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Obamacare Co-ops show promise and peril

The Affordable Care Act includes a program designed to promote greater competitiveness in the health insurance marketplace by creating health insurance cooperatives. There are now more than 20 such entities serving 26 states ...

Jan 29, 2015
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HIV testing yields diagnoses in Kenya but few seek care

Between December 2009 and February 2011, health workers with the AMPATH Consortium sought to test and counsel every adult resident in the Bunyala subcounty of Kenya for HIV. A study in the journal Lancet HIV reports that the campaign yielded more than 1,300 new positive diagnoses, but few of those new ...

Jan 29, 2015
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Patients rarely learn of at-home provider quality data

Say your aunt Betty is ready to be discharged from the hospital after a close call with congestive heart failure. Before she can go, she needs a care plan, and she's relieved that she can return home with care from a home ...

Jan 12, 2015
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Suppressing a protein reduces cancer spread in mice

Scientists have found that decreasing the levels of or blocking a specific protein commonly found in humans and many other animals allowed them to slow the spread of two different kinds of cancer to the lungs ...

Dec 22, 2014
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New research unlocks a mystery of albinism

Newly published research provides the first demonstration of how a genetic mutation associated with a common form of albinism leads to the lack of melanin pigments that characterizes the condition.

Dec 16, 2014
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Racial and ethnic disparities narrow for acute care

A study of more than 12 million acute care hospitalizations over a five-year span found that as quality improved on each of 17 measures so did racial and ethnic equity. Nine major disparities evident in 2005 ...

Dec 10, 2014
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