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Study: Part D Doesn't Save Medicare Money Like Anticipated

June 16, 2015 4:00 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

Researchers looked to see if increased access to medications reduced healthcare visits and stays like it was projected to do. 


Looming ObamaCare Decision Doesn't Stop Marketplace Growth

June 16, 2015 10:22 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press; Marc Levy, Associated Press | Comments

Three more states were approved to expand their healthcare marketplaces, even though the Supreme Court hasn't made a decision on whether subsidies are constitutional yet. 


Common Procedure has 'Serious' Side Effects

June 16, 2015 10:13 am | by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology | Comments

New data shows the common, 15-minute procedure isn't as safe as previously thought. 


Certain Patients Bound for Transplant Rejection

June 16, 2015 10:06 am | by Tufts University | Comments

A study if a patient has hyperlipidemia, which includes high cholesterol and high triglycerides, transplanted organs will be rejected faster than patients without. 


Dosing Errors Exposed, Outcomes at Risk

June 16, 2015 9:54 am | by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group | Comments

A study found almost a quarter of patients received the wrong dosage of a pressure-blocking medication before and during surgery, putting them at risk for complications. 


Physicians Called To Help Prevent Elder Abuse

June 15, 2015 3:26 pm | by Wiley | Comments

Today, June 15, is Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and a global review shows it's an issue in most countries. 


Viral Infections No Match for New Mechanism

June 15, 2015 10:38 am | by Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz | Comments

The new mechanism uses two parts of the immune system to beat viruses, which continue to change and adapt. 


Post-Op Drug Could Help Patients Loose Weight

June 15, 2015 10:32 am | by University of Florida | Comments

A drug used to prevent transplant rejection could double as a weight loss solution for obese elderly patients. 


Infographic: What's Hot in 3D

June 15, 2015 10:26 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Check out the top 10 list in 3D printing trends - which just happens to include surgical products and devices. 


TV Show Impacts Patient Compliance

June 15, 2015 9:57 am | by University of Sydney | Comments

Patients who watched a medically-based television show were less likely to take preventative medications. 


Scheduled Follow-Ups Prevent Repeat Visits

June 15, 2015 9:51 am | by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | Comments

Patients who were told to schedule follow-up visits were less likely to show up in the emergency room looking for help.


Keep a Look Out for MERS, CDC says

June 12, 2015 9:04 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend healthcare facilities keep a look out for MERS, although no cases have been reported in the United States since the May outbreak began. 


Antibiotic-Laden Sponges 'Significantly Reduce' Infection

June 12, 2015 8:43 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | Comments

Sponges laced with antibiotics should be strongly considered by surgeons, a researcher reflected. 


Developing Device Detects Antibiotic Resistance in Patients

June 12, 2015 8:33 am | by St. George's, University of London | Comments

This could help surgical teams treat patients with infections known to have high levels of antibiotic drug resistance.


Study: Money Wasted When Care Isn't Coordinated

June 12, 2015 8:28 am | by John Hopkins Medicine | Comments

A study proved what researchers anticipated - poor care coordination means money is spent on unnecessary tests and procedures.



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