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January 4, 2013
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  • More U.S. women are getting Pap tests as recommended
    CDC researchers found that more women aged 30 and younger are getting Pap tests in accordance with the national guidelines for cervical cancer screening. However, in a separate study, they reported that about 60% of women get Pap tests despite having a total hysterectomy, which is unnecessary in cases when the hysterectomy was performed for noncancerous reasons. Both studies were published in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (1/3), Nurse.com (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Vitiligo may lower skin cancer risk, study finds
    Patients with vitiligo had a threefold lower risk of developing melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancer, according to a study of 1,307 patients with the skin condition and their partners. The findings appeared in the British Journal of Dermatology. DailyRx.com (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • High-dose flu vaccine may improve seroprotection in HIV patients
    Researchers studied 190 HIV patients and found that those who received four times the standard dose of influenza vaccine showed greater seroprotection against the flu than those who received normal doses. "For every antigen studied, the high-dose formulation resulted in an increased average antibody titer and higher seroconversion and seroprotective rates compared with the standard-dose influenza vaccine," according to the study in Annals of Internal Medicine. MedPage Today (free registration) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Expert calls for balancing patients and computers
    The focus on electronic health records means that computers are showing up in more and more medical exam rooms. Clinicians should make sure that entering information does not detract from connecting with patients, cautions Dr. Kenneth Bertka. If possible, clinicians should sit facing patients even while at the computer. Bertka also recommends that practices be specific about who is responsible for data entry. BeckersHospitalReview.com (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Obama signs "fiscal cliff" bill delaying SGR fee cuts
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, popularly known as the "fiscal cliff" legislation. The measure delays for one year an almost 27% cut in doctor fees under the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. The bill, however, compensates for the SGR fix with budget cuts in other areas, including $800 million in fee cuts in radiology and $300 million in cuts in radiation oncology. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HHS grants conditional approval to 8 more states
    HHS announced its conditional approval for the health insurance exchange applications of eight more states. California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont and Utah will have state-run exchanges, while Arkansas will have a federal-state partnership exchange. A total of 20 states have now been given conditional approval to run health exchanges. USA Today (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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