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CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014

CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the CMS Blog.

Included in the release is information on the quality and safety of care provided at a hospital or physician practice in an effort to inform and empower consumers when deciding where to receive the best care. Performance evaluations additionally encourage health care providers to increase health care quality levels.

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New guidelines recommend off-loading to increase likelihood of diabetic foot ulcer healing

December 19, 2014
Relieving pressure on the foot through the use of off-loading improves healing outcomes and reduces complications in patients with diabetic foot ulcers, according to…
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Childhood-onset craniopharyngioma linked to high mortality

December 19, 2014
Craniopharyngioma appears to be linked to excess mortality, particularly in women and in patients with childhood-onset disease, according to recent findings. In the…
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Moderate to severe menopausal vasomotor symptoms increased hip fracture risk

December 18, 2014
Women with moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms during menopause showed lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than women without the symptoms…
In the Journals

Diabetes, metabolic disorders linked to urban stressors

December 18, 2014
Diabetes and metabolic disorders may be more common among people in developing nations who live in cities vs. those who remain in rural areas because of increased stress…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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Lenvatinib, sorafenib may significantly impact treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer

November 13, 2014
Marcia S. Brose, MD, PhD, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the thyroid cancer…
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Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

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Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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