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Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

By Associated Press  |  October 17, 2018

Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.

Purdue Pharma to pay for overdose-antidote development

Purdue Pharma to pay for overdose-antidote development

By Associated Press  |  September 07, 2018

Purdue Pharma, a company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis, says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote.

Blue Cross of Illinois to pay Medicaid suppliers less

Blue Cross of Illinois to pay Medicaid suppliers less

By Steven R. Strahler  |  May 25, 2018

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois plans to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates by 35% for medical suppliers—apparently in an effort to win back business after new enrollees were blocked from the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care program.

Virtual reality helps addicts practice saying 'no'

Virtual reality helps addicts practice saying 'no'

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 31, 2018

What if there were a safe space where patients with an addiction could practice saying "no" to drugs or alcohol? An experimental virtual reality therapy offers such an alternative.

Indictment: Man used not-for-profit to cheat Medicare out of $1M

Indictment: Man used not-for-profit to cheat Medicare out of $1M

By Associated Press  |  March 19, 2018

Prosecutors say a 43-year-old New Jersey man and others used The Good Samaritans of America and offers of free ice cream to gain access to low-income senior housing complexes and convince them to submit to unnecessary genetic testing.

Realizing AI: AI's role in healthcare starts small, gets bigger

Realizing AI: AI's role in healthcare starts small, gets bigger

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  March 07, 2018

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can play a key role in population health in the areas of disease risk and prevention by helping reduce hospitalizations and even offering patients an avenue for self-managed care.

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