News tagged with health care

Impact of malnutrition in US at $157 billion annually

Even in food-abundant industrialized countries like the U.S., an alarming number of people, particularly seniors, are in a state of diseased-associated malnutrition . Because of the impact on patient health, disease-associated ...

Dec 05, 2014
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Give flawed payments database time to improve

A "Viewpoint" published in JAMA urges readers to be patient with the new federal Open Payments Program database. The site, designed to report drug and device industry payments to physicians, debuted substantially incomplete, the au ...

Dec 05, 2014
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How to create and sustain clinical-research partnerships

Pragmatic clinical trials—real-life tests done in real-world settings—are increasingly important for answering pressing questions about how best to deliver health care. But these pragmatic trials require ...

Dec 04, 2014
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Lower use of cancer-related imaging in VA health system

(HealthDay)—Cancer-related imaging use is lower in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system than in fee-for-service Medicare, and use is not associated with geographic variation, according ...

Dec 03, 2014
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Report: 17 percent drop in hospital patient harm

A federal review of hospital medical records and other data has found a 17 percent decline in infections, drug mistakes, bedsores and other preventable complications from 2010 to 2013.

Dec 02, 2014
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Is life in America hazardous to immigrants' health?

America is a nation of immigrants, drawn from all parts of the world by the promise of freedom and a good life for themselves and their children. But a substantial body of evidence suggests that for the newly ...

Dec 02, 2014
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