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3557 Articles Matching "treatment"

Behavioral health advocates fear impact of Medicaid work requirements on treatment access

Jan 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Behavioral health advocates are worried that Medicaid work requirements will hamper people's access to substance abuse and mental health...
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Infographic and video: Bring on health literacy

Jan 17, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
As consumers take charge of their own health care, the focus shifts from diagnosis and treatment to health, wellness and...
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Feds freeze mental health practices registry

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Federal health officials recently froze a program aimed to educate the public and provide information about evidence-based mental health and substance abuse treatment programs....
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Merck shares jump after combination trial shows Keytruda extends lung cancer survival

Jan 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Merck's blockbuster drug Keytruda in combination with two chemotherapy drugs was successful as a first line treatment for lung...
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New Blood Test For Diagnosing Heart Attacks: A ‘Big Deal,' With Caveats

Jan 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When diagnosing a heart attack, accuracy and timing are everything. A new test designed to better measure levels of troponin, a protein released when the heart muscle is damaged, could help emergency department physicians provide faster diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Known as high-sensitivi......
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Early Testing For Influenza Symptoms Critical This Flu Season

Jan 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As flu season picks up steam across the country, it’s important for people to be tested very early after symptoms that are compatible with influenza start, since there are effective treatments that can limit severe, life-threatening disease and curtail transmission to others. That advice comes fro......
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The Coming Of Age Of Gene Therapy: A Review Of The Past And Path Forward

Jan 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
After three decades of hopes tempered by setbacks, gene therapy -- the process of treating a disease by modifying a person's DNA -- is no longer the future of medicine, but is part of the present-day clinical treatment toolkit. The issue of the journal Science provides an in-depth and timely review ......
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FDA Approves Lynparza for Breast Cancer with Genetic Mutation

Jan 13, 2018 , RxList
FDA approves first treatment for breast cancer with a certain inherited genetic...
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Can Vitamins And Dietary Supplements Benefit Patients With Mitochondrial Disease?

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Defects in mitochondria, the tiny structures that power our cells by functioning as biological batteries, cause an array of complex, often life-threatening disorders that can affect any and all organs and systems. In the absence of validated, effective drug treatments, patients with mitochondrial di......
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Essentia Health Puts Access To Care In The Palms Of Their Patients' Hands With Essentia E-Visit

Jan 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Essentia Health has launched Essentia E-Visit – an online diagnosis and treatment service that puts care in the palms of people's hands. Through this online service, patients in the communities Essentia serves can seek care virtually from trusted Essentia care teams using their smartphones, tablets ......
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Yoga face-toning might compete with fillers and facelifts

Jan 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - To his toolbox of Botox, fillers and plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, noninvasive anti-aging treatment: facial yoga....
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Simple Intervention Decreases Oral Mucositis from Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

Jan 13, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
A painful effect of cancer treatment. Nurse Cindy Dawson provides patient education on oral care kit used in a nurse-led intervention to reduce oral mucositis severity in adults treated for head and neck cancer. Photo courtesy of Kay Klein. Years ago, when I worked with patients being treated for head and neck cancer [...] The post Simple Intervention Decreases Oral Mucositis from Head and Neck Cancer Treatment appeared first on Off the...
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Ex-Insys employee seeks ban on mentioning 'opioid crisis' at trial

Jan 12, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - A former Insys Therapeutics Inc employee accused of engaging in a scheme to pay medical practitioners kickbacks to prescribe a fentanyl-based treatment is seeking to bar U.S. prosecutors from referring to the "opioid crisis" at his trial....
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The real reason health care is bankrupting America

Jan 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
America's fee-for-service model encourages costly tests and treatments. It's time to shift toward value-based...
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Sodium Bicarbonate

Jan 12, 2018 , RxList
Sodium bicarbonate is indicated in the treatment of metabolic acidosis which may occur in severe renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes, circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration, extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac arrest and severe primary lactic...
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Federal Registry To Help Find Effective Treatments For Behavioral Health Problems Suspended

Jan 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The registry offers a database of hundreds of mental health and substance abuse programs that have been assessed and deemed scientifically sound. Officials confirmed that a new entity will take over the program’s duties, but no staff other than a new director is in place to run...
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Some Lung Cancer Patients Don't Get Best Treatment

Jan 11, 2018 , WebMD
This less-than-optimal care is reducing survival rates, according to researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...
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Many Lung Cancer Patients Aren't Getting Best Treatment: Study

Jan 11, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Many Lung Cancer Patients Aren't Getting Best Treatment: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2018 12:00:00...
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Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in Half

Jan 11, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in HalfCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2018 12:00:00...
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New Drug Capsule May Allow Weekly HIV Treatment

Jan 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a capsule that can deliver a week's worth of HIV drugs in a single dose. This advance could make it much easier for patients to adhere to the strict schedule of dosing required for the drug cocktails used to fight the virus, the rese......
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