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Tissue Regenix secures Medicare approval for DermaPure reimbursement

Tissue Regenix secures Medicare approval for DermaPure reimbursement

Tissue Regenix Group plc, the regenerative medical devices company, today announces it has secured approval from the Noridian Healthcare Solutions and Palmetto GBA Medicare administrators for DermaPure reimbursement. [More]
Chronic disease, mental health issues affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics

Chronic disease, mental health issues affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics

Chronic disease and mental health issues disproportionately affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two new studies by the UCLA Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities shed light on the causes and impacts of this disparity. [More]
Study shows cystic fibrosis is more deadly for Hispanic than non-Hispanic patients

Study shows cystic fibrosis is more deadly for Hispanic than non-Hispanic patients

Cystic fibrosis is more deadly for Hispanic than non-Hispanic patients, a disparity that is not explained by differences in their access to health care, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]
Study: Unauthorized immigrants pay billions more than they utilize in Medicare Trust Fund

Study: Unauthorized immigrants pay billions more than they utilize in Medicare Trust Fund

Unauthorized immigrants pay billions more into Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund each year than they withdraw in health benefits, according to research from Harvard Medical School, the Institute for Community Health and the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College. [More]
Pioglitazone drug significantly decreases risk of dementia

Pioglitazone drug significantly decreases risk of dementia

Patients with type 2 diabetes have a dysfunctional sugar metabolism because the essential hormone insulin does not work effectively. Once the disease reaches an advanced stage, the body stops producing insulin altogether, which means that it has to be administered externally. [More]

Centene recognized with Auburn University's Corporate Anti-Bullying Hero Award

Centene Corporation announced today that the company received the Corporate Anti-Bullying Hero Award at Auburn University's Anti-Bullying Summit in Peachtree City, Georgia. [More]
PD linked to increased cancer risk in Asian population

PD linked to increased cancer risk in Asian population

A Taiwanese population-based cohort study reports an increased risk of most cancers in patients with Parkinson’s disease, contrasting with findings in Western populations. [More]
Selecting health insurance plan on HealthCare.gov particularly challenging for young adults

Selecting health insurance plan on HealthCare.gov particularly challenging for young adults

When trying to enroll in a health insurance plan through HealthCare.gov during the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance marketplaces, young adults were confused by unfamiliar health insurance terms, concerned about the affordability of plan options, and unsure how to seek good primary care. [More]
New study finds that ACA has great potential to improve health care for people with diabetes

New study finds that ACA has great potential to improve health care for people with diabetes

The Affordable Care Act has great potential to improve health and health care for people with diabetes, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. [More]
HIV-infected transgender women in US have unmet basic needs, less likely to achieve viral suppression

HIV-infected transgender women in US have unmet basic needs, less likely to achieve viral suppression

A new CDC study that combines 3 years of data to produce nationally representative estimates characterizing HIV-infected adults receiving care in the U.S. shows that those who identify as transgender women are significantly less likely to adhere to anti-HIV medication regimens and to achieve viral suppression. [More]
Intralign Health inks physician participation agreement with CareFirst

Intralign Health inks physician participation agreement with CareFirst

Intralign Health, LLC, a specialty healthcare services provider, announced today that it has signed a physician participation agreement with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a not-for-profit health insurer serving approximately 3.4 million individuals. The agreement allows Surgical First Assistants (SFAs) in-network status for their support of surgeons in Maryland hospitals. [More]
Everyday Health, Wildflower Health partner to improve health outcomes in pregnant women

Everyday Health, Wildflower Health partner to improve health outcomes in pregnant women

Everyday Health, Inc., a leading digital health and wellness company, today announced a strategic partnership with Wildflower Health. Through this partnership, Everyday Health expands its suite of offerings to help health plans and employers reach and engage pregnant women earlier in their pregnancies to improve health outcomes and reduce medical costs. [More]

Hispanics and women in Texas show largest percentage of reductions in uninsured rates

Hispanics and women in Texas showed the largest percentage of reductions in rates of uninsured since enrollment began in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a new report released today by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. [More]

Highmark completes merger with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Today, Highmark Inc. closed its merger with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) after securing approval from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. The merged company will operate as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and continue to provide health insurance coverage and administrative services to nearly 550,000 individuals in the 13 counties of northeastern Pennsylvania. [More]
Study shows antibiotic prescriptions in telemedicine exams are as frequent as regular exams

Study shows antibiotic prescriptions in telemedicine exams are as frequent as regular exams

Patients treated for an acute respiratory infection by a doctor on a telephone or live video are as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic as patients who are treated by a physician face-to-face for the same illness, according to a new RAND Corporation study. [More]

Reductions in federal support, clinical revenue may impact clinical medicine

Reductions in federal support and clinical revenue not only jeopardize biomedical research at academic medical centers, but may ultimately impact clinical medicine according to an opinion piece in the journal Science Translational Medicine. [More]
Many Americans unclear whether domestic health insurance plan works outside the US

Many Americans unclear whether domestic health insurance plan works outside the US

A surprising number of Americans are unclear whether their health insurance works outside the US, according to a new InsureMyTrip survey. Over twenty-five percent polled were not sure whether their domestic health insurance plan would cover any doctor or hospital visits while traveling outside the country. [More]
Heart rate measures could identify individuals with higher risk of diabetes

Heart rate measures could identify individuals with higher risk of diabetes

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers. [More]
Hope For Heroes Foundation forms national alliance with USA Medical Card

Hope For Heroes Foundation forms national alliance with USA Medical Card

Hope For Heroes Foundation today announced the formation of a groundbreaking national alliance with USA Medical Card, a leading provider of free pharmacy discount cards. The new nationwide initiative benefiting Hope For Heroes will help fund programs that empower independence for our nation's disabled military veterans, police, firemen, and EMS professionals, and will help more people afford their prescriptions. [More]

Turkey steadily emerges as one of hottest healthcare markets in the world

Driven by reforms and private investments, Turkey is steadily emerging as one of the hottest healthcare markets in the global arena. The country has doubled its healthcare spending in the last 10 years, reaching $62.3 billion, with its large population of 74.7 million and an increasing patient base. [More]
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