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Inaccurate provider lists a major barrier to care, study

Inaccurate provider lists a major barrier to care, study

By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News Provider directories for some health plans sold through Covered California and in the private market are so inaccurate that they create an “awful” situation for consumers trying to find doctors, according to the lead author of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs. In the study, “secret shoppers” […]

July 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctors quick to change practice for breast cancer patients, study

Doctors quick to change practice for breast cancer patients, study

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Doctors cling to comfortable, widely used medical practices, even if they’re no longer particularly effective, right? A new study disputes that popular perception. In the case of a particular breast cancer treatment at least, many physicians quickly abandoned it after a clinical trial showed it was ineffective.

July 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
If you want to spend a bundle on your bundle of joy, go to Northern California

If you want to spend a bundle on your bundle of joy, go to Northern California

By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News Everyone knows that real estate is no bargain in Northern California. It turns out that giving birth ain’t cheap either. New research on the cost of childbirth in the nation’s 30 largest metropolitan areas ranks Sacramento and San Francisco as the two most expensive for both vaginal delivery and […]

July 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
End-of-life are better for patients with cancer and dementia, study

End-of-life are better for patients with cancer and dementia, study

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News A new study offers surprising findings about end-of-life care — specifically, physicians tend to be more likely to accommodate the advanced-care wishes of patients with cancer or dementia than renal disease, congestive heart failure, pulmonary disease or frailty.

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
To fight antibiotic resistance, we need to fight bad prescribing habits

To fight antibiotic resistance, we need to fight bad prescribing habits

By John Gums Conversation.com May’s announcement that a strain of bacteria with genes conferring resistance to colistin, our antibiotic of last resort, was identified in the United States, is just the latest report highlighting the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is driven by many factors, the most significant of which is inappropriate prescribing. This is when […]

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Virtual Tour: Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas

Virtual Tour: Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Feed Me, Pharma: More Evidence That Industry Meals Are Linked to Costlier Prescribing

Feed Me, Pharma: More Evidence That Industry Meals Are Linked to Costlier Prescribing

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica Evidence is mounting that doctors who receive as little as one meal from a drug company tend to prescribe more expensive, brand-name medications for common ailments than those who don’t. A study published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine found significant evidence that doctors who received meals tied to specific drugs […]

June 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Your doctor will see you in the telemedicine kiosk

Your doctor will see you in the telemedicine kiosk

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — On the day abdominal pain and nausea struck Jessica Christianson at the office, she discovered how far telemedicine has come. Rushing to a large kiosk in the lobby of the Palm Beach County School District’s administrative building where she works, Christianson, 29, consulted a […]

June 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
States tackle dire doctor shortages

States tackle dire doctor shortages

By Michael Ollove Stateline Earlier this month, dignitaries gathered at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to cut the ribbon on a new medical school, only the second in a state with a dire shortage of doctors. The school will greet an incoming class of 115 students in August, but it will not belong to the […]

June 19, 2016 | By | Reply More