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Session Recordings from WSAUA's 2013 Annual Meeting Now Available Online at No Charge - Compliments of Western Section AUA!
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Experience educational content from the WSAUA’s 2013 Annual Meeting Scientific Sessions. We’re excited to offer you complimentary access to the session recordings from the conference through the WSAUA Live Learning Center.

Recorded sessions make great training tools and provide a comprehensive recap of all the valuable information that was shared at the conference. Catch up on sessions you missed and review industry information at your convenience. If you were unable to attend the event, here’s your chance to find out what you missed. Session recordings through the Live Learning Center keep you up-to-date on the latest industry education so you can continue your professional development year-round. Visit the WSAUA Live Learning Center to access the session recordings.
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Are ACOs Really Different From HMOs?
HealthLeaders Media
Accountable care organizations (ACO) aim to completely revamp how healthcare is delivered in the United States, promising better quality and lower costs. But physicians who have heard these promises before are wondering if ACOs are just the new version of HMOs, the same lofty concept dressed up in a new way.
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Decision-Making About Active Surveillance By Men With Localized Prostate Cancer
MDLinx
Growing recognition that active surveillance (AS) is a reasonable management option for many men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer led us to describe patients' conceptualizations of AS and reasons for their treatment decisions. Men fully informed of their treatment options for localized prostate cancer have a comprehensive understanding of the purpose of AS. Slowing the decision–making process may enhance the acceptability of AS.
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CMS Sets 2014 Pay Rates for Hospital Outpatient and Physician Services
HealthLeaders Media
The new rules reflect changes in healthcare, says CMS, but hospital and medical groups express disappointment and call for attendant SGR reform. The Obama Administration late Wednesday released two final rules dictating how doctors and outpatient hospital facilities will receive payment starting Jan. 1, 2014, and Jan. 1, 2015, with two key changes for physician fee schedules and outpatient payment
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Insulin Therapy and Risk of Prostate Cancer
MDLinx
Authors performed this meta–analysis to determine whether insulin use was associated with PCa risk in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). These results suggest that, there may be no significant association between insulin use and risk of PCa as compared with other glucose–lowering agents in patients with DM, and there was no substantial evidence for increase risk of PCa among insulin glargine users as compared to non–glargine insulin users. Further studies are warranted to validate these conclusions.
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Displaying Lab Prices on EHR Systems Cuts Costs
HealthLeaders Media
Evidence is mounting that when physicians know the laboratory costs of tests prior to ordering them, they show a decrease in ordering rates, and not only for high-cost tests. A new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting the potential for significant healthcare cost reductions when physicians know the up-front cost of ordering routine lab tests
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Protein in Prostate Biopsies Signals Increased Cancer Risk
ScienceDaily
Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College have shown that the presence of a particular protein in biopsied prostate tissue substantially increases the likelihood that cancer will develop in that organ. The discovery will likely help physicians decide how closely to monitor men potentially at risk for the cancer, among the most confusing and controversial dilemmas in health care.
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Exercise and Renal Failure
News Fix
In the past, it was believed that people with kidney disease could not participate in vigorous physical activity. Often they felt tired and weak from anemia. Now, however, anemia can be treated, and renal failure patients who undergo an exercise program have increased strength and energy.
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Genetic Mutation May Be Vital in Lethal Prostate Cancer in Overweight Patients
ScienceDaily
Obesity is associated with a worse prostate cancer prognosis among men whose tumors contain a specific genetic mutation, suggest results from a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers. Among prostate cancer patients whose tumors contain the mutation, they had a more than 50 percent increased risk of dying from prostate cancer if they were overweight or obese compared to healthy-weight men; among men whose tumors did not have the mutation, there was no effect of obesity on cancer survival.
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