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What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care

25 minutes agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Some have made large improvements in certain areas. What have they done to get better?

New tool predicts risk of heart attack in older surgery patients

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By having more accurate information, older patients and their physicians can make an informed decision on whether to undergo surgery.

Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life

Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity.

'I feel better for singing': the choir tackling mental health stigma

Choir members, including people with mental health problems, say their wellbeing and connectedness have improved since singing together “I think there’s something physical about singing in a choir that does you good,” says Kaye Brown. Show More Summary

Ayahuasca Can Help Cure Depression, Alcoholism: Study

Use of the Amazonian concoction is associated with less problematic alcohol and drug use, and better mental health and cognitive functioning.     Ayahuasca Can Help Cure Depression, Alcoholism: Study Ayahuasca, a psychedelic traditionally...Show More Summary

WFIRM dcientists study space radiation health effects to keep astronauts safe

(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been selected by NASA to lead a multi-institutional project to better understand the health risks related to radiation exposure from deep space missions.

Democrats are going after Trump's pick to replace Tom Price and using his his history with drug prices to do it

President Donald Trump has said that Alex Azar, his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, will "be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices." Some senators are using Azar's experience in the pharmaceutical industryShow More Summary

Workers in Fastest-Growing Jobs Have Trouble Getting By

Those hoping to repair bicycles or fight forest fires will have good luck finding work over the next decade, but home health and personal care aides will fare even better, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ' list of America's fastest-growing jobs. The US is expecting 0.7% job...

New tool could let patients contribute to doctors' notes

(Reuters Health) - In theory, patients might be more engaged with their care and better able to inform doctors about any health issues if they could directly contribute to their own electronic medical records, a small U.S. study suggests.

Parental Medicaid expansion translates into preventive care for their children

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) When low-income parents enroll in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) state expansion program, their children have considerably better odds of receiving annual preventive care pediatrician visits. Show More Summary

Cuban Delegation, UIC Work Toward Better Women's Health in Englewood

Through a partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago, four physicians from Cuba are working to improve maternal health and birth outcomes in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

Trump picks former pharmaceutical executive as health chief

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Trump said his choice, Alex Azar, would be "a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices."

The Promise and Failure of Antibiotics

How the church can play a key role in better stewardship of antibacterial medicine and avert a global health crisis. In 2013 the American Academy of Pediatrics began encouraging doctors to treat certain ear infections with what theyShow More Summary

3 steps to a better health care system

A friend recently asked me, “Where do we go from here?” The friend was referring to our impasse with health care in America. The Democrats have failed to repair the Affordable Care Act, and the Republicans have failed to repeal or replace it. With the status quo, I can understand our health care system providing lower […]

On Veterans Day, a VA doctor shares praise and hope

6 days agoNews : USAToday: News

You might think the VA health system is rife with scandal and negligence. Thanks to reform, the VA that I know is far better.        

Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain -- can CBT help fight the Opioid epidemic?

(Wolters Kluwer Health) By teaching patients better strategies for coping with chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a valuable treatment alternative for the millions of Americans taking opioids for noncancer pain, according to an article in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Open Enrollment: The Most Dreaded Time Of The Year For Health Law Attorneys

You'd be much better off consulting with your HR department or your own family members on what plan offerings make sense.

Opinion: Science's credibility crisis will get worse before it can get better

Science's credibility crisis is making headlines once more thanks to a paper from John P. A. Ioannidis and co-authors. Ioannidis, an expert in statistics, medicine and health policy at Stanford University, has done more than anyone else to ring the alarm bells on science's quality control problems: scientific results are published which other researchers cannot reproduce.

The Indigenous health 'gap' is a too benign term for a shattering reality | Ranjana Srivastava

Pick any health statistic and Indigenous Australian patients fare worse than the rest of us. We must do better than that It didn’t dawn on me until later but I must have seen a thousand patients before I met my first Aboriginal patient. Show More Summary

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