7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Estas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Crees que falta alguna? Comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. Los civiles pagan los “platos rotos” del conflicto en Gaza: La cifra de palestinos muertos por el conflicto entre Israel y Hamas en Gaza superó los 600 el pasado martes, y casi ocho de cada 10 ví­ctimas son civiles, según una estimación de las Naciones Unidas. Desde que iniciaron los ataques el 7 de julio, cientos de palestinos han muerto y …

$190M for Victims of Doctor’s Secret Exam Photos

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, one of the world’s most respected medical centers, announced it will pay a record $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by more than 8,000 women accusing a hospital gynecologist of secretly taking photos and videos of his patients’ pelvic exams. The lawsuit alleges that Nikita Levy used tiny hidden cameras, including one in his pen, to record the exams. After a coworker alerted authorities about her suspicions, Levy was fired in February 2013, the …

Medicare Part D Generates Billions in Taxpayer Savings

Medicare‘s prescription drug benefit saves taxpayers billions of dollars by dramatically reducing hospital admissions, a new study shows. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago estimated the total savings at $1.5 billion a year – about 2.2 percent of the total $67.7 billion cost of Medicare Part D in 2011. “Medicare Part D requires a substantial investment from the federal government, and the million-dollar question has been, ‘Does this investment …

Does Caregiving Help You Live Longer?

If you’ve heard that being a family caregiver can diminish your life expectancy, the results of a new report from Johns Hopkins University should make you relax. It turns out that caring for a chronically ill or disabled family member can, in fact, extend a caregiver’s life. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter The recent research showed that caregivers live an average of nine months longer than non-caregivers. Researchers took participants from a pool of 30,000 in a National Institutes of Health …