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The American Board of Obesity Medicine Five Year Report

Five-year report reflecting on the growth of ABOM

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Insurance vs. Out-of-Pocket Payment Not a Big Factor in Weight-Loss Outcomes

Individuals whose insurance covered the cost of a comprehensive medical weight-loss program had one-year outcomes very similar to those of patients who paid for the treatment out of pocket, according to an observational study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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World’s Leading Liver Experts Focus on Continuing Advancements in Liver Disease and Transplantation

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Despite many advancements in liver transplantation — like the cure for the hepatitis C virus — liver disease continues to impact people of all ages and cultures across the globe.

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Many Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing, Says Fred Hutch Study

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A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging and other tests that provide little if any medical benefit, could have harmful effects and may increase their financial burden.

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Harvard Medical School Expert Calls for Protection of Critical Gains Made in Cancer Care Under Obamacare

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Cancer—the second leading cause of death in the United States—claims more than 600,000 lives each year.

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How Sharing Cancer Data Can Save Lives

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Global leaders in cancer research have called for the worldwide sharing of cancer data to save lives. The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health argue how the ‘freeing of data’ for a disease that knows no borders will enable researchers to find better treatments that increase survival and improve quality of life for cancer patients

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Genetic Mutation Studies Help Validate New Strategy for Reducing Lipids, Cholesterol

A new strategy – an injectable antibody – for lowering blood lipids and thereby potentially preventing coronary artery disease and other conditions caused by the build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances on the artery walls, is supported by findings from two new studies from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Canada’s Largest Hospital Reports on Year of Medically Assisted Dying

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Today, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team from University Health Network in Toronto that developed the organization’s protocol for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) describes UHN’s approach and experience. This comes a year after Canada decriminalized medically assisted dying throughout the country.

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Is Big Data Eclipsing the Role of Randomized Controlled Trials?

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ISPOR hosted its third and final plenary session this morning focusing on the usefulness of big data in health care policy decisions at ISPOR’s 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA.







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