A new grant aims to gather data on thousands of African American cancer survivors to understand factors that influence disease progression, recurrence, mortality, and quality of life.
For some time, studies have shown a link between elevated stress and obesity. Measuring cortisol levels in the hair may be a better way to evaluate chronic stress, since the hormone level will not fluctuate from day to day.
A study of 3 low-cost pill reminder devices found that their use did not meaningfully increase medication adherence among the patients who had received them.
At the 2nd cost-sharing roundtable hosted by the Patient Access Network Foundation and The American Journal of Managed Care®, Tricia Neuman of the Kaiser Family Foundation provided a perspective on what the future might hold for patients enrolled in Medicare.
The bill circulating Friday would allow insurers to charge older Americans 5 times what the youngest group pays; insurers could charge anyone with a lapse in coverage 30% more to re-enter the market.
A recent cost-effectiveness analysis of 4 colorectal cancer screening initiatives found that some strategies may be more valuable than others in reducing screening disparities.
A recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine examined the accountable care organization programs in Colorado and Oregon to determine their impacts on spending, access, and utilization.
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