HIV & AIDS

STI incidence up after receipt of HIV preexposure prophylaxis

(HealthDay)—For gay and bisexual men, receipt of HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is associated with an increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a study published in the April 9 issue of the Journal ...

Cardiology

Heart failure patients enrolled in hospice use less health care

(HealthDay)—Patients with advanced heart failure enrolled in hospice have fewer emergency department visits, hospital days, and intensive care unit (ICU) stays, according to a study published in the September issue of JACC: ...

Medical economics

Enrollment in high-deductible health plans up from '07 to '17

(HealthDay)—Enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) has increased among adults with employment-based insurance coverage, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Health

Medicaid expansion ups access to family planning services

(HealthDay)—One-third of women of reproductive age report better ability to access birth control and family planning services with Medicaid expansion coverage, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in JAMA Network ...

Health

Home-based primary care ups access in rural areas

(HealthDay)—Expanding home-based primary care (HBPC) to American Indian reservations and other rural communities increases access to long-term care and enrollment for health care benefits within the Veterans Affairs (VA) ...

Cancer

ACO enrollment ups appropriateness of CA screening

(HealthDay)—Enrollment in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is associated with a reduction in breast cancer screening and an increase in colorectal cancer screening, according ...

Health

Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018 (Update)

Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the books.

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