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How are hospitals supposed to reduce readmissions? Part II

By KIP SULLIVAN, JD The notion that hospitals can reduce readmissions, and that punishing them for “excess” readmissions will get them to do that, became conventional wisdom during the 2000s on the basis of very little evidence. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) urged Congress to enact the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) beginning in… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: A certain beverage has been proven to help reduce the risk – what is it?

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. This increase in sugar levels causes symptoms such as excessive thirst, fatigue and a need to urinate more frequently. One of the best ways to prevent the condiition is to make some major lifestyle changes… Read More »

Stomach bloating: One simple snack can help reduce your symptoms – have you tried this?

Stomach bloating is more than an inconvenience – those affected often feel like their belly is about to burst. Too much gas filling up the gastrointestinal tract can leave people feeling self-conscious too. Cutting out gassy foods and drinks normally helps to banish the bloat. Eating bananas may also do the trick. According to The… Read More »