April Healthcare News

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April healthcare news update:

You’ve never heard of the powerful doctors making decisions about your health READ
“They are the most powerful group of doctors no one has ever heard of — 16 physicians who decide which checkups and tests Americans need to stay healthy. But increasingly, their work is more controversial than obscure.”

Are you pre-diabetic? 46% of California adults are, UCLA study finds READ
“Researchers from UCLA determined that 55% of California adults have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetic, according to a study published Thursday.”

In A First, NFL Executive Admits Football Is Linked To Brain Damage READ
“A discussion on Capitol Hill about concussion research brought a startling moment Monday, as an NFL executive acknowledged for the first time that football has been linked to a degenerative brain disease.”

That Cabernet Might Not Be Good For Your Health After All READ
“[Our] findings here cast a great deal of skepticism on this long, cherished belief that moderate drinking has a survival advantage,” he says.”

Information provided by David Stott, MedBridge Senior Contracts Consultant.