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NIH head predicts Alzheimer’s breakthrough within five years

The head of the Trump administration’s medical research institution predicted the United States would be closer to slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease within the next five years. “Will we have a cure this year? Probably not,” National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said on New Year’s Eve in an interview with Newsmakers on… Read More »

Five tactics payers can use to improve their Star Ratings

Medicare’s five-star quality ratings system reflects how well a health plan meets member needs and federal recommendations on patient care. Performance ratings, which are publicly published on Medicare.gov, influence consumer perception of payers and have a direct impact on a health plan’s member enrollment, revenue and potential to earn bonus incentives. Member enrollment. A one-star… Read More »

Bowel cancer: Five signs the cancer has spread to your liver – have you spotted the signs?

Bowel cancer describes cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer. Advanced bowel (colorectal) cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum that has spread to other parts of the body. Bowel cancer most commonly spreads to the liver or lungs.… Read More »