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Please click here to view Eisai's 2012 Oncology Digest. The PDF contains two articles and the final oncology digest.

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The NAMCP Behavioral Health Institute (BHI) is pleased to recognize the WVP Health Authority as the 2012 Behavioral Health Innovation Award winner.

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 Managed Healthcare News
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How physicians get paid for care coordination
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New Current Procedural Terminology codes mean that just about any practice can bill for coordinating the care of those discharged from a hospital or with multiple chronic conditions, even without having formally to transform into a patient-centered medical home or become part of an accountable care organization. More

Insurers may prove choosy with overhaul exchanges
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The leader of the nation's largest health insurer warned recently not to assume widespread participation from his company in part of healthcare overhaul's coverage expansion that unfolds later in 2013. UnitedHealth Group Inc. CEO Stephen Hemsley told analysts the insurer's involvement in online exchanges that are expected to help millions buy coverage will depend on whether it's financially viable for the company. More

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Nursing@Georgetown is a Master’s in Nursing program delivered online by Georgetown University’s renowned School of Nursing & Health Studies. These programs are designed to help the next generation of nursing leaders achieve their career goals while improving the health and well-being of all people. MORE

HHS announces $1.5 billion for state exchanges
The Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The federal health department announced $1.5 billion in new grants for states to continue building their insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. California, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont received funding — either one-or multiyear awards based on their progress in creating the marketplaces. More

 FDA: New Treatments & Technology

FDA gives nod to Botox to treat overactive bladder
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its approval for the use of Botox against a form of urinary incontinence known as overactive bladder. Injections of Botox into the bladder muscle can trigger a relaxation of the bladder, boost the organ's storage capacity and make incontinence episodes less frequent, the FDA said. More

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Concentra offers medical practice expertise, operational and peer support, and long-term stability to enable your professional and financial success. Our providers work consistent schedules that encourage healthy work-life balance, and experience the satisfaction of working in an environment designed to reduce administrative burden while allowing more time for patient care.

FDA warned hospitals in 2009 not to reuse insulin pens
The Buffalo News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Food and Drug Administration warned hospitals nationwide against reusing insulin pens on multiple patients in March 2009, 19 months before the Buffalo VA Medical Center began a practice that could have prompted its nurses to do that very thing. More

 Prevention & Wellness
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Immune-boosting foods may add to flu defense
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As U.S. health officials recommend flu shots and frequent hand washing for protection during this season's influenza outbreak, dietitians point to another significant defense weapon: healthy foods. Immune-boosting foods can improve your ability to ward off the flu and other health problems, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. More

New tick-borne illness discovered in Northeast
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Researchers have discovered a new human disease in the Northeast transmitted by the same common deer tick that can infect people with Lyme disease. The bacterial illness causes flu-like symptoms, the researchers from Tufts, Yale and other institutions reported, but they also described the case of an 80-year-old woman who became confused and withdrawn, lost weight, and developed hearing difficulty and a wobbly gait. The woman, from New Jersey, recovered after receiving antibiotics. More

 Genomics and Biotech
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Genetic marker points to breast cancer recurrence
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The risk of breast cancer recurrence increased significantly in patients who had specific germ-line DNA alterations, suggesting a potential new approach to evaluation of recurrence risk, investigators reported. More

Determining who has the 'deodorant gene'
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People who have a certain variant of the ABCC11 gene don't produce under arm odor, though many of them still wear deodorant, Bristol University researchers report in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. More

'Quadruple helix' DNA seen in human cells
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Cambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time. The famous "molecule of life," which carries our genetic code, is more familiar to us as a double helix. But researchers tell the journal Nature Chemistry that the "quadruple helix" is also present in our cells, and in ways that might possibly relate to cancer. More

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Vaccines might become another way to fight cancer
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Most people think of the flu when the word "vaccine" comes up in conversation, but several vaccines also exist to help prevent cancers. Not only that, but also numerous researchers are working to harness the power of the body's immune system to develop vaccines to help treat cancer. More

'Microbeads' may boost survival in advanced colon cancer patients
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For advanced colon cancer patients who have developed liver tumors, so-called "radioactive beads" implanted near these tumors may extend survival nearly a year longer than among patients on chemotherapy alone, a small new study finds. More

 Behavioral Health
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FDA backs depression treatment system
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Brainsway expects to reach an agreement this quarter for a medical-device company to market its non-invasive system to treat depression in the U.S., Chief Executive Officer Uzi Sofer said. In Brainsway's system, a coil is placed against the patient's head to apply brief magnetic pulses to the brain, a process known as transcranial magnetic stimulation. Patients are treated five times a week for four weeks, with each session lasting about 20 minutes, Sofer said. More

"Among the several options for treating depression are brain and nerve stimulation, according to the Mayo Clinic. They may be used for chronic, treatment-resistant depression."

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