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The number one killer of women

There are a few things you probably don’t know about heart disease, especially how it affects women.  Heart disease is the number one killer of women, but until recently, as Dr. Karen Latimer explains, cardiac issues were thought to be a men’s health problem. The truth is that more women die from heart disease than men. In fact, […]

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Study offers alternative explanation for much-heralded decline in hospital readmission rates under pay-for-performance

The decline in hospital readmission rates that occurred following the launch of a federal program designed to improve quality of care and reduce repeat hospitalizations has been lauded as proof of the program’s effectiveness. But a new analysis led by researchers at Harvard Medical School offers an alternative explanation for the outcome. The findings, published […]

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Hypoglycaemia prevention could cut hospital stays

Preventing in-patients with diabetes from developing hypoglycaemia could dramatically reduce the length of time they spend in hospital—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Hypoglycaemia happens when blood glucose levels decrease to below normal levels. The researchers reviewed 15 international studies, comparing outcomes for people […]

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Medicare for All unlikely to cause surge in hospital use

As political leaders debate the merits of a future Medicare for All system in the U.S., some analysts predict that implementing universal coverage could cause a sharp, unaffordable increase in hospital use and costs, overwhelming the system. But new research by a team at Harvard Medical School and The City University of New York at […]