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A vision for the future of healthcare
By Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
Everyone has his own opinion of the future of healthcare. Whether it's politically or financially motivated, some believe we're headed for a bureaucratic morass, while others believe healthcare in America can be fixed with the Affordable Care Act. I have my own opinion and solution to one of the biggest challenges of healthcare — cost. The following is but one vision for the future of healthcare.
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Feds: Detroit doctor charged in $35 million Medicare scam gave fake diagnoses
Fox News
A Detroit-area doctor has been charged with bilking the government of tens of millions of dollars by deliberately misdiagnosing patients with cancer and illegally billing Medicare for the treatment. Dr. Farid Fata will remain behind bars until a third federal judge considers whether or not to grant him bail.
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ACA critics, supporters target young adults, the key to healthcare reform success
MedCity News
When Joe Jansen blows out the candles on his 26th birthday cake this November, it may be a good moment to wish for a job with health benefits. Ever since the Affordable Care Act extended the time young adults could stay on their parents' health insurance, the 26th birthday has become a new, somewhat unpleasant rite of passage for those who depended on the extra time to find footing in a recession-addled job market.
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FDA: New voluntary recall from compounding pharmacy
USA Today
The Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary nationwide recall of all sterile products from a Texas compounding pharmacy, the latest in a series of recalls since last year's outbreak of fungal meningitis. Fifteen patients at two Texas hospitals have developed bacterial bloodstream infections after receiving injections from Specialty Compounding from Cedar Park, Texas, the FDA said.
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FDA ecision to increase charges to pharmaceutical companies for generic drug reviews is a good thing
Medical Daily
With pharmaceutical companies all vying to be get their drug on the market, the Food and Drug Administration approval process can, unfortunately, be as much about science and data as it is about politics and making sure all paperwork is in order. In addition, recent removals of drugs from the market have led the FDA to be more attentive and sift through even more data before approving a drug.
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FDA approves rapid combo test for HIV
MedPage Today
The first rapid test for HIV that detects viral antigens as well as antibodies to the virus has won FDA approval, the agency said. The Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo test promises earlier detection of HIV infection than is possible with purely serological tests, according to the FDA.
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The truth about antioxidants
TIME
The truth about antioxidants TIME A new report shows antioxidants do not boost fertility as previously thought. It's not the first study to take the shine off the popular agents, which many people take in supplement form. In a review published in the Cochrane Library, researchers found that antioxidants did not increase women's chances of conceiving or having a baby, which wasn't surprising, given that the quality of trials linking fertility and antioxidant supplements, say the scientists, was low.
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Chocolate everyday keeps brain damage away
Counsel & Heal
Scientists say chocolate can help keep the brain healthy. New research reveals that drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day helps older people keep their brains healthy and their thinking skills sharp. The study published in the journal Neurology involved 60 people with an average age of 73 who did not have dementia.
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6 things you didn't know about sweat
The Huffington Post
We've already debunked elsewhere some of the most common misconceptions about staying hydrated. But what about sweat itself? In an effort to better understand the body's complex heating and cooling system, here are some surprising facts about sweat you may not have known.
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Autism's unexpected link to cancer gene
The New York Times
Researchers studying two seemingly unrelated conditions — autism and cancer — have unexpectedly converged on a surprising discovery. Some people with autism have mutated cancer or tumor genes that apparently caused their brain disorder. Ten percent of children with mutations in a gene called PTEN, which causes cancers of the breast, colon, thyroid and other organs, have autism.
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A vision for the future of healthcare
By Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
Everyone has his own opinion of the future of healthcare. Whether it's politically or financially motivated, some believe we're headed for a bureaucratic morass, while others believe healthcare in America can be fixed with the Affordable Care Act.

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Armed with bigger fines, Medicare to punish 2,225 hospitals for excess readmissions
Kaiser Health News
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released.

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FDA warns of rare acetaminophen risk
Medscape via WebMD
Anyone who develops a rash, blister or some other skin reaction while taking acetaminophen should stop using the drug and seek medical care immediately. The painkiller poses the risk for three rare but potentially fatal skin disorders, the FDA announced.

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The cancer-fighting benefits of the HPV vaccine
Austin American-Statesman
Most young women and men understand that annual preventive care visits, such as pap smears and mammograms for women and prostate exams for men, are vital and routine aspects of maintaining their health. Yet, many do not understand that they can ask for a vaccine that can help protect them from developing various forms of cancer later in their lives.
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Estrogen enhancers tied to aggressive breast cancer
Medical Xpress
Adding to the picture of what prompts breast cancers to form, researchers from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio announced that "distant estrogen response elements" can act independently of oncogenes to spur tumor development.
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Study reveals genetic overlap between schizophrenia and depression
HealthCanal
University of Queensland researchers are at the forefront of a ground-breaking study that has found people susceptible to psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have underlying genetic similarities. The study, by a worldwide consortium of more than 300 medical researchers in more than 250 institutions, is the first to demonstrate such a link.
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Rate of postpartum depression nearly twice as great in cities compared with rural areas
Medical Daily
Women who spend their post-childbirth days raising children in cities could be nearly twice as likely to experience postpartum depression than mothers raising children in rural areas, a new study finds.
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