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Narrow networks get even tighter when shopping for mental health specialists

Narrow networks get even tighter when shopping for mental health specialists

Philips reinforces commitment to improve 3 billion lives each year by 2025

Philips reinforces commitment to improve 3 billion lives each year by 2025

Majority of people not being screened for AF and stroke risk factors, report reveals

Majority of people not being screened for AF and stroke risk factors, report reveals

New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system

New study shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system

Health-tech startups get accelerator class to speed ideas and solutions to healthcare marketplace

Health-tech startups get accelerator class to speed ideas and solutions to healthcare marketplace

Comprehensive risk assessment can help prevent fall injuries among seniors

Comprehensive risk assessment can help prevent fall injuries among seniors

Trump’s deadline on ‘dreamers’ reverberates through health industries

Trump’s deadline on ‘dreamers’ reverberates through health industries

Reducing mental health disparities through online therapy

Reducing mental health disparities through online therapy

New ‘Neurology Atlas’ reveals treatment gap and disparities in distribution of resources

New ‘Neurology Atlas’ reveals treatment gap and disparities in distribution of resources

Know your body and stay informed for prevention of gynecologic cancers

Know your body and stay informed for prevention of gynecologic cancers

Child with abdominal pain more likely to receive CT scan in general ED, study finds

Child with abdominal pain more likely to receive CT scan in general ED, study finds

Funding cuts damaging young people's access to mental health services, say researchers

Funding cuts damaging young people's access to mental health services, say researchers

Prevention experts propose easing advice on number of cervical cancer screenings

Prevention experts propose easing advice on number of cervical cancer screenings

Research finds link between caregiver’s gender, relationship and severity of child abuse injuries

Research finds link between caregiver’s gender, relationship and severity of child abuse injuries

EHR-based prompt in primary care increases HCV screening rates among baby boomers

EHR-based prompt in primary care increases HCV screening rates among baby boomers

Tackling misdiagnosis of asthma in primary care

Tackling misdiagnosis of asthma in primary care

PCORI Board awards $18 million for two new studies on sickle cell disease

PCORI Board awards $18 million for two new studies on sickle cell disease

Primary care practices use four risk stratification methods to identify patients

Primary care practices use four risk stratification methods to identify patients

Primary care physicians spend more than one-half of their workday in EHR

Primary care physicians spend more than one-half of their workday in EHR

Physicians more likely to support smoking cessation in heart disease patients than people with cancer

Physicians more likely to support smoking cessation in heart disease patients than people with cancer