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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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As state Medicaid programs look to treat more patients for the social determinants of health, they are looking to retool their intervention efforts for a next generation, according to a new report from Manatt. These efforts come as Medicaid...

source: PatientEngagementHIT

A bill aimed at improving mental health resources for schools passed through the house, and could soon be moving to the governor's desk. Now, teachers are calling for action from the state. "It's not even an option, honestly. We're at a crisis and if we don't start addressing...

source: KJRH-TV

Some 48 states now use some form of value-based payment model, a seven-fold increase from five years ago, according to a new report commissioned by health IT firm Change Healthcare. Though patient-centered medical homes are the most popular form of value-based model, the...

source: Healthcare Dive

It is no secret that choosing a system of healthcare for employees is a tremendously important financial decision for employers. In 2017, employer spending on healthcare services reached $700 billion – more than the US Department of Defense budget in the same year....

source: Forbes

It's one of the great mysteries of medicine, and one that affects the lives of millions of people: Why do women's immune systems gang up on them far more than men's do, causing nine times more women to develop autoimmune diseases...

source: Medical News

University of Texas at Dallas scientists have demonstrated that the growth rate of the majority of lung cancer cells relates directly to the availability of a crucial oxygen-metabolizing molecule. In a preclinical study, recently published in Cancer Research, biologist Dr....

source: University of Texas at Dallas via MedicalXpress


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