Letter in Support of the Medicaid Community-Based Attendant Services and Supports Act of 2005 (MiCASSA), S. 401/H.R. 910September 13, 2006

Comments on Recommendations of the Citizen’s Health Care Working GroupBishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D., August 23, 2006

Joint USCCB/CCUSA/CHA Letters to Senators Grassley and Baucus on Medical Treatment for Victims of Hurricane KatrinaSeptember 27, 2005

Letter to Congressman Ralph Regula from Cardinal McCarrickApril 27, 2004

Letter to Senator Arlen Specter from Cardinal McCarrickApril 27, 2004

Letter to EPA on Testing of Pesticides on HumansSeptember 10, 2003

A Joint Letter from USCCB and CHA to Senator Collins on Mercury Reduction Act of 2003May 15, 2003

Children’s Health and the Environment Initiative

Letter to Senator Jeffords Endorsing Youth Drug and Mental Health Services ActJune 10, 1999

Comprehensive Health CareJune 18, 1993

Health and Health CareNovember 19, 1981

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Physicians for a National Health Program

On May 5, 2016, an esteemed group of physicians unveiled a detailed plan for single-payer health care in the U.S. To read the proposal, please visit pnhp.org/nhi. To read and view media coverage of the proposal, click here. To browse supplemental materials related to the proposal, click here.

On March 3, 2018, medical and health professional students from across the U.S. gathered in New Orleans for the 7th annual Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) Summit. To access Summit materials, including slideshows and archival video, visit pnhp.org/nola.

PNHP advocates fundamental, single-payer reform of our health care financing system. To join PNHP as a physician, health professional, medical student, or activist, visit pnhp.org/join.

PNHP welcomes the introduction of Sen. Sanders’ single-payer legislation as a landmark moment in the fight for single payer. To learn more about the Medicare For All Act of 2017, including PNHP’s analysis of how the bill could be strengthened, visit pnhp.org/MedicareForAll.

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The Final Word: Healthcare vs. Health Care – arcadia.io

A cursory review of all the textbooks, dictionaries, style guides, and news sources in the Anglophone world would reveal a complete lack of consistency in the conventions of how healthcare/health care/health-care (h/h/h) is written. Is anyone elses mind blown that no convention has been developed for how to write about a multi-trillion dollar industry? Mine certainly was. This is my attempt to rectify the lack of clear, well-researched direction on this subject.

If you were to look for an authoritative source on the topic, you would turn up a series of loose sets of rules and meritless rationales for conventions surrounding the veritable word cloud miasma that hovers around our industry. As such, I took to reading through the decisions handed down from the Court of Common Opinion in search of a compelling narrative for how we Anglophones the world over should free ourselves of this embarrassingly debilitating failure of language.

Frankly, this has annoyed the Internet for way too long. Health care is in the top 20% most searched words on Merriam-Websters online dictionary and understandably so. No one is looking up healthcare because its some hard, new word: people are looking up health care because they need to know conventions for how to use and spell it! And as I did yesterday, most people walk away from Merriam-Webster and similar sources with tails between legs, depressed they have to go through yet another day with no direction on whether they are using and writing h/h/h properly.

Michael Millenson recently tried his hand at unraveling this topic. He did a compelling investigational guest piece tracking down the history of usage and spelling for h/h/h on the blogThe Doctor Weighs In. Unfortunately, at the end of the article, Im still head-desking because Michael joins everyone else in what Im calling The Great Healthcare/Health Care Vacillation by not making an argument one way or another for usage and spelling.

The most developed, logical, and applicable set of conventions I have found was developed here by Deane Waldman, MD, MBA on his blog, Medical Malprocess. His refreshing approach is that we should use both healthcare and health care each for different purposes because the need for specificity is so great that no one version of this word/phrase would be sufficient. Here is my interpretation of how he has parsed these words:

health care (noun)

Definition: a set of actions by a person or persons to maintain or improve the health of a patient/customer

Examples:

healthcare (noun or adjective)

Definition: a system, industry, or field that facilitates the logistics and delivery of health care for patients/consumers

Examples:

To put it more simply, Dr. Waldman writes:

Health caretwo wordsrefers to provider actions.

Healthcareone wordis a system.

