Daily on Healthcare: Surge of signups expected during final week of healthcare.gov open enrollment...Collins expects ... - Washington Examiner - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 17:16

Daily on Healthcare: Surge of signups expected during final week of healthcare.gov open enrollment...Collins expects ...
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The letter was signed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the American ...

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Close Out 2017 on a Strong Note and Avoid Future Medicare Payment Penalties - American Medical Association (blog) - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 17:02

Close Out 2017 on a Strong Note and Avoid Future Medicare Payment Penalties
American Medical Association (blog)
It's that time of the year – a time for twinkling lights, festive parties and Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) participation! To meet the 2017 reporting deadline, you must report on at least one patient and one measure by December 31 and ...

Antidepressant Use in First Trimester Not Linked to ADHD or Autism - ModernMedicine - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 16:21

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Antidepressant Use in First Trimester Not Linked to ADHD or Autism
ModernMedicine
Antidepressants are used by 12.7% of the U.S. population over 12. Since many women taking antidepressants are of childbearing age, pregnancy may prompt a discussion on whether to continue drug treatment for the duration. The risks and benefits ...

Environmental Crisis Looms as the Affects of the Opioid Epidemic Grow - WKSU News - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 14:50

WKSU News

Environmental Crisis Looms as the Affects of the Opioid Epidemic Grow
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Rosi's team studies a long trail of chemicals from opioids, antidepressants and even illicit drugs, such as cocaine. They get into the environment through human urine and feces. Sometimes unused medications are flushed down toilets and drains. The ...
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Why People with Good Health Insurance Go into Medical Debt - Investopedia (blog) - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 14:28

Investopedia (blog)

Why People with Good Health Insurance Go into Medical Debt
Investopedia (blog)
CPT codes are the five-digit billing numbers developed by the American Medical Association that are assigned to each medical service a patient receives. Insurers use these numbers to determine reimbursement rates. All healthcare practices use the same ...

Pain-killers, other drugs found in Great Lakes ecosystem - WBFO - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 14:04

WBFO

Pain-killers, other drugs found in Great Lakes ecosystem
WBFO
Rosi's team studies a long trail of chemicals from opioids, antidepressants, and even illicit drugs, like cocaine. They get into the environment through human urine and feces. Sometimes unused medications are flushed down toilets and drains. The ...

Barlett & Steele Bronze Award: How We Did It - Reynolds Center - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 13:28

Barlett & Steele Bronze Award: How We Did It
Reynolds Center
... a form of PMS that is said to be so strong it qualifies as a psychiatric disorder. There has never been strong agreement that PMDD was a valid psychiatric condition, but in the years following the meeting, the FDA approved four drugs to treat it ...

People Don't Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help. - New York Times - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:00

New York Times

People Don't Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.
New York Times
For all that Americans spend on prescription drugs — $425 billion last year — you'd think we'd actually take our medicine. But one of the frustrating truths about American health care is that half or more of prescribed medication is never taken. It's ...

Happening Today: Putin, Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Depression, Breast Cancer, Bullying - NBC New York - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:48

NBC New York

Happening Today: Putin, Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Depression, Breast Cancer, Bullying
NBC New York
Some 50 percent of cases of mental illness begin by age 14, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Blood Test May Help Predict Which Breast Cancers Will Recur, Study Finds. A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped ...

The data are in, but debate rages: Are hospital readmission penalties a good idea? - STAT - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 09:39

STAT

The data are in, but debate rages: Are hospital readmission penalties a good idea?
STAT
closely watched experiment in health care has unfolded over the last few years: Financial incentives for hospitals to reduce readmissions. It was a feature of the Affordable Care Act, and researchers are now assessing its impacts. But even as data have ...

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In a ruling handed down today, an Administrative Law Judge with oversight of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has upheld the right of pomegranate juice manufacturer POM Wonderful to tell consumers about the health benefits of its juice. Since 1996, POM has invested over $35 million to do scientific research on their pomegranate products at 44 top universities and scientific centers around the globe. Over 70 of their studies have been published in significant peer-reviewed journals, validating the health benefits of the pomegranate and pomegranate juice.

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Close Out 2017 on a Strong Note and Avoid Future Medicare Payment Penalties - American Medical Association (blog)

Close Out 2017 on a Strong Note and Avoid Future Medicare Payment PenaltiesAmerican Medical Association (blog)It's that time of the year – a time for twinkling lights, festive parties and Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) participation!

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