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What we're reading, June 16, 2016: the federal government is encouraging state Medicaid programs to promote long-acting contraceptives; Congress introduces a bill the prevent drug makers from thwarting generic competition; and new recommendation that people can choose the type of colon cancer screening they receive.
As America’s Health Insurance Plans’ Institute & Expo kicked off in Las Vegas on June 15, Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, moderated a panel discussion on the possibility of delivery better healthcare at a lower cost.
According to research published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, immunotherapy right after chemotherapy can piggy back on the immune modifications caused by the chemotherapy, to improve response to treatment in ovarian cancer.
The pair of studies evaluating the technology were presented at the American Diabetes Association and simultaneously published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology.
Healthcare providers are facing a syndrome called “EHR alert fatigue,” a product of the constant bombardment of health alerts on electronic health records (EHRs). How are providers and health systems reacting to this issue?
Reseachers are studying whether drugs that have been approved for treating type 2 diabetes can be used in combination with insulin to avoid both variablity in blood glucose and weight gain.
What we're reading, June 15, 2016: opioids also linked to heart-related deaths and fatalities other than overdoses; judge overrules Federal Trade Commission's efforts to block merger of Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Illinois; and using social media to monitor patients outside of the healthcare setting.
Black women with BRCA gene mutations are far less likely to receive preventive surgery than white or Hispanic women with the BRCA gene mutation.
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