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Osteoporosis: Could selenium reduce risk?

A recent study from China finds an association between dietary intake of selenium and osteoporosis risk. Although the authors cannot determine whether the link is causal, they call for more investigation. Share on PinterestA new study asks whether selenium intake might link to osteoporosis risk. Throughout life, the body continuously breaks down bone, reabsorbs it,… Read More »

How are hospitals supposed to reduce readmissions? Part II

By KIP SULLIVAN, JD The notion that hospitals can reduce readmissions, and that punishing them for “excess” readmissions will get them to do that, became conventional wisdom during the 2000s on the basis of very little evidence. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) urged Congress to enact the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) beginning in… Read More »