Healthcare News


Selections from What’s Trending This Week — February 27, 2015

famismoms1. MOMS:

Dental Benefits For Pregnant Moms Return March 1

As of March 1, 2015, dental benefits will be available for all pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS.

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heartsteth2. HEART:

Heart Attacks Often Go Untreated in Younger Women

February is American Heart Month — but you shouldn’t forget about your heart’s health after the month’s end.

In a new study published this week, research suggests that younger women tend to delay seeking emergency care for common symptoms of a heart attack, such as dizziness and pain. Part of this can be explained by the fact that a heart attack may not present in a sudden painful episode; for example, women are more likely than men to experience vague symptoms, like nausea or pain down the arms.

Heart disease is the third leading cause of death for women ages 35 to 44, and the second leading cause of death for women 45 to 54, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Black and Blue, or White and Gold?

In what has become the latest great Internet debate, we have “#thedress.”

For the last day, people across social media channels have been arguing about whether a picture depicts a dress as blue with black lace fringe, or white with gold lace fringe. But this goes far beyond stubborn arguments with friends on Facebook — neuroscientists have weighed in on the science behind color and sight, and why this phenomenon is occurring.

So, what do you think? (We stand divided!)