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Moffitt researchers discover high BRCA mutation frequency in young black women with breast cancer

Moffitt researchers discover high BRCA mutation frequency in young black women with breast cancer

Women who have inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are more likely to develop breast cancer or ovarian cancer, especially at a younger age. Approximately 5 percent of women with breast cancer in the United States have mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 based on estimates in non-Hispanic white women. [More]

Jopari, One Call partner to accelerate workers' compensation workflows for medical practices

Jopari Solutions, Inc. and One Call Care Management have launched a partnership designed to streamline and expedite workers' compensation workflows for busy medical practices. [More]

Texans without health insurance may skip seeking primary and mental health care due to cost

Texans without health insurance are twice as likely to skip seeking primary and mental health care because of cost. That's one of the findings of a new survey released today by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. [More]
Women's contraceptive choices often driven by relationships, sexual activity

Women's contraceptive choices often driven by relationships, sexual activity

Women's contraceptive choices are more often driven by current relationships and sexual activity than by long-term pregnancy intentions, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]

CVS Health data shows high patient satisfaction with quality of care delivered via Minuteclinic telehealth

New data from the CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) Research Institute demonstrates very high levels of patient satisfaction with the quality of care delivered via telehealth at MinuteClinic retail medical clinics. [More]

Penn experts find that health insurance websites assist patients in choosing health insurance plans

Websites for national and state health insurance marketplaces show evidence of improved efforts to assist patients in choosing health insurance plans, such as providing decision support tools, experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found. [More]
Meridian Health Plan has second highest rate of HPV vaccinations in U.S. for female adolescents

Meridian Health Plan has second highest rate of HPV vaccinations in U.S. for female adolescents

Meridian Health Plan of Illinois has the second highest rate of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations for female adolescents among all health plans in the country reporting HEDIS data to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. [More]
NEHEN selects Cognizant and TriZetto to manage technology infrastructure, improve efficiency and patient care

NEHEN selects Cognizant and TriZetto to manage technology infrastructure, improve efficiency and patient care

Cognizant today announced that the New England Healthcare Exchange Network, a consortium of regional payers and providers in the Northeast U.S., has selected Cognizant and its subsidiary TriZetto to digitally transform and manage its technology infrastructure to foster seamless collaboration across member organizations, optimize costs, and improve efficiency and patient care. [More]
Pediatricians, mental health providers can improve outcomes in children with mental and behavioral disorders

Pediatricians, mental health providers can improve outcomes in children with mental and behavioral disorders

For the past decade, cutting-edge health care providers and researchers have increasingly pushed to integrate care for mental health and substance use problems within primary medical care for children and adolescents. [More]

Quantifying disparities in accessibility and availability of pediatric primary care

An analysis of pediatric primary health care accessibility and availability in multiple states that uncovered systematic disparities between and within states was presented today at a session of the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings(JSM 2015) in Seattle. [More]
TruHearing helps raise $12,000 to help children with hearing loss

TruHearing helps raise $12,000 to help children with hearing loss

During the month of May, which is Better Hearing and Speech Month, TruHearing, their customers, and the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund raised $12,000 to help children with hearing loss. TruHearing announced that for each hearing aid sale during the month, they would donate $5 to the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund. [More]
Access to dental care by low-income Americans becomes exception as only fewer dentists accept Medicaid

Access to dental care by low-income Americans becomes exception as only fewer dentists accept Medicaid

More than 2 percent of all emergency department visits are now related to nontraumatic dental conditions, according to a study by researchers at Stanford University, the University of California-San Francisco, Truven Health Analytics and the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. [More]
Research finds no link between teen marijuana use and later mental health issues

Research finds no link between teen marijuana use and later mental health issues

Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. [More]
Researchers design new driver seat that can be adjusted using simple hand gestures

Researchers design new driver seat that can be adjusted using simple hand gestures

A multitude of professional drivers suffer from back problems. One cause: driver seats that are inadequately adjusted to each driver's ergonomic needs. [More]
UChicago Medicine contributes to Illinois Transplant Fund

UChicago Medicine contributes to Illinois Transplant Fund

The University of Chicago Medicine has become the first transplant center to contribute to the Illinois Transplant Fund (ITF), a new not-for-profit that provides financial support for organ transplants to qualified uninsured residents of northern and central Illinois and Northwest Indiana. [More]
More work needed to support consumers after enrolling in insurance plan under Affordable Care Act

More work needed to support consumers after enrolling in insurance plan under Affordable Care Act

Enrolling in an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act is only the first step for consumers to be actively engaged in their health care, according to a new analysis from RAND Corporation researchers. [More]
Despite weight-loss surgery, one in five adolescents still suffers from depression

Despite weight-loss surgery, one in five adolescents still suffers from depression

Teenagers suffering from severe obesity generally feel worse than their peers, but after undergoing gastric bypass nearly all experience improved mental health. [More]
New white paper provides overview of factors that drive vaccination underutilization in older adults

New white paper provides overview of factors that drive vaccination underutilization in older adults

Today the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research released a white paper, Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults, that provides a comprehensive overview of the factors that drive vaccination underutilization in seniors and offers recommendations on how industry, government, and health care experts can improve patient compliance. [More]
Centene reports strong financial results for Q2 2015

Centene reports strong financial results for Q2 2015

Centene Corporation today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The following discussions, with the exception of cash flow information, are in the context of continuing operations. [More]

Healthfirst notifies data privacy incident

Healthfirst, 100 Church Street, New York, New York 10007, is notifying approximately 5300 affected members and past members that their personal information may have been compromised in the course of a criminal fraud scheme perpetrated against Healthfirst. Social Security numbers and credit card information were not affected. [More]
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