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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Health issues and concerns were on display at SUNY Polytechnic Institute recently, as well as expert advice on staying well. The theme for this year's expo was "Health Rocks, Escape to Wellness." More than 100 tables were...

source: WKTV-TV

Oncology advanced practice registered nurses (OAPRNs) can play a critical role in providing primary palliative care to patients with cancer, according to a new study. By 2020, cancer is expected to surpass cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in the United...

source: Cancer Network

"Earlier monitoring may have the potential to reduce the rate of CML progression and lower associated health care resource utilization and costs," reported Elias Jabbour, M.D., an associate professor in the Department of Leukemia at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...

source: Clinical Oncology

Redpoint Ventures has led a $65 million Series B in Cityblock, a healthcare company focused on providing improved care to low-income neighborhoods. The business launched roughly 18 months ago out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk...

source: TechCrunch

Accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program claim they may lose out on some of their bonuses after the CMS made unexpected changes to a smoking cessation measure. Medicare ACOs were recently surprised to see during...

source: Modern Healthcare

Birmingham's Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center will host the 14th annual UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium on Thursday, April 18, at the Hilton Birmingham at UAB. The symposium highlights work by...

source: University of Alabama at Birmingham News


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