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Diabetes is not just an epidemic in the United States; the nonprofit Diabetes UK warned that the disease is swamping the National Health Service with rising costs because not enough emphasis is placed on prevention.
Examples from many states show the tension between the desire the hold down costs and the need to address the specialized medical issues of patients with life-threatening illnesses, which can be very expensive to treat.
Research conducted at the University of Texas has identified an important role of psychological disorders in the early readmission of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
In a way, healthcare has spearheaded the forefront of the universal connectivity with common objects. In the world of Big Data, healthcare is now uniquely positioned to take the next step.
Many proposals to modify the Affordable Care Act include eliminating the individual mandate, which remains unpopular, but doing so would have significant effects, according to a RAND analysis.
Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFDs) affect tens of millions of women in the US alone, yet both provider and patient awareness remains low.
In addition to risk for liver damage, people with hepatitis C may also have an increased risk of heart disease, according to a new Johns Hopkins study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Close to 1 million new consumers selected a plan through HealthCare.gov because they qualified for a special enrollment period, according to a report from CMS.
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