US Ranks Worst in Maternal Care, Mortality Compared With 10 Other Developed Nations

December 3rd 2020, 5:08pm


Among 11 developed countries, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate, a relative undersupply of maternity care providers, and no guaranteed access to provider home visits or paid parental leave in the postpartum period, a recent report from The Commonwealth Fund concluded.

Fertility Preservation Linked to Uptick in Live Births Following Breast Cancer

December 1st 2020, 11:34pm


Survival after breast cancer is on the rise, thereby emphasizing the importance of discussions that focus on fertility and reproduction among younger survivors.

Best Practices Drive Better Payer Negotiations

December 1st 2020, 2:00am


In today's managed care environment, it is important that contracts between practices and payers include reciprocal language that affords a practice protection over processes, decisions, and changes to the agreement over time, while aligning with its business operation.

Risk for Heart Failure Higher in Women vs Men After a Heart Attack

November 30th 2020, 10:00am


The 5-year risk of women dying or developing heart failure following a first severe heart attack is 20% higher compared with men, according to the findings in Circulation.

Dr Milena Murray: We Must Make Sure Patients at Risk for, Living With HIV Are Engaged in Their Care

November 27th 2020, 2:00pm


Clinicians must make sure patients are engaged in their care, stressed Milena Murray, PharmD, MSc, BCIDP, AAHIVP, associate professor at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy.

A Timeline of COVID-19 Developments in 2020

November 25th 2020, 1:32pm


The entire year has been dominated by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and many countries in the world are experiencing second or third waves of COVID-19 cases as the weather turns colder. Here, we take an updated look at how this pandemic evolved and progressed thus far in 2020.

Joanna Thompson Outlines How Highlands Oncology Group Screens for Lung Cancer

November 22nd 2020, 3:30pm


The Highlands Oncology Group partners with primary care providers to identify patients at high risk of lung cancer so the specialists can do a more in-depth screening, explained Joanna Thompson, multidisciplinary program manager, Highlands Oncology Group.

Is a Brighter Future Possible for PARP Inhibitor Use in Prostate Cancer?

November 20th 2020, 9:48pm


Mounting evidence is supporting the use of poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in prostate cancer, according to a new study.

Women More Affected by Migraine, Neck, Back Pain, Spain Health Survey Finds

November 20th 2020, 7:02pm


The study compared females and males who suffer from migraines and other painful conditions who took part in a national health survey in Spain.

What We’re Reading: Pfizer to Submit EUA Application; WHO Recommends Against Remdesivir; CDC Warns Against Holiday Travel

November 20th 2020, 3:30pm


Pfizer will submit an emergency use authorization for their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine; WHO panel recommends against remdesivir; CDC urges Americans to stay put during Thanksgiving.