Category Archives: Government Agencies

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2012

Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment Period from October 15 through December 7 is a good time to review your coverage and benefits. Continue reading

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Becoming a Patient Navigator

Patient navigation and patient advocacy are dynamic and growing professions. This article explores the background and current landscape of patient navigation and advocacy. Continue reading

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A Different 1% of the Population

According to an analysis by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, about 1% of the privately insured population drives about 25% of overall health costs. Continue reading

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Important New Immunotherapy Cancer Research

The Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN), announces plans to launch their first clinical trials later this year. Continue reading

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Clinical Cancer Research Advances in 2011

Each year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology conducts an independent review of advances in cancer research that have the greatest potential impact on patients’ lives. This year, Clinical Cancer Advances 2011 features 54 significant studies, including 12 that the report’s editors consider major advances. Continue reading

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Childhood Depression is Real

Childhood depression affects many children deeply. There are tools and resources that can help. Continue reading

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Hearing Loss Help Is Often Out of Reach

Approximately 17 percent (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss. Yet audiological services and hearing aids are rarely covered by insurance. Continue reading

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Cancer Cell Self-Cannibalism

Cancer research continues to yield exciting breakthroughs as scientists learn more about the molecular and biological activity of cancer cells. Autophagy is one example.
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Health Literacy Spotlight

Only 12% of Americans have proficient health literacy skills, so the majority of adults may have difficulty completing routine health tasks like understanding discharge instructions or diabetes care. There is a strong, independent association between health literacy and health outcomes. Continue reading

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What’s On The Health Reform Horizon?

There are several important changes on the horizon this year as additional provisions of the health care law are implemented. Here are a few. Continue reading

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