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High Obamacare Costs Creating New Middle Class of Uninsured
A new subset of uninsured people is finding it doesn't fit into any of the affordable healthcare plans offered through the Affordable Care Act.
Many middle-class Americans are falling through the cracks after being dumped into the Obamacare marketplace. They can't get a subsidy because they earn too much, and they can't find an insurance plan they can reasonably afford, forcing some to make a tough decision: to go without health insurance.
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Glaxo Says It Will Stop Paying Doctors to Promote Drugs
The New York Times
The British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will no longer pay doctors to promote its products and will stop tying compensation of sales representatives to the number of prescriptions doctors write, its chief executive said recently, effectively ending two common industry practices that critics have long assailed as troublesome conflicts of interest.
Healthcare Unions Eye Gains in 2014
The uncertainty and shifting landscape in the healthcare industry continues to favor organized labor's efforts to unionize hospital workers, and there is no indication that the trend will slacken in 2014.
"We have seen a tremendous increase in union activity and petition activity since mid-summer," says James Trivisonno, president of Detroit-based IRI Consultants, which tracks organized labor activity in the healthcare sector for the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administration.
Type of Anesthesia Can Influence Prostate Cancer
For men having prostate cancer surgery, the type of anaesthesia doctors use might make a difference in the odds of the cancer returning, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of nearly 3,300 men who underwent prostate cancer surgery, those who were given both general and regional anaesthesia had a lower risk of seeing their cancer progress than men who received only general anaesthesia.
Overactive Bladder: A Common Condition Many Women Struggle With Privately
BPT via Journal Sentinel
Imagine having a common medical condition that requires you to plan around it and causes embarrassment and daily disruptions.
These repeated disruptions are common for women with overactive bladder, or OAB, with their symptoms causing frequent trips to the bathroom or worry over a leak from a sudden urge to urinate.
Women Most Often Suffer Urinary Tract Infections, but Men More Likely to be Hospitalized
While women are far more likely to suffer urinary tract infections, men are more prone to be hospitalized for treatment, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital urologists.
The first-of-its-kind research for the most common bacterial infection in the U.S. is important in providing predictors of hospital admission at a time when the health care industry is searching for ways to reduce costs.
10 Things Urologists Think Hospitalists Should Know
Experts explain why hospital medicine's role is crucial to patient safety, better outcomes. Urology is an area in which hospitalists might not have much formal training, but because many of these patients undergo highly complicated surgical procedures with great potential for complications, hospitalists can be vital for good outcomes, urologists say.
Kidney Stone Risks After Menopause
Eating healthily and exercising regularly have many health benefits for your heart and metabolism. New research suggests these healthy habits may also protect against kidney stones.
Researchers looked at data from postmenopausal women to see if body mass index (BMI), exercise and calorie intake were linked to kidney stones.
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