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Patients Will Be Asking: Can I be awake for my surgery?

More patients are opting for awake surgeries, and studies suggest it's for the better.

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Is my nut allergy real?

Study suggests some people who test positive for nut allergies are not actually allergic.

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Is salt behind my midnight bathroom trips?

Study connects salt intake with needing to go to the bathroom in the night.

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ACP calls for less physician paperwork

A major effort is needed to weed out unnecessary requirements, ACP argues.

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ACA's future depends on bureaucrats, insurers

Although the attempt to repeal and replace has failed for the time being, the ACA remains vulnerable to other forces.

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Upwardly mobile physicians need business, leadership skills

Modern Healthcare finds increasing demand for physicians with both business chops and leadership certification.

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Midwest states best for physicians, says personal finance website

Analysis of 14 factors including wages, competition, malpractice, and regulation puts Iowa on top.

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Fast-track surgical discharge cost-effective: study

Researchers looked at large numbers of Medicare surgeries.

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CMS to ease matching patients, ACO physicians

The federal agency will automate the process of assigning patients to a physician participating in a Medicare ACO.

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Medical advocates ask CMS to reduce red tape

Dozens of medical advocacy groups called on the new CMS administrator, Seema Verma, to address administrative burdens on physicians.

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Providers not ready for MACRA, survey says

Nearly two-thirds of providers in health IT-oriented survey say their organizations aren't ready for new payment, quality reporting program.

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Time for kickback rules to reflect new payment models

Laws written to avoid unsavory financial arrangements in a fee-for-service world might hold back programs that would help patients.

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Is it better to have kids when you're older or younger?

Despite health risks, study finds children born to older mothers have many advantages.

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Most states now allowing experimental drug access

"Right-to-try" laws have been approved in 33 states, placing physicians at the center of dying patients' requests for experimental treatments.

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