We need the second in order to have the first.

While this is a thorough and terribly useful set of conventions, the fact remains that in the US the most commonly accepted form in professional writing is health care (the Associated Press feels pretty strongly about it), regardless of the words part of speech and the concepts to which the author means to refer. My problem with this heavy-handed approach is that it flattens the language and allows the speaker and audience to discuss h/h/h with little specificity, leading to generalities made about h/h/h that are not valid for the other forms of the word/phrase/concept. As such, I think that Dr. Waldmans model, which judiciously incorporates both forms, should supplant all of, in my opinion, the half-formed and barely-enforced rules on how to write h/h/h.

You may be wondering why I (and others) care so much about this issue. The short answer is that healthcare has taken on more meaning as a closed compound word to describe the system/industry/field than is captured in the two separate words health and care. Health care does not sufficiently capture the increasing demand for nuance and specificity in referring to topics surrounding the practice and facilitation of services to maintain or improve health. Healthcare represents the political, financial, historical, sociological, and social implications of a system that provides health care to the masses.

As professionals in a fast-paced and demanding field, we should hold ourselves to a high standard of precision and accuracy in our language. More than a few (by that, I mean literally 100%) of the professionals in healthcare have found themselves at some point wondering whether they are writing this word/phrase properly. I say the time has come to end the Great Healthcare/Health Care Vacillation.

It is understandable for many to feel they have neither the time nor resources to dedicate themselves to the pursuit of grammatical perfection. However, our issue here is not simply a lack of differentiation between two words in some obscure intellectual niche. Our issue is that our entire profession, industry, and field lacks a single, unifying convention for how to portray itself to the world. There is no excuse for confusion coupled with a lack of conviction for the need and method to address the problem.

I am not so deluded to think this set of conventions will become common knowledge, but I can hope and pray that those of us tasked with writing about the healthcare system and the evolution of health care in practices will endeavor to establish and monitor a consistent set of conventions about something as powerful and pervasive as our health and the industry that supports it.

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine (center), is joined on Wednesday by Sen. Lindsey Graham (from left), R-S.C., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. Collins was pushing for provisions in the budget bill aimed at lowering premiums for people purchasing health insurance in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces. That didn’t happen. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine (center), is joined on Wednesday by Sen. Lindsey Graham (from left), R-S.C., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. Collins was pushing for provisions in the budget bill aimed at lowering premiums for people purchasing health insurance in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces. That didn’t happen. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Celina Raddatz and her mother, Guadalupe Pena Villegas, at home in California. Xavier Vasquez/NPR hide caption

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says that abortion is safe but that “abortion specific regulations in many states create barriers to safe and effective care.” Bryce Duffy/Getty Images hide caption

When Anne Soloviev, a retiree who lives in Washington, D.C., received a prescription to treat toenail fungus, she never thought to ask how much it cost. As it turned out, she was prescribed a topical medication costing almost $1,500. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for KHN hide caption

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative’s closing session in 2015 in New York City. The SEC says Holmes and Theranos made exaggerated and false claims. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

Mady Ohlman, who lives near Boston and has been sober for more than four years, says many drug users hit a point when the disease and the pursuit of illegal drugs crushes the will to live. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam met with legislators last week to discuss next steps in the budget. He wants Medicaid expansion to be a priority. Craig Carper /WCVE hide caption

Feranmi Okanlami, now a doctor, became partially paralyzed after an accident in 2013. He says adjustments for his disability during his training, like this chair that lets him stand, helped him succeed. A new report finds variability in medical institution culture and protocols when it comes to supporting aspiring doctors with disabilities. Courtesy of Feranmi Okanlami hide caption

Leon Beers, a retired railroad engineer who lives near Sacramento, Calif., has a form of Parkinson’s disease. His live-in caregiver, Timothy Wehe, helps him get outside using a walker. Bert Johnson for KHN hide caption

After a cryogenic tank like the one in this file photo lost a great deal of liquid nitrogen, a fertility clinic began the process of determining the damage to stored embryos and eggs. Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

Dr. Joshua Jacobs, an orthopedic surgeon, displays a model of a cementless hip replacement in 2014. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

