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Patients who need PCSK9 inhibitors cant get themStudy: PCSK9 inhibitors are being rejected by insurers at very high rates even in high-risk patients like those with familial hypercholesterolemia.
How quality measures can decrease cesareansCan adopting quality measures decrease the cesarean rate? Plus: The Government Accountability Office issues a report on power morcellators and the FDA's system of evaluation. Also, does the volume of one type of heart fat indicate the risk of heart disease?
Endometriosis may be linked to heart diseaseThe finding of increased risk was robust across multiple endpoints and found to be highest among young women.
Insurer's foundation heart initiative addresses cardiovascular disparitiesThe Independence Blue Cross Foundation Healthy Hearts Initiative aims to improve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest, increase CPR preparedness.
Top 10 states with the best healthcare
Top 10 states with the best healthcareHere are the top 10 states that deliver the best healthcare services, according to personal-finance website WalletHub.
Medicare Part D patients not taking blood pressure meds correctlyExpert offers specific actions for managed care execs to take
Is Zika linked to another birth defect?A retrospective case study in Brazil examines whether the Zika virus has ties to a birth defect other than microcephaly. Also, the USPSTF issues recommendations on screening for genital herpes. Plus: Does soy reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease in women with PCOS?
Integrating IoT devices into healthcareIntegrating IoT devices within healthcare systems allows professionals and individuals to have access to new health-related data used for informed, personalized healthcare applications and situations.
Humana: More physicians embrace value-based payHumana's Bold Goal progress report aims to improve population health by addressing health barriers, increasing access to healthcare, encouraging healthy behaviors, and promoting the prevention and management of chronic conditions prevention and management.
Top 3 cardiovascular patient compliance challenges
Top 3 cardiovascular patient compliance challengesStaying compliant with a prescribed treatment regimen gives cardiovascular disease patients the best chance of improving their heart health and reducing future incidences of cardiac events. Here’s how to get patients on board.