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Less than 1 percent of health plan premiums spent on quality
HealthLeaders Media
Health insurance providers have spent less than 1 percent of the premium dollars they collected from policy holders on quality initiatives, a Commonwealth Fund study said.
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Managed-care firms prepare to cash in on Medicaid overhaul
Tampa Bay Times
When they voted to kill the Medicaid expansion recently, Republican lawmakers knocked the government-run insurance program as flawed, costly and out of control. But that very program is about to become big business for insurance companies competing to serve low-income Floridians.
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Who are the uninsured? The feds parse the numbers
Kaiser Health News
There are 48.4 million uninsured Americans — about 18 percent of the population — according to the last Census. But who are they? And what is the best way to get them signed up for new health insurance coverage options that roll out this fall?
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FDA tightens rules on defibrillators as recalls mount
Bloomberg
External defibrillators, devices that shock hearts back into normal rhythms, will face tougher U.S. regulations under a proposal designed to cut down on the number of malfunctions. The Food and Drug Administration plans to require manufacturers submit more rigorous studies of automated external defibrillators to receive approval.
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FDA seeks to damp criticism over mobile health app proposals
Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said its plans for regulating certain healthcare apps used on smartphones and tablets will not impose undue burdens on developers or stifle the growing mobile health industry.
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PREVENTION & WELLNESS
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Study: World uses too much salt
MedPage Today
Salt intake worldwide is at least twice what it should be, with a big impact on global health, researchers found. Daily sodium intake averaged 3,950 mg in 2010, according to an analysis covering nearly all of the world's population.
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    Medicare revises readmissions penalties — Again (Kaiser Health News)
Warning sounded on demoralized healthcare work force (American Medical News)
Hospital ratings are in the eye of the beholder (Kaiser Health News)
Fatty foods can actually be good for you (The Wall Street Journal)
Doctors: Too many drug types are compromising heart health (Reuters)

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Study links 180,000 global deaths to sugary drinks
USA Today
Researchers recently reported that they have linked 180,000 obesity-related deaths worldwide to sugary drinks, including about 25,000 adult Americans.
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CDC: Millions on verge of diabetes don't know it
HealthDay News
Only 11 percent of the estimated 79 million Americans who are at risk for diabetes know they are at risk, federal health officials reported. The condition, known as prediabetes, describes higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that put people in danger of developing diabetes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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GENOMICS & BIOTECH
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UK: Public OK with creating babies from 3 people
The Associated Press via USA Today
Britain's fertility regulator says it has found broad public support for in vitro fertilization techniques that allow babies to be created with DNA from three people for couples at risk of passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.
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Obesity, aging genes might play a big role in arthritis
Counsel & Heal
Researchers and doctors have known that obesity and aging can lead to injured knees due to the added pressure that the body places on the cartilage and the slow deterioration of these tissues in older people. New research looked into the roles of the genes responsible for obesity and aging and their relationship to the development of arthritis.
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Obesity, aging genes might play a big role in arthritis
Counsel & Heal
Researchers and doctors have known that obesity and aging can lead to injured knees due to the added pressure that the body places on the cartilage and the slow deterioration of these tissues in older people.

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Doctors: Too many drug types are compromising heart health
Reuters
About 80 million Americans suffer from heart disease, the nation's No. 1 killer, and most are on multiple drugs. Some cardiologists think prescribing has gotten out of hand.

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Medicare revises readmissions penalties — Again
Kaiser Health News
In its effort to crack down on repeat hospitalizations, Medicare has its own readmission: for the second time in six months, it has erred in calculating penalties for more than 1,000 of the nation’s hospitals.

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ONCOLOGY
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Study looks into better screening tools for lung cancer
Fox News
Lung cancer is the leading cause of mortality from cancer in the United States, accounting for an estimated 160,000 deaths in 2012. When caught early, the five-year survival rate is 52 percent, but because there are not good screening tests to catch lung cancer early enough, the average five-year survival rate in the U.S. is only 17 percent.
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Leukemia treatment shows good results in a handful of patients
The Washington Post
A leukemia therapy in which a patient's lymphocytes are genetically modified to attack the tumor cells causing the disease has shown dramatic effects in five patients, according to a new study. The treatment appeared to eliminate cancer cells that had grown back after initially being beaten down by chemotherapy. Patients were then able to undergo bone marrow transplants, a grueling but sometimes curative procedure.
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
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Reduced 'fine-tuning' of brain may hamper face recognition in autism
HealthDay News
A malfunction in a specific group of brain cells may explain why some people with autism have difficulty recognizing faces, a small new study finds. Researchers used functional MRI to scan the brains of 15 adults with autism. In some of the patients, neurons in the brain area that processes faces were too broadly "tuned" to distinguish between facial features of different people.
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"Before people develop Type 2 diabetes, they almost always have 'prediabetes,' glucose levels higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association."
 
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