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New Treatments Might Provide Hope To Patients With Rare Genetic Disease That Turns Tissue Into Bone

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The genetic disease, fibrodysplasia ossificans, in which the body’s machinery for healing goes awry, growing immovable bone where it doesn’t belong, had been languishing as nothing more than a medical curiosity. But a community of patient advocates rallied, and now there are three medicines in human trials, the most advanced of which could win Food and Drug Administration approval next year. In other public health news: weight lifting, primate emotions, the "bliss point" in food, and...
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Infographic: Are your patients health literate?

Mar 21, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Make it easier for patients to understand health information. Marketwave, a Dallas-area marketing agency, developed an infographic that speaks to one hotly discussed health care marketing topic: health literacy. You’ll find out how health literacy impacts four main groups (insurers, employers, providers and consumers) – and a huge part of that is driven by digital […] The post Infographic: Are your patients health literate? appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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CoverMyMeds: Prior authorization scripts get filled faster when submitted electronically

Mar 21, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Adoption of electronic prior authorization solutions leads to faster time to therapy for patients and improved dispense rates, according to CoverMyMeds' Electronic Prior Authorization National Adoption Scorecard and the Real-Time Benefit Check National Adoption Scorecard. Read More...
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Jazz Pharma's sleep disorder treatment gets FDA nod

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc's treatment for patients with a form of sleep disorder, the company said on Wednesday....
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Study finds weight loss target for morbidly obese before knee surgery

Mar 20, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - For morbidly obese patients having knee replacement surgery, losing at least 20 pounds beforehand leads to shorter hospital stays and lower odds of being discharged to a facility, a new study has found....
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital Gives Patients A Dose Of Virtual Reality

Mar 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is offering its pediatric patients an escape from potentially painful or uncomfortable procedures and to relieve anxiety to create a positive experience. In an effort to reduce stress and......
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Study: OK to Stop Aspirin 3 Months After Stent

Mar 20, 2019 , WebMD
Patients who get drug-eluting stents to open a blocked artery can stop taking aspirin after just three months, instead of the typical full year, and lower their risk of bleeding, a new study...
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Younger knee replacement patients have more complications

Mar 20, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Total knee replacement is increasingly being performed in younger people, and new research suggests younger patients have higher complication rates....
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When Drug Costs Get Too High, Patients Are Skipping Doses Or Just Not Taking Medication

Mar 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Experts are worried this behavior could be extremely dangerous for the patients. “We have lots of treatments where if you don’t take them exactly as prescribed, you might be doing more harm than good,” said Stacie Dusetzina, a health policy researcher at Vanderbilt University. Other ways patients are trying to control costs are by asking for cheaper drugs from doctors or seeking out alternative therapies. Meanwhile, Ohio's attorney general is suing UnitedHealth's OptumRx unit alleging it...
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Genomic Testing Associated With Significantly Lower Health Care Costs In High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients, According To Researchers From Duke University

Mar 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New research from Duke University, published in the March 2019 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, provides evidence that genomic recurrence score (RS) testing using the 21-gene assay is associated with decreased cancer care costs in real-world practice among certain......
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Pharmacists Have Wider Clinical Role In Casualty, Concludes Study

Mar 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The first evaluation of pharmacists based in accident and emergency departments has concluded that with additional clinical skills, they are able to take on overall clinical responsibility for patients. Daniel Greenwood a PhD student from The University of Manchester studied the work of people they......
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'The Inventor' And 'Breakthrough' At SXSW, Two Tales Of Science Gone Right And Wrong

Mar 19, 2019 , Forbes
While Theranos was busy swindling investors and endangering patients, research scientist Jim Allison developed a cancer treatment and was awarded a Nobel...
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Help patients differentiate sore throats from strep

Mar 19, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Communicators can share information about an ailment that could be just a bothersome sore throat or the more serious bacterial streptococcus. Sore throats can be annoying and a bit confusing. As part of patient education, consider sharing details about how to differentiate a sore throat from one that’s infected with Group A bacterial streptococcus. Cleveland […] The post Help patients differentiate sore throats from strep appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Medicines Only Work if Patients Can Afford Them: Solutions For The High Drug Prices Era

Mar 19, 2019 , Forbes
New drug therapies help people live longer, better lives. But in a world of increasing health costs, prescribing life-saving medications for our patients isn’t enough. Physicians, health plans and pharmaceutical manufacturers have to ensure that patients can afford to take them, as...
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Amarin's Vascepa cuts occurrence of serious heart problems 30 percent: study

Mar 19, 2019 , Reuters
A high dose of Amarin Corp's Omega-3 drug Vascepa significantly reduced the occurrence of first and subsequent heart attacks, strokes and other serious heart problems in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol medication by even more than initially reported, according to data presented on Monday....
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Early data shows Livongo lowers blood pressure at six weeks

Mar 19, 2019 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Comorbid patients with hypertension and diabetes saw an average blood pressure drop of 11.2/5.2 mm...
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Medicare For All Won't Result In Better Health Outcomes

Mar 19, 2019 , Forbes
Abolishing private insurance and forcing everyone into a government health plan -- as Medicare for All's proponents advocate -- wouldn't improve patients'...
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State Highlights: Advocates Push For Better Health Care Access For Transgender Patients In Md., Va.; Oregon Houses Nearly 400 Foster Children In Institutional Settings

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Maryland, Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota and...
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Viewpoints: Count The Ways Trump Is Undermining His Own Initiative To End HIV; Harmful Title X Rule Shows Callous Disregard For Patients

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Cardiac Procedure Reduces Risk Of Dementia In Patients With A-Fib And Carotid Artery Disease Better Than Medications

Mar 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Even though many medical practitioners may opt not to perform procedures on higher-risk patients, new research finds that it may be a good idea for those who suffer from both atrial fibrillation and heart disease. In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, r......
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