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Sky-High Surprise Bills From Air Ambulance Rides Under Scrutiny In Georgia

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More insured patients are being hit by surprise medical bills, with air ambulance charges among the worst. The prices can be in the tens of thousands of dollars and more than half of rides in the U.S. on air ambulances are not in the passenger’s insurance network. Georgia legislators say they want to do something about that. The state is also looking to overhaul other aspects of its EMS services. And in Virginia, regulators will seek public input from residents about actions the state could...
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Strict Insurance Policies Reduce Access to Life-Saving Cholesterol Drugs

Aug 17, 2019 , CardioSmart
Most patients never get the PCSK9 inhibitors they’re prescribed, putting patients at increased risk for heart events....
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Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic heart valves win FDA approval for expanded use

Aug 17, 2019 , Reuters
Heart valve systems from Edwards Lifesciences Corp and Medtronic Plc have been approved for use in a condition that restricts blood flow from the heart in patients at low-risk of death linked to open-heart surgeries, the FDA said on Friday....
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Nearly Half of U.S. Patients Keep Vital Secrets From Their Doctors

Aug 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Nearly Half of U.S. Patients Keep Vital Secrets From Their DoctorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/16/2019 12:00:00...
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Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients

Aug 17, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research....
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Heart Failure in Young Adults

Aug 17, 2019 , CardioSmart
Study finds that young patients with heart failure face lower risk of death but poorer quality of life than the...
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Sick hospital workers often expose patients to contagious illness

Aug 17, 2019 , Reuters
Hospital workers often come to work with contagious respiratory illnesses, against the recommendations of public health regulators, a Canadian study suggests....
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Equal Treatment Under the Law: Isn't it Time for Fairness?

Aug 16, 2019 , Forbes
Non-profit hospitals receive significant tax relief to treat under-served patients, resulting in sizable revenues for the hospitals. Physicians also contribute billions of dollars of uncompensated care, but receive no tax breaks in an already difficult practice...
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More Than Half of Younger Patients Skip or Quit Blood Pressure Meds

Aug 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: More Than Half of Younger Patients Skip or Quit Blood Pressure MedsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2019 12:00:00...
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Younger Patients Shunning Blood Pressure Meds

Aug 16, 2019 , WebMD
The researchers found that 23.5% of the patients stopped taking the drugs within the first nine months. And of those who kept using the medications, 40% had "low adherence" -- taking the prescribed amount less than 80% of the...
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FDA Approves Lifesaving Treatment For Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Hard-To-Cure Patients

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Pretomanid, approved for use with two other antibiotics, will be used for the toughest cases. Tuberculosis has surpassed AIDS as the world's leading cause of infectious death. The drug was developed by a nonprofit group called TB Alliance at a time when few companies are investing in creating next-generation...
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FDA Approves Drug for Most Deadly Form of TB

Aug 16, 2019 , WebMD
The FDA approval sprang from a groundbreaking trial of 107 patients in South Africa who had been diagnosed with XDR-TB. Six months after treatment, 89% of the patients were cured, which is far higher than typical success rates for treatment of this often lethal strain of...
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Disparities in access to best stroke treatment

Aug 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Less than 10% of U.S. stroke patients get a treatment that evidence shows is most effective for a certain type of stroke – and the odds are even lower for patients who are black and Hispanic, a U.S. study suggests....
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Doctors Suspect Vaping Is Linked To Dozens Of Lung Illnesses In Teens Who Had To Be Hospitalized

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Some patients appear to have suffered severe lung damage that required weeks of treatment in intensive care units, and all reported vaping in the weeks leading up to the illnesses. “We have no leads pointing to a specific substance other than those that are associated with smoking or vaping,'' said Dr. David D. Gummin, medical director of the Wisconsin Poison Center. News on e-cigarettes looks at conversations to have with children and companies' battling Food and Drug Administration review...
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Surgeons not good at predicting benefit from knee operations

Aug 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Surgeons are no better at determining which patients might benefit from operations to treat torn knee cartilage than if they just flipped a coin, a new study suggests....
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Solera marketplace now offering ASL diabetes prevention program to residents in Kansas City

Aug 15, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The program was created by Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and will be available via Solera to patients covered by a local...
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Mexico's top court demands regulation on medical marijuana after long delays

Aug 15, 2019 , Reuters
Mexico's supreme court ordered the health ministry on Wednesday to issue regulation within six months on medical marijuana use, saying its failure to do so after legalization in 2017 had put rights at risk for patients, including children....
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Deciphera shares skyrocket as cancer drug improves progression-free survival

Aug 14, 2019 , Reuters
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Inc's shares more than doubled on Tuesday after the drugmaker said its treatment helped stomach cancer patients live longer without their disease worsening in a late-stage study....
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Canadian drug price regulator may be flexible on rare diseases

Aug 14, 2019 , Reuters
Canada's patented drug price regulator, set to gain new powers next year, may be "more forgiving" in setting price caps for drugs that treat rare diseases, the agency's executive director told Reuters, as some advocates warned the country's pricing reforms would hurt patients....
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Hospital Deals With Drugmakers To Mine Patients’ Genetic Data Raise Privacy Concerns

Aug 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Drugmakers have been buying access to patients’ genetic code data from hospitals. But those facilities don't always disclose to patients the full ways their data could be used. In other news, Modern Healthcare reports on how policy differences complicate potential business deals between religious and secular...
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