Is Federal Policy Really To Blame For The High Cost Of Cancer Care?

Although cancer care is increasingly becoming hospital or health system based, merger mania in oncology is probably not driven primarily as a way for hospitals to gain access to discounted drugs. Broader forces are at play.
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“Are you sure she needs this surgery?” my brother asked my surgeon minutes before the doctor entered the operating room. My brother was suspicious of Western medicine’s harsh approaches to treating cancer. “If she doesn’t have this surgery, she’ll be dead in three months,” the surgeon said sternly, put out that my brother would even question his authority. I would learn of this conversation several days after my operation to remove an angiosarcoma on my right breast. The angiosarcoma had resulted from radiation treatment I’d had to eliminate another breast cancer four years b...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Agitation Bipolar Celebrities Depression Suicide Bipolar Disorder Depressive Episode kate spade Source Type: blogs
Gamification is gaining recognition as a powerful tool for contexts far removed from gaming itself, and the approach has been used for applications as varied as advertising, to recruiting, to rewards programs. Litesprite hopes to expand the gaming ap...
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Authors: Hepp Z, Lage MJ, Espaillat R, Gossain VV Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes associated with adherence to levothyroxine (LT4) in the US adult hypothyroidism population. METHODS: We used data from Truven's MarketScan databases from July 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015. Patients aged 18 or older were diagnosed with hypothyroidism (confirmed at least twice) and prescribed LT4. Patients were excluded if they did not have continuous insurance coverage or if they received a diagnosis of thyroid cancer or pregnancy during the study period. Multivariable analyses on a matched cohort of adherent and non-...
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeHolmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) has become a popular alternative to TURP for desobstructive prostate surgery. The prevalence of incidental prostate cancer (iPCa) during surgery varies depending on many preoperative factors. To evaluate whether the surgical procedure itself (HoLEP vs. TURP) influences iPCa detection, we performed a case-by-case matched-pair analysis.MethodsPreoperative patient age, total PSA, and prostate volume were used as matching criteria. Descriptive statistics were used to confirm matching quality. Parameters were analyzed by Fisher ’s exact test andT test or Man...
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
The light emitted from our LED screens is blamed for everything from bleary eyes to much more serious health issues. So just how worried should we be?Long attached to visions of clear skies and calm seas, the colour blue historically could not be more welcome, refreshing and natural. Yet, because of the proliferation of blue-emitting LEDs in our artificially lit lives, blue light has come to represent bleary eyes, sleeplessness and the poor health associated disruption of the circadian rhythm.Of the spectrum of lightwaves emitted by the sun that our eyes can detect, it is the shorter “blue” ones that get reflec...
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Listen to part two of the episode recorded live on location at HealtheVoices 2018. (Part one was posted last week, so check it out if you haven’t, already.) In this continuation of the multi-advocate panel discussion, our panelists talk about the most difficult aspect of their advocacy and how they deal with it. They also address misconceptions and ignorance about their diseases, such as the difference between AIDS and HIV or IBD and IBS, the fact that lupus is not contagious, and that men can have breast cancer. To close out the episode, each panelist shares his/her thoughts on what advocates for different condition...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Interview Mental Health and Wellness The Psych Central Show Advocacy Source Type: blogs
New research provides further promising evidence that molecular approaches might slow or reverse the progress of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer.
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Listen to part one of the first ever LIVE Psych Central Show, recorded on location at HealtheVoices 2018, an annual event that brings together online advocates from across various health conditions for an opportunity to learn, share and connect. In this show, you will meet four advocates who join our hosts on stage for a panel discussion on a variety of advocacy issues, including lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV, and breast cancer. You’ll hear about how being diagnosed affected their lives in ways they didn’t expect, and what made them become advocates. The second half of this show will be posted next wee...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General Interview Mental Health and Wellness The Psych Central Show Advocacy Source Type: blogs
The objective of this article is to summarize the current body of evidence describing NCS-1 and its interactions on a molecular and cellular scale, as well as describing macroscopic implications in physiology and medicine. Particular attention is paid to the role of NCS-1 in development and prevention of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Cell Research - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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