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Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Avelumab + Axitinib Approved for Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma
CDC: Racial Disparity Seen With Lupus-Related Deaths
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Adverse Childhood Experiences Linked to Worse Lupus Outcomes
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Lupus Affects Emotional, Mental Well-Being of Patients
Risk for Cancer Increased in Men, Women With T2DM
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Preterm Birth Tied to Elevated Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease
Events for Living Kidney Donors Mainly Occur After Two Years
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
CKD Risk Lower for Those Following Healthy Plant-Based Diet
Over Half of Seniors Initiating Dialysis Die Within One Year
USPSTF Urges Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Screen in Pregnancy
FDA Approves Pembrolizumab Plus Axitinib for Advanced RCC
Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Trial Results Unclear for Benefit of Longer Hemodialysis Sessions
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Canagliflozin Seems Effective for Patients With T2DM, Kidney Disease
Pruritus Prevalent and Disruptive in Nondialysis Chronic Kidney Disease
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Racial Disparities Seen in Kidney Transplant for Highly Sensitized
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
New Approach Performs Well for Measuring CKD Quality of Life
Patient CKD App Ratings Do Not Correlate With Those of Nephrologists
HBV, HCV Control Aids Kidney Transplant Outcomes
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Cancer Risk Modestly Elevated With Chronic Kidney Disease
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Extra Weight in Adolescence Tied to Later Risk for Renal Cancer
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Risk Profiles ID'd for Patients With Transplant Glomerulopathy
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Timing of Medicare Loss Linked to Kidney Transplant Outcomes
Tenapanor Reduces Elevated Serum Phosphate in CKD
Secondhand Smoke Exposure Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease
Blood Test Offers Early Warning for Kidney Transplant Rejection
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Methanol Toxicity Can Result From Occupational Exposure
Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
Sertraline Tops CBT for Reducing Depression in Dialysis Patients
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Higher Salt Intake in DASH Diet Tied to More Lightheadedness
Hospital Program Does Not Cut Mortality for Acute Kidney Injury
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Combo Regimens Effective for Tx of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
Altered Gut Microbiome Seen in Patients With Active Lupus
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Cancer Death Risk Up for Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Patients
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Predictors of Kidney Stone Recurrence Identified
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Dialysis Staff-Initiated CPR Ups Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest
Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible
Hemodialysis Facility Practices Linked to Patient Outcomes
Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population
Benefits, Barriers to Exercise Examined for Patients With ESKD
Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Renal Transplant Improves Survival in ESRD Due to Lupus
Exome Sequencing Beneficial for Pediatric Kidney Recipients
Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Personalized Tx May Extend Life in CKD With Small Renal Tumors
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Multimethod Approach Improves ID of Med Nonadherence
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Kidney Stones Tied to Increased Renal Cell Carcinoma Risk
Incidence of End-Stage Kidney Disease Up in Australia
Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Low Vitamin D Tied to Risk for Renal Hyperfiltration in Healthy Adults
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Exome Sequencing Provides Genetic Diagnosis for Some With CKD
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Outcomes of Importance ID'd for Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Women Face Less Kidney Disease Morbidity and Mortality Than Men
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Chronic Kidney Disease Burden Increasing in the United States
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities
Home-Based Intervention Helpful for Disadvantaged CKD Patients
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Immunotherapy Side Effects May Be More Common Than Thought
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