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How to pay for only the healthcare you want
The New York Times
One reason health insurance is expensive is that most plans cover just about every medical technology — not just the ones that work, or the ones that are worth the price. This not only drives up costs, but also forces many Americans into purchasing coverage for therapies they may not value. But there's no reason things couldn't be different, and better for consumers.
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Are prescription monitoring programs merely a placebo?
By Jason Poquette
The network of states connecting their prescription monitoring programs is growing. In a recent press release, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy announced that 25 states now share controlled substance filling records through the PMP InterConnect program. But while these expansions certainly suggest greater potential for detecting inappropriate controlled substance utilization by patients — particularly across state borders — the question remains about whether these programs are actually accomplishing this.
Administration overhauls federal healthcare website
The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration is revamping HealthCare.gov and scrapping significant parts of the federal health insurance marketplace in an effort to avoid the problems that plagued the site's launch last fall, according to presentations to health insurers and interviews with government officials and contractors.
ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS
Groups urge Medicare to widen telemedicine options for ACOs
The structure of Medicare reimbursements is limiting the ability of accountable care organizations to engage in telemedicine, say the Alliance for Connected Care and a coalition of other telehealth advocate groups in a series of letters written to newly confirmed HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
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Surgeons and surgery are missing components in Medicare ACOs
Although surgeons play a large role in caring for patients under accountable care organization models, Medicare-approved ACOs haven't paid attention to them, according to a new study in Health Affairs. Researchers analyzed the experiences of 59 Medicare-approved ACOs using a survey and conducting in-depth interviews with senior leaders at four Pioneer and Medicare Shared Saving Program models.
ACO landscape shows docs key to success
To move things forward, shake things up, embrace change, a strong leader proves essential. In healthcare, this leader is often the physician. From getting staff on board with health information technology or adopting new value-based care models, physician leadership is key to success, particularly with accountable care organizations, a new study suggests.
FDA: NEW TREATMENTS & TECHNOLOGY
Why the FDA needs to approve new sunscreens for Americans
New research continues to better define the risks of sunburn and sun exposure. A new prospective study from Brown University, just published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, is the first to show that experiencing just five blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 is enough to increase a person's risk of developing melanoma by 80 percent.
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FDA approves hemophilia A drug, Eloctate, for use in stopping bleeding episodes
The Food and Drug Administration has announced its approval for the hemophilia A drug, Eloctate, for use in treating bleeding episodes, managing bleeding from surgical procedures, and reducing the frequency of future bleeding. Eloctate, a recombinant drug, meaning in this case that it uses a blend of different proteins to achieve its desired effect, also consists of the Coagulation Factor VIII molecule.
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Search engine for genes will boost medical research
With the database, researchers will be able to see links between different genes, helping them find better treatments for everything from Alzheimer's to cancer. Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a search engine, called EvoCor, which finds genes that are functionally linked.
4 new genes added to the 'inherited breast cancer' risk list
Medical News Today
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have discovered four new genes that increase breast cancer risk when mutated. The team, who lead an international consortium with the aim of locating more gene mutations that may cause inherited breast cancer susceptibilities, have added RINT1, MRE11A, RAD50 and NBN to the growing list of higher risk genes.
How our genes could make us gay or straight
The Washington Post
The claim that homosexual men share a "gay gene" created a furor in the 1990s. But new research two decades on supports this claim — and adds another candidate gene. To an evolutionary geneticist, the idea that a person's genetic makeup affects their mating preference is unsurprising. We see it in the animal world all the time. There are probably many genes that affect human sexual orientation.
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Sleeping a great way to bolster the memory, the more the better
Getting the right amount of restful, uninterrupted sleep offers many benefits, many of which are obvious and well documented. The science of sleep is still a growth industry, and we have a long way to go before this aspect of living is strongly understood.
Combo vaccine raises risk of seizures in toddlers?
HealthDay News via WebMD
Toddlers who get a newer vaccine that fights four infections in one jab have a slightly increased risk of fever-induced seizure, a large new study confirms. At issue is a vaccine that targets measles, mumps, rubella and varicella in one shot, instead of giving the traditional MMR and varicella vaccines separately.
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Breast cancer patients are not getting enough exercise
It has already been established that physical exercise increases survival and improves quality of life for breast cancer patients. Now a new study finds that most breast cancer patients don't meet national physical activity guidelines after diagnosis, suggesting more work needs to be done to promote physical activity in patients with this disease.
Prostate cancer diagnosis may be more accurate with semen test
Medical News Today
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and a major cause of cancer-related deaths. Yet it is tricky to diagnose — the commonly used PSA test can result in over-diagnosis and unnecessary further procedures. Now, new research led by the University of Adelaide in Australia promises to improve the accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis with the help of biomarkers in seminal fluid.
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Truths and treatments for social anxiety disorder
By Christina Nava
As a young adult living with social anxiety disorder, I am all too aware of the effects and symptoms of it. Often misdiagnosed simply as "shyness," social anxiety disorder can run a person's life if undetected and left untreated. While shyness comes and goes depending on the situation, social anxiety disorder is more severe in that it hinders a person's ability to perform daily functions. That is why it's important to be aware of what exactly it is, what the symptoms are and how to go about treatment if you find yourself frequently experiencing some, if not all, of the symptoms of social anxiety disorder.
Medicated children: Anxiety and depression in children today
The Huffington Post
There has been a sharp rise in anxiety, depression and mental health disorders in children since the early 1990s. Approximately 13 to 20 percent of children in the U.S. have a mental health episode yearly. Our medicated children today, think it is commonplace to take these medications to perform, function or maintain relationships.
"A protein called Kindlin-3 drives breast cancer cells to migrate throughout the body. Inhibiting Kindlin-3 functions with new drugs could prevent the spread of breast cancer, according to the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute."
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