Healthcare Knuggets

Feb 21, 2024

Hey there!

I’ve got some great news to share from the healthcare world. First off, there’s a ruling in Alabama that could have major implications for reproductive health. The state’s Supreme Court recently ruled that frozen embryos created through in vitro fertilization are considered children under state law. This could have big implications for IVF clinics and patients who rely on assisted reproductive care.

In other positive news, a study suggests that women can exercise less than men while benefiting more. This is a great reminder that exercise and physical activity are so important for our health. And speaking of health, over half of U.S. newborns now appear to be protected by new RSV vaccines, which is fantastic news for public health.

There’s also a big bet on precision medicine beginning to pay off, with new genetic information being collected as part of a large-scale study. And the federal No Surprises Act, which protects insured patients from large unexpected medical bills from out-of-network providers, seems to be resulting in more in-network care for patients across different specialties and settings.

Finally, the FDA recently approved the first drug that can help protect people against multiple food allergies. This is a huge step forward for individuals with food allergies.

Overall, there’s a lot of positive momentum in the healthcare world, and it’s great to see advancements in reproductive health, precision medicine, and public health initiatives.

Stay healthy and happy!


Stay Well!