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Study: Childhood cancer survivors need better care throughout their lives

Study: Childhood cancer survivors need better care throughout their lives

Children with cancer have a good chance of surviving the disease--today more than 80 percent survive because of advances in treatment and care. However, recent studies have shown that some of these more than 420,000 U.S. childhood cancer survivors face future health-related challenges as they become adults such as a second cancer diagnosis, cardiac failure, or other severe medical complications. [More]
Most people visit health care settings before attempting suicide, study finds

Most people visit health care settings before attempting suicide, study finds

Most people who attempt suicide make some type of healthcare visit in the weeks or months before the attempt, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Dependent coverage provision of ACA does not address racial disparities in trauma care

Dependent coverage provision of ACA does not address racial disparities in trauma care

The Affordable Care Act allowed millions of young adults to retain health care coverage through their parents' insurance plans, but new research finds that many young African-American and Hispanic adults who need coverage for trauma care may not get it. [More]
Dependent care provision of ACA does not address racial gap in trauma care

Dependent care provision of ACA does not address racial gap in trauma care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed millions of young adults to retain health care coverage through their parents' insurance plans, but new research finds that many young African-American and Hispanic adults who need coverage for trauma care may not get it. [More]
Geneia, LVBCH partner to provide advanced health care analytics, insights to Pennsylvania employers

Geneia, LVBCH partner to provide advanced health care analytics, insights to Pennsylvania employers

Geneia and the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare today announced a multi-year partnership to provide Pennsylvania employers with the advanced health care analytics and insights needed to manage the quality and cost of employee healthcare. [More]

Study examines effective ways to explain key insurance details to uninsured people

The federal health-care law has reduced the number of uninsured people by about 10 million. But challenges remain, including how to educate new enrollees about their coverage options. [More]
Survey reveals growing needs, challenges faced by health plans serving vulnerable populations

Survey reveals growing needs, challenges faced by health plans serving vulnerable populations

Health Integrated, a leader in precision care management solutions, released the results today of an annual health plan survey jointly commissioned with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, a national trade association representing nonprofit safety net health plans. [More]
Researchers test effects of light therapy on brain function

Researchers test effects of light therapy on brain function

Following up on promising results from pilot work, researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans with Gulf War Illness. [More]
Catasys' total revenues increase 169% to $2.0 million in 2014

Catasys' total revenues increase 169% to $2.0 million in 2014

Catasys, Inc., provider of proprietary health management services to health insurers and employers, today reported full year 2014 financial results for the period ended December 31, 2014. [More]
UT Arlington electrical engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids

UT Arlington electrical engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people. [More]
Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery significantly lowers health care costs

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery significantly lowers health care costs

Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally invasive surgery, Medtronic highlighted a study published in the March 25 online edition of JAMA Surgery. The new study demonstrated that patients who underwent laparoscopic colectomy procedures required fewer days of health care utilization and the health care system spent less on their acute and follow-up care than those who underwent traditional open surgery. [More]
Workplace wellness programs can help people lose weight

Workplace wellness programs can help people lose weight

A new study shows that workplace wellness programs can be effective in helping people lose weight by providing healthier food choices and increasing opportunities for physical activity, particularly if these efforts are designed with the input and active participation of employees. [More]

HGS acquires majority stake in Colibrium

Hinduja Global Solutions Limited, announced acquisition of majority stake in Colibrium Partners LLC and Colibrium Direct LLC. The acquisition has been made by HGS Colibrium Inc, a US subsidiary of HGS, which would own 89.9% of Colibrium and the balance will be held by the founders. For the year ended 31st December 2014, Colibrium reported revenues of US$ 12.6 mn. [More]
Judging session for Frost & Sullivan's Malaysia Excellence Awards for Healthcare completed

Judging session for Frost & Sullivan's Malaysia Excellence Awards for Healthcare completed

Frost & Sullivan recently completed the judging session for the Malaysia Excellence Awards for Healthcare, which will be presented at a dinner gala held on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 from 7.30pm at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. [More]
Moffitt study highlights that LGBTQI populations face health care disparities

Moffitt study highlights that LGBTQI populations face health care disparities

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found that the LGBTQI community experience health disparities due to reduced access to health care and health insurance, coupled with being at an elevated risk for multiple types of cancer when compared to non-LGBTQI populations. [More]

Minimally-invasive surgery offers long-term cost savings for healthcare system, less trauma for patients

Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally-invasive surgery (MIS), Medtronic plc today highlighted new data demonstrating that patients who underwent minimally invasive colon resection procedures were able to leave the hospital faster, visit their doctors less for follow up care and take fewer medicines than those who underwent open surgery. [More]
New Quest Diagnostics study analyses impact of ACA in promoting earlier diagnosis of diabetes

New Quest Diagnostics study analyses impact of ACA in promoting earlier diagnosis of diabetes

People in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are far more likely to be newly identified with diabetes than in states that elected not to expand the public health care program, finds a new study by researchers at Quest Diagnostics. [More]

FirstCare Health Plans receives three-year accreditation status from NCQA

FirstCare Health Plans announced today that it has earned three-year Accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). [More]
Previous joint pain, diabetes and overall health status may predict arthritis pain

Previous joint pain, diabetes and overall health status may predict arthritis pain

Diabetes and previous joint pain, along with a patient's overall physical health status, may predict arthritis pain with nearly 100 percent accuracy, in new research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). [More]
Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation fare worse than their UK counterparts

Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation fare worse than their UK counterparts

Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis fare markedly worse in the long run than both publicly insured patients in the United Kingdom and privately insured Americans, according to the results of a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and U.K. colleagues working in that nation's government-funded National Health Service. [More]
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