Close to three-quarters of California Medicaid patients identified with having severe mental illness are not being adequately screened for diabetes despite a higher likelihood of chronic disease in that population, a new study found.
Providers and insurers need to do a better job of reaching patients and employers to help private accountable care organizations achieve lower costs and higher quality, according to physician executives at four large health insurance companies.
A growing number of researchers are developing apps with Apple's new ResearchKit platform to quickly gather data from large patient cohorts. And they say the benefits of the approach will overcome downside realities that less-affluent patients have limited access to the hardware that runs the...
Jardiance sharply reduced chances of dying in diabetic patients at high risk of heart complications, a study shows, making the medication the first shown to lengthen diabetics' lives.
As an Orthodox Jew, Rabbi Moshe Gray may not need a cross. But CrossFit? That's another story.
Healthcare delivery system changes continue to push patients away from inpatient care. That's suggested by a Modern Healthcare review of American Hospital Directory data, which found that the number of patient discharges fell 8.4% from 2013 to 2014.
Data Points for the week of Sept. 14, 2015, covered the following topics: Diabetes, EHRs, preterm infants, hospital bonds, risk for stroke and ACA coverage
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy seeks to rebuild a culture of physical activity and health in America with a call to action. He says walking and walkable communities can lead to better health but didn't put any federal funding behind urban planning.
While recent studies suggest that diabetes and obesity in the U.S. have finally plateaued, experts, physicians and advocates are urging widespread adoption of proven lifestyle intervention techniques to fight the problems, and they are pushing health systems to invest in the program on their own.
An estimated 1 in 8 adult Americans has diabetes. While recent public policies appear to have stopped the spread of obesity, the primary cause of Type 2 diabetes, reversing the epidemic will require sustained and expanded efforts.
Famous people don't often get involved with Medicare payment policy, but a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and a former U.S. senator who lost a leg in wartime service have joined an industry campaign to block new requirements for artificial legs and feet.
Black and Hispanic populations continue to be underrepresented when it comes to the number of graduate medical education trainees, according to a new analysis. The study raises questions as to whether having fewer physicians from underrepresented minorities contributes to the health disparities.