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Teaching hospitals in U.S. are expensive, but have lower death rates

9 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

Academic medical centers, increasingly spurned by insurers for being more expensive than community hospitals, appear to have lower death rates for older adults than other facilities, a U.S. study suggests.

The Power of Social Network Interventions on Population Health

ISPOR held its second plenary session this morning at its 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA. The plenary, Social Network Interventions and Population Health, highlighted the research of Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH.

The Relationship Between Cost Effectiveness and Affordability in Health Care

ISPOR hosted a session this morning at its 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA that examined the relationship between cost effectiveness and affordability of health care therapies.

Dr. Joseph Rossano Named Chief of Cardiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is proud to announce that Joseph Rossano, M.D., has been named Chief of the Division of Cardiology, effective this week.

South Highest, Northeast Lowest for Child Auto Fatalities

The number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.

12 of the Most Beautiful Fitness Studios on Instagram

Fitness studios on Instagram can inspire and motivate you to work out. The editors of SELF choose our favorite beautiful fitness studios to follow on Instagram.

Everything That's Leaving Netflix in June 2017

Click here for a comprehensive list of all the TV shows and movies that will be taken off the Netflix website sometime in June 2017.

Everything That's Coming to Netflix in June 2017

"Orange Is the New Black," "13 Going on 30," and more—click here for the full list of TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in June 2017.

FDA clears Merck's Keytruda for cancer patients with certain biomarkers

10 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Merck & Co's immuno-oncology treatment, Keytruda, for cancer patients who carry a specific genetic feature.

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Hop on the ACV Train With This Protein-Packed Flat-Belly Smoothie

One ingredient all the experts hail as a supporting weight loss is apple cider vinegar, affectionately called ACV. But if your lips pucker at the thought of adding ACV to your water or doing shots (actually you shouldn't do these because...Show More Summary

This Push-Up Challenge Will Make You Insanely Strong in 30 Days

If being able to do 50 push-ups is on your fitness bucket list, it's time to make it happen. Just like the 30-Day Squat Challenge, here's a plan to build your upper body and core strength so that by the end of the 30 days, you'll beShow More Summary

Tina Muir: An Open Letter to Runners With Amenorrhea

Tina Muir, a professional runner, spent years without having her period, a condition known as amenorrhea. She addresses other runners with the same issue.

Yemen cholera caseload leaps, death toll rises: WHO

10 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of cholera cases in Yemen has leapt, a World Health Organization document showed on Tuesday, with 35,217 suspected cases since April 27, when the outbreak began to spread rapidly.

Abused infants may slip through the cracks in hospital systems

10 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

Infants who are victims of physical abuse take longer to get to a hospital and are less likely to receive emergency trauma care compared to children who sustain an accidental injury, researchers in the UK say.

Blood test offers improved breast cancer detection new tool to reduce use of breast biopsy

(Provista Diagnostics) Clinical Breast Cancer study demonstrates Videssa Breast can inform better next steps after abnormal mammogram results & potentially reduce biopsies up to 67%.

President's Budget Would Dramatically Undermine Progress in Cancer Research and Care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) strongly opposes the extensive cuts to cancer research and Medicaid funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget released today by the White House.

South highest, Northeast lowest for child auto fatalities

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) The number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.

Among All Cancers, Lung Cancer Appears to Put Patients at Greatest Suicide Risk

A lung cancer diagnosis appears to put patients at the greatest risk of suicide when compared to the most common types of non-skin cancers, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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