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Home Blood Pressure-Monitoring Devices Reduce Health Care Costs

Jul 23, 2014

By Fran Kritz Home blood pressure monitoring devices can save money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to a new study funded by the American Heart Association. According to the researchers, more than 76 million a...

Antibiotic Use Is Common in Hospice Care

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study finds that use of antibiotics is quite common among terminal patients who are in hospice care.

The researchers used data based on the electronic health records of adults patients discharged to hospice care from Oregon Health & Science University over a three-year period ending in 2013.

The post Antibiotic Use...

Numbers of Strokes Fall Among People 65 and Older During the Last Two Decades

Jul 21, 2014

By Fran Kritz Fewer older Americans are having strokes and those who do suffer a stroke have a lower risk of dying from them, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study found a 24 percent overa...

Fewer Doctors Enrolled in Low-Income Insurance Program Despite Surge in Patients

Jul 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly 25 percent fewer physicians were signed up to treat low-income patients in the state’s insurance program this spring compared to a year prior, despite the surge in patients enrolled in Medi-Cal.

The drop in providers is due to the Department of Health Care Services’ efforts to remove doctors who haven’t complied...

Fewer Doctors Enrolled in Low-Income Insurance Program Despite Surge in Patients

Jul 14, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly 25 percent fewer physicians were signed up to treat low-income patients in the state’s insurance program this spring compared to a year prior, despite the surge in patients enrolled in Medi-Cal.

The drop in providers is due to the Department of Health Care Services’ efforts to remove doctors who haven’t complied...

Young People Underestimate the Dangers of Hookah

Jul 14, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing finds that despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful. “With hookah smoking on the rise, particularly...

Young People Underestimate the Dangers of Hookah

Jul 14, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing finds that despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful. “With hookah smoking on the rise, particularly...

Too Few Docs to Set Baby Boomer Bones

Jul 7, 2014

By Lisa Renner More and more baby boomers start their senior years they are encountering an unwelcome side effect of aging – more falls and more fractures. At the same time, orthopedic surgeons in underserved areas are retiring to enjoy their golden years. Soon, advocates worry, there will be too few surgeons left to treat...

Too Few Docs to Set Baby Boomer Bones

Jul 7, 2014

By Lisa Renner More and more baby boomers start their senior years they are encountering an unwelcome side effect of aging – more falls and more fractures. At the same time, orthopedic surgeons in underserved areas are retiring to enjoy their golden years. Soon, advocates worry, there will be too few surgeons left to treat...

Kids and Young Adults with Dyslexia More Likely to be Physically Abused

Jul 7, 2014

By Fran Kritz Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Nort...

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