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  • New form of U.S. healthcare saves money, improves quality, one insurer finds

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - In one of the largest tests of a novel way to deliver and pay for healthcare, insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced on Thursday that 1.1 million people receiving care through its "patient-centered medical homes" last year were hospitalized less often and stayed for fewer days compared to patients in traditional fee-for-service care.
  • End the ban on gay blood donors

    End the ban on gay blood donors
    The first time I tried to give blood, I was turned away. It was my freshman year of college. A friend in my dorm told me about an on-campus blood drive and asked me to go with her. I’ve never been good at blood draws so I’d never tried to...

    Rest is the best medicine for young athletes

    Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...

    Chronic pain statistic called exaggerated, misleading

    MILWAUKEE When faced with intense criticism for her agency's approval of the powerful narcotic painkiller Zohydro, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg turned to a sobering statistic:100 million Americans are suffering from...

    Bone marrow transplant safe, effective for adult sickle cell patients: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bone marrow transplants, which have already been used to cure sickle cell disease in children, may also hold promise for adults, according to a new study. Using a less toxic bone marrow transplantation technique, researchers...