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Genetic Variants Modify Bladder Cancer Prognosis
Certain genetic variants may modify bladder cancer prognosis, according to a study published online March 26 in BJU International.
Americans Seem Unprepared for Health Insurance Exchanges
Individuals in the United States seem not to be sufficiently informed about the health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published online March 24 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
American Medical Association Introduces Medical Education Initiative
The American Medical Association's (AMA) Accelerating Change in Education initiative is being introduced in 11 medical schools in an effort to shift the focus of education toward real-world practice and competency assessment, according to an AMA report.
Patient Request Impacts Doctor Prescribing Behavior
Patients requesting specific medications are more likely to be prescribed those medications, according to research published in the April issue of Medical Care.
No Survival Benefit From PADT in Localized Prostate Cancer
For most men with clinically localized prostate cancer who have not received treatment with curative intent, primary androgen-deprivation therapy does not reduce risk of mortality, according to research published online March 17 in in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Practices Can Take Steps to Improve Care Transitions
Implementation of a rigorous process can improve transitions of care, according to an article published March 10 in Medical Economics.
USPSTF Recommendations Have Led to Decrease in Prostate-specific Antigen Screening
Prostate-specific antigen screening has decreased since publication of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations against screening, according to a study published in The Journal of Urology.
Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Health plans that offer benefits for heterosexual couples must do the same for same-sex married couples, the Obama administration says.
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More Treatment Options for Bothersome Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids often cause symptoms such as heavy vaginal bleeding, anemia, constipation, bloating, and hydronephrosis that lower quality of life and lead to missed workdays for women.
Prescription Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
Drug costs are projected to rise 3 to 5 percent across all care settings in 2014, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.
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