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8 highlights in GI: Alzheimer’s, exercise, obesity and autism

June 23, 2017

June has proven to be a month of hot topics in gastroenterology news, with significant advances in therapeutics, disease prevention and the microbiome. The latest studies brought a renewed focus on how the gastrointestinal tract affects everything from metabolism to the brain and how outside factors such as exercise can impact GI symptoms.

To keep you on top of the latest developments in the field, the editors of Healio Gastroenterology have compiled a list of our 8 most popular stories this month.

Studies of C. difficile burden in acute vs. long-term care facilities contradictory

June 23, 2017
Two studies on Clostridium difficile differ greatly on whether acute-care facilities or long-term care facilities have higher rates of the infection. Researchers in…

ACR responds to MACRA proposed rule

June 22, 2017
The American College of Rheumatology has responded to MACRA’s proposed rule; according to a press release, rheumatologists have shown support to increase the…

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key changes such as a slower…
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8 highlights in GI: Alzheimer’s, exercise, obesity and autism

June 23, 2017
June has proven to be a month of hot topics in gastroenterology news, with significant advances in therapeutics, disease prevention and the…

Studies of C. difficile burden in acute vs. long-term care facilities contradictory

June 23, 2017
Two studies on Clostridium difficile differ greatly on whether acute-care facilities or long-term care facilities have higher rates of the…

ACR responds to MACRA proposed rule

June 22, 2017
The American College of Rheumatology has responded to MACRA’s proposed rule; according to a press release, rheumatologists have shown support…

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key…

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

June 22, 2017
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof. The

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage…

FDA News

FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create…

CMS proposes rule to increase flexibility, reduce burdens

June 21, 2017
CMS recently issued a proposed rule to update the Quality Payment Program as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to…

In the Journals

State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s…

In the Journals

Fecal immunochemical test may be viable screening option for colorectal cancer

June 19, 2017
Fecal immunochemical testing for colorectal cancer demonstrated high overall diagnostic accuracy indicating it as a viable, safe, simple, low-cost…

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