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U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

This Common Email Move Could Be a Career Killer

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: This Common Email Move Could Be a Career Killer
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: Lack of Sleep May Raise Child's Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: A Little Drinking Might Lengthen Your Life: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: Heart Risks May Rise After Cancer Diagnosis
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Eliminating Obamacare Subsidies Would Up Premiums by 20 Percent: CBO

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: Eliminating Obamacare Subsidies Would Up Premiums by 20 Percent: CBO
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: A Violent Environment Can Wreck Kids' Grades
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

A Vicious Vegetarian Dinosaur?

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: A Vicious Vegetarian Dinosaur?
Category: Health News
Created: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Health Tip: Sleepiness on the Job

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: Health Tip: Sleepiness on the Job
Category: Health News
Created: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Health Tip: Food for Fido

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: Health Tip: Food for Fido
Category: Health News
Created: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens
Category: Health News
Created: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Choosing a Gym: Exercise Your Options

Medicinenet.com News - 2 hours 55 min ago
Title: Choosing a Gym: Exercise Your Options
Category: Health News
Created: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Categories: Medicine.net

Can a Blood Test Detect Cancers Earlier?

WebMD News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:15

Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors

Categories: WebMD News

Study Finds Options to Opioids After Knee Surgery

WebMD News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:15

Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds

Categories: WebMD News

FDA Recalls Liquid Pharmaceutical Products

WebMD News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:15

Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in patients prompted the move

Categories: WebMD News

Americans Injuring Themselves Grooming Pubic Hair

WebMD News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:15

Study finds cuts, burns and infections send many to doctor, some to the ER

Categories: WebMD News

Finding a hospice provider just got easier

Medicare News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:00

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working diligently to make healthcare quality information more transparent and understandable for consumers in all stages of life to empower them to take ownership of their healthcare choices. This includes decisions about end-of-life care, when consumers in a time of vulnerability need transparent, digestible information to make the best choice for their care or the care of their loved ones.

We at CMS understand that there are many difficult decisions that come with a terminal illness—including deciding if hospice is right for you and which hospice to choose—which is why we have launched Hospice Compare. This new website will help empower you by allowing you to easily and quickly compare hospice providers on various aspects of care and assess the quality of care that potential hospices provide.

Hospice Compare provides information on hospices across the nation and allows patients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare providers to compare hospice providers based on some key quality metrics, like what percentage of a hospice provider’s patients were screened for pain or difficult or uncomfortable breathing and if their patients’ preferences are being met. Specifically, the quality measures look at the percentages of patients who received recommended treatment, for example:

  • Patients or caregivers who were invited to discuss treatment preferences, like hospitalization and resuscitation, at the beginning of hospice care;
  • Patients or caregivers who were invited to discuss beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care;
  • Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care;
  • Patients who received a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem;
  • Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care;
  • Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath; and
  • Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation.

The information on Hospice Compare can be used along with other information you gather about hospice providers in your area. In addition to reviewing the information on Hospice Compare, you’re encouraged to talk to your doctor, social worker, other healthcare providers, and other community resources when choosing the best hospice for care for you or your loved one.

In addition to Hospice Compare, Medicare also offers a number of other websites that can help you select providers and facilities to meet a wide range of care needs, including Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Compare; Long-Term Care Hospital Compare; Hospital Compare; Physician Compare; Nursing Home Compare; Medicare Plan Finder; Dialysis Compare; and Home Health Compare.


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Categories: Medicare Blog

Fatal Opioid ODs on the Rise Among U.S. Teens

WebMD News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 08:15

And heroin led to the most deaths among 15- to 19-year-olds, CDC says

Categories: WebMD News

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