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Time spent standing, rather than sitting, was associated with lower fasting plasma glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol in a new study. http://bit.ly/1hbxmsE
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Changes made by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) to its maintenance of certification (MOC) program in 2014 will increase time commitments by roughly 20% and expenses (including the cost of their time) by more than 15% for physicians who need to complete it, a simulation study indicated. http://bit.ly/1JVhC3K
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The Medicare provider database currently lists thousands of doctors and other providers as graduates from medical schools that have been defunct for about a century, a MedPage Today/VICE News analysis found. Why isn't anyone looking at the data? http://bit.ly/1JU3yaW
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In a 4-part series, MedPage Today reflects on 50 years of Medicare and its relationship with practicing physicians. http://bit.ly/1h4GiA2
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Predicting the path ahead for Medicare can be challenging -- or perhaps it can be as simple as which side of aisle frames one's view. http://bit.ly/1h5MEPN
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The FDA has approved a gastric balloon to treat obesity, adding to a fat-busting device arsenal that includes gastric banding and a vagal nerve stimulator. http://bit.ly/1JRokb7
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While HPV vaccination rates for teens were up slightly in 2014, they still remain considerably lower than vaccination coverage for Tdap and meningococcal conjugate vaccines, according to data from the CDC's national immunization survey. http://bit.ly/1JVKg4U
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Socially integrated women had a lower risk of suicide compared with women who were more socially isolated, according to an analysis of data from the Nurses Health Study. http://bit.ly/1h8VTyp
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services marked the 50th anniversary of its namesake programs by recalling their start and recounting their achievements at a press event in Washington on Wednesday. http://bit.ly/1JU5bFm
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On the heels of the British Medical Association (BMA) calling for a sugar tax on beverages, two physicians have engaged in a point-counterpoint on the idea. http://bit.ly/1JShP85
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Health spending in the U.S. is expected to grow by an average of 5.8% annually through 2024, while spending on physician services is expected to grow by smaller amounts, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said Tuesday. http://bit.ly/1JPNXcc
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Blood pressure variability across physician's office visits among hypertensive patients is strongly linked to an increased risk for stroke, heart and death, according to a secondary analysis of the ALLHAT hypertension treatment study. http://bit.ly/1JOXwIF
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