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Alabama doctors want patients to know they're still providing abortions

May 20, 2019 , CNN Health
Providers at the only three clinics in Alabama that offer abortion services want patients to know their doors are still open....
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State Highlights: Johns Hopkins Filed Suits Against 2,400 Maryland Patients For Unpaid Bills; Conn. House Passes Bill Raising Age Of E-Cig Sales To 21

May 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Maryland, Connecticut, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Missouri, Maryland, California, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and...
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Mild Hypothyroidism Being Overtreated, Avoid Pills, Says Panel

May 18, 2019 , RxList
In a recommendation that could "substantially alter prescribing trends," according to its authors, an international panel of experts concludes that patients with subclinical hypothyroidism should not be routinely offered thyroid hormone replacement...
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Viewpoints: Patients Need To Know They Can Fight Those Denied Medical Bills; Get A Grip On The Doomsday Issues Surrounding ‘Medicare For All’

May 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health care issues and...
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Wash. Governor Says State Is Leading Nation To Brighter Future With Public Option, But It’s Not Yet Clear How Much Patients Will Save

May 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Even sponsors of the legislation acknowledge the state plans may save consumers only 5-10% on their premiums. Other news on insurance markets in the states comes from North Carolina, Georgia and Houston....
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Ultrasound Used To Trigger Insulin Release In Mice Shows Promise For Future Diabetes Therapy

May 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The World Health Organization ranks Type 2 diabetes among the most common causes of death in the world. Current treatments can help the body use insulin at various stages of the disease, but they can also be expensive and subject patients to lifelong medication regimens and side effects. Thanks to n......
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Patient stories inspire new digital tools at Singapore Health Systems, Sutter Health

May 18, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
At the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit, representatives from the two health systems explain how listening to patients inspired care coordination tools, health finance platforms and a patient...
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AbbVie halts enrollment after brain cancer trial misses goal, shares fall

May 18, 2019 , Reuters
AbbVie Inc said on Friday it has halted enrollment of patients in all ongoing studies testing its brain cancer treatment after the drug failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage trial....
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Virta Health aims to reverse Type 2 diabetes without meds by helping patients watch what they eat

May 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Virta Health is a five-year-old start-up that wants to reverse Type 2 diabetes without medication. Its treatment plan offers patients personalized dietary guidance, health coaching and biomarker...
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DOJ steps in on Oscar Health vs. Florida Blue, Spire Health launching COPD study and more digital health news briefs

May 17, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Also: Tweeted images could suggest troubled users; Exercise apps could aid recovering cancer...
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Disclosure Law Has Improved Nurse Staffing In New Jersey, Rutgers Study Finds

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A New Jersey law requiring hospitals and nursing homes to publicly report the number of patients per nurse has led to better nurse staffing ratios, a Rutgers study found. The study, in the journal Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of the public reporti......
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Researchers Create Standardized Measurement For Pediatric Facial Palsy

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An international team of researchers, including a psychologist at Oregon State University, has developed a standardized measurement for pediatric facial palsy that will improve the care for current and future patients with the condition. The team, which includes researchers from nine countries, pub......
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Blue Cross Plans Back Solera Health’s Social Determinants Venture

May 17, 2019 , Forbes
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are investing more than $40 million in Solera Health, which manages chronic disease and helps address patients social determinants of health....
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Doctors, Patients Struggle with Benzodiazepine Use

May 17, 2019 , WebMD
Along with Xanax, benzodiazepines include familiar brand names like the tranquilizer Valium (diazepam) and another anti-anxiety medication, Klonopin...
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Without co-design, technology's healthcare potential is wasted

May 17, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Clifford Goldsmith, chief medical officer and national director of US providers at Microsoft Health and Life Sciences, discusses best practice for creating tools that engage patients and...
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Judge rips insurance company for 'immoral, barbaric' cancer denials

May 17, 2019 , CNN Health
A federal judge blasted UnitedHealthcare last month for its "immoral and barbaric" denials of treatment for cancer patients. He made the comments in recusing himself from hearing a class-action lawsuit because of his own cancer battle -- and in so doing thrust himself into a heated debate in the oncology world....
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Detecting Dementia's Damaging Effects Before It's Too Late

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Scientists might have found an early detection method for some forms of dementia, according to new research by the University of Arizona and the University of Toronto's Baycrest Health Sciences Centre. According to the study published in the journal Neuropsychologia last month, patients with a rare......
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Infographic: The emerging role of mobile technology in health care

May 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Laptops, cell phones and tablets are making it easier to stay connected to patients. Are you incorporating their use into your practice? Mobile technology has become a powerful tool in the health care industry. Medical practices can contact patients electronically to schedule and confirm appointments, refill medications, share test results and file or pay claims. […] The post Infographic: The emerging role of mobile technology in health care appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Scientists in new push to control cancer before curing it

May 16, 2019 , Reuters
Cancer scientists in Britain are launching what they call the world's first "Darwinian" drug development program in a bid to get ahead of cancer's ability to become resistant to even the newest treatments and recur in many patients....
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Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts

May 16, 2019 , Reuters
Seconds before William Lopez was set to be connected to a dialysis machine at a state-run clinic in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo in April, the power went out....
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