The HQ-40 drone, made by Tuscon, Ariz.-based Latitude Engineering, can carry samples for medical testing in a refrigerated container. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine hide caption

Francis Brauner was instrumental in helping launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of current inmates at Louisiana’s Angola prison, suing for care that allegedly caused them “needless pain and suffering.” Charles A. Smith hide caption

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says Thursday’s letter from the Trump administration “was not a rejection of our approach,” but rather an invitation to keep talking about how to make Idaho’s state-based health plans pass muster. Otto Kitsinger/AP hide caption

The Florida Senate approved a bill last weekend that would cover lost wages for first responders with PTSD, and the House followed suit on Monday. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he will sign the bill. Colin Hackley/Reuters hide caption

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Health insurer Cigna is looking to increase its muscle by buying Express Scripts, a leading manager of prescription benefits. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

A man walks on Benning Road in Northeast Washington, D.C., in front of the Greater Northeast Medical Center, where Dr. Edwin Chapman works. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Health Care The state of health care, health insurance, new medical research, disease prevention, and drug treatments. Interviews, news, and commentary from NPR’s correspondents. Subscribe to podcasts.

In this historical image, a doctor reviews an X-ray of a patient with black lung disease. Federal researchers say they’ve now identified the largest cluster ever recorded of the most advanced stage of the disease. Michael Sullivan/Getty Images/Science Source hide caption

When President Trump decided to stop making the cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers, New York and Minnesota lost significant funding to a health program that covers more than 800,000 low-income residents. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

Patients seeking cancer treatment in the U.S. Virgin Islands must now go to the mainland. The Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute at Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas remains closed because of extensive damage to areas like the CAT scan suite. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced federal approval for changes to Indiana’s Medicaid program Friday in Indianapolis. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

Undergraduate Shira Rubin gamely demonstrates the Gesundheit machine, which collects samples of virus from the breath that sick students exhale. Rubin helps Dr. Somayeh Youssefi (left) set up the machine before patients use it. Selena Simmons-Duffin/WAMU hide caption

Matilde Gonzalez (left) and Cesar Calles hold their son, Cesar Julian Calles, 10 months old, as he is immunized with a flu shot in January at Sea Mar Community Health Center in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Undergraduate Shira Rubin gamely demonstrates the Gesundheit machine, which collects samples of virus from the breath that sick students exhale. Rubin helps Dr. Somayeh Youssefi (left) set up the machine before patients use it. Selena Simmons-Duffin/WAMU hide caption

Matilde Gonzalez (left) and Cesar Calles hold their son, Cesar Julian Calles, 10 months old, as he is immunized with a flu shot in January at Sea Mar Community Health Center in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

A volunteer from the non-profit Accion Solidaria organizes imported medicines alphabetically, in a store room in Caracas, Venezuela, last April. The Pharmaceutical Federation of Venezuela estimates the country is suffering from an 85 percent shortage of medicine. Fidel Suarez/AP hide caption

Leah Sarris (center) is the head chef and program director at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University. She teaches healthy cooking techniques and educates people about the significant role that food plays in preventing and managing diseases. Paula Burch-Celentano | Tulane U hide caption

Then-Gov. Mike Pence announced in 2015 that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had approved Indiana’s waiver to experiment with Medicaid requirements. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

Brenda Fitzgerald, Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner, and Gov. Nathan Deal respond to questions about Ebola victims at Emory University Hospital and efforts to screen for Ebola in 2014. A report in Politico revealed documents showing several new investments, including in a tobacco company, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Brenda Fitzgerald. David Tulis/AP hide caption

Chemotherapy has made a tremendous difference in survival rates for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. FatCamera/Getty Images hide caption

(From left) Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase; Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; and Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, are creating health care venture, but details are scarce. (From left) Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Andy Kropa/Invision/AP; Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett (left) in 2017; Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, in 2013; and JP Morgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon in 2013. Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon and JPMorgan Chase are teaming up to create a health care company announced Tuesday that is “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.” AP hide caption

Patients with a history of polyps who need more subsequent tests may have to pick up some of those costs. PeopleImages/Getty Images hide caption

Critics say Idaho’s insurance department can’t unilaterally ignore federal law, including some of the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Otto Kitsinger/AP hide caption

Dunn carefully loads Holt into the van as her mom, Meagan Holt, looks on. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption

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Cryptomarket Crash: Ethereum Shall Survive Despite Bitcoin and Ripple Crash

The last few days have seen some extreme movements in the cryptocurrency market. And while almost all cryptocurrencies are trading in red right now, it has been a roller coaster ride for Ethereum, which touched record highs of over $1,400 and is now trading at a little over $1,100.

