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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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All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA....
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Most violent injuries seen in ER not reported to police

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The vast majority of violent injuries seen by doctors in emergency rooms are not reported to police, a new report suggests....
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Perspectives: Doctors Won’t Be Dismissed By NRA In Efforts To End Gun Violence; Gun Safety Advocacy Played Out In Midterm Wins

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion pages focus on how to help bring about an end to gun...
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Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Last year, President Donald Trump's doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a symptomatic patient required heart surgery than the standard evaluation....
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New Cholesterol Guidelines Call On Doctors To Tailor Treatments To Manage Risk For Each Individual Patient

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The guidelines also recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of heart...
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Docs should screen kids' daily physical activity as a 'vital sign' for health

Nov 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - More than half of U.S. children may not be getting the recommended amount of physical activity and doctors can help by making exercise one of the "vital signs" assessed in routine health checks, researchers say....
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‘This Isn’t Just My Lane. It’s My Highway’: Doctors Outraged Over NRA’s Suggestion That They Stay Out Of Gun Debate

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The NRA's tweet saying doctors should "stay in their lane" over the gun control debate sparked furious, and sometimes graphic, responses from physicians who deal with gun shot victims frequently. "Do you have any idea how many bullets I pull out of corpses weekly?" Judy Melinek tweeted. Another doctor posted: "My lane is paved by the broken bodies left behind by your products.” Meanwhile, media outlets examine the widespread mental health effects of mass...
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How Doctors Responded After NRA Told Them To 'Stay In Their Lane'

Nov 12, 2018 , Forbes
A National Rifle Association (NRA) tweet, CDC releasing data showing that the death toll from gun violence in the U.S. has been rising, and the social media...
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Doctors not pushing smokers with artery disease to quit

Nov 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Smokers with narrowed blood vessels in their legs would do well to quit smoking, but many doctors may not be giving them enough support to do it, a recent study suggests....
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5 ways AI is already being used in healthcare today

Nov 10, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Here’s a look at how organizations are deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning for uses cases ranging from doctors assistants to social media and...
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Abortion Rights Advocates Challenge New Abortion Laws In Kansas, Kentucky

Nov 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
If a Kansas ban takes effect Jan. 1 as scheduled, doctors would have to be physically present when a woman takes medication to end her pregnancy. Abortion would not be available after 15 weeks, if the Kentucky law...
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Measure To Cap Dialysis Profits Pummeled After Record Spending By Industry

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The dialysis industry raised nearly $111 million in a successful bid to defeat the measure, which also was opposed by hospitals and doctors. The union that sponsored the measure collected about one-sixth that...
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Doctors share gun stories, demand action after NRA tells them to 'stay in their lane'

Nov 09, 2018 , CNN Health
Two signs of the times: another mass shooting and more Twitter outrage. This time, though, the barbs over social media came from the medical community in response to a tweet from the National Rifle Association....
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The Medical Minute: Naloxone Rescue Kits Now Being Prescribed Alongside High-Dose Prescriptions

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Doctors now regularly prescribe drugs that reverse the effects of opioids in tandem with high-dose prescriptions of the painkillers. Patients who receive prescriptions for 50 morphine equivalents or more of opioids, such as Percocet, Vicodin, Norco, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl and Oxycontin, can ......
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Encourage teens to discuss relationships, experts say

Nov 08, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Healthcare providers and parents should begin talking to adolescents in middle school about healthy romantic and sexual relationships and mutual respect for others, a doctors' group urges....
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How doctors describe heart risk can affect patient willingness to act

Nov 08, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Patients often misunderstand their own odds of experiencing heart disease and its potential consequences, and that means doctors may need to rethink how they explain risk, a new study suggests....
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Researchers question Babylon claims that its system beat doctors at RCGP exam

Nov 08, 2018 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
Researchers have called into question claims made by health tech company Babylon Health that its diagnostic and triage system performed better than doctors on a subset of the final exam for trainee GPs in the...
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‘Alarming’ Staffing Vacancy Rate Undermines Care For Veterans, Report Finds

Nov 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Most of the nearly 40,000 vacancies are for medical and dental staff such as doctors and nurses. In other health news on veterans, Georgia is undergoing an increase in homeless women...
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As conflict continues in Afghanistan, superbugs soar

Nov 07, 2018 , CNN Health
As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq evolved, military doctors grappling to treat soldiers maimed by roadside bombs began facing another challenge: Their patients were developing almost incurable, multidrug-resistant infections in their wounds. They couldn't be treated with the usual antibiotics the doctors had on hand....
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