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Sedentary Habits Tied to Medial Temporal Lobe Thinning
 

(HealthDay News) For non-demented middle-aged and older adults, there is an inverse correlation between medial temporal lobe (MTL) thickness and sedentary behavior, research in PLOS ONE finds. In the st...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 FAMILY PRACTICE

Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization
 

According to the AMA, 86% of physicians report an increase in PA burdens over the past five years, with 51% reporting a significant increase. Practices complete an average of 29.1 PA requests per physic...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 PRACTICE NEWS

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Metastatic NSCLC
 

(HealthDay News) For metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the addition of pembrolizumab to standard chemotherapy is beneficial; and nivolumab plus ipilimumab is associated with better survival...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Males With BRCA Mutations Have Increased Risk of Certain Cancers
 

Males with BRCA mutations have increased incidence of malignant disease, specifically prostate, melanoma, pancreas, and breast cancers, according to a research letter in JAMA Oncology. Researchers evalu...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 BREAKING NEWS

Most Doctors’ Offices Don’t Offer Flexibility for Uninsured
 

Most physician offices don't offer up-front payment flexibility or low-income discounts to uninsured people, research in Health Affairs finds. For the study, trained auditors called primary care offices...
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 BREAKING NEWS

Patients Cite Top Reasons for Not Showing Up
 

Aside from forgetfulness and logistics, the top three reasons patients don't show up are: 1. Emotions: Anxiety or fear of bad news. 2. Perceived disrespect of patient's time or intelligence. 3. Scheduli...
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 PATIENT CARE REMINDERS

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma
 

(HealthDay News) Pembrolizumab is associated with significantly longer recurrence-free survival than placebo as adjuvant therapy for high-risk stage III melanoma, according to research published in the ...
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Politically-Focused Thoughts, Behaviors Tied to Psychopathology
 

(HealthDay News) Politically-focused intrusive thoughts and associated ritualistic behaviors (PITRBs) are associated with measures of psychopathology and disability, research in the Journal of Anxiety D...
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 PSYCHIATRY