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Patient Perspective with Dan Sharp

Dan Sharp is an IBD patient and advocate who works to help educate and empower patients. Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease recently spoke with him about his own experience with an insurer delaying his care as recommended by his physician, and his p ...

IBD Payer-Provider Appeals Process ‘Sucks the Energy Out of You’

Although we have seen the issues of appeals and insurance coverage in areas like hepatitis C where overly expensive drugs needed for 12 weeks are denied on the basis of cost or prerequisites, inflammatory bowel disease presents an additional layer of admin ...

Looking at the Pipeline in Bariatric Endoscopy

As the obesity epidemic continues to take hold of the United States, endoscopists have an opportunity to engage with this patient community and offer less invasive procedures for weight loss. A lot of these devices can be used by a general endoscopist, not ...

GIQuIC: More than a Decade of Endoscopic Improvement Through Observation

In the 1920s, management at the Hawthorne Works, a large factory complex of Western Electric in Illinois, ran a series of social experiments by making changes in one section of the factory and not making changes in the other sector of the factory. They imp ...

PCOS testing advised for all premenopausal women with hirsutism

Kathryn A. Martin The Endocrine Society recently updated its clinical practice guideline on hirsutism, the growth of hair in women in areas of the body typically known for male-pattern hair growth. The guideline states that apart from causing potential emb ...

Hospital staff lack dementia training, widow says

Christine Bexon's late husband Paul developed early onset dementia at the age of 55. ...

The New Health Care: California, Coffee and Cancer: One of These Doesn’t Belong

A judge’s ruling on warning labels for coffee isn’t backed by evidence and could do more harm than good. ...

Prostate cancer diagnosis breakthrough hailed

A new Dundee University ultrasound process offers a more accurate diagnosis of the disease. ...

Personal Health: Are G.M.O. Foods Safe?

In the decades since the first genetically modified foods reached the market, no adverse health effects among consumers have been found. ...

Dos and don’ts for PCPs when discussing dementia with patients

Peter Boling NEW ORLEANS — Discussions between primary care physicians and patients about dementia are challenging, particularly when patients begin to worry they have the disease, according to a presenter here at the American College of Physicians Interna ...

Are social care services improving people's wellbeing?

The Care Act has not delivered hoped-for change – but there is a way to deliver a better quality of life for older and disabled people If the 2014 Care Act has one widely known ambition, it is that individuals’ wellbeing should be the over-arching conside ...

Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies

When it comes to studying the genetics of the brain, Soo-Kyung Lee is a star, yet she was stunned to discover the cause of her daughter’s devastating disabilities. ...

Coding awareness critical to success in ‘new world order’ of value-based health care

SAN DIEGO — During her presentation at the United Rheumatology National Meeting, Gloria Johnston, MBA, RN, RHIT, Chief Health Information Officer of HealthAdvanta, highlighted why it is important for independent rheumatologists to be mindful of Hierarchica ...

Teen e-cigarette use predicts later marijuana use

Hongying Dai Teenagers who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely to use marijuana in the following year, with young adolescents at an increased risk of heavy use of the drug, according to a study published in Pediatrics. “There are several possible reasons wh ...

European Immunization Week – vaccination is a right and responsibility for all

Vaccines protect people of all ages from potentially serious diseases. ...

European Immunization Week – vaccination is a right and responsibility for all

Vaccines protect people of all ages from potentially serious diseases. ...

Marathon challenge to raise awareness of mental health

Ten marathons in ten days around one running track- that is the task David O'Connor is undertaking to raise mental health awareness. ...

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents. ...

VIDEO: E. coli outbreak in rural community linked to bull manure

ATLANTA — In this video from the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service conference, Vikram Krishnasamy, MD, MPH, EIS officer in the CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, summarizes an investigation into a fatal outbreak of Escher ...

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

The health secretary wants action from the sites on underage use, bullying and screen-time limits. ...

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