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Nicholas Leider
Managing Editor
Nicholas joined TriMed in 2016 as the managing editor of the Chicago office. After receiving his master’s from Roosevelt University, he worked in various writing/editing roles for magazines ranging in topic from billiards to metallurgy. Currently on Chicago’s north side, Nicholas keeps busy by running, reading and talking to his two cats.
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on the morning of Oct. 12 to ease rules on small businesses buying health insurance. With Congress failing to act on Republican promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Trump will make the unilateral move to reconfigure federal regulations.

Lori Wallace, after living nearly a year past the median survival rate for women with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, knows she’s on borrowed time. Accepting such a reality, the mother of an 11-year-old boy is irked by the “excessive positivity” in healthcare marketing.

A common fact mentioned alongside the U.S. opioid crisis is the astronomical number of prescriptions per county or per state. Cigna, one of the largest health insurers in the U.S., will no longer cover many OxyContin prescriptions in 2018—a clear effort to control the misuse and abuse of opioids.

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The JPMorgan Chase Institute Healthcare Out-of-pocket Spending Panel (JPMCI HOSP) included 2.3 anonymized Chase customers from 18 to 64 years old between 2013 and 2016. The study examined trends in out-of-pocket healthcare spending in 23 of the 50 United States and their effects on household financial standings.

For public officials in San Diego County, the official like is "better safe than sorry" when it comes to an outbreak of hepatitis A. Health officials suspected a local restaurant exposed diners to the disease, and more than 200 people lined up to receive vaccinations.

KKR & Co. is nearing an all-cash deal to purchase WebMD Health Corp—including its eponymous flagship website for health professionals and curious consumers—for a reported $2.8 billion.

 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky

The Senate will not vote on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before the July 4 recess. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, informed his Republican colleagues at a June 27 lunch, according to multiple news outlets.

Survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remain between 8 and 10 percent, even though automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have become commonplace in public spaces. But three researchers in Sweden have a new way to hasten defibrillation for those in need: bring the devices to those in need with drones.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has declined in the U.S., but its affects are more significant on populations with lower socioeconomic status. A recent study in PLOS Medicine found that a 10 percent subsidy of fruits and vegetables could prevent or postpone 150,500 CVD deaths by 2030.

While media debate the significance of President Donald Trump passing 100 days in office, one thing that won't be part of the discussion: reworked legislation for an Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement.