Tag Archives: Patients

Yale study shows drug increases survival for bladder cancer patients

By Anne Doerr There are no approved treatment options for patients with advanced bladder cancer after they’ve received standard chemotherapy and immune treatments, but the results of a phase II clinical trial led by Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers demonstrate an effective treatment for this deadly disease. The findings were presented today at the… Read More »

Gateway Health offers app aiding recovering substance abuse patients

Health insurer Gateway Health has teamed with mobile app vendor WEconnect Health Management to give Pennsylvania plan members ongoing help with recovery from substance abuse. Gateway is offering an app after inpatient treatment so those patients can join a support network during the first year of recovery. Each year, 23 million Americans seek substance abuse… Read More »

Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Extract Blackheads Inside a Patient’s Ear

Little Hand ImagesGetty Images Nobody knows how to get under a patient’s skin better than Dr. Pimple Popper. In a new Instagram video published on Saturday afternoon, dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee, MD—otherwise known as TLC’s Doctor Pimple Popper—extracts a cluster of blackheads from inside of a patient’s ear canal. (And if you happen to be… Read More »

Statins are not effective at lowering cholesterol levels for half of patients

Statins are not effective for half of people taking them, research reveals. The biggest study of its kind shows that 51% of patients fail to hit healthy cholesterol targets after two years. Scientists warn that personalised advice and treatment is needed alongside the pills to cut strokes and heart attacks. Around six million adults in… Read More »

Paying patients to shop yields modest savings, Health Affairs study finds

Dive Brief: Paying patients to shift to lower-price providers could be a successful — albeit limited — option for helping employers and insurers lower healthcare costs, a new study in Health Affairs suggests. Researchers looked at the impact of a program that rewards people who agreed to receive one of 131 elective procedures from a designated… Read More »