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Disability and discrimination at the doctor's office
The New York Times
It's been nearly 23 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act, a federal law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities, went into effect. Despite its unequivocal language, studies in recent years have revealed that disabled patients tend not only to be in poorer health, but also to receive inadequate preventive care and to experience worse outcomes. One study even uncovered significant disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in women with disabilities.
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Who has the answers to reducing healthcare costs?
By Mike Wokasch
Not the government, not insurance companies, not hospital administrators. Nope. Frontline healthcare providers have more practical answers to reducing the cost of healthcare than any executive, agency, committee or consulting firm. You see stuff everyday that makes no sense, is costly and takes creative rationalization to justify. So why don't suggestions, recommendations and great ideas ever get solicited and considered?
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Incentives push doctors to electronic medical records
USA Today
More than half of doctors' offices and 80 percent of hospitals that provide Medicare or Medicaid will have electronic health records by the end of the year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced.
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FDA: NEW TREATMENTS & TECHNOLOGY


Heart device approval delays leave doctors frustrated
Reuters
Americans accustomed to immediate access to the newest technology may be shocked to find that is not the case when it comes to devices that treat ailing hearts. U.S. approval requirements for cardiac devices are much more stringent than in Europe, where there is no centralized decision-making body. But a growing number of U.S. heart doctors feel the regulations are so demanding that patients are being denied access to beneficial therapies.
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Azithromycin may reduce COPD flare-ups
MedPage Today
Long-term antibiotic treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may prolong the time it takes for the disease to exacerbate, researchers suggested.
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PREVENTION & WELLNESS
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Bowel issues affect 3 out of 4 pregnant women
HealthDay News
Nearly three out of four pregnant women experience bowel problems such as constipation and diarrhea, but these issues don't significantly affect their quality of life, a new study finds.
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Study: Extra vitamin D may ease Crohn's symptoms (HealthDay News)
With breast cancer discovered at age 26, a young woman confronts her mortality (The Washington Post)

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Young children who miss well-child visits are more likely to be hospitalized
Medical Xpress
Young children who missed more than half of recommended well-child visits had up to twice the risk of hospitalization compared to children who attended most of their visits, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study included more than 20,000 children enrolled at Group Health Cooperative.
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GENOMICS & BIOTECH
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Genes patent decision may depend on strands in Myriad argument
Financial Times
It was obvious from the questions they asked and analogies that they dreamed up that the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices hearing one of the most important and complex patent cases in a decade were not wholly comfortable with the subject at hand.
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Use of theranostic nanoparticles nanoparticles for cancer treatment drugs
By Archita Datta Majumdar
n ongoing global research for combating cancer, new theories constantly surface to fuel newer dimensions of treatment and therapy. Perhaps none has generated as much hope as the latest theory of using nanoparticles to create new-age cancer drugs.

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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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Hospital execs project shift to outpatient care, more HIT spending
FierceHealthcare
Only about a third of hospital and practice executives think inpatient admissions will increase this year, a new survey shows, down 30 percent from a year ago.

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ONCOLOGY
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New test beats PSA in predicting significant prostate cancer
Internal Medicine News
A blood test that detects the –2proPSA isoform of prostate-specific antigen may provide a way to reduce the number of unneeded prostate biopsies, results from a multicenter study showed. Using a Prostate Health Index (phi) level of 27 as a threshold for selecting men for prostate cancer could eliminate unnecessary biopsies in 26 percent of men when total PSA is 4-10 ng/mL, said Dr. Martin G. Sanda, chief of urology at Emory University in Atlanta.
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Scientists make breast cancer advance that turns previous thinking on its head
Medical News Daily
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an advance in breast cancer research which shows how some enzymes released by cancerous cells could have a protective function. New research reveals that an enzyme called MMP-8 could be acting as a locator to the immune system, which then becomes activated to attack tumors.
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Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer
Medical Xpress
Researchers have developed a new drug delivery system that allows inhalation of chemotherapeutic drugs to help treat lung cancer, and in laboratory and animal tests it appears to reduce the systemic damage done to other organs while significantly improving the treatment of lung tumors.
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
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Antidepressants may help with heart disease
LiveScience
For some patients with heart disease, taking antidepressants may reduce the risk of heart problems brought on by mental stress, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at patients with myocardial ischemia as they performed mentally stressful activities.
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