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Study: Hospital nutrition program shortens patient stays and reduces readmissions

(MSL Group - New York) Four advocate health care hospitals followed more than 1,200 adults at-risk of malnutrition during their stay. Study confirms the need for hospitals to use a validated nutrition screening tool at admission, initiate early treatment for patients at-risk of malnutrition and provide nutrition education at discharge.

Largest Individual Gift in Henry Ford History Names New Detroit Cancer Building, Advances Cancer Research

Detroit businessman and philanthropist Mort Harris has given Henry Ford Health System the largest individual gift in its 100-year history to facilitate cancer clinical care and research in Detroit in honor of his late wife Brigitte Harris.

Why the GOP will regret making health care promises it can't keep

When it comes to health care, Speaker Paul Ryan is writing checks his party can't cash.

Private versus Public Health Care in India

In an important paper in the latest AER, Das, Holla, Mohpal and the excellent Karthik Muralidharan compare private and public health care in India. (I once asked, “Is any economist doing more important work with greater potential for...Show More Summary

The VA's Woman Problem

Now that women can serve in combat roles in the US military, the number of female veterans is expected to climb in the coming years—and most of them will turn to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care. A new report by the...Show More Summary

NHS whistleblowers 'gagged and blacklisted', says petition group

Doctors, staff and patients criticise Care Quality Commission and call for radical change in health service regulation NHS whistleblowers face being “fired, gagged and blacklisted” while disclosures go uninvestigated owing to the healthcare regulator’s lack of powers and resources, a group of doctors, staff and patients has warned. Show More Summary

GOP's Health Reform Strategy Amounts To Repeal Without Replacement

Republican congressional leaders plan to move quickly in January to repeal the bulk of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without enacting a replacement plan to prevent the millions of people who have gained coverage through the ACA from becoming uninsured. Show More Summary

In dementia, care from multiple health systems poses drug safety risks

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Dementia patients who get prescriptions from multiple health systems may face a higher risk of drug mix-ups or unsafe interactions than people with cognitive problems who get all their medications from one place, a study of U.S. veterans suggests.

Patients who choose doctors with low office visit prices save hundreds of dollars per year

(Harvard Medical School) Patients who choose primary care doctors with low office visit prices can rack up considerable savings on overall health care costs, according to new research from Harvard Medical School.

The Obama Administration Is Allowing Religious Organizations to Restrict Health Care for the Most Vulnerable, But We Just Won the First Round

Why are our tax dollars going to religious organizations that deny teens access to critical reproductive health care? When she was 17 years old, Rosa fled her home country and came to the U.S. seeking a better life.  As she made her way across the border, she was raped. Show More Summary

Veterans to fight Trump on privatizing VA

Veterans don’t want to see their health care privatized. Trump is leaning on a once-obscure group backed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch as he seeks to make good on a campaign promise to overhaul veterans’ care programs he has denounced as a tragic failure. Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), founded just four years [...]

Appeals court agrees to delay GOP lawsuit over health law

A federal appeals court has agreed to delay consideration of a lawsuit from Republican lawmakers over the Obama health care law. President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress plan to … Click to Continue »

The Left Suddenly Discovers the Joys of Decentralized Governance

Under Barack Obama, leftists relentlessly pursued national laws to address every possible issue, from health care to gun control. But all of a sudden, pieces in left-leaning publications indicate that some leftists, faced with a federal government controlled by Republicans, are starting to muse about the merits of states’ rights. Show More Summary

Section 504: 504 MEDICAL PLAN ISSUES

Fonda:  My son has had a 504 migraine health care plan that has never been completely followed by the school. The doctor got involved now they allow him to attend Continue Reading ?

How to Secure Therapy Completion with Meta-Intervention

Keeping messages brief and simple is more effective when trying to encourage patients to complete a health care program, according to new research. In a study that analyzes six years of data, a team of researchers found small “nudges” in the right direction were a simple, inexpensive, and effective way to increase completion of health […]

How Digital Health Companies Are Navigating The Rough Waters Of Trump Era Healthcare Politics

The 2016 election creates unparalleled uncertainty for the U.S. health care economy. Digital health companies and investors are undeterred. Many push forward by focusing on long-standing patient needs and efficiency challenges.

Advocacy and community health care models complement research and clinical care

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Global lung cancer researchers and patient advocates today emphasized that new models of delivering care and communicating about cancer care play an important role in the fight against lung cancer. Their remarks come on the first day of the IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Vienna, Austria.

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