Tag Archives: disease

More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping

States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are under investigation. California is looking into 19 such cases. The New York State Department of Health said Friday it was “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and New Jersey both reported… Read More »

Landmark Results Achieved in Aging and Chronic Disease: Danish Group Extends Disease-free Life by 8 Years

By WILLIAM H. BESTERMANN JR., MD New Scientific Breakthroughs Can Provide a Longer Healthier Life Twenty-one years of follow-up comparing usual care with a protocol-driven team-based intervention in diabetes proved that healthy life in humans can be prolonged by 8 years. These results were achieved at a lower per patient per year cost. Aging researchers… Read More »

President Trump executive order, new payment models, target kidney disease

Following an executive order from President Trump on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed five new payment models for providers treating patients with chronic kidney disease. One is a required payment model and there are four optional models, all designed to encourage home dialysis and kidney transplants. The proposed required end-stage… Read More »