July 9, 2019
Hospitals that participated in CMS' Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model saved $997 more per care episode in their first two performance years when compared with control groups, according to a new analysis.
Leslie Lavender, a 60-year-old retired nurse practitioner, was devastated by an unceasing itch that irritated her for over a year, until a specialist thought to look to Lavender's liver, where she had undergone surgery years before.
While many health systems struggle to implement price transparency tools, Allina Health in Minnesota has successfully implemented a tool that gives physicians real-time information about how much patients' prescriptions will cost.
July 8, 2019
A meta-analysis recently published in the journal eLife identified nearly 400 routine medical practices that have been debunked by studies in leading journals, and the New York Times' Gina Kolata rounded up 10 "of the most notable findings."
Facebook and YouTube are taking new steps to reduce the spread of misleading health claims, after a Wall Street Journal investigation found the websites are being "flooded" with misinformation.
A boy living with a rare genetic condition was running out of treatment options when a genetically engineered zebrafish saved his life—a medical feat that his doctors say demonstrates precision medicine's potential to treat disorders beyond cancer.
Doctors for years have known brain injury patients who are otherwise unresponsive can experience so-called "hidden consciousness," and now, researchers believe those signs of consciousness could be used to predict patient recovery.
President Trump on Wednesday said his administration will move forward with a plan to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census survey, which states and cities fear could threaten federal Medicaid funding, even though the Department of Commerce last week announced that it had started printing census surveys without the question.
It has been more than 20 years since a landmark study found nurses were severely underrepresented in news coverage—and a recent replication found that nurses are still sources for just 2% of quotes in health news stories, freelance journalist Kerry Dooley Young writes in a Medscape perspective.
Urgent care centers specifically designed for patients with cancer might reduce patients' emergency department utilization in the first six months of diagnosis, helping them avoid the risks associated with a hospital visit and lowering the overall cost of care, according to a new study.
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