This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit June 12, 2014

Home   Contact

 


Call for Papers Deadline June 10


Plan to join us for the "Best Week in Urology" in Maui on Oct. 26-31!


WSAUA Annual Meeting - Important Dates to Know

The 90th Annual Meeting – Oct. 26-31 at The Grand Wailea Hotel

Meeting Registration Now Open! Go Here




UROLOGY INDUSTRY NEWS
Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword Urology.

FDA Approves Another Testosterone Replacement Gel
Urology Times
The FDA has approved a new testosterone gel formulation, marking the agency's second approval of a testosterone replacement therapy in the course of a week. On June 4, a topical testosterone gel to be marketed under the brand name Vogelxo was approved. A week earlier, the FDA approved a testosterone nasal gel known as Natesto.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  


Fewer Women than Men are Referred to Urologists for Suspicion of Bladder Cancer
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Women with hematuria were less than half as likely as men with the same issue to be referred to a urologist for further tests, according to a new study. The findings may help explain why bladder cancer is often diagnosed at a later stage in women, and mortality rates are higher in female patients than in male patients. The study was shared during the American Urological Association annual conference in Orlando, Florida.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Semen Test for Prostate Cancer Helps Diagnose Early Warning Signs
Science World Report
A new diagnostic test that analyzes samples of seminal fluid could help detect early signs of prostate cancer, according to a study published in the journal Endocrine-Related Cancer. As the current PSA test for prostate cancer may not be positive for non-cancerous conditions such as prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis, the microRNAs from 60 men involved in the study were "surprisingly accurate" when using this type of testing.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


NEWS IN CALIFORNIA


How Budget Cuts Hit the Health System
California Healthline
Assembly member Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, chair of the Assembly Committee on Health and a practicing physician in Sacramento, California, spoke recently about how short-term savings in healthcare have long-term repercussions. His initial point was aimed directly at IHSS reductions, but then he expanded the conversation to other cuts.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


VA Audit: New Patients Wait 56 Days in Los Angeles
The Associated Press via The Sacramento Bee
Patients seeking care through the VA's Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System are waiting an average of 56 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor — four times longer than the department's goal.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


HEALTHCARE NEWS


Pioneer ACO Program Ripe for Improvement, Providers Say
HealthLeaders Media
It is far easier to get lost in an alphabet soup of acronyms than it is to find branding genius at a U.S. federal agency. But officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chose wisely when they picked "pioneer" as the key word for the moniker of their most ambitious gainsharing program. The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization model mirrors the pioneer experience of the 1800s wagon trains in the American West.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Presidents, CEOs and the New Healthcare Leadership Model
HealthLeaders Media
It may not be obvious to the casual observer, but the responsibilities and roles of many local hospital leaders are changing drastically. That's at least partly because many hospital systems are acquiring formerly independent hospitals and, rather than allowing them to operate largely independently in a holding company model, the controlling systems are moving toward an operating company model.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Coast-to-Coast Healthcare Woe: Cost
Kaiser Health News and NPR
Recently, KHN staff writer Jenny Gold moved across the country, from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. She drove the southern route and decided to conduct an informal survey, asking folks she met along the way a question relevant to the healthcare reporting she's been doing for the past five years. The question: What bugs you most about your medical care?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Improved Cancer Outcomes Tied to Insurance Coverage
Renal & Urology News
Health insurance coverage is associated with improved cancer-specific outcomes for young adults, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Ayal A. Aizer, M.D., MHS, from the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program in Boston, and colleagues examined the correlation between insurance status and cancer-specific outcomes in young adults.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT


Patient Satisfaction: Wait Times and the Waiting Room
MediGain
Wait times and the quality of the waiting room experience both influence patient satisfaction to a great degree. Patients who wait too long for their appointments or experience rude or uncomfortable interactions with front-desk staff will not be eager to return to a practice for their future medical needs. Consultant Live conducted a survey regarding wait times and the waiting room, and found 36 percent of physicians feel a wait of 10 to 20 minutes is acceptable.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
 

WSAUA Insights
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Lonny Alfred, Content Editor, 469.420.2663  
Contribute news

Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the Western Section AUA Insights was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
Recent issues
June 5, 2014
May 29, 2014
May 22, 2014
May 15, 2014



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063