Medicare Part D plans should step up on generic drug utilization, CMS administrator says

Medicare Part D plans should step up on generic drug utilization, CMS administrator says

Medicare Part D plans must do more to encourage generic drug utilization as statistics show patients spending significant sums on branded drugs when generic alternatives are available, the head of the agency that runs Medicare said Thursday. Speaking at a University of Southern California-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy event, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Two UT faculty honored by National Academy of Medicine

Two UT faculty honored by National Academy of Medicine

This week, two UT faculty were recognized by the National Academy of Medicine. Nicholas Peppas, professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine and pharmacy at UT Austin, became the first engineer to receive the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), of which Peppas is a member. He is one of three […]

A Zimbabwe program that enlists grandmas to combat depression sets an example for the world

A Zimbabwe program that enlists grandmas to combat depression sets an example for the world

Four hundred grandmothers in Zimbabwe teamed up to provide free therapy talks to combat depression in local communities. It became a success. The program started in 2006. Forced by a shortage of mental health professionals and the pressing need of combating depression, a psychiatrist trained 400 grandmothers to go around communities and provide free evidence-based […]

PHOTOS: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Black Ties for White Coats Gala

PHOTOS: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Black Ties for White Coats Gala

Article Tools CHRISTOPHER DOLAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Cards at each place at tables at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s annual Black Ties for White Coats scholarship gala introduces the donor to a student who benefits from the event at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Dr. Steven Scheinman, dean of the Geisinger […]

Ovarian cancer 'breakthrough' drug prevents disease returning for years

Ovarian cancer 'breakthrough' drug prevents disease returning for years

A new ovarian cancer treatment dramatically reduces the chances of the disease returning, a study has shown. Doctors have hailed the results of a “breakthrough” trial which they say opens the possibility that many more women suffering the hard-to-treat disease can be cured. Ovarian cancer has one of the worst survival rates, with just 35 […]

Preventive Medicine: Flu, fools, fanatics, and you

Preventive Medicine: Flu, fools, fanatics, and you

Preventive Medicine: Flu, fools, fanatics, and you Ordinarily at this time of year I say you should get your flu vaccine, and let you know I’ve just gotten mine. Due to an intense flurry of recent travel, I am obligated to say I am about to get mine — but the rest of the narrative […]

Five surprising factors that could keep you thin

Five surprising factors that could keep you thin

+2  **This image is for use with this specific article only.** Laughter is not only the best medicine, it is the most effortless way to burn calories. Chuckling through a 15-minute stand-up comedy routine can burn between 10 and 40 calories. And this feel-good activity releases a feel-good hormone called serotonin that could reduce appetite. […]