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LEADING THE NEWS

Team Identifies Source of Most Cases of Invasive Bladder Cancer
Stanford University Medical Center via Medical Xpress
A single type of cell in the lining of the bladder is responsible for most cases of invasive bladder cancer, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Their study, conducted in mice, is the first to pinpoint the normal cell type that can give rise to invasive bladder cancers. It's also the first to show that most bladder cancers and their associated precancerous lesions arise from just one cell, and explains why many human bladder cancers recur after therapy.
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UROLOGY INDUSTRY NEWS
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Nocturnal Incontinence Poses Major Burden After Female Bladder Reconstruction
medwireNews
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is lower in women who have undergone radical cystectomy and neobladder reconstruction for bladder cancer than in the general female population, shows research. Of the various procedural complications, night-time incontinence had a particularly severe and far-ranging detrimental impact on women’s QoL, the researchers report in the International Journal of Urology.
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Chronic Inflammation Linked to High-Grade Prostate Cancer
Internal Medicine News
Men whose benign prostate biopsy cores showed signs of chronic inflammation had more than twice the odds of high-grade prostate cancer, investigators reported online April 18 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The association existed even when prostate-specific antigen was low, suggesting that the results were not due to detection bias, said Dr. Bora Gurel of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and his associates.
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HEALTHCARE NEWS


The Flourishing Medical Tourism Business in America
HealthLeaders Media
For the average person on the street, "medical tourism" still conjures images of the rich and fabulous getting nipped and tucked in Mexico or southeast Asia. Yet as many hospital executives know, the United States is a leading destination for medical tourists — the third-most popular healthcare destination worldwide in 2012, with 800,000 international patients flying in to seek care, according to Patients Beyond Borders, an informational publisher for medical tourists.
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What Does the ICD-10 Delay Mean For You?
MediGain
Many providers are already on track for the original Oct. 1 deadline for ICD-10 implementation this year, spurred on by the urgency of the transition and repeated assurance by the CMS that there would be no more delays. Physician practices that invested in ICD-10 preparation with the expectation that they would soon get a return on that investment in the form of better documentation and more effective revenue cycle management may see some issues as a result of the delay.
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Secrecy Stunts Market-Based Healthcare Reforms
HealthLeadersMedia
Medicare's release of physician payment data holds great potential for the industry's shift toward value-based payments. While medical associations are opposed to pay transparency, one physician explains why he supports it.
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Clinical Research Data Network will Connect Millions of EHRs
iHealthBeat
Researchers are working to create a national clinical research network of electronic health records that could be the largest to date. The network development is being overseen and run by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, which was created under the Affordable Care Act. In December 2013, PCORI approved $93.5 million in funding to build a national clinical research data network to improve comparative effectiveness research. The network aims to serve as a "giant repository of medical information" and could include data from 26 million to 30 million U.S. residents by September 2015.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT


Tips to Prevent Physician Burnout
MediGain
Caring professions, including healthcare, have a high rate of burnout and put practitioners under a lot of stress. According to The Happy MD, nearly 1 in 3 private-practice physicians is dealing with burnout at any given time. To run a profitable and successful practice, physicians need to deal with stress in productive ways.
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Time Saver: Break These 3 Bad Email Habits
FiercePracticeManagement
Email is a big example of a time-saving tool that can easily become a drag on productivity for physicians and employees alike. To make better use of the time docs spend handling electronic communications, consider the following tips about what not to do.
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Healthcare Professionals Flock to Twitter
FierceHealthcare
Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and healthcare consultants from the United States make up most of the healthcare professionals who use Twitter, according to research by Creation Healthcare, a London-based research and training consultancy. U.S. healthcare professionals make up 31 percent of the 75,000 worldwide total of healthcare professionals who turn to the social media site to "tweet" information about healthcare policy, research, individual medicines and treatments for the disease, a company spokesman told PM Live.
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