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Health Spending Grew Modestly, New Analysis Finds – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The burdensome costs of medical care, prescription drugs and health insurance have become dominant issues in the 2020 presidential campaign. But a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services shows the nation remains in a period of relatively slow growth in health spending. Health spending in the United States rose… Read More »

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds  

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds Physician fatigue and schedule may effect their decision-making  Opioid over-prescribing is blamed in part for the current US opioid epidemic  University of Minnesota researchers found that 4% of patients with early appointments get opioid prescriptions  By the end of the… Read More »

Sesame allergy might be more widespread than thought, study finds – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced last year that the Food and Drug Administration was considering adding sesame to its list of eight major food allergens — milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and — that must be disclosed on food packaging. Gottlieb filed a “request for information,” inviting “data and other information on the prevalence and severity… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »