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Pushing patients to online care options may have unintended consequences

E-visits, electronic communications between patients and physicians, seemed to be an innovative way for health care providers to give patients a low-cost alternative to visiting the doctor's ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Community health workers lead to better health, lower costs for Medicaid patients

As politicians struggle to solve the nation's healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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What's the best strategy to increase living kidney donation?

A new analysis indicates that few strategies to increase living kidney donation have been evaluated effectively; however, educational strategies targeted to recipients and their family and friends ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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On-pump CABG leads to higher rates of five-year survival

(HealthDay)—Five years after coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, patients whose operation was performed with cardiopulmonary bypass (on pump) lived longer than those whose surgeons ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Cardiac ICU patient composition is changing over time

A new study uncovers changes in the makeup of the cardiac intensive care unit as more patients are primarily diagnosed with noncardiac conditions.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Early rotator cuff surgery yields good long-term outcomes

Early surgery to repair tears of one of the shoulder rotator cuff muscles provides lasting improvement in strength, function, and other outcomes, reports a study in the August 16, 2017 issue ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Most Hospices Fare Well in Newly Released CMS Quality Data

(MedPage Today) -- So well, in fact, that consumers may not find the data much help

Thu 17 Aug 17 from MedPageToday

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3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook....

Thu 17 Aug 17 from AP

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Telemedicine as effective as in-person care for Parkinson's disease

New findings from a nationwide program that links neurologists with patients with Parkinson's disease in their homes via video conferencing shows that telemedicine can successfully deliver quality ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Acupuncture, electrotherapy after knee replacement associated with reduced and delayed opioid use

An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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