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Would Budgets for Patient Care Cut Medical Bills?

New research supports replacing the traditional way of reimbursing doctors for care -- paying for each service provided - with an alternative system that gives a set amount of money to health care organizations for patient care.

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Re-Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is key to the primary prevention of stroke. .

Study: Public Misinformed about Dermatology, Especially Cosmetic Procedures

New research suggests that the public believes dermatologists spend more time performing cosmetic procedures than they actually do.

AMA Offers Guidance for Physicians in Public Health Emergencies

The American Medical Association (AMA) Code of Ethics and other articles provide guidance for physicians in relation to public health emergencies, according to a report from the AMA.

Can Oral Bisphosphonate Cut Post-Implant Revision Sx Risk?

For patients undergoing total joint replacement, oral bisphosphonate use is associated with a reduction in the risk of revision surgery.

High-Dose Statins Pre-Angiography May Cut AKI Injury Risk

For patients undergoing coronary angiography, pretreatment with high-dose statins may reduce the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI).

DHEA Levels Could Predict Heart Disease Risk

Blood levels of the adrenal sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DHEA-S) may predict an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in elderly men.

Higher HbA1c Without DM Linked to Advanced CAC Progression

Among individuals without diabetes, a higher level of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is associated with advanced coronary artery calcification (CAC) progression.

Xigduo XR Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

AstraZeneca announced that the FDA has approved Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin HCl extended-release) for adjunct treatment to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus when treatment with both dapagliflozin and metformin is appropriate.

Voters' Views on Affordable Care Act Split Along Party Lines

Americans' opinions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are sharply divided along political lines, according to research.