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An end-of life-planning website can encourage patients to tackle that difficult topic before they become too ill to communicate, according to a new study. But they may be more likely to make concrete plans with help from a doctor or social worker.
In a head-to-head comparison, several of the cheaper devices performed nearly as well as the expensive hearing aids. The study lends credence to lawmakers’ efforts to get the FDA to set standards for the “personal sound amplification products.”
LivaNova plant in Germany is the likely source behind outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people since 2013.
A study published by the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that sudden cardiac arrests dropped by 17 percent in one Oregon county after people gained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
A new study shows that a lower proportion of Asian women get timely follow-up appointments after abnormal mammograms than whites.
An analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund found lead more commonly in baby food than in other food. Lead was often present in fruit juice, though the research did not measure the level of contamination.
California is one of only nine states — in addition to the District of Columbia — that spent more than half of their long-term care Medicaid dollars on home- and community-based services rather than on nursing homes. The Golden State ranked 9th in the nation in the quality of its overall long-term care services, up from 15th six years ago.
The study also found that the largest percentage of medical coverage claims related to opioid abuse and dependence nationally come from older patients — those ages 51 to 60.
States like California, which substantially expanded Medicaid coverage to children and adults in rural counties and small towns, would be most affected.
More of the research studies being presented at the world’s largest annual gathering of cancer scientists comes from abroad.