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How the CMS picks winners of valuable quality measure contracts

Jan 20, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Healthcare quality analysts say favoritism toward incumbents and fear of disrupting the status quo are major reasons why the same groups are repeatedly selected to develop and maintain quality measures for the...
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Q&A: Sanford Health CEO Krabbenhoft discusses growth, acquisition of Good Samaritan

Jan 20, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft is aiming for growth outside of the organization's core hospital...
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Samsung Bioepis biosimilar to Roche's Herceptin wins FDA nod

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved a biosimilar to Roche Holding AG's blockbuster breast cancer treatment, Herceptin....
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Appeals Court Rules Texas Can Bar Planned Parenthood From Medicaid

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The appeals court returned the case to U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, arguing he didn't follow proper medical standards when ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood in 2017. Texas has sought repeatedly to cut funding for Planned Parenthood....
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Novel Same-Day Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Study Launches In US

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a pilot study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Absalon D. Gutierrez, MD, and Nirav C. Thosani, MD, are among the first physician-researchers in the cou......
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Drug Prices Bring Together Unlikely Allies In The Form Of Powerful Democratic Chairman, HHS Secretary

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“We are headed for the same goals, but not necessarily the exact same legislation, so I've got to tell you I came out of the meeting feeling hopeful that this is something that we can do on a bipartisan basis," said House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) after meeting with HHS Secretary Alex Azar....
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Slim but sedentary might face same heart risks as overweight

Jan 17, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Adults with a healthy weight but a sedentary lifestyle may have the same risk for heart attacks or strokes as people who are overweight, a recent study suggests....
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Gay fathers face stigma as parents

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Even as parenting by same-sex couples becomes more common in the U.S., many gay men and their families still experience discrimination and are stigmatized by relatives, neighbors, salespeople and other members of their communities, a study suggests....
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New Look For Americans: Bodies Aren’t Getting Much Taller, But They Are Much Heavier

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
New government statistics show both men and women have gained at least 30 pounds since 1960 while their height has remained about the same. Other nutrition news looks at how junk food is targeted to minorities and tips on how not to...
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A QALY Is A QALY Is A QALY, Or Is It?

Jan 15, 2019 , Forbes
A central question facing ICER and CVS Caremark is whether a drug’s value should depend on not only a measure such as QALYs, but also on which disease or population is being treated, which implies that a QALY may not always have the same...
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Hospitals' solution to surprise out-of-network bills: Make physicians go in-network

Jan 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Some hospitals have turned to a bold strategy to prevent patients from receiving surprise medical bills from out-of-network providers: requiring in-hospital physicians to contract with the same insurers as the...
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Solera Health hires US Medicaid chief medical officer Dr. Andrey Ostovsky, Iora Health names Dr. Tyler Jung chief medical officer

Jan 11, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Also: Pritzker Group Venture Capital announces slew of promotions and Grand Rounds taps former USF chief medical officer Dr. Ami Parekh for same...
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Target’s same-store sales rise during holiday season

Jan 11, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Target’s same-store sales in the combined November/December period rose 5.7%, ahead of 3.4% growth in the year-ago period. Read More...
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Intermittent Fasting Could Improve Obese Women's Health

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet. The study, published in the journal Obesity, involved a sample of 88 women following carefully controlled diets ......
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Are Blockchains Good For Your Health?

Jan 08, 2019 , Forbes
Is there evidence that blockchains are good for health? Can we evaluate the technology in the same way we measure other treatment...
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Following Up On Jazmine Barnes Murder Case: How Trauma Affects Memory, Plays Havoc With Eyewitness Accounts

Jan 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Psychologists discuss what goes on in the brain during life-threatening situations and why there were such conflicting accounts of the suspects in the December shooting. Public health news also focuses on schizophrenia, dementia, brainwashing, food allergies, aging well, plant-based diets, screenings for adults, pre-natal blood tests, flu symptoms, Holocaust death rate, blood samples and typing...
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China hails improved water quality, but some rivers more polluted

Jan 08, 2019 , Reuters
China's surface water quality improved in 2018, with more samples taken from river and lakes reaching standards fit for human use, the country's environment ministry said on Monday....
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Does Race Affect How Alzheimer's Is Diagnosed?

Jan 08, 2019 , WebMD
New research has uncovered a clue that suggests that diagnosing the brain-robbing disease may not be the same in black people and white...
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U.S. Supreme Court could side with Merck over Fosamax lawsuits

Jan 08, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared sympathetic to Merck & Co in its bid to fend off hundreds of lawsuits accusing the company of failing to adequately warn patients of the risks of thigh bone fractures associated with its osteoporosis drug Fosamax....
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How Flu Shots Make Appearances At The 2019 Golden Globe Awards

Jan 07, 2019 , Forbes
The 76th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, had its moments and here was one of...
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