Tag Archives: more

AHIP wants more oversight over consolidation of hospitals and physicians

A major cause of rising healthcare costs is vertical consolidation among providers, the America’s Health Insurance Plans told a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee by statement. When more and more of a region’s doctors and medical experts work for the same hospital or health system, the price for services provided by the acquired physicians increase by an… Read More »

More young adults in the US are dying from heart failure, study finds

Sam Edwards | Caiaimage | Getty Images After more than a decade of declines in heart failure-related deaths in the United States, more Americans are now dying from the condition as the obesity and diabetes epidemics rage on, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine. The increase in heart failure deaths was especially high… Read More »

More Medicaid insurers could be ticket to lowering premiums in ACA markets

Dive Brief: Convincing more Medicaid insurers to sell plans in Affordable Care Act marketplaces could drive down premiums for consumers, according to a new report prepared by the Urban Institute. In the 10 states with the lowest average benchmark premiums, all have Medicaid managed care organizations offering state-wide marketplace coverage. In contrast, the 15 states… Read More »

Cannabis users need 220% more anesthesia to undergo surgery, study finds 

Cannabis users need 220% more anesthesia to undergo surgery, study finds The report comes from a small study of 250 surgery patients in Colorado Marijuana has been legal medically and recreationally in Colorado since 2012 The researchers found a need for more anesthesia in patients who regularly used marijuana  By Mia De Graaf Health Editor… Read More »

If You Are Older Should You Eat More Protein?

Some experts have proposed that eating extra protein will promote muscle growth in older adults. It turns out that this is not true.   A careful study of 92 men age 65 and older revealed that eating extra protein without increasing physical activity, especially weight bearing activity, did not result in promoting muscle growth.  … Read More »