Ethereum has grown rapidly in past few months as its platform continues to increase in popularity and the number of transactions on the network keeps on increasing. We believe that the cryptomarket shall continue to witness such wild swings as regulators all over the world keep coming up.

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Ethereum Price Forecast: Why 2018 Could Still Be Huge for Ethereum

Ethereum News Update
Cryptocurrencies look like a wasteland this Tuesday morning, and Ethereum is no exception.

ETH was down 13.18% against the U.S. dollar at the time of writing. This put the Ethereum to USD rate at $1,143.57, which is a sharp retracement, though a minor one compared to Ripple or Bitcoin. XRP lost more than half its market cap since the start of the year.

But even in this moment of darkness, Ethereum investors have a lot to look forward to.

The frenzy of initial coin offerings (ICOs) have passed and Bitcoin’s internal conflict is no longer dominating the media narrative. There is room for real progress. I believe we will see this progress come to.

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Ethereum Price Forecast: Tough Regulations Favor ETH Over Bitcoin

Ethereum News Update
As the South Korean government backs away from a full-scale ban, investors should be thinking more and more about political risk. How do you protect your crypto investments against sudden shifts in the regulatory landscape?

One option is to avoid cryptos altogether. I know the potential returns are seductive, but if you can’t take the heat, maybe kitchens aren’t the best place for you.

On the other hand, you could ask: Which cryptos are likely to survive the regulatory purge?

I’ve used this thought experiment.

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Ripple Price Forecast: 11 Things to Remember Amid Epic XRP Crash

Ripple News Update
It wasn’t a nightmare, I’m afraid—Ripple prices are genuinely falling apart.

Billions in market cap disappeared; XRP dropped below Ethereum on the list of top cryptocurrencies; fear soaked into the market.

While it’s tempting to let this fear overtake your decision-making, investors should keep a sense of perspective. This isn’t the end of the world. Ripple is still trading 448% higher than it was in early December.

You can’t expect prices to move straight “up and to the right” because that’s optimistic to the point of absurdity. Cryptocurrencies are like dynamite. They can be extraordinarily useful when used in the right.

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Ethereum Price Forecast: 5 Things More Important Than ETH Price Crash

Ethereum News Update
Until yesterday, Ethereum prices were holding up (better than most) against the raging tide of pessimism. But the dam broke on Tuesday, causing ETH prices to fall 25.17% against the U.S. dollar.

This brought the Ethereum to USD rate down to $831.27.

While novice investors are fleeing the market at this sudden crash, old hands greeted the retracement with open arms.

“Having been in this market since the beginning (yes 2014), I have seen many corrections and dip,” wrote one Reddit user. “Corrections help shake out weak hands and.

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Ripple January 2018 Crash: Why XRP Is Falling Extensively

As the bloodbath in the cryptocurrency market continues, the focus is on which digital coins are falling more in value compared to the rest. And right now, Ripple XRP is in the red more than the other major digital currencies. It is true that pessimism has taken over the cryptomarket and fear and uncertainty are leading this phase of panic selling. However, the point to note about Ripple XRP is that it is different from other cryptos. It works within the system to enable faster and cheaper financial transactions. And regulators are most likely to be at ease with Ripple.

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Litecoin Price Prediction: The Bright Side to the Cryptocurrency Crash

Litecoin News Update
As if the rumors of a South Korean ban weren’t enough, cryptocurrencies face a double whammy after the Chinese government chimed in with the Korean authorities.

It’s somewhat ironic that cryptocurrencies, which threatened to weaken government control over our monetary affairs, are now at the mercy of the same governments.

I’ve finally mustered up some courage to say the following three dreaded words: cryptocurrencies are crashing! Yes, it’s happening and we have governments to blame.

Cryptocurrency zealots—those who subscribe to.

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