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U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016 Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 11 December 2017 19:39
 
According to Reuters, in a Dec. 06 2017 article, "Growth in healthcare spending in the United States slowed in 2016 following two years of expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a government health agency reported on Wednesday."
 
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More than half of US children may be headed for obesity as adults Print E-mail
Written by HealthDay   
Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

A computer analysis predicted that more than 57% of children in the U.S. will be obese by the time they turn 35, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from five studies involving nearly 41,500 children and adults and found that severity of obesity in childhood was tied to an even greater risk of being obese by the age of 35.

 
Older Americans are sicker, more cash-strapped for health than elderly in other countries despite Medicare Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 20 November 2017 00:00
 
Senior citizens in the United States are, as a group, sicker than their counterparts in 10 other wealthy countries despite having near-universal health coverage provided by Medicare, a new report says. Older Americans are also markedly more likely to have financial barriers to health care than the elderly in the other countries, according to the analysis published Wednesday in the journal Health Affairs.
 
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Why doctors should unionize Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 06 November 2017 17:09
 
"Hospital administrators easily manipulated physicians, treating them as if they were hired hands. Insurance companies were dealing with them as if they were employees. Government programs...controlled key aspects of doctors' work, told them how much they would be paid, and what procedures they would be paid for," according to Dr. Sanford A. Marcus, a surgeon in private practice who formed the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD).
 
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Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter's brain Print E-mail
Written by Associated Press via STAT   
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:13
 
Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman's brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won't be what led him to kill 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, experts said. Stephen Paddock's brain is being sent to Stanford University for a months-long examination after a visual inspection during an autopsy found no abnormalities, Las Vegas authorities said. Doctors will perform multiple forensic analyses, including an exam of the 64-year-old's brain tissue to find any possible neurological problems.
 
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:46
 
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