Health

Sharing clinical notes engages OB-GYN patients

(HealthDay)—Obstetrics and gynecology patients are interested in reading clinical notes, which seems to promote engagement and safety, according to a study published online June 11 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Health

For dying patients, early plans can improve quality of life

Careful documentation of a hospice patient's end-of-life wishes—and prominently noting that information in health records early—could prevent unwanted hospitalizations and medical interventions, a new study suggests.

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, ...

Medications

Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin

A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise in March to offer diabetics a more affordable option amid fierce criticism of soaring insulin prices.

Health

Progress in family planning in Africa accelerating

A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that women in eight sub-Saharan African countries are gaining access to and using modern contraception at a faster rate than previously ...

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