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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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Depending on the amount of risk physicians choose to take on under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, hospitals' Medicare revenue could drop by $250 billion by 2030 or it could increase by $32 billion, according...

source: Becker's Hospital CFO

John Kontor, MD, writes, "Over the past several years, I’ve helped dozens of health systems optimize their EHRs to be able to better manage clinical and financial risk in their ACOs. In the process, I’ve observed that many...

source: HealthData Management

Researchers have developed a brief scale to screen for adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria. The process of developing the scale involved use of a novel machine-learning...

source: Medscape

Breast cancer studies since the 1980s have shown equivalent survival outcomes for mastectomy and breast-conserving surgery with radiation therapy, but a large “real-world” study has found that certain patient subtypes fare better with breast conservation.

source: Clinical Oncology News

Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, with colleagues in China, have reprogrammed mutated rod photoreceptors to become functioning cone photoreceptors,...

source: Genomics Research

The Western world’s first gene therapy is soon to become but a footnote in biotech history, doomed by minuscule demand and a colossal price. But its failure has hardly dampened the enthusiasm of the scientists and biotech companies betting that gene therapy’s...

source: STAT News

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