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Cutting Health Care Costs Isn't Easy

A new University of Iowa study is the first to evaluate the relationship between receiving care at federally qualified health centers and the rate of hospital stays and emergency department visits for potentially preventable conditions among individuals who receive both Medicare and Medicaid.

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Scientists Develop Free, Online Genetic Research Tool

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For most genetic scientists, the lack of access to computer servers and programs can hinder genetic advancements. Now, a group of scientists at the University of Missouri has introduced a game changer in the world of biological research. The online, free service, RNAMiner, has been developed to handle large data sets which could lead to faster medical results.

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Affordable Care Act Results in Dramatic Drop in Out-of-Pocket Prices for Prescription Contraceptives

Average out-of-pocket spending for oral contraceptive pills and the intrauterine device (IUD), the two most common forms of contraception for women, has decreased significantly since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect.

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Rutgers Physician Named New Jersey Family Physician of the Year

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Martha Lansing, MD, associate professor and vice chair of family medicine and community health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been named the Family Physician of the Year by the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP).

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Scientists Study Ways to Integrate Biofuels and Food Crops on Farms

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Planting bioenergy crops like willows or switchgrass in rows where commodity crops are having difficulty growing could both provide biomass feedstock and also limit the runoff of nitrogen fertilizer into waterways — all without hurting a farmer’s profits. This is what a group of Argonne National Laboratory scientists has discovered through careful data collection and modeling at a cornfield in Fairbury, Illinois.

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Impact of Greek Debt Crisis on National Security and Global Community

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Euro-Free Greece: Hyper-Inflation, Shrinking Real Wages and Demand, and Unemployment

A Euro-free Greece looks more likely to be quickly engulfed by a vicious spiral of a rapidly depreciating new-drachma, hyper-inflation, shrinking real wages and demand, and unemployment; drachma depreciation and hyper-inflation would certainly benefit Greek debtors (in so far as the Greek government unilaterally converted its Euro liabilities in the new drachma at convenient terms): debasing the currency to wipe out debts is after all one of the oldest tricks in a government's sleeves.

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$1.25 Million NIH Grant to Study Diabetes Drug’s Role in Reversing Preeclampsia

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– Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has secured a $1.25 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function.

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Celebrities Add Spice to 5th Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer

The Much Music Video Awards (MMVA) boast their celebrity quotient. So does the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). But hockey has its own parade of celebrities, as Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer stages its fifth annual event, and along with 2,000 participants, will host more than 50 celebrities.

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Johns Hopkins and the Queen’s Health Systems Collaborate to Advance Patient Safety and Quality in Hawaii

The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and The Queen’s Health Systems in Honolulu have entered into a collaboration agreement to improve patient safety and quality of care initiatives at hospitals in the state of Hawaii.