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Story | Jul 9, 2014 | 9:09 PMNEW 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.
Story | Jul 4, 2014 | 2:47 PM
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...
Story | Jul 3, 2014 | 3:35 PM
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...
Story | Jul 3, 2014 | 11:23 AM
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...