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Millennials are reshaping healthcare
By Scott E. Rupp
Global consumer collaboration consultancy Communispace recently released a report called, "Healthcare without Borders: How Millennials are Reshaping Health and Wellness," which examines millennial healthcare values and how they will impact businesses across the industry. The report focuses on several areas of millennials' lives, including technology. Millennials are far more likely than other generations to rely on mobile and online tools to monitor and maintain their health, the report states.
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Is Obamacare about controlling our lives?
CNN
Journalist Steven Brill has written a new book about our dysfunctional system of healthcare and it's getting a lot of attention. In "America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System," he describes the various struggles to implement the Affordable Care Act and dissects the ongoing opposition to the bill.
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The medical world is changing — How can we keep up?
By Joan Spitrey
Healthcare is a dynamic industry. It is constantly changing as new modalities, treatments and technologies are discovered or even rebutted. Even with the changes in technology, diagnostics and treatments, the healthcare environment has stayed relatively static. The patient seeks treatment, and the healthcare provider treats based on the needs of the patient. The provider of care bills for services and is paid. For the most part, the healthcare providers have wielded most of the control with little resistance. However, this is changing, and the power has shifted.
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ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS


Can life sciences companies evolve to accountable care?
HIT Consultant
Healthcare providers continue to assume increasing amounts of risk in care delivery. This has major implications, not just for providers and patients, but also vendors in IT, diagnostics, therapeutics and devices. If providers assume risk, why shouldn’t their vendors?
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Accountable care organizations: Like HMOs, but different
HealthLeaders Media
In pursuit of greater efficiency in the United States health system, public programs and private insurers have begun to pay some hospitals and physicians differently. These new payment models take many forms, but they all impose greater responsibility for cost control and quality improvement on providers and bear some resemblance to failed healthcare financing arrangements from the 1990s.
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FDA approves hormone treatment for hypoparathyroidism
Pharmacy Times
The FDA has approved NPS Pharmceuticals’ parathyroid hormone, a once-daily hormonal injection to control low blood calcium levels in patients with hypoparathyroidism. Hypoparathyroidism is a disease in which the parathyroid glands produce an insufficient amount of parathyroid hormone, which helps to regulate calcium and phosphorus levels in the body.
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FDA approves fixed-dose combination for patients with hypertension
Healio
Symplmed Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has approved the fixed-dose combination of perindopril arginine and amlodipine for the treatment of hypertension in patients whose BP is not adequately controlled on monotherapy.
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GENOMICS & BIOTECH
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Cracking the brain's genetic code
The Huffington Post
An international team of over 300 scientists are taking on an ambitious project to identify eight common genetic mutations that appear to age the brain by three years on average. The team, known as Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta Analysis Network, hopes to pave the way for new treatments for Alzheimer's, autism and other neurological disorders.
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How genes and environment conspire to trigger diabetes
LiveScience via Fox News
Diabetes appears to be a disease written deeply in human genes, a feature millions of years old, which can emerge yet also retreat through the influence of environmental forces such as diet, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at how obesity, in particular, can trigger the onset of Type 2 diabetes in both mice and humans by manipulating how genes are expressed.
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Autism genomes add to disorder's mystery
Los Angeles Times
Less than a third of siblings with autism shared the same DNA mutations in genes associated with the disorder, according to a new study that is the largest whole-genome sequencing for autism to date. Canadian researchers sequenced whole genomes from 170 siblings with autism spectrum disorder and both their parents.
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Eating fish during pregnancy may boost baby's development, not impair it
Medical News Today
Fish are one of the highest items on the list of foodstuffs to avoid if you are pregnant, due to the developmental problems thought to be associated with mercury exposure. However, a new study — published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition — suggests that the developmental benefits conferred by the mother consuming fish while pregnant may offset the mercury-related risks.
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Measles threatens US comeback years after elimination
Bloomberg via Chicago Tribune
Measles could once again become native in the U.S., disease experts worry, as an outbreak in California linked to Disneyland has put a spotlight on a growing failure to vaccinate that's helping the disease to spread. While 94 percent of California kindergarteners were fully inoculated against the virus last school year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are clusters where vaccination is much lower.
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Breast cancer patients often lack knowledge of their tumors
Reuters via The Huffington Post
Women with breast cancer often don't know what kind of tumors they have, a new study found. Not knowing one's tumor features isn't necessarily tied to worse outcomes, but better knowledge might help women understand treatment decisions and take medications as directed, said Dr. Rachel Freedman, the study's lead author from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
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Heartburn 'possible cancer sign' warning
BBC
A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer. According to Public Health England, people should go to their doctor if they have persistent heartburn or difficulty swallowing food for three weeks or more.
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
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The promise and limits of 'mental health first aid'
The Boston Globe
If you are one of the millions of Americans who have been trained in first aid, you know what to do if you are walking down the street and see a stranger suddenly clutch his chest and collapse. But if that same man instead is shouting to himself, or having a panic attack, it’s much less clear what a compassionate stranger can do to help. Often, the default response is simply to cross the street.
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Anxiety and concussion-related depression linked to white matter
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Traumatic brain injury is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI, and of these, 275,000 are hospitalized. Anxiety disorders (such as depression) rank right up there with health problems to be reckoned with and are the most common mental illness in the U.S. Interestingly, white-matter brain abnormalities in some patients closely resemble abnormalities found in patients who have experienced a mild TBI, according to new research.
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