Media Coverage

Media Coverage

High deductibles clash with care coordination and primary care

March 9, 2016

High deductibles add to consumers' financial stress and dissuade some patients from getting needed medical care. That is not only worrisome, but it could also block attempts to reform U.S. healthcare, health-policy experts warn in the latest New England Journal of Medicine.

“We know...

Does CMS' Part B drug proposal usurp clinical judgment?

March 10, 2016

Medicare's plans to overhaul the way it reimburses doctors and hospitals for the more than $20 billion worth of outpatient drugs they administer each year has sharply divided the provider community. The fault lines roughly align with the stakes in the status quo.

The five-year pilot...

Cancer Surgery 'Rescue' Imperils Long-term Survival

March 11, 2016

Patients older than 65 years who experience serious perioperative complications from cancer surgery and who survive 6 months have significantly decreased long-term survival compared with those who do not have serious perioperative complications, according to results from a new study.


Financial Burden Of Cancer Can Harm Quality Of Life

March 14, 2016

Almost a third of U.S. cancer survivors face financial burdens, and physical and metal health tends to be worse for those who do, according to a new study.

Loss of ability to work due to illness and treatment, transportation costs to get treatment, and loss of a spouse’s income if the...

Many parents unaware of newborn hearing screenings

March 11, 2016

Many parents don't remember if their children were tested for hearing loss at birth, a new study found.

Diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss at birth is critical to lowering the risk of impaired speech, language and literacy later in life, write the researchers in JAMA...

High school, college athletes need similar concussion recovery time

March 15, 2016

In a new study comparing high school and college athletes, age was not tied to significant differences in concussion recovery time. The two settings don’t require separate injury protocols, the researchers conclude.

For cognitive measures, high school athletes took one to two days longer...

Hospitals may be required to show service charges

March 15, 2016

A bill in Lansing could make all Michigan hospitals publicly show their specific charges for services, as part of a push for greater transparency in health care.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Joe Hune, R-Hamburg, would require hospitals using a "charge description master," or...

Vaccine refusal tied to increased risk of measles and pertussis

March 15, 2016

Parents who delay or skip childhood vaccinations even when kids have no medical reason to avoid their shots are contributing to U.S. outbreaks of measles and pertussis, a research review suggests.

More than half of 1,416 measles cases reported in the U.S. since the disease was declared...

ASCO Endorses Cancer Care Ontario Breast Cancer Guidelines

March 23, 2016

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has endorsed the Cancer Care Ontario recommendations on the role of patient and disease factors in selecting adjuvant therapy for early-stage breast cancer, according to a special article published online March 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology....

Depression: Men more vulnerable to long-term effects of stress

March 25, 2016

It's long been believed that women suffer more of the stresses of life, and research has shown that repeated stress can translate into depression.

So it might be logical to conclude that women who experience such stresses would suffer more depressive symptoms than men later in life, right...