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At Home Noninvasive Ventilation for COPD Saves Time & Money

New approaches to COPD treatment, such as advanced noninvasive home ventilation in the context of multi-faceted care programs, have been shown to reduce hospitalizations and save money.
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Did the President Pass or Fail His Heart Health Tests?

President Trump's heart health tests have generated much discussion in the media. So I invited a triple-boarded practicing cardiologist to weigh in.
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The Modern Patient Needs to be an Expert Insurance Navigator

Regardless if a person has private, public or combination health insurance coverage, to get the most from purchased benefits, chronic disease patients must implement three important P's to get through the inevitable and unavoidable paperwork: Patience, Persistence, and Politeness.
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Why Innovation is a Strategic Imperative at UPMC

New technologies, like artificial intelligence, can free time for clinicians to connect with patients, to empathize, to build trust, to engage in shared decision-making, communication, and collaboration - the most humanistic aspects of care.

Fake Health News: How to Spot It and Not Fall for It

There are millions of fake health news stories flooding the internet. They usually have dramatic titles that make outrageous but unsupported claims. Failing to understand the difference between fake and real health news can have serious consequences. Here are some tips for identifying fake health news so that you do not fall for it.
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How to Create Streamlined and Consumer-Friendly Healthcare

In an increasingly self-serve society, healthcare organizations must offer sophisticated patient portals and patient engagement technologies in order to bring value to patients and efficiencies to their organizations.

Does Acupuncture Work? What the Evidence Shows

Until recently, there have been very few rigorous studies, published in reputable journals, that show that acupuncture is effective at treating pain, the primary clinical indication for its use. A well-designed study on pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors in breast cancer may change that finding.
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What’s Shaking Up the Business of Healthcare?

In order to learn what's behind the recent efforts to shake up healthcare (CVS-Aetna merger & the Amazon, JP Morgan Berkshire Hathaway joint venture), Pat Salber, MD, MBA turned to Rita Numerof, Ph.D, President of Numerof & Associates, to find out what she thinks are the underlying factors for these huge changes.
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LiveStories Empowers Organizations to Make Data Useful

The power of data is undeniable. It can shape policy, inform public discourse, and disprove or confirm long-held beliefs about the world around us, but data alone won't save a single life. LiveStories' mission is to empower organizations present data in a visual, interactive, and easily accessible way.
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Cancer Death Rates are Way Down, Why?

American Cancer Society statistics show that the death rate from cancer has declined over the last 2 decades and dropped another 1.7% last year. There's also been a 2% decline in new cancer diagnoses in the last decade for men, but not for women. Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the ACS describes what's behind these stats.