Tag Archives: Before

'I was told I had cancer months before our wedding – primary school teacher (51) thought she had a food intolerance before diagnosis

Elizabeth Morgan at her home in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photo: Caroline Quinn ‘I was told I had cancer months before our wedding – primary school teacher (51) thought she had a food intolerance before diagnosis Independent.ie Today is World Cancer Day – an international day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection,… Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans Six Years Before a Diagnosis

By Dana Smith Using a common type of brain scan, researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease about six years before a clinical diagnosis is made – potentially giving doctors a chance to intervene with treatment. No cure exists for Alzheimer’s disease, but promising drugs have emerged in recent years that can help… Read More »

MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A

By KIP SULLIVAN, JD  Egged on by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), Congress has imposed multiple pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes on the fee-for-service Medicare program. MedPAC recommended most of these schemes between 2003 and 2008, and Congress subsequently imposed them on Medicare, primarily via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 and the Medicare Access… Read More »