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Health insurance companies get in shape for 2014
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Insurance companies across the country, whether national profit-making players like WellPoint and UnitedHealth Group or nonprofit Blue Cross plans in states like Arizona and Michigan, are undergoing radical change as a result. After years of focusing on selling plans to employers, rather than individual consumers, the insurers must alter course. More



Insurers press doctors to file more claims electronically
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The number of claims submitted and processed electronically has almost doubled over about the past decade, according to data released by America's Health Insurance Plans. AHIP said electronic claims rose from 44 percent in 2002 to 94 percent in 2011. More

Some flu patients may pose greater risk to healthcare providers
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One in five flu patients exhales so much more of the airborne virus than other flu patients, that researchers are asking whether these "super emitters" pose a greater likelihood of transmitting the virus to the people near them. Authors of a study published in The Journal of Infectious Disease said more research is needed before they can determine the potential threat that super emitters may present to healthcare providers. More

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HHS report: Medicare prescription drug savings hit $5.7 billion
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Seniors have saved about $5.7 billion on prescription drugs since January 2011 because of provisions in the 2010 healthcare law meant to close the Medicare "doughnut hole," the government plans to announce. In 2012, seniors saved $2.5 billion on prescriptions, compared to $2.3 billion in 2011, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services. That's an average of $706 per person in 2012. More

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FDA outlines path to test Alzheimer's drugs earlier
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Proposed U.S. guidelines may make it easier for drug companies to test Alzheimer's treatments in people at an earlier stage, when scientists think they may have the best shot at working. The draft guidance document, issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, reflects changes in scientists' understanding of Alzheimer's. They now believe the disease begins at least a decade before symptoms appear. More

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FDA deals blow to Novo Nordisk's insulin plans
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U.S. regulators dealt a major blow to Novo Nordisk's hopes for its new long-acting insulin Tresiba by demanding the Danish drugmaker conduct additional clinical tests to assess potential heart risks. Novo, the world's biggest insulin maker, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had requested additional data from a dedicated cardiovascular outcomes trial before it would consider approving Tresiba and related product Ryzodeg. More

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Getting into your exercise groove
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A series of recent studies involving runners, walkers, metronomes and virtual reality curtains suggests that while the tug of physiological laziness is strong, it can be controlled, or at least tweaked, with some conscious effort — and perhaps your iPhone playlist. More

Steroid shots for tennis elbow may hurt, not help
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Getting a cortisone injection won't cure tennis elbow any better than a drug-free saline shot, according to a new study — and it might actually slow recovery. Researchers found that a few weeks after receiving the steroid shots, people reported less pain and disability than those who'd been given placebo injections. But a year later, the same patients lagged behind the placebo group in their likelihood of complete recovery. More

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Stem cell differentiation is triggered by a key protein
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Scientists have discovered a key protein that kicks off the natural process that differentiates stem cells into any cell of the body. They hope the discovery will help development of therapies for degenerative diseases. More

Genetic cause found for clogged arteries
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A genetic variation doubles the risk of developing calcium deposits in the heart, a common condition that, in severe cases, can narrow or block the aorta, according to a study. The genetic variation, found in 7 percent of the population, provides important clues about how to treat the disease, researchers said in the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. More

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Researchers: Cancer drug doesn't speed up tumor growth
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The anticancer drug Sutent does not cause tumors to grow faster after treatment ends, according to a new study. Previous research in animals suggested that tumor growth may accelerate after patients stopped taking Sutent. The new findings, from a study of kidney cancer patients, indicate that the drug does not pose lingering risks for humans. More

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Study: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's not contagious
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Despite concerns that faulty brain proteins could be transferred from person to person by treatments involving human fluids and tissues, a new study finds no signs of increased risk for two major degenerative brain diseases among recipients. More

Along with meds, brain stimulation may aid depression
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Treating people with depression using weak electrical currents passed into the brain through a headband may help relieve some of their symptoms when combined with an antidepressant, a new study suggests. More

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