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What we're reading, September 14, 2016: CMS denies Ohio's proposal to charge Medicaid fees; steep costs of healthcare continue to push Americans into poverty; and Canada approves prescription heroin to treat severe addiction.
Gaps in the treatment of depression exist with many people who screen positive for depression not receiving treatment, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, is stepping down as president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) after 14 years in charge. As of yet, no successor has been named.
With the number of Americans age 65 or older expected to double by 2050, a firm that specializes in quality and cost control for home-based care is poised for growth.
Between individuals coming in and out of the market in a given year and those who switch plans, the majority of people in exchanges are enrolled in their plans for one year or less.
Although daratumumab reduced the risk of disease progression and death for patients with multiple myeloma, the drug was associated with a higher rate of neutropenia.
Insurance companies are making it mandatory for individuals to speak with qualified genetic counselors prior to testing for some hereditary cancers.
While the report found that the obesity rate among service members had gone up steadily since 2001, it was still only a fraction of the rate among the US population overall.
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