Focus of the Week
November 21, 2019
Humana outlined its progress in its third annual Value-Based Care Report, which details growth and evolution in this area since 2016, both in the number of agreements and in its spread across more parts of the country.
Chronic Opioid Therapy, Prescription Drug Use Linked With Increased Risk of Sleep Disorders, Frailty
November 20, 2019
Chronic opioid therapy was found to disrupt sleep and increase the risk of sleep disorders, while prescription drug use for pain and sleep exhibited an increased risk of frailty among users, according to 2 study findings stressing the need for heightened prescription education among providers for potential adverse risks.
November 19, 2019
Precision medicine may offer new hope to children with high-risk cancer, but only if families and healthcare professionals are fully educated on the benefits and limitations of precision medicine trials, according to a study in Journal of Clinical Oncology.
November 18, 2019
It has now become commonplace for families in America to struggle with their ability to keep children as healthy as possible due to factors related to social determinants of health, according to a new survey.
November 15, 2019
There are substantial reductions in income over a lifetime for patients with sickle cell disease owing to early mortality, according to a new study that seeks to provide a better understanding of the condition from both the patient point of view as well as a societal point of view.
November 14, 2019
A team of researchers led by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Thursday published work describing how they used machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence (AI), to predict tumor type from targeted DNA sequence data to predict tissue of origin, in a finding that may have implications to improve diagnostic and clinical care.
November 13, 2019
The EPA proposal to limit science used in rulemaking was discussed by panel members during a hearing held today by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, with patient confidentiality serving as a major issue.
November 12, 2019
Secondary analyses of data from the landmark CREDENCE trial show that the protective renal benefits of the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin are greatest among type 2 diabetes patients with lower kidney function.
November 11, 2019
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is often an inherited condition and patients may not show symptoms, or those symptoms may be vague, such as fatigue or shortness of breath. The condition can cause varied levels of risk and can result in sudden cardiac death.
Mystery Shopping Reveals Need for Higher-Quality HIV Testing, Counseling Services Among High-risk Group
November 08, 2019
CDC recommends that young men who have sex with men have an HIV test every 6 months.