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ACOs taking on risk performed better in Medicare program last year

Dive Brief: Accountable Care Organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) generated nearly $ 740 million in savings last year, according to data recently released by CMS. ACOs that took on downside risk performed better, reducing spending by an average of $ 96 per beneficiary compared to $ 68 for those that did not… Read More »

Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often… Read More »

Study: Feeding babies peanuts reduces allergy risk – WKYT

(CNN) – Researchers say even babies with eczema or an egg allergy may still benefit from eating peanut products. The Canadian Medical Association Journal published an article Monday describing a study that included 640 infants. The children were all younger than 11 months old and were either allergic to eggs or had moderate to severe… Read More »