Top Health Updates:
Survey Reveals Differences in Readiness for Payment Reform Among Large Health Care Organizations
The march toward value-based payment models may be on, but that doesn’t mean everyone’s moving in lockstep—or even moving at all.
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Congressional Hearing on Medicare Addresses Therapy Cap, Speech-Generating Devices
The Medicare cap on outpatient rehabilitation therapy services and coverage of speech-generating devices were among the topics discussed at a House Subcommittee on Health hearing on July 20th that examined 11 bipartisan bills seeking to improve Medicare.
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Scans May Show Consciousness in ‘Comatose’ Patients
Sophisticated brain scans might be able to detect consciousness in brain injury patients who appear unconscious in the intensive care unit, a new study says.
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Occupational Therapy Helps Young Adults with Diabetes
An occupational therapy intervention can help improve HbA1cand improve quality of life in young adults with diabetes, new research finds.- Read More
More News & Recent Health Articles:
Many People Being Treated for Alzheimer’s May Not Actually Have It
Diagnosing Alzheimer’s is a guessing game—and many doctors are guessing wrong, according to early results from a new study presented in London.- Read More.
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem
Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says.- Read More
Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think
Everyone knows that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to your health, but it’s even worse than previously thought.- Read More
Targeting 9 Risk Factors Could Prevent 1 in 3 Dementia Cases: Study
One-third of dementia cases worldwide might be prevented by paying attention to nine risk factors throughout life, researchers say.-Read More
Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned
In one of the first such confirmed cases, an Arkansas toddler who suffered severe brain injury after nearly drowning has had that brain damage reversed, using a new treatment. –Read More
Parkinson’s Disease and Melanoma May Occur Together, Study Finds
People with Parkinson’s disease are about four times more likely to develop melanoma skin cancer, and conversely, people with melanoma have a fourfold higher risk of getting Parkinson’s, researchers report. –Read More
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