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The Rundown | Week of 7.23.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Dairy Fats May Have Health Benefits Dairy products high in saturated fat like cheese, butter, and whole milk have long been disgraced by the health community for their cardiovascular disease-causing properties, but a new study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition may leave dairy …

The Rundown | Week of 7.16.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Later Meals and Higher Cancer Rates Researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health studied the effects of “mistimed sleeping and eating patterns,” concluding that participants who ate an early dinner had a 20 percent lower risk for breast and prostate cancers. The study analyzed …

The Rundown | Week of 7.9.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Maryland All-Payer Model Expands Governor Larry Hogan signed a contract with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to expand the state’s all-payer healthcare model to include outpatient services. Hogan believes the payment model will both enhance the quality of care while saving patients …

The Rundown | Week of 7.2.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recognized July as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in an effort to generate awareness of the intersection of mental illness and racial or ethnic minority populations. Cultural stigmas and …

The Rundown | Week of 6.25.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. FDA Await DEA Decision on Marijuana Pharmaceutical The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, two rare forms of epilepsy. Approval of the marijuana-derived drug, Epidiolex, followed three randomized, placebo-controlled studies on …

The Rundown | Week of 6.18.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Alternative Therapies Improve Cancer Treatment, Experts Say The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) endorsed new guidelines that address integrative therapies such as massages, yoga, and acupuncture for patients undergoing cancer treatment. The endorsement fosters patient-doctor discussion about these alternative treatments so that physicians can …

The Rundown | Week of 6.11.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Health Costs to Remain Constant Researchers from PwC’s Health Research Institute forecast stable health insurance costs for workers in 2019. The reasoning behind their prediction is employers are safeguarding themselves by investing in employee satisfaction in order to dissuade them from leaving in the current …

The Rundown | Week of 6.4.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Pride Month Primer In celebration of Pride month, we thought we’d take a moment to share tips for doctors who want to ensure their practices are inclusive spaces. To start, consider displaying a rainbow flag sticker on the door, posters of same-sex couples, brochures about …

The Rundown | Week of 5.28.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Genetic Testing Generates Data and Controversy Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System recently opened DNA sequencing to 1,000 patients. Eventually, the company would like to test all 3 million patients for mutations on 77 genes that predict both diseases and medication’s efficiency. Results are sent to the …

The Rundown | Week of 5.21.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. The Microbiome Under the Microscope The phrase “trust your gut” may just have a little more credence following a recent study that linked mental health and gut bacteria. “There’s a complex interplay between the microbes in our intestines and most of the systems in our …



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