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What We’re Reading: Rural Hotspots Lack ICU Beds; Legal Immunity for NY Hospitals Rescinded; NJ Students Must Wear Masks

August 04, 2020

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A Health Affairs study found 49% of all rural low-income communities have no intensive care unit beds; New York loosened its restrictions granting hospitals and care facilities some legal immunity during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic; all students in New Jersey will be required to wear masks in school.

Global Incidence of Premenopausal, Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Rising

August 03, 2020

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Higher-income countries are seeing their rates of premenopausal breast cancer increase faster, whereas cases of postmenopausal breast cancer are increasing in number faster in lower-income studies.

Hospitals Vow to Fight Court of Appeals 340B Ruling

August 03, 2020

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The ruling reversed a lower court ruling regarding the drug discount program for hospitals that serve patients covered by Medicaid.

What Emerging Drug Therapies Are in the Clinical Trial Pipeline for Parkinson Disease?

August 03, 2020

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Overall, there are 145 registered and ongoing clinical trials for therapies targeting Parkinson disease, of which 28 are currently in phase 3, according to review findings.

Evolent Health: Data: Remote Care Management Lowered Hospital Visits, Health Costs for High-Risk Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions

August 03, 2020

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Inpatient admissions and medical spend were reduced by more than 40% for the most engaged patients in Evolent's population health program.

What We’re Reading: US Enters New Pandemic Phase; US to Pump $2 Billion Into Vaccine; Pandemic Highlights Health Illiteracy

August 03, 2020

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Deborah Birx, MD, warned the United States has entered a new phase in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic; the United States will send $2 billion in funding to GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi to ramp up production of a COVID-19 vaccine; the pandemic highlights health illiteracy among Americans.

Chronic Migraine Linked With Disruption of Normal White Matter Integrity, Study Finds

August 03, 2020

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Chronic migraine (CM) may be associated with widespread disruption of normal white matter (WM) integrity in the brain, according to a study published in The Journal of Headache and Pain.

Tafasitamab Combination Approved for Adults With R/R DLBCL

August 02, 2020

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A new treatment option is approved for patients with a common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma who cannot have an autologous stem cell transplant.

Contributor: How 10 Years of Trends in Health Care Payments Can Help During the Pandemic

August 02, 2020

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Deirdre Ruttle, chief marketing officer, InstaMed and head of Wholesale Payments Healthcare Marketing, J.P. Morgan, discusses streamlined payment options in a post COVID-19 world.

Need for Improved CVD Prevention in Patients With RA

August 01, 2020

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), because inflammation plays a pivotal role in the development of CVD. However, there is a need for greater improvement of CVD risk prevention.