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As health system complexities rise, a new industry emerges
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
If you want to learn about the complexities of the modern healthcare delivery system, there's no better person to ask than a physician. Their familiarity with the bureaucracy and tough patient choices associated with medical care is driving many out of clinical practice. And now it's causing some to look into a developing industry that has emerged. As patients now face more choices and assume more financial responsibility for their care than ever before, the navigator concept is emerging as a mainstream industry that is spreading across almost every medical discipline.
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Obamacare has led to health coverage for millions more people
Los Angeles Times
President Barack Obama's healthcare law, despite a rocky rollout and determined opposition from critics, already has spurred the largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century, national surveys and enrollment data show. As the law's initial enrollment period closes, at least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage.
Mobile health market poised for growth, despite obstacles
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
The biggest challenges to widespread mobile health adoption in the U.S. are reimbursement and lack of regulatory clarification. But despite these challenges, the mobile health industry is expected to experience tremendous growth over the next few years and address many of the disparities plaguing healthcare in the U.S. This is according to a new report that looked at the mobile health market in both the U.S. and China. It found that despite the challenges the mobile health industry faces in both countries, together they will account for more than one-third of the entire world market by 2017.
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FDA approves Biogen Idec treatment for hemophilia B
The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Biogen Idec Inc. treatment for hemophilia B, a largely inherited disorder that is the second-most common type of hemophilia. The investigational treatment—called Alprolix—won Canadian approval earlier this month. Alprolix is also under review by regulatory authorities in several other markets, including Japan and Australia.
Alimera makes fourth bid for eye treatment approval from FDA
Alimera Sciences Inc. said it has applied a fourth time for U.S. regulatory approval to start selling an eye implant that delivers a drug to treat a form of blindness in diabetes patients. Alimera said it had provided a safety update and responded to questions the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised in October, when it rejected marketing approval for the treatment for a third time.
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Obesity linked to genetics
Thinking of carbohydrates, many people immediately picture bread, potatoes and pasta, but carbs come in many healthy forms — whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. Carbs are a necessary part of the diet and provide the body with glucose, which is converted to energy.
Gene therapy's big comeback
Elliott Sigal earned a reputation at Bristol-Myers Squibb as one of the drug industry's best research chiefs. His bets on risky technologies like cancer immunotherapy and new types of diabetes drugs helped Bristol turn from a laggard into a growth stock. But there was one technology he wouldn't touch: gene therapy, which tries to use engineered viruses to defeat disease at the DNA level.
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Worst US cities for spring allergies
If you're cursing Mother Nature right now, we understand. The official start of spring was March 20, and yet signs of winter abound.
There's snow on the ground in the North, and the South is being tossed between 40-degree and 70-degree weather like a pingpong ball. Yet "even in the throes of what feels like a 2014 Ice Age, millions of Americans have begun showing up in doctors' offices with the tell-tale signs of allergies," the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says.
Like obesity, being underweight is also tied to earlier death
Medical News Today
A new Canadian review of research on the relationship between weight and risk of premature death finds that having a body mass index in the underweight range is linked to an even higher risk of death than having a body mass index in the obese range.
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Organic food does not reduce women's risk of cancer
Medical News Today
Women who mostly or always eat organic foods have the same overall chance of developing cancer as women who never eat it, according to a new study from the U.K.'s University of Oxford and published in the British Journal of Cancer that followed over 600,000 middle-aged women for nearly a decade.
Sleep, stress management and cancer prevention
The Huffington Post
Many of us have learned that a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains, daily physical exercise, and protecting our skin from the sun can significantly reduce our cancer risk. Ending smoking and limiting alcohol are also high on the list of ways to prevent cancer. But how often do we realize that adequate sleep is necessary to maintain a strong immune system, to prevent the growth of cancer?
Exact sciences exploits advances in colon cancer detection
In the United States, 50,000 people die from colon cancer each year and 140,000 new cases are reported every year. As cancer goes, colon cancer is second only to lung cancer as the biggest killer in the United States. Fortunately, for the most part, colon cancer is easily preventable because it typically starts as non-cancerous polyps that sometimes develop into cancer over a prior of five to 15 years.
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Therapists' apps aim to help with mental health issues
Games like Flappy Bird and Candy Crush have helped many of us destress during long waits at the doctor's office and crowded metro rides. But what if an app could actually help with mental health? Researchers from Hunter College and the City University of New York say they've developed an app that can reduce anxiety.
The worst places in America for mental health
Even within a single state, Americans' ability to lead healthy lives can vary wildly and depends significantly on which county they live in. Large gulfs exist between the least healthy and the healthiest U.S. counties. For example, one county has 55,969 people per mental health provider, while another has only 72 people per provider.
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