Houston-area hospitals not releasing prices required by new law
Imagine shopping online for a colonoscopy or heart surgery just like we shop for airline tickets. You type in what procedure you need and you get a list of prices from hospitals that show what you would pay with and without insurance. That is the idea behind the Hospital Price Transparency Rule. The federal law that took effect in January says hospitals must release pricing information before providing service.
Bud Vases Are in Full Bloom
The avocado vase exhibits beautifully minimal avocado leaves as well as its roots within a transparent rounded base, which is inspired by the simplicity of contemporary artist Ellsworth Kelly’s plant drawings. Ed Spurr, one half of design studio, ILEX, was inspired to reassess nature and the configuration of leaves, providing a fresh perspective by applying these muses to a completely new canvas. Get it now! Designed in Berlin, the irregular crystal vase is handcrafted from lead crystal and is designed to refract as well as catch light utilizing a chromatic film that produces its polychrome detail.news.yahoo.com
New device implanted to treat sleep apnea proven to be less invasive, doctors say
Snoring, irritability, and morning headaches are symptoms of sleep apnea. They may seem benign, but without treatment, the condition can lead to several health complications, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and liver problems.
Elective procedures might still happen at some area hospitals
HOUSTON – Some hospitals in Harris County are continuing business as usual despite an order from the governor’s office Thursday to halt elective procedures. The Texas Hospital Association basically says, determining whether a hospital has the capacity to continue elective procedures is up to the individual hospital. We contacted all area hospitals for a statement regarding elective procedures. Many elective procedures are done in an outpatient setting, meaning they do not require admission to an inpatient bed. That means that caring for these patients does not impact a hospital’s capacity to care for COVID-19 patients.