Practice Management

Medicaid Expansion Approved in 3 Republican-Leaning States

Medicaid Expansion Approved in 3 Republican-Leaning States

Hundreds of thousands more low-income Americans could get health insurance after voters in three Republican-leaning states approved Medicaid expansion in the midterm elections.

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.

Pharmacist-Led Intervention Reduces Inappropriate Prescriptions for Older Adults

Pharmacist-Led Intervention Reduces Inappropriate Prescriptions for Older Adults

A pharmacist-led intervention has the potential to reduce prescriptions for inappropriate medication in older adults.

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

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As the global population grows, food sustainability and its effect on public health becomes even more important.

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

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While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.

Challenges in Nutritional Counseling for Patients Living in Food Deserts

Challenges in Nutritional Counseling for Patients Living in Food Deserts

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Nearly 12% of Americans live in households considered food insecure.

HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

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This guidance, updated for the first time since 2008, provides evidence-based recommendations for children (ages 3-17) and adults.

Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing

Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing

Global progress in health has slowed, and improvements in health have been unevenly distributed.

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

A birth control coverage opt-out for employers was finalized by the Trump administration on Wednesday.

Patients Using GoFundMe Platform to Raise Funds for Scientifically Unsupported Medical Treatments

Patients Using GoFundMe Platform to Raise Funds for Scientifically Unsupported Medical Treatments

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GoFundMe, one of the largest crowdfunding sites, reported that medical campaign funding has increased $2 billion from 2015 to 2016.

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

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There are several concerns associated with produce prescription programs, despite the benefits to patients.

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

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The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

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Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

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Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of clinical practice.

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

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The modern American diet is widely recognized as a major determinant of morbidity and mortality.

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

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The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.

Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Reduces Hospitalizations, Costs of Care

Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Reduces Hospitalizations, Costs of Care

Maryland's Health Enterprise Zone Initiative reduced hospitalizations and led to net cost savings.

Individual vs Community Needs: Should Hospitals Subsidize Expensive Lifesaving Care for Foreign Patients?

Individual vs Community Needs: Should Hospitals Subsidize Expensive Lifesaving Care for Foreign Patients?

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Experts debate whether it is ethically permissible to provide life-saving treatment to a non-US citizen who does not have health insurance.

Mortality Rates for Young People in US Declined From 1999 to 2015

Mortality Rates for Young People in US Declined From 1999 to 2015

Mortality rates for infants and youths generally declined in the United States from 1999 to 2015, though they remain higher than rates in Canada and England/Wales, with especially high rates among black and American Indian/Alaskan Native youth.

Community Health Worker Support Beneficial for Low-Income Patients

Community Health Worker Support Beneficial for Low-Income Patients

A standardized community health worker-delivered intervention, Individual Management for Patient-Centered Targets, improves patient-perceived quality of care and reduces hospitalizations for low-income patients with chronic diseases.

Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations

Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations

Among top-ranked U.S. hospitals, data reveal discrepancies in information provided to patients regarding medical records release processes as well as noncompliance with state and federal regulations.

Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

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Obesity rates are nearly 40% among US adults, but traditional treatment methods are found to contribute to weight stigma, creating a population that's unhealthier than ever.

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Reduce Drug Prices

In an effort to reduce high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations.

Addressing Current Challenges in Nutritional Epidemiologic Research

Addressing Current Challenges in Nutritional Epidemiologic Research

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The field of nutritional epidemiology needs radical reform.

Most Dietary Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants

Most Dietary Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants

Many supplements contain one or more stimulants that have been the subject of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-issued public notices.

Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work

Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work

A multicomponent intervention (Stand More At [SMArT] Work) can reduce sitting time over the short, medium, and long terms.

AHA, ADA, and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

AHA, ADA, and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

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More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

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Researchers found a limited association between the ranking of a physician's medical school and patient mortality or readmission rates.

An Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks and Their Utility in Health Care

An Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks and Their Utility in Health Care

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The "deep learning" approach to artificial intelligence allows computers to perform diagnostic tasks with accuracy comparable to that of trained medical professionals.

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