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AMGA Survey Reveals High Deductible and “Consumer-Driven” Health Plan Options Continue to Grow within Physician Benefit Plan Design

Findings just released in the 2014 AMGA Provider Benefits Survey highlight the continuing trend toward consumer accountability through the prevalence of high-deductible (HDHP) and consumer-driven health plans (CDHP) for medical groups.

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Opening the Entry Gate for DNA Replication

In a study published today in Genes & Development, Dr Christian Speck from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre’s DNA Replication group, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), New York, reveal the intricate mechanisms involved in the enzyme that governs DNA duplication during cell division.

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Sanford Clinical Trial Looks for Genetic Targets in Cancer

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Sanford Health is working to enroll approximately 50 adult patients whose cancer has progressed after the first line of treatment or who have rare cancers without standard treatment options in a clinical trial to look for genetic information that could help customize treatment options.

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Emerging Opportunities for Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Workplace

Through financial incentives and an emphasis on proven health outcomes, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides opportunities to increase the availability of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs—including offering CR as part of worksite health programs (WHPs), according to an article in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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“Rewired” Mice Show Signs of Longer Lives with Fewer Age-related Illnesses

While developing an important cancer drug, Wistar scientists discovered that mice without the TRAP-1 protein live healthier longer lives, with fewer tumors and signs of aging.

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The Association for Molecular Pathology Voices Concern with U.S. FDA Anticipated Details of Laboratory Developed Test Draft Guidance

AMP today reaffirmed its position that the vast majority of laboratory developed procedures should continue operating under the regulation of the CLIA program at the CMS and not be subject to pre-market review by the FDA, as suggested in the draft guidance notification issued to Congress on July 31, 2014.

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