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Counting the costs: U.S. hospitals feeling the pain of physician burnout 1:21am EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan.

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Reimbursement cuts on lab tests pressure U.S. lab firm shares

A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare, a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years, but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companies.

Nov 20 2017

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

CAPE TOWN Developing new antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/AIDS and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday.

Nov 20 2017

Substituting methadone for opioids could save billions

(Reuters Health) - Policymakers and insurers have been pushing people addicted to opioids into abstinence-based detox programs, but a new study concludes that methadone and similar drug-maintenance treatments save lives and money.

Nov 20 2017

Help obese kids avoid weight stigma, doctors advise

(Reuters Health) - Shaming kids about their weight doesn’t encourage them to shed excess pounds, U.S. doctors warn.

Nov 20 2017

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