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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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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