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Gluten timing does not prevent celiac disease
By Associated Press | October 02, 2014
Two studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem, researchers found.
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Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions
By Associated Press | October 02, 2014
Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.
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Medicaid managed-care plans get federal help on state rates
By Virgil Dickson | October 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS took action Wednesday to improve the way states pay private health plans to oversee the care of Medicaid beneficiaries.
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Pace of digital health funding slows in Q3
By Darius Tahir | October 01, 2014
About $700 million in venture funding flowed into the digital health sector during the third quarter, a report from prominent digital health accelerator Rock Health found. That represents a decline in the pace of growth in funding.
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3 Steps to Vitalize Shared Decision-Making
By Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media | October 01, 2014
As more healthcare organizations move toward a value-based care reimbursement model, it may seem that nothing short of complete system overhaul will allow organizations to meet every one of the patient-centered goals laid out by the Affordable Care Act.
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Sunshine on teaching hospitals: The Top 10
By Modern Healthcare | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS' publication Tuesday of industry payments to healthcare providers included financial support for clinical research at teaching hospitals.
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Fire that killed hospital CEO, wife ruled arson
By Associated Press | October 01, 2014
A fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife has been ruled arson.
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