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Friday, October 24, 2014
By Agnella Izzo Matic, PhD
Recent pharmaceutical studies show work in helping patients with high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels.
Friday, October 24, 2014
For patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis, daily activities that many people take for granted, including sleep, can be interrupted or difficult, often causing psychological challenges as well.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Targets of workplace bullying can offer chaos, report, or quest narratives about their experiences, and coworker response plays a role in narrative development, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in Management Communication Quarterly.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The US health care system ranks last compared to other industrialized nations when it comes to affordability and patient access, according to a new survey published in the Oct. 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor, according to a new report. The findings were published in the Oct. 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, according to a research letter published in the Oct. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Hospital conversion to for-profit status is associated with improvements in financial margins, but has no effect on process quality metrics or mortality rates, according to a study published in the Oct. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Drug coupons could reduce patients' out-of-pocket costs by 60 percent, according to a study published in the October issue of Health Affairs.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Access to an employer-sponsored private price transparency platform is associated with reduced total claims payments, according to research published in the Oct. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Research presented at the European League Against Rheumatism’s Annual Meeting indicates comorbid diabetes may be linked to increased osteoarthritis pain.
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