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How Can Big Data Help to Triage Ophthalmology Patients?

August 04, 2020

Article

New study results published in JAMA Ophthalmology suggest researchers can leverage big data to triage ophthalmic clinic appointments, balancing the glaucoma progression risk against the morbidity risk from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) exposure during ophthalmic care.

How Do State Policies Impact Life Expectancy?

August 04, 2020

Article

Life expectancy trends in the United States "paint a trouble portrait of life and death," according to a new study published in The Milibank Quarterly. State policies have played an important role in the stagnation and recent decline in life expectancy.

Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia be Effectively Delivered Via Telemedicine?

August 04, 2020

Article

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered via telemedicine was found to be noninferior to in-person delivery in managing severity, with similar improvements in daytime functioning exhibited between the 2 methods, according to study findings.

What We’re Reading: Rural Hotspots Lack ICU Beds; Legal Immunity for NY Hospitals Rescinded; NJ Students Must Wear Masks

August 04, 2020

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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.