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Newswise: Nursing Home Care Cost Significantly Outpaces General Inflation and Medical Care Prices
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Nursing Home Care Cost Significantly Outpaces General Inflation and Medical Care Prices

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

One of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices, reports a team of health policy researchers.

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Strategies to curb poor food choices

Flinders University

What’s the best way to prevent children from overloading on bad food choices? Flinders University researchers have found that promoting substitution is the answer to turn around children’s excessive consumption of nutrient-poor foods and beverages – resulting in nutritional benefits that are even better than reducing intake of these discretionary food and drink choices. Flinders University researchers studied the impact on the energy and nutrient intakes of more than 2000 Australian 2- to 18-year-olds through simulations of three dietary strategies.

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More aggressive treatments needed to improve 5-year survival rate for glioblastoma

Mayo Clinic

Despite improvements in median and short-term survival rates for patients with glioblastoma, the most common brain tumor in adults, the percentage of patients achieving five-year survival remains low, according to new Mayo Clinic research.

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Silver Loading and Switching: Unintended Consequences of Pulling Health Policy Levers

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A move by the White House in 2017 – decried by many health policy analysts as an attempt to undercut the Affordable Care Act – had unanticipated consequences that improved the affordability of health insurance for Marketplace enrollees.

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17-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Immunotherapy-Chemo Combo Based on Work 
of Roswell Park’s Dr. Ben Seon Gets FDA Approval

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Immunotherapy-Chemo Combo Based on Work of Roswell Park’s Dr. Ben Seon Gets FDA Approval

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

A cancer therapy based on the work of Ben Seon, PhD, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Estudio descubrió resultados cardiovasculares similares entre fármacos genéricos y comerciales para hipotiroidismo

Mayo Clinic

Un nuevo estudio dirigido por los investigadores de Mayo Clinic puede tener amplias consecuencias en el tratamiento de los pacientes con enfermedades predominantemente benignas de la tiroides e hipotiroidismo de nueva aparición.

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Finding the truth

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Brian Duncan did it all in his early years: professional football, bull riding, and boxing. Decades later, he’s participating in a study with UT Southwestern that looks at the long-term cognitive effects that concussions may have on athletes.

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ASA Opposes Senate HELP Surprise Medical Bills Proposal

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced strong opposition to the “surprise medical bill” provisions of the recently released U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee proposal, “The Lower Health Care Costs Act.” ASA supports addressing surprise medical bills using the fully vetted, real-world functioning model that works in New York state. This model protects patients and has worked effectively for physicians and insurance companies.

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