The fallacy of claims data and the negotiated rate – ModernMedicine

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The fallacy of claims data and the negotiated rateModernMedicineEditor’s Note: Welcome to Medical Economics’ blog section which features contributions from members of the medical community. These blogs are an opportunity for bloggers to engage with readers about a topic that is top of mind,...
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How the largest nightclub fire in US history became a milestone in modern medicine – Business Insider

Survivors of the Cocoanut Grove night club fire in the Back Bay section of Boston are carried out to safety during chaotic rescue efforts, Nov. 28, 1942, during a blaze that took the lives of 492 A deadly fire broke out at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston...
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Five questions for payers to ask when deciding coverage of genomic tests – ModernMedicine

[unable to retrieve full-text content] ModernMedicine Five questions for payers to ask when deciding coverage of genomic testsModernMedicineThe mapping of the human genome 15 years ago was a fundamental step forward in medicine, but the benefits to patients around the world are just beginning to be realized. We’ve seen...
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Can AI Help to Detect and Cure Cancer? – USC Viterbi School of Engineering (press release) (blog)

A cancer cell (Photo/iStock) Fei Sha believes in the power of convergence. That’s why the associate professor in computer science and Zohrab A. Kaprielian Fellow in Engineering feels so excited about the opening of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience, which is funded by a $50 million gift from...
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Cannabis genome project will allow for new crops, better medicine – ZME Science

Marijuana is slowly gaining public and legal acceptance, but there’s still a lot to be learned about the plant. With that in mind, researchers from the University of California Davis have started a project to map the cannabis genome. Image credits Wally Crawfish. Hemp and marijuana are two different...
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Weed Science: Researchers Map Marijuana DNA to Unlock Cannabis's Full Potential – Newsweek

Cannabis can be used in the treatment of numerous conditions, from epilepsy to alleviating the side effects of cancer therapies, but the full extent of the plant’s medicinal benefits remain largely unexplored. A new research initiative hopes to address this by mapping the cannabis genome in a quest to...
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Breast Cancer Survivors Report Poor Sexual Health – ModernMedicine

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Breast Cancer Survivors Report Poor Sexual HealthModernMedicineAn Austrian study highlights the need for ob/gyns to counsel breast cancer survivors about sexual health issues, even years after their treatment for the disease. Conducted at the Medical University of Innsbruck in Austria, the research included 105...
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Shingles vaccine wins approval – ModernMedicine

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Shingles vaccine wins approvalModernMedicineFDA approved the herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) to treat shingles in adults aged 50 years and older. The vaccine contains Agenus #8217;s proprietary immune adjuvant QS-21 Stimulon, which helps improve the vaccine’s effectiveness by … and more » Source
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In atopic dermatitis, are you employing the therapeutic ladder approach? – ModernMedicine

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In atopic dermatitis, are you employing the therapeutic ladder approach?ModernMedicineIn an article published in the book series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Kalyani S. Marathe, , and William S. Farmer, , both of George Washington University in Washington, , describe a “therapeutic ladder”...
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New doctors making the rounds – Plattsburgh Press Republican

PLATTSBURGH — “Grow your own” is an increasingly smart-growth mantra among locavore and sustainable movements, even in health care. The Family Medicine Residency is an attempt to fill future voids in that specialty by the University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. BORDER CROSSINGS Dr....
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