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December 31, 2012America's Health Insurance Plans

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    Data on 2,641 middle-aged men found those with prediabetes were 1.51 times as likely as those with normal glucose levels to suffer sudden cardiac death, while patients with type 2 diabetes had more than a twofold increased risk of sudden cardiac death. The results appear in Diabetes Care. DailyRx.com (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Children's hospitals are increasingly handling severe chronic diseases
    Records from 28 urban children's hospitals show a significant increase in hospitalizations from 2004 to 2009, with chronically ill children registering greater increases in admissions than those without a chronic condition. Patients with a severe chronic condition involving at least two body systems had the highest increase in hospitalizations, according to a study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Asthma is associated with a higher risk of pulmonary embolism in patients, according to a study in the European Respiratory Journal. Researchers found that the incidence rate of pulmonary embolism was 0.93 per 1,000 person-years in patients with severe asthma and 0.33 in those with mild to moderate asthma, compared with 0.18 in the general population. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mylan receives FDA nod for generic seizure drug
    The FDA has granted Mylan Pharmaceuticals approval for its chewable phenytoin tablets in 50 mg strength to address seizures, including during and after neurosurgery. The drug is a generic formulation of Pfizer's Dilantin tablets. Drug Store News (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Share ideas at AHIP's Dual Eligibles Summit
    AHIP's Dual Eligibles Summit: Improving Care, Coverage, and Cost, March 12 in Washington, D.C., will convene policymakers, advocates, providers, health plans, and community-based organizations to examine the latest federal and state developments and discuss issues related to access, care integration, and quality measurement for dual eligibles. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Health plans are looking for companies with innovative products and services as they focus on high-quality, affordable care for their members. Becoming an AHIP Affiliate Organization Member is an ideal way to connect with these plans. Click here for details, and contact a member of AHIP's Business Development Team at BusinessDevelopment@ahip.org to learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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