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Narrow networks in Medicare Advantage plans refuted in new study

The share of Medicare Advantage primary care physician plans with broad networks has increased and enrollment in these plans is growing even more, according to analysis published this month in Health Affairs. The study, which claims to be the first longitudinal and national analysis of MA primary care physician networks, used a claims-based method for… Read More »

Drink hot beverages? A new study says they can increase your risk of oesophageal cancer

Adding cold milk to tea and coffee and waiting for hot drinks to cool could protect against oesophageal cancer, a study suggests. Research has found that regularly swallowing hot drinks nearly doubles the risk of developing diseases of the gullet and researchers have advised people to allow beverages to cool. In 2016, the World Health… Read More »

Apple’s Largest-Ever Health Study Could Be a Game-Changer

With great power, comes great responsibility. It’s a riff on Spiderman’s mission that applies both to Apple’s swing into healthcare with the Apple Watch 4 that has a feature to notify you of irregular heartbeats, and the power of the watch itself. Irregular heartbeats are potentially dangerous because they could lead to strokes, blood clots,… Read More »