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The NAMCP Behavioral Health Institute (BHI) is pleased to recognize the WVP Health Authority as the 2012 Behavioral Health Innovation Award winner.

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Next challenge for health law: Getting the public to buy in
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On its face, the low-key discussion around a conference table in Miami recently did not appear to have national implications. Eight men and women, including a diner owner, a chef and a real estate agent, answered questions about why they had no health insurance and what might persuade them to buy it. More



Medicare discloses hospitals' bonuses, penalties based on quality
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Medicare disclosed bonuses and penalties for nearly 3,000 hospitals as it ties almost $1 billion in payments to the quality of care provided to patients. The revised payments, which will begin in January, mark the federal government's most extensive effort yet to hold hospitals financially accountable for what happens to patients. In what amounts to a nationwide competition, Medicare compared hospitals on how faithfully they followed rudimentary standards of care and how patients rated their experiences. More

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HHS approves healthcare exchanges in 3 states
The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Three more states won conditional approval to run their own insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The Health and Human Services Department gave conditional approval to state-run exchanges in Delaware, Minnesota and Rhode Island. More

 FDA: New Treatments & Technology


FDA panel considers 1st drug for chronic fatigue syndrome
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A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will meet to consider approval of the first drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome. The experts will discuss the risks and benefits associated with the intravenous drug rintatolimod. The drug's maker, Hemispherx Biopharma, failed to win the FDA's OK in 2009 because of concerns about study methodology. More

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Psoriasis drug meets main goal in trial
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Actelion, Europe's biggest biotech company, reported positive results from a mid-stage clinical trial of a treatment for skin disease psoriasis, adding to recent good news for its key next-generation heart and lung drug. More

 Oncology
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Children of older parents with cancer may be at risk, too
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Children of parents diagnosed with cancer when they're old are at increased risk for certain types of cancer, a new study suggests. It was known that children of parents diagnosed with cancer at a younger age are at increased risk for cancer, but it wasn't clear if there also was a hereditary risk for children whose parents were diagnosed when they were older. More

 Prevention & Wellness
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Whole grains linked to lower prediabetes risk
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Eating whole grains is associated with a decreased risk of prediabetes, a blood sugar elevation that can precede diabetes in adults, according to new research. Swedish residents who ate food containing more than 59 grams — roughly two ounces — of whole grains per day were 27 percent less likely to become prediabetic compared with residents who ate 30 grams or less, according to the research. More

Intensive lifestyle interventions linked to Type 2 diabetes remission
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Intensive lifestyle interventions — including group and individual counseling on diet, exercise, and social support — appear to be more effective for achieving Type 2 diabetes remission than standard support and intervention, according to an observational analysis. More

 Genomics and Biotech
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Scientists: Bullying genes in children's DNA
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New research shows that the chemical structure surrounding part of the genetic blueprint of a young child is physically changed by bullying, leaving the victim less able to respond properly to the stress and possibly paving the way for mental problems later in life. More

New method for sequencing genome in a single cell
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The traditional genome sequencing process requires thousands of cells to provide sufficient DNA, and this means that variations that are only present in a small number of cells — such as early cancer cells — are missed. Now a new technique has been developed for effectively sequencing the DNA in an individual cell. More

 Behavioral Health
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Experts: Asperger's, autism not linked to violence
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Despite media reports alleging that the gunman involved in the Connecticut school shootings had Asperger's syndrome, experts were quick to assert Sunday that there is no link between the condition — a mild form of autism — and violence. More

Dangers of prescribing ADD medication to healthy patients
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Healthy patients without attention deficit disorder should not be prescribed cognitive enhancement medications, according to an article published in CMAJ. People are sometimes prescribed stimulants for cognitive enhancement, which is essentially using them to only improve memory or concentration. As a prescription is necessary for these drugs, doctors must make sure that they are prescribing them to people who actually need them and not to healthy individuals without ADD. The American Academy of Neurology does not impose any restriction on who can be prescribed ADD medication, in fact, it even allows doctors to prescribe the medications to people without ADD. More

FAST FACTS
"Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome resemble those of the flu or common viral infections, including muscle aches and headache, according to the National Library of Medicine. "


 
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