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Oral Chemotherapy Parity Laws Offer Some Financial Protection
 

(HealthDay News) The adoption of state oral chemotherapy parity laws has improved financial protection for many patients, according to a study in JAMA Oncology. In an analysis of health plan claims data...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

Cardiac Index Linked to Cerebral Blood Flow Regardless of CVD
 

(HealthDay News) Among older adults, lower cardiac index is associated with lower resting cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the temporal lobes regardless of cardiovascular disease (CVD) but is not associated...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 RESEARCH NEWS

Use of MMR Deficiency Testing in Younger CRC Patients Is Low
 

Fewer than half of younger adults with colorectal cancer (CRC) undergo mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency of DNA testing, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. The researchers found that 43.1% ...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS

AHA: Program Cuts Heart Failure Readmits But May Up Mortality
 

Implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) is associated with a reduction in readmissions for patients with heart failure but also with an increase in mortality, according to r...
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Doctors Have Extra Two Weeks to Preview Performance Data
 

Physicians have two extra weeks to preview their 2016 performance information as a result of a mistake related to the CMS’s Physician Compare online resource. The preview period, which was schedul...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 CMS INFORMATION

Adipocytes Metabolize, Inactivate Daunorubicin
 

(HealthDay News) Adipocytes metabolize and inactivate the anthracycline daunorubicin, according to a study in Molecular Cancer Research. “These results could be clinically important for adipocyte-...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

CPAP May Be Superior to Gastric Banding for Severe Sleep Apnea
 

(HealthDay News) Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may be a more effective treatment than laparoscopic gastric banding (LGB) for control of severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), research finds ...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

Breast Cancer Recurrences Steady After Therapy Cessation
 

When adjuvant endocrine therapy for estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer is stopped after five years, recurrences occur at a steady rate into the future, according to a meta-analysis published in th...
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 BREAKING NEWS