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What court decision means for insurers, hospitals and drugmakers
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Supreme Court ruled that the healthcare law stands. For months now the pending ruling has put the Affordable Care Act's future in limbo. Now everyone knows it has survived and — while other challenges are still ahead — it gives a bit more guidance on where things head next. Here's a look at what that means for three major healthcare sectors. More

What is the Health Economic Impact of a Non-Invasive Prenatal Test?

Learn About Bridgehead International’s report, authored by Susan Garfield, on the clinical and economic utility of this test in this quarter’s JMCM, entitled “Clinical and Cost Consequences of Incorporating a Novel Non-Invasive Prenatal Test into the Diagnostic Pathway for Fetal Trisomies.

Hospitals urge Medicaid expansion
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hospitals are urging states to expand Medicaid under the new healthcare law, bringing a potent political force to bear on governors who face pressure from Republican leaders to opt out of the beefed-up program. States won a reprieve from the requirement when the Supreme Court ruled they could decline to expand Medicaid to a broader swath of the poor in 2014 without losing their existing federal funding for the program. More

Family doctors seen as winners as high court upholds law
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When the Supreme Court upheld President Obama's healthcare law, many interested parties had cause to celebrate. Among them were family doctors who stand to gain both influence and money from the decision. Specialists such as cardiologists and orthopedic surgeons worry they will fall in the losers' camp. These doctors say they face reduced reimbursements, loss of autonomy to hospitals and, ultimately, fewer patients receiving their care. More


Your patient's blood doesn't tell you that they will get tired walking the dog. Or that they've had heartburn for the past 2 weeks. But it can tell you whether or not obstructive CAD is what's causing their symptoms. You may not need to go deeper than the blood to know what's happening. MORE

Physicians need new approach to managed care contracts
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With all the changes in the healthcare industry, physician practices may need to reassess how they evaluate managed care contracts and reimbursement strategies, say some experts. What worked in past years may not be your best approach for the future. More

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FDA: Covidien device can get stuck in brain
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A Covidien Plc device for rare malformed blood vessels can get stuck in the brain and has been linked to nine patient deaths, regulators warned. The device uses a spongy material to block off blood flow to abnormal tangles of blood vessels before they are removed by surgery. The material is delivered to the brain through a tube inserted into a groin artery, known as a catheter. More

FDA approves Myrbetriq for overactive bladder
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Myrbetriq has been approved to treat adults with overactive bladder, a condition affecting some 33 million Americans, the Food and Drug Administration said. The drug is designed to relax the bladder muscle as the bladder fills, minimizing the potential symptoms of needing to urinate too often, needing to urinate immediately or the involuntary leakage of urine, the agency said. More


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Mammography rates drop following task force recommendations
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The number of women in their 40s getting routine mammograms has dropped since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force advised against regular screenings for women in this age group, according to a new study. More

Side effects persist after prostate cancer treatment
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Men who are treated for prostate cancer may still suffer side effects from treatment up to a decade later, a new study finds. Researchers found more than 500 men with cancer ended up with poorer sexual function and more bladder control problems for up to 10 years afterward than men with no cancer diagnosis. More

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Study: Healthy-carb, not low-carb diet best for weight loss
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VideoBriefA diet based on healthy carbohydrates — rather than a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet — offers the best chance of keeping weight off without bringing unwanted side effects, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests. More

With new nicotine vaccine, cigarettes give you no pleasure
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Nicotine addiction is a hard habit to break. But what if you could never get hooked in the first place? Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York report they have developed a potential vaccine for nicotine addiction. In mice, the vaccine inhibits the effects of nicotine before they reach the heart or brain, making it seem as though the nicotine never entered the bloodstream. More

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DNA tests fail to win insurer consent with lives at stake
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As genetic testing spreads, revolutionizing how doctors recognize and treat illness, the insurance industry is in a muddle. A genetic test one insurer calls "actionable," another considers "unnecessary." Some will pay to test sick patients, but not to find out who's at risk of a disease. More

Father's genetic-disorder death may be lifesaver for daughters
Medical Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A father's unfortunate death may be potentially lifesaving for his twin girls. Tyson Wallis died from a ruptured aorta, which was caused by an extremely rare, genetic disease called Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. Wallis was found collapsed in his Texas home at the age of 30. He was not diagnosed for the condition. After getting her twins tested and results determined her twins are positive for Loeys-Dietz, Wallis' wife is doing everything possible to ensure her children have a fighting chance. More

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Earlier may be better for ADHD medication in children
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Children with ADHD who start taking medications as early as fourth grade may be more likely to score better academically than those who start taking medication in middle school, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. More

'Tailored' advice no extra help to smokers in study
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Tailoring online advice to a smoker's particular patterns and beliefs about smoking was no more effective than standardized feedback in a new study comparing how many smokers successfully quit with each approach. More

"There are various treatments for overactive bladder, including medication, Kegel exercises, electrical stimulation and surgery, according to the National Library of Medicine."
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