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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.
Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority
Interoperability of electronic health record systems is a national priority of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, according to an article published March 4 in Medical Economics.
Chronic Hyperglycemia Tied to Worse Surgical Outcomes
Chronic hyperglycemia (A1C >8 percent) is associated with poor surgical outcomes, as measured by an increased hospital length of stay, according to a study published in the March issue of Diabetes Care.
Gonadotrophin Treatment Associated with Improved Quality of Life in Men with Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism
Patients undergoing two-year gonadotrophin treatment reported significantly improved physical, social, and psychological quality of life scores.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Less Costly, More Toxic Than IMRT
For Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy is less expensive than intensity-modulated radiation therapy, but is associated with more genitourinary toxicity, according to a study published online March 10 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Journal Reports Not Consistent with FDA Studies Database
Inconsistencies between ClinicalTrials.gov and medical journals’ reporting are raising questions about the editing and disseminating process.
CMS Wants Physician Input on Practice Transformation
Physicians are being given the opportunity to describe what resources they need in order to transition to value-based models of care, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.
Alternate Testing Option for Patients with a Failed Kidney Transplant
For patients with kidney transplants, a urine test could detect dysfunction easier than by invasive measures, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
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