Primary care physicians rarely use billing codes for prevention, coordination services

Primary care physicians (PCPs) infrequently use billing codes for prevention and coordination services, despite having eligible patients and providing code-appropriate services to some of those patients, according to a study published online June 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Sumit D. Agarwal, M.D., M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined the […]

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Fatigue among arthritis sufferers relieved by physical activity and talking therapies

Physical activity and talking therapies can significantly improve fatigue in people with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondylitis and lupus, a new University of Aberdeen study has found. These conditions, known collectively as inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD), affect around 800,000 people in the U.K. 80% of those live with fatigue every day, an extreme […]

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Additional taxane maintenance therapy doesn’t successfully improve overall survival for women with advanced cancers

Results from the NRG Oncology phase III clinical trial NRG GOG-0212 indicated that treating women who received complete clinical response (CCR) after first-line platinum-taxane therapy for advanced ovarian, peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancer with single-agent taxane maintenance therapy only slightly improved progression-free survival (PFS) but did not improve overall survival (OS) and lead to significant […]

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American College of Physicians says food insecurity is a threat to public health in the United States

Inadequate access to nutritious food negatively impacts the health of many Americans, which in turn can significantly exacerbate food and nutritional insecurity and other social factors impacting health, says the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new position paper published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The paper says that more needs to […]

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