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The costs of conflict: Amputees and the Afghan war

A long-term plan to budget for veterans’ health care is necessary Policy makers need to budget more than 288 million pounds over the next 40 years to adequately provide health care to all British soldiers who suffered amputations because of the Afghan war. This is the prediction of Major DS Edwards of the Royal Centre [...]

ER revisits pricey, occur more often than previously reported

The high cost of health care: Emergency department revisits are expensive and occur twice as often as previously reported One in five patients return to the emergency department (ED) within 30 days of an initial visit and one in 12 returns after three days, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine. These [...]

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: Older Americans are progressing in several key measures but inactivity sees sharp rise

Vermont is the healthiest state for seniors, rising from fourth place last year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. New Hampshire ranks second, improving one spot from last year. Minnesota fell to third after being ranked first for [...]

UK population is becoming overweight and obese at younger ages

Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by researchers from CLOSER, a consortium of UK longitudinal studies, characterized population shifts in body mass index (BMI) using [...]

Team approach to cardiovascular practice addresses challenges

Building teams that include advanced practice providers can help cardiovascular practices meet the challenges of workforce shortages, an aging patient population with growing complexities in care, and a payment system in transition, according to a new health policy statement by the American College of Cardiology. According to the statement, advance practice providers — which include [...]