HEALTH

Medicare Punishes 2,499 Hospitals for High Readmissions

The federal government’s effort to penalize hospitals for excessive patient readmissions is ending its first decade with Medicare cutting payments…

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Democrats’ Plans to Expand Medicare Benefits Put Pinch on Advantage Plans’ Funding

Michelle Andrews “Did you think we wouldn’t notice?” an older woman says, speaking into the camera. “You thought you could…

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Latest digital health project to enhance decision making across Australian hospitals

The government-backed Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre has set up a A$1.5 million ($2.1 million) research project that will evaluate…

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How to sleep: Top tips to fall into a slumber after ‘challenging’ night shift

Basic sleep hygiene requires a person to wake up and go to bed at the same time every day; such…

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High cholesterol: Popular takeout can raise levels

So, when ordering your Thai takeout, you might want to choose dishes without coconut milk, based on the research. Try…

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Statins side effects: Oral symptoms which could be caused by the drug – what to spot?

Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. LDL…

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High cholesterol symptoms: The temperature of your feet could be a telling sign

As a consequence of narrowed arteries, the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body is restricted. Without an adequate supply…

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Common cold prevention: 7 simple ways to STOP a cold before it starts

You’ve probably heard talk from your friends and family about a ‘super cold’ that seems to be sweeping the UK.…

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Hair loss: Keeping stem cells sticky could beat baldness – new study

Stem cells are the body’s raw materials from which different cells with special functions are generated. Under the right conditions,…

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Dr. Patrice Harris sees the promise, and the peril, of digital health innovation

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for accelerated digital transformation. The past 18 months have…

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