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November 12, 2015 In This Issue
National News
What PATIENTS Are Reading
National News
Singularity University is holding its Exponential Medicine Conference, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today's broken health care system.
 
Just 25 percent of health care institutions with an official mobile messaging platform use internal, company-authorized tools. The rest make use of consumer apps that don't offer the security needed to comply with regulations.




Editor’s note: APMA provides HIPAA
Privacy and Security Manuals
for members on APMA.org.
 
People with Type 2 diabetes fall into three distinct groups, say researchers who analyzed genotypes and data pulled from electronic health records.
 
Darco International, Inc.
TLD Systems
The Goldfarb Foundation
Texas Podiatric Medical Association
Bizmatics, Inc.
What Patients are Reading
It’s open enrollment season for health insurance, which means it’s also prime time for scammers looking to prey on people trying to find affordable medical coverage, prescription plans, and the like.
 
Nothing beats the taste and comfort of a home-cooked meal, and Harvard researchers say it also may help prevent Type 2 diabetes.
 
An estimated 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, but a full of quarter of them do not know it.
 
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. A helpful acronym to know and share is the "ABCs of Diabetes."



Editor’s
note: See APMA’s "Reflect on Your
Feet"
Diabetes Awareness Campaign resources at APMA.org.
 
Some medications used to treat gout can cause adverse side effects or exacerbate decreased uric acid clearance.
 
Some patients have shared that eating tomatoes caused them to experience gout flares, but these anecdotal claims have not been substantiated by medical literature — until now.
 
Two-thirds of the nation's health care provider organizations have experienced some kind of cyberattack in recent years and increased spending on data security hasn't improved the industry's readiness against attacks.
 
Most beneficiaries will keep paying $104.90 a month in 2016; new beneficiaries to pay $121.80.
 
Top senators from both parties say they see momentum building to repeal the "Cadillac Tax" on high-end health plans, though they still have major questions about how to pay for it and what the negotiations would look like.
 
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