News tagged with health policies

CMS finalizes 2014 physician payment rates, policies

(HealthDay)—The final payment rules for 2014 include a proposal to support care management outside the routine office interaction and policies to promote high quality care and efficiency, according to a ...

Dec 10, 2013
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AAP reaffirms support for condom use in adolescents

(HealthDay)—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the use of condoms as an effective method of contraception in adolescents, according to a policy statement published online Oct. 28 in Pediatrics.

Nov 04, 2013
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Veterans groups miss opportunities to curb tobacco use

Studies have shown that U.S. military veterans smoke at a higher rate than civilians. Websites targeting veterans, however, fail to provide information about the risks of tobacco products and how to quit ...

Oct 31, 2013
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Encouraging a healthy weight for a healthy heart

A healthy weight is the key to a healthy heart, and yet an estimated 1 out of 3 children is either overweight or obese in the U.S. During a special symposium Oct. 27 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference ...

Oct 27, 2013
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Self-rated health puts aging and health needs on the agenda

Implementation of national surveys where the population can estimate and assess their own health may give policy makers important insights into the different health interventions that should be implemented. According Siddhivinayak ...

Oct 23, 2013
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Nursing intervention helps mentally ill people with HIV

(Medical Xpress)—Having trained nurses follow up on medication use with mentally ill patients who are HIV positive was effective both at improving the patients' quality of life and biological markers for the human immunodeficiency ...

Oct 10, 2013
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