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Health Tip: Defining Health Literacy

-- Health literacy refers to how well people get access to the health information and services they need, and their ability to make informed decisions based on this access. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, more than 90 million...

Big data resources presented at American Public Health Association meeting

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Although studies and surveys have shown that using information technology to analyze big health datasets and guide public health decisions can improve health equity, the majority of community health center leaders and staff report receiving little to no training in health informatics. Today at the American Public Health Association Annual M...

Age Poor Guide for Chest Surgery Decisions for Transmasculine Youth

Decisions on chest reconstruction for transmasculine youth should be based on individual needs, not chronological age, new research suggests. Reuters Health Information

Rethinking Rural Health Solutions to Save Patients and Communities

(NPR) – It’s a quickly changing landscape as more rural hospitals close, and some health policy analysts say it’s time communities made some hard decisions — starting with completely changing the health care structure in small towns. For example, says … Read More

Family decision-makers in medical crises benefit from emotional support

(Reuters Health) - Making medical decisions for a hospitalized older relative can be very stressful, but family members may be less traumatized and make better decisions when they receive support from healthcare workers, a study suggests.

New ResearchKit App Looks at How Genetic Risk Influences Heart Health Decisions

NewsMany health conditions, including coronary artery disease (CAD), are caused by a combination of our environment, behaviors and genes.


Patient perspectives are often not considered by researchers and health care providers when making decisions that are inevitably going to influence the health and well-being of patients.

Initiative’s Goal: To Honor Seriously Ill Patients’ Wishes

The Veterans Health Administration's Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative was designed to ensure that the goals, values, and life-sustaining treatment decisions of patients with serious illness are elicited, documented, and honored.

New study finds childhood cancer survivors commonly stay at jobs to keep health insurance

(University of Utah Health) The results of a national cancer survey find a significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions. The findings were published today in JAMA Oncology.

FDA's Nicotine Replacement Standards Review Could Open Door For E-Cigarettes

Latest steps by US FDA targeting tobacco-related health problems are a Nicotine Steering Committee, headed by Commissioner Gottlieb, and a...   

OB/GYN vs PCP: Who Should Handle Sexual Health?

(MedPage Today) -- Ob/gyn and primary care doc treatment decisions may vary

New initiative aims to improve chances of medicines receiving positive HTA decisions

A unique initiative launched today by muscular dystrophy charity Duchenne UK is set to radically simplify the way necessary evidence is generated for submissions made to health technology appraisals bodies such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the Haute Autorité de Santé.

Decisions, Decisions: How to Choose the Best qPCR Probe for Your Experiment

Before we go any further, we have to get some things straightened out: RT-PCR versus qPCR versus RT-qPCR. Sooo confusing, amirite?? They all refer to specific molecular biology assays, but the names are unfortunately used interchangeably, which can be awfully confusing for just about anyone. So without further ado: RT-PCR is short for reverse-transcriptase PCR,… The post Decisions, Decisions...

Appropriately Framing Child Health Care Spending

This Viewpoint cautions against the misperception that health care spending on children in the United States is small compared with that for adults, arguing that a proper appreciation of the magnitude of spending is required to reduce the financial burden on families and make informed decisions about how to allocate limited resources.

Most older adults prefer to participate in medical decisions

(American Academy of Family Physicians) Although most older Americans prefer to actively participate in making health care decisions, those with four or more chronic conditions are less likely to prefer active decision making. Researchers analyzed a random sample of 2,017 older adults who, with sample weights, represented approximately 33 million Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older.

The 'Jolie Effect': How Celebrities Influence Our Medical Decisions

According to a new study, Hollywood has a big impact on how we seek treatment for health conditions.

U.S. employers say CVS-Aetna deal would affect health-benefits decisions: survey

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CVS Corp’s proposed purchase of Aetna Inc will affect decision-making by a majority of large and mid-size U.S. corporations on employee health benefits, a survey by benefits consultant Aon Plc found.

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Childhood cancer survivors commonly stay at jobs to keep health insurance, new study finds

A significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions, the results of a national cancer survey find.

Researchers Say Use of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Raises Ethical Questions

(Medical Xpress) – In a perspective piece, Stanford researchers discuss the ethical implications of using machine-learning tools in making health care decisions for patients. Artificial intelligence is hard at work crunching health data to improve diagnostics and help doctors make better … Read More

Measuring regulatory outcomes

EMA wants to increase the use of real-world data and digital health to study the impact of safety decisions on patient outcomes.

Shire May Split Up – But Punting On Bigger Decisions For Now

The specialty pharma is dividing its operations into rare disease and neuroscience units, but whether that will mean a spinout...    

New surveys find payers and providers want more data from biopharmaceutical companies

Both payers and providers are interested in additional information from biopharmaceutical companies about prescription medicines – including information about pipeline medicines and unapproved uses of approved medicines. This finding is from a recent survey of payer executives and specialty physicians conducted by Health Strategi

In Rapidly Evolving Health Care Landscape, Traditional Borders Are Blurring

Hospitals' recent decisions to start making their own drugs is just one in a long string of actions taken within the industry to break down conventional roles.

HeartFlow scores reimbursement wins for FFR software

Health Care Service and three Blue Cross/Blue Shield entities have issued positive coverage policy decisions for the use of t -More- 

Andrew Lukowiak Departs AltheaDx to Become Millennium Health’s CEO

Andrew Lukowiak has been appointed CEO of Millennium Health. Lukowiak comes to San Diego-based Millennium from precision medicine company AltheaDx, also based in San Diego, where he was chief operating officer and interim CEO. Millennium sells diagnostic tests that help clinicians make treatment decisions.

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