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Source: FierceHealthIT

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-15 11:42:23 -0700 | health-news

Share Tools Diabetic patients with co-pay-free access to their doctors through secure messaging and telephone-based communication were more likely to make in-person visits, according to a study published at the Annals of Family Medicine ...It followed 18,486 adults with diabetes...
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Source: FierceHealthIT

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-15 11:42:20 -0700 | health-news

Share Tools Reimbursement of home blood pressure monitoring is cost beneficial for insurers, but the practice is uncommon--and a group of researchers say that should change. A lack of evidence that reimbursement is cost beneficial for insurers makes it rare,...
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Source: Eye on FDA

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-15 07:47:02 -0700 | health-news

Links to relevant pages on the FDA site that pertain to the regulation of digital media If there are any other resources on the FDA site that I have overlooked, by all means I welcome suggestions.  In the meantime, I...
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Source: National Public Radio

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-15 06:55:43 -0700 | health-news

But recently, GE cell biologist Matt Webster told Morning Edition hosts Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne about a new calorie counting device that could make the job easier...You simply place it over your plate and it shows you how much...
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Source: The Washington Times

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 18:08:13 -0700 | health-news

The Service Employees International Union likes to present itself as the champion of the little guy. Healthcare the fastest-growing union of health care, child care, home care and nursing home workers in the Midwest aren't averse to a little high...
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Source: Washington Post's The Checkup

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 17:50:10 -0700 | health-news

Changing shape or color of pills is singled out as a troubling factor in misuse, underuse or overuse of prescribed drugs. (Amy Sancetta/AP) July 14 at 5:13 PM Generic medications that are identical on the inside can look different on...
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Source: Washington Post's The Checkup

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 14:05:43 -0700 | health-news

An anesthesiologist dies of an overdose in a hospital closet...An internist at a medical conference jumps from his hotel balcony to his death...When they call for appointments, patients are told they can't see their doctor...The standard line: We are sorry,...
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Source: Washington Post's The Checkup

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 12:25:07 -0700 | health-news

Lipman, Consumer Reports' chief medical adviser, read from notes the patient had taken during a conversation with her cardiologist. He had told her: Your echocardiogram was unremarkable; the ejection fraction was 68 percent...Lipman says that there's no excuse for such...
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Source: Washington Post's The Checkup

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 11:48:38 -0700 | health-news

Cycling on a regular basis can have numerous physical benefits, improved cardiovascular health and muscle development among them. But for men, might time spent on a bike also raise risks for erectile dysfunction, fertility and prostate cancer?...All were described as...
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Source: National Public Radio

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 11:17:44 -0700 | health-news

The bottle of Pepto-Bismol says to take two tablespoons, so you grab the nearest spoon from the silverware drawer and drink down two of those...And when it comes to children, that lack of precision can be dangerous. Forty percent of...
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Source: FierceHealthIT

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 17:51:10 -0700 | health-news

Share Tools The rate of physicians who prescribe electronically has skyrocketed thanks to a pair of federal incentive programs, according to new statistics unveiled by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. December 2008 and the start of...
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Source: Newswise

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 10:35:46 -0700 | health-news

We are thrilled to have Dr. Shanmugam join the leadership and faculty at GW, said Alan G...The economic burden of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases is estimated to be $950 billion dollars annually. Dr. Shanmugam's experience in translational research, rheumatology and...
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Breaking News: In US woman who used drugs during pregnancy will be judged
 
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-16 04:56:52 -0700 | health-news

An American woman is being tried for having used drugs during pregnancy, thus becoming the first mother to face an indictment for this crime. The law went into effect in the state of Tennessee earlier this month. Loyola Mallory is...
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Source: Washington Post's The Checkup

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-14 04:30:40 -0700 | health-news

Providers want to make money selling services, the more the better. Patients want to buy what is necessary, but not more than they need. And while dedication to the patient's interest is supposed to be the rule for health-care providers,...
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Source: Herald Tribune

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-13 15:51:53 -0700 | health-news

Sarasota resident Tony Colton, 14, joined dozens of cancer survivors in Washington to push Congress to do more to fund cancer research and support hospitals that care for juvenile patients with the disease. Sarasota resident Tony Colton, 14, joined dozens...
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