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The Aging of Women’s Blood Vessels is Faster Than Men’s

According to researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), women are not simply ‘catching up” to men in terms of the aging of their blood vessels, they are exceeding them.  The study’s research findings, published in a recent issue of the journal JAMA Cardiology, explains why woman tend to develop different types of cardiovascular disease with different […]

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Study Indicates NTM Infections on the Rise Nationally

Researchers say that the number of people newly infected each year and the number of people living with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease seems to be increasing, especially among women and persons age 65 and older. In “Incidence and Prevalence of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease in a Large United States Managed Care Health Plan, 2008-2015,”

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CMS Proposes Significant Cuts to Physical Therapy Services in 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calls for cuts to its Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) reimbursement for physical therapy providers by 8 percent beginning in 2021. The reduction for 2021 is included in the proposed 2020 PFS. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), hidden with the proposed 2020 PFS, CMS

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Preventative Programs for Young Adults Can Reduce Heart Disease Risks

Young adults with elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels may lead to an increased risk of heart disease later in life, regardless of later in life exposure to these risk factors, says a research study published this month by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The researchers say that high blood pressure and

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