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CMS Shares Proposed ASC, HOPD Payment Rule

On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policies that are consistent with the directives in President Donald Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors,” that aims to increase choice,...

Baylor College of Medicine Enrolling Patients in Study to train AI in assisting breast cancer surgery

The vast majority of breast cancer patients will undergo surgery as part of their treatment, and most of those patients will choose a lumpectomy to remove the tumor and conserve the breast. A surgical oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine is enrolling patients in a...

Ethicon Powered Staplers Associated with Lower Rate of Bleeding Complications During Sleeve Gastrectomy

Ethicon’s ECHELON Powered Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology (GST) reloads was associated with a lower rate of bleeding-related complications than Medtronic’s Signia Stapling System with Tri-Staple among patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for...

ECRI Helps Reduce Costs Amid Pandemic

ECRI recently released an enhanced value analysis workflow solution that drives team transparency, clinical engagement and improves efficiency of the medical product decision-making process. ECRI’s Value Analysis Workflow empowers supply chain leaders, value analysis...

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Recipe: Meatloaf Made Healthy

Recipe: Meatloaf Made Healthy

A low-calorie twist on a cold-weather classic When it comes to home-cooked comfort food, meatloaf ranks among the all-stars. For me, it’s right up there with roasted chicken or baked spaghetti. Traditionally cooked as a way to use leftover meat scraps and stretch the...

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Health: Tired of Feeling Tired?

Health: Tired of Feeling Tired?

8 Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep After a night spent tossing and turning, you wake up feeling like a couple of the Seven Dwarves: sleepy… and grumpy. Restless nights and weary mornings can become more frequent as we get older and our sleep patterns change –...

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Green Beans Greek-Style

Green Beans Greek-Style

A Softer, Spicier Take on a Dinner Favorite Green beans are sometimes touted as the elemental food of the garden, meant to be picked and eaten with a bare toss in the frying pan. But I think that this does most green beans a disservice. Yes, those baby beans,...

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Exercise Health Benefits

Exercise Health Benefits

The best medicine: No pill provides the amazing health benefits that exercise does It’s 9 a.m. in the office, time for my daily medication. As usual, I slink off to the fire escape for my fix. Twenty minutes later, I’m back at my desk, brimming with vitality and...

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The Best Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss

The Best Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss

For good health, pass up processed meats If you favor sizzling bacon and salty slices of ham, you might want to reserve these menu choices for special occasions, thanks to a growing body of science that says “No” to consuming processed meats. Researchers have linked...

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Get Past a Distorted Self-Image

Get Past a Distorted Self-Image

Can’t tear yourself away from cataloging your imperfections in front of the mirror? The source of your problem may be a visual processing error in the brain. Pathological preoccupation with perceived defects in one’s appearance is known as body dysmorphic disorder....

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