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HHS Releases Final Rules Protecting Consumers Purchasing Short-Term Health Plans

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury have released the Short-Term, Limited- Duration Insurance and Independent, Noncoordinated Excepted Benefits Coverage, or “Junk Insurance,” final rules. Short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) is a type of health insurance that is typically designed to fill temporary gaps in coverage when an individual is transitioning from one source of coverage to another.

The Protective Value of RSV Vaccines in Older Adults: A Deeper Dive

Now that safe and effective RSV vaccines are finally available, more evidence of their direct health benefits in older Americans will be forthcoming. It is likely as well that FDA will eventually expand the marketing approvals of these vaccines to include adults under age 60 with chronic conditions demonstrated to importantly increase the risk of RSV-associated LRTD and hospitalization.

Myths & Facts: High Blood Pressure

Known as the silent killer, hypertension often goes undetected in individuals until a serious event occurs. However, with a better understanding of the condition and regular monitoring, it can be managed with treatment.