Are Doctors Prepared for Impending Changes to Medical Billing Practices?
Business
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Business
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Are Doctors Prepared for Impending Changes to Medical Billing Practices?

Susan Scutti - January 2, 2014

Medical billing is an intricate and international system of codes used by health care professionals — including doctors, private insurers, hospitals, Medicare, and Medicaid — when determining…

Can Books Cure Depression? UK Operates Bibliotherapy Program for Mental Illness
Specialties
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Specialties
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Can Books Cure Depression? UK Operates Bibliotherapy Program for Mental Illness

Susan Scutti - December 31, 2013

Currently, nearly one out of every 10 Americans aged 12 and older takes an antidepressant — and for women in their forties and fifties, that number is…

First-Ever Look Inside a Concussed Brain Reveals Porous Barriers
Specialties
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Specialties
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First-Ever Look Inside a Concussed Brain Reveals Porous Barriers

Susan Scutti - December 30, 2013

Although concussions are common, the full effects of this more mild type of traumatic brain injury have been somewhat shrouded in mystery. Although concussions are common, the…

Holiday Charity Ideas: Giving Can Have a Positive Impact on Your Health
Home Health
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Home Health
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Holiday Charity Ideas: Giving Can Have a Positive Impact on Your Health

Susan Scutti - December 25, 2013

My casual observation of the many Salvation Army bell ringers, dressed in Santa costumes and posed on street corners beside a red donation kettle suggests that this…

Toilet of the Future Winner Combines Ergonomics with Screening System That Tests for Disease, Pregnancy
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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Toilet of the Future Winner Combines Ergonomics with Screening System That Tests for Disease, Pregnancy

Susan Scutti - December 23, 2013

The winner of the most recent Toilet of the Future Competition harvests lessons from nearly every past method and 

Health Predictions for 2014: 6 Sources of Disease and Distress We Expect in the Coming Year
Global Healthcare
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Global Healthcare
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Health Predictions for 2014: 6 Sources of Disease and Distress We Expect in the Coming Year

Susan Scutti - December 16, 2013

“The future’s uncertain, and the end is always near.” Although a tad grim, Jim Morrison’s lyrics contain a certain and unwavering truth. “The future’s uncertain, and the…

Researchers Seek Link Between Your Health and Your Surname
Wellness
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Wellness
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Researchers Seek Link Between Your Health and Your Surname

Susan Scutti - December 15, 2013

What’s in a name? For those who believe in nominative determinism, which suggests that people feel compelled to enter a particular profession based on their surname, well,…

Alzheimer’s Slowed by Omega-3 Supplements?
News
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News
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Alzheimer’s Slowed by Omega-3 Supplements?

Susan Scutti - December 13, 2013

In patients with Alzheimer's disease, previous research has observed lower than normal concentrations of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, in the brain. In research published…

Is Genetic Therapy the Future for Treating Leukemia and Other Blood Disorders?
Medical Innovations
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Medical Innovations
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Is Genetic Therapy the Future for Treating Leukemia and Other Blood Disorders?

Susan Scutti - December 12, 2013

Blood disorders, including cancers like leukemia, often begin in the bone marrow where blood cells are produced, and from there the blood’s ability to properly perform some…

23andMe Suspends Genetic Testing During Review Process
Business
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Business
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23andMe Suspends Genetic Testing During Review Process

Susan Scutti - December 9, 2013

Strangely similar to the drama played out by Miley Cyrus and Sinéad O’Connor in October, 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret…