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HealthPartners, Park Nicollet plan to merge
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Two of the Minneapolis area's most prominent healthcare systems, HealthPartners and Park Nicollet, have signed an agreement to join operations, marking the biggest merger in the local healthcare market in two decades. More

Hospitals get revenue boost from meaningful use money
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More than $4 billion has been paid out to hospitals by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in meaningful use incentive money, money that Fitch Ratings warns hospital bondholders will mask "otherwise anemic revenue growth" for the next four or five years. More

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Study: Doctors closing door on oncology drug reps
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Targeted cancer drugs are one of the great hopes for pharmaceutical companies, but a business survey says cancer doctors are limiting visits by sales representatives more than most medical specialists. More

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FDA approves Novartis brain tumor drug for children
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Health regulators approved Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG's drug Afinitor Disperz for the treatment of a rare brain tumor in children of age one year and above. The Food and Drug Administration said the drug is recommended to treat patients with tuberous sclerosis complex, a rare genetic disease that causes tumors to grow in the brain and other vital organs. 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

Viagra from online sources mostly fake
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Most of the sildenafil sold online is fake and contains far less of the active ingredient than the real thing, researchers said here. In an analysis of pills from 22 different websites claiming to sell the drug, 77 percent of samples were counterfeit and contained only between 30 percent and 50 percent of the levels of active ingredient advertised on its label, researchers reported. More

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A new type of prostate cancer is identified
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Prostate cancer is generally treated as if it's a single disease. But researchers have discovered a new type of the cancer that appears to affect 15 percent of patients, a finding that paves the way for better diagnosis and more targeted therapies down the road. More

Bristol-Myers recalls vials of cancer drug
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Bristol-Myers Squibb is recalling more than 31,000 units of a chemotherapy drug after discovering one vial was overfilled, putting patients at risk of an overdose. The company's action affects 10 lots of BiCNU, an injection of the drug carmustine, used to treat brain tumors, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. More

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Low-carb diet gets more support from new analysis
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As people fire up their grills for barbecues over Labor Day weekend, a new analysis touts the benefits of a low-carb, meat-lovers' diet. A review of 17 different studies that followed a total of 1,141 obese patients on low-carb eating plans — some were similar to the Atkins diet — found that dieters lost an average of almost 18 pounds in six months to a year. More

Junk food rots your brain, increases risk of dementia
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Junk food is accessible almost everywhere in the world. It is one of the leading causes of obesity and can increase your risk of developing diabetes. New research now suggests junk food can negatively affect your memory. More

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Scientists: Internet addiction fueled by gene mutation
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A variation in one gene, CHRNA4, is more prevalent among those who are addicted to being online than those who are not — and is, in fact, significantly more common in women, say researchers. More

How gene profiling in emphysema is helping to find a cure
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is thought to affect almost 3 million people in the U.K. New research has identified genes whose activity is altered with increasing lung damage and, using a database of drug effects on gene activity, finds that the compound Gly-His-Lys affects the activity of these genes. More

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Discovery may improve diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Four indicators, or "biomarkers," found in cerebrospinal fluid can help differentiate patients with Alzheimer's disease from those with other forms of dementia, and a different biomarker can distinguish patients with Parkinson's disease from those with parkinsonian disorders, researchers say. More

Tax breaks for organ donors aren't boosting transplant supply
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Seventeen states offer tax incentives to people who donate a kidney, a portion of their liver or bone marrow for transplantation. But a study finds these sweeteners aren't working. Researchers looked at what happened in the years before and after these tax incentives were passed and found no increase in organ donation rates. More

"Roughly 115,250 people are waiting for an organ, and 18 people will die each day awaiting one, according to the Department of Health & Human Services. "
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