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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High-deductible health plans may be harmful for patients with COPD

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are associated with increased likelihood of reporting foregoing care because of costs and cost-related nonadherence, ...

Cancer

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation in non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Benefit remains unclear

The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has investigated whether patients suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma have (better) chances of recovery when stem cells from another person are transplanted. ...

Medical research

Poor broadband penetration in rural areas limits telemedicine

(HealthDay)—Broadband penetration rates are considerably lower in the most rural counties, especially where access to primary care physicians and psychiatrists is inadequate, according to a study published online May 21 ...

Medical research

Johns Hopkins researchers publish digital health roadmap

In the dizzying swirl of health-related websites, social media and smartphone apps, finding a reliable source of health information can be a challenge. A group of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University schools of medicine ...

Health

System grading doctors is inefficient, needs revisions

A system created to grade doctors and empower patients to make better decisions falls short of its goal of providing information useful to consumers, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers.

Medical economics

Efforts needed to ensure publication of all trials

(HealthDay)—Efforts are needed to ensure all completed large trials are reported, according to a research letter published online May 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.