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LEADING THE NEWS

Dogs Can Detect Prostate Cancer 4 Times Better Than Traditional Tests, With Low False-Positive Rate
Medical Daily
Dogs are renowned for their keen sense of smell, and researchers have tested their abilities and have found they are almost four times better at detecting prostate cancer than traditional tests. These specially trained animals, known as Medical Detection Dogs are trained in Buckinghamshire, U.K., and have the ability to accurately detect the cancer 90 percent of the time.
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Meta-Analysis: Vitamin A Decreased Bladder Cancer Risk
Cancer Network
An increased intake of vitamin A may result in a decreased risk for bladder cancer, according to the results of a meta-analysis that included 25 studies of dietary or blood vitamin A levels. However, study authors Jian-er Tang, M.D., of Huzhou Teachers College, Zhejiang Province, China, and colleagues pointed out that given the heterogeneity of the studies included in the analysis, it would be premature to recommend an increased intake of vitamin A as a prevention strategy for bladder cancer.
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The Genes Responsible for Deadly Prostate Cancer Discovered
TIME
Treating prostate cancer has always been trickier than most patients anticipate. That may soon change, thanks to a test that can pick out the slow-growing cancers from the faster-growing ones. Researchers at Columbia University report in the journal Cancer Cell that they have identified two genes that are likely driving the most aggressive cases of prostate cancer.
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Feds Bust 90 Linked to Medicare Fraud Schemes Totaling $260 Million
HealthLeaders Media
Federal prosecutors on May 13 unveiled charges against 90 people in six cities for their alleged roles in Medicare frauds that resulted in $260 million in false billings. The defendants include 16 physicians and 11 other people identified as "medical professionals," according to a joint media release from the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services.
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HEALTHCARE NEWS


Overused Medical Services Cost Medicare Billions of Dollars
NPR
Medical overtreatment is the inverse of former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's definition of pornography: While waste is easy to define in principle, it can be hard to know it when you see it. A treatment that is appropriate for one patient can also be unnecessary or even counterproductive for another, depending on the patient's condition.
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Obamacare's Killer Burden on Nurses
TIME
The goal of the new law is to remodel healthcare in the United States into a system that promotes wellness and prevention, rather than just providing care to sick people. This seems like a great objective, but nurses worry that the switch may compromise the quality of the care our patients receive.
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Fears of Doctor Shortages Under New Health Law May Have Been Overblown
PBS NewsHour via Kaiser Health News
The headlines were ominous: Good luck finding a doctor under Obamacare. Not enough doctors for newly insured. Obamacare, doctor shortage could crash health system. Despite these dire predictions, the nation's primary care system is handling the increased number of insured patients without major problems so far, according to interviews with community health centers, large physician practices and insurers nationwide.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT


15-Minute Visits Take A Toll On The Doctor-Patient Relationship
Kaiser Health News
It's not unusual for primary care doctors' appointments to be scheduled at 15-minute intervals. Some physicians who work for hospitals say they've been asked to see patients every 11 minutes. And the problem may worsen as millions of consumers who gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act begin to seek care — some of whom may have seen doctors rarely, if at all, and have a slew of untreated problems.
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A Doctor's Declaration of Independence
The Wall Street Journal
In Dr. Daniel Craviotto Jr.'s 23 years as a practicing physician, he's learned that the only thing that matters is the doctor-patient relationship. How doctors interact and treat their patients is the practice of medicine. There is a problem with the rising cost of health care, but there is also a problem when the individual physician in the trenches does not have a voice in the debate and is being told what to do and how to do it.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of WSAUA, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WSAUA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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