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A study published by BMJ Open found that pregnant women served by community health workers are less likely to have low birth weight and preterm deliveries compared to those who did not receive these supports. The ten-year study, conducted by the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, examined whether participation in the Arizona Health …

The pandemic has increased financial inequalities, the risk of climate change and the threat posed by “zombie” companies. The income inequality gap has widened as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The problem was accelerated by rising poverty levels throughout 2020. At the same time, the credit and financial markets have been exposed to …

Good news has been scarce lately when it comes to the costs of medical care for dogs and cats. But now there are signs that pet insurance premiums are trending down. This could change the calculations on whether to get or keep this health coverage for your dog or kitten. The variation in premiums is …

New study presented at the 81st Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association (ADA 2021) Details the Anticipated Impact of Medicare Part D’s Senior Savings Model (SMM) on Diabetes-Related Health Spending and Economic Outcomes in patients using insulin covered by Medicare. With drug costs rising at the center of ADA 2021, study conducted by the …

Megan Larsen visits Dr Scoville with her two children Paityn and Titan Larsen. They have been attending the Intermountain Healthcare US Synthetic site clinic since it opened nine years ago. (Stuart Johnson, KSL TV) OREM – Intermountain Healthcare has a long history of working onsite clinics, and they are now introducing a new approach to …

Reviewed by Konstantinos Balaskas, MD, FEBO, MRCophth Ophthalmology, with its heavy reliance on imaging, is an innovator in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine. While the opportunities for patients and healthcare professionals are great, barriers to full AI integration remain, including economic, ethical, and data privacy issues. Deep learningAccording to Konstantinos Balaskas, MD, …

Semper Health has blocked another $ 15 million in funding as it seeks to expand the company’s program to lower behavioral health drug costs and reduce dizzying losses to the healthcare system when patients skip their medications. Series B funding was led by the Blue Venture Fund, a collaboration of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue …

Following the closing of the Kindred at Home acquisition in the third quarter, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) plans to separate and sell the company’s hospice business to capitalize on high market valuations. The company also expects to see substantial savings from reduced hospitalizations and skilled nursing admissions as more care is transferred home. Insurance mammoth …

Many New Yorkers expected this to be the year New York finally spent the “New York Health Act. “ 30 years after its introduction, the prospect that the state realizes the possibilities of single payer health care free from corporate influence enough voices to pass. But if New Yorkers think for-profit insurance companies, lobbyists, and …

In Lake Norman Regional, nurse practitioners replace physicians for newborn care; Group of doctors say it’s “dangerous” The following article appeared in the June 11, 2021 edition of Charlotte’s Ledger, an e-newsletter with smart and original news about the Charlotte area from experienced local journalists. Sign up for free or become a paid member for …