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Capping Copays Will Raise Premiums, Up Drug Prices

Capping likely to benefit about 1 percent of all Americans who take any prescription drug per year

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death2242

Considerable Number of Doctors Attend Patient Funerals

But major differences between specialties in terms of attendance, barriers and benefits tied to attendance

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hepatitis-diagnosis

Risk of reinfection is a concern after successful hepatitis C treatment

People on opiate agonist substitution therapy can be successfully treated with grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier) – achieving cure rates similar to those of the population as a whole –

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pancreas927

FDA Approves ‘Artificial Pancreas’ for Type 1 Diabetes

Photo courtesy: Medtronic Inc. MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop system automatically monitors glucose, delivers insulin

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Nonsurgical Therapy Increasing for Advanced Oral Cavity SCC

Surgical therapy linked to significantly improved mean disease-specific and overall survival

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Radiation Effect on Epigenetic Modifiers May Up Metabolic Risk

Insulin signaling chronically disrupted in skeletal muscle, adipose progenitor cells from irradiated mice

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Findings May Help Optimize Tissue Expansion Procedures

Elastic modulus, Poisson’s ratio, and mechanical toughness vary with relative ambient humidity

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Constitutional Symptoms Often Trigger Antibiotic Rx in Elderly

Change in function, mentation often lead to testing, empirical antibiotic use

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Resistance Interval Training Improves Endothelial Function

R-INT improves flow-mediated dilation throughout two-hour post-exercise period in T2DM patients

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Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Linked to Mortality, Morbidity

Increased SBP variability tied to mortality, coronary heart disease, stroke, end-stage renal disease

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Dose-Dependent Link Between Cannabis Use, Psychosis Relapse

But researchers note effect is small, and the research isn’t definitive

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Hormonal Contraception May Raise Depression Risk

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

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Physical Activity Does Not Appear to Lower MS Risk in Women

Study shows no benefit, but staying active can help ease disease symptoms

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Adjunctive Azithromycin Beneficial in C-Section Patients

Addition of azithromycin cuts post-cesarean infection rates in half

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Prescribed NSAIDs Tied to Higher Heart Failure Risk

Study of millions of health records suggests an association

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Many Doctors Reluctant to Reveal Mental Health Issues

Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

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59094

More Evidence HPV Vaccine Protects Against Cervical Cancer

Protection appears to occur even when only one or two of the recommended doses are given

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uterus823

ASTRO: Fewer Side Effects With IMRT in Cervical, Endometrial CA

Patients in conventional radiotherapy arm had more high-level adverse events than those in IMRT arm

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ASTRO: No Survival Benefit for Adding EBT to Brachytherapy

Addition of external beam therapy doesn’t improve five-year progression-free survival in prostate cancer

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doc_patient7242

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Highly Acceptable

High continuation rates, even among women presenting to initiate short-acting contraception

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