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1965 Articles Matching "lower"

Can Stimulating The Brain Treat Chronic Pain?

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of electricity, enhance the naturally occurring brain rhythms of that region, and significantly decrease symptoms associated with chronic lower back pain. The resu......
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Express Scripts offers new formulary for lower list-price drugs

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
Express Scripts Holding Co on Tuesday announced a new drug reimbursement list with lower U.S. prices for brand-name medications, as a way to encourage drugmakers to move away from paying rebates after a prescription is filled. The manager of prescription drug benefits for large corporate employers and government health plans said its new National Preferred Flex Formulary will be available as of Jan. 1 to all clients....
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Even the 'Still Overweight' Benefit from Exercise

Nov 14, 2018 , WebMD
People who are obese-but-fit have lower resting pulse rates, less body fat, higher lean muscle mass and better heart function than those who are obese and don't regularly exercise, a new study...
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Medicare Costs Drop As Humana Shifts Doctors To Value-Based Models

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
Medical costs were 15.6% lower for seniors enrolled in Humana Medicare Advantage plans that paid physicians via value-based models last year, the insurer...
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Express Scripts looks to limit rebate model, lower drug costs in 2019

Nov 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Express Scripts will add approved lower-cost generics to its National Preferred Flex Formulary and exclude the branded drug, and possibly other drugs in the therapy class, from its...
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Cancer Is On Cusp Of Overtaking Heart Disease As America’s No. 1 Killer

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists are warning that Americans should undergo all recommended cancer screenings and adopt lifestyle prevention practices, such as healthy diet and exercise, which are beneficial in lowering both cancer and heart disease mortality. In other public health news: fecal transplants, a rare polio-like illness, concussions, microbes, contraception, and conversion...
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Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk

Nov 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Specialty Generics: Barriers To Uptake

Nov 13, 2018 , Forbes
One would expect the specialty generic value proposition for payers and patients - clinical equivalence at a lower cost – to be as positive as the traditional generic value proposition. But, there are several barriers to effective specialty generic price...
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‘Magical Thinking’ About Vitamin D’s Effect On Cancer And Fish Oil’s Effect On Heart Health Upended In Sweeping Study

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Although both Vitamin D and fish oil drugs have gained popularity recently, a massive study found that healthy people who take the supplements do not lower cancer rates nor do they reduce the rate of major cardiovascular...
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Fish oil cuts heart attack risk, vitamin D lowers odds of cancer death

Nov 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer....
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on Personalized Approach

Nov 12, 2018 , WebMD
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and...
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Early association health plans defy fears, offer comprehensive benefits

Nov 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The early association health plans being formed under a Trump administration rule finalized in June claim to comply with Affordable Care Act rules, yet still deliver lower premiums than comparable ACA exchange...
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Focus on the Personal

Nov 11, 2018 , WebMD
Nearly one of every three American adults have high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of the arteries, the AHA said. People with LDL levels of 100 mg/dL or lower tend to have lower rates of heart disease and...
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Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk

Nov 11, 2018 , WebMD
The two studies provide firm evidence that the omega 3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon, sardines or tuna can have a beneficial effect on heart health, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and lead researcher for the VITAL...
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New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

Nov 11, 2018 , Reuters
Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke....
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Weight loss after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

Nov 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large U.S. study suggests....
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Mammograms Do Save Lives, Study Shows

Nov 10, 2018 , WebMD
People with breast cancer who took part in a breast cancer screening program had a 60 percent lower risk of dying from the disease in the 10 years after diagnosis, and a 47 percent lower risk 20 years after diagnosis, Swedish researchers...
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U.S. Smoking Rates Hit Record Low

Nov 09, 2018 , WebMD
U.S. smoking rates have fallen to the lowest levels ever, federal health officials say. Among adult smokers, the smoking rate fell from 15.5 percent in 2016 to 14 percent in 2017. That rate was 67 percent lower than it was in...
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Expert: Pressure To Lower Drug Prices May Lead To Recalls, Particularly Of Generics

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The pressure being placed on drug companies to reduce prices as a result of President Donald Trump’s recent proposals, likely will intensify with the Democrats’ taking control of the House of Representatives in the mid-term elections. Research by George Ball, assistant professor of operations and d......
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Companies Embark On Initiative With Hospitals To Chart Ways For Lowering High Costs Of Childbirth

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Few details have been worked out, but one approach is to recommend hospitals to workers where fewer complications and better outcomes occur. In other industry news, the CEO of Kaiser Permanente discusses the quality of care and its...
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