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October 15, 2018
A large meta-analysis did not find any beneficial effects to vitamin D supplementation for reducing fractures, falls, and bone mineral density, according to a recent study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
 
October 15, 2018
Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have been improperly denying many medical claims to both patients and physicians; low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care, citing costs, than those in other states; dozens of vulnerable House Republicans have recently signed on to bills or resolutions in support of protecting pre-existing conditions.
October 15, 2018
Myeloproliferative neoplasms have varied progression rates, and a complex genetic landscape may contribute to heterogeneity in the outcomes of patients with these diseases.
October 14, 2018
Multiple myeloma (MM) occurs 2 to 3 times more frequently in Americans of African descent than in Americans of European descent, and a new study has identified 3 gene types that account for this disparity.
October 14, 2018
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have not had a significant impact on cancer care costs and utilizalization. While cancer care costs did decline from before the introduction of ACOs to after, there was no significant difference in spending decreases between ACO practices and non-ACO practices caring for patients with cancer.
October 13, 2018
The analysis of data from EMPA-REG OUTCOME arrives as the FDA weighs the future of these large trials.
October 13, 2018
A recent study looked at regimens concordant with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in order to describe categories of nonconcordant treatments; evaluate patient- and provider-level factors associated with nonconcordance; and determine the impact of nonconcordance on mortality, Medicare spending, and rates of healthcare utilization.
October 12, 2018
A new study identified 3 novel genetic variants associated with chronic back pain, which is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
October 12, 2018
The FDA said Friday it is asking 21 e-cigarette companies for more information about whether more than 40 products, including some flavored e-cigarette products, are being illegally marketed and are outside the agency’s current compliance policy. The move comes a month after the agency warned of a teen vaping epidemic and said it would be cracking down on the sale of the devices to kids.
 
October 12, 2018
Here are 5 breast cancer risk factors for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
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