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.

– American Medical Group Association (AMGA)|1-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

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.

– MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London|1-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

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).

– Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|1-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

“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.

– Wistar Institute|1-Aug-2014 8:55 AM EDT

State Health Laws Set Rules for Pennsylvania Fall Sports Coaches and Student-Athletes

State health laws sometimes intersect with high school sports. This release looks at a state law concerning concussions and another law on cardiac health. In addition the release looks at ACL tears and eye injuries in high school athletics.

– Pennsylvania Medical Society|1-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Canadian Initiative Reduces Inappropriate Lumbar MRI, Increases Use of Clinical Decision Tools

The August issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) focuses on a variety of issues relating to clinical practice, practice management, health services and policy, and radiology education and training.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)|1-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Consistent Nutrition Support Protocols Can Help Prevent Malnutrition in Critically Ill Patients, Improve Outcomes

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Varying practices and frequent lapses in nutrition delivery can put critically ill patients at greater risk for malnutrition and associated complications, according to an article in the August issue of Critical Care Nurse. The article offers specific strategies to address underfeeding and decrease the time patients spend without nutrition.

– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)|1-Aug-2014 6:00 AM EDT

“Wetting” a Battery’s Appetite for Renewable Energy Storage

A new liquid metal alloy enables sodium-beta batteries to operate at lower temperatures, which could help the batteries store more renewable energy and strengthen the power grid.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|1-Aug-2014 5:00 AM EDT
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