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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 …

The Rundown | Special Edition: National Women’s Health Week

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. In honor of the 19th Annual National Women’s Health Week, we’ve curated a special edition of The Rundown to highlight issues and advancements that affect women. This week is “an opportunity to honor the importance of women across America and renew our pledge to support …

The Rundown | Week of 5.7.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. We’d like to start by wishing all nurses a happy National Nurses Week! To celebrate, take our #NationalNursesWeek QUIZ:  A) There are roughly as many nurses in America as residents of Los Angeles B) Florence Nightingale is not just the mother of modern nursing, but …

The Rundown | Week of 4.30.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown.   The Uninsured Rate Is Rising Again A new survey by The Commonwealth Fund showed that the uninsured rate is now 15.5 percent, down from  12.7 percent in 2016. The think tank believes the declines are most likely due to the Trump administration’s Obamacare rollbacks …

The Rundown | Week of 4.23.2018

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Patients’ Phobia of Bills A growing number of patients are avoiding the doctor’s office out of a fear of expensive bills. While healthcare costs are growing, the number of doctor visits have declined. In 2016, the per-person healthcare cost in the U.S. hit $10,000 per …



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