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JAMA: Lower cost hospitals have similar patient outcomes as higher cost counterparts

Dive Brief: A new study in JAMA Network Open finds that Medicare patients with heart failure or pneumonia likely had more costs associated with the hospital where they were receiving treatment than their acuity. The researchers randomly studied 1.22 million patients discharged between July 2013 and June 2016, and further isolated them to 1,615 patient… Read More »

High blood pressure: Include these foods in your diet to lower your reading

High blood pressure happens when the force of blood pushing against your artery walls is consistently too high and your heart has to work harder to pump blood around your body. If you have high blood pressure, your arteries lose their stretchiness and become stiff or narrow, and this narrowing makes it easier for fatty… Read More »

Humana CEO: Competition and innovation lower drug prices better than just putting a cap on them

Legislation that would put a cap on prices pharmaceutical companies can charge for their prescription drugs can be effective in reducing health costs, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard said Friday. But U.S. lawmakers should also include in their proposals rules that would facilitate greater competition and innovation, Broussard said in an interview with CNBC’s Bertha Coombs.… Read More »

Cholesterol: Do you have high cholesterol? Eat these six foods to lower your cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in a person’s blood and cells. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the unhealthy kind of cholesterol often referred to as “bad”. Over time, high levels of LDL cholesterol can damage a person’s arteries, contribute to heart disease, and increase their risk having a stroke. As Rob Hobson, head of nutrition… Read More »