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Bones release a hormone that helps us deal with sudden danger

By Alice Klein rustycloud/Getty A hormone secreted by bone helps to coordinate our flight-or-fight response, suggesting our skeletons are more active than we thought. When faced with a sudden threat, our heart and breathing rate, blood pressure, circulating blood sugar and body temperature increase to prepare our muscles to fight or run away. This fight-or-flight… Read More »

Even $10 increase in Medicaid payments helps erase disparities in care access, study says

Dive Brief: Financial incentives can influence who a physician decides to treat and their patients’ overall health, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Even a slight uptick in Medicaid reimbursement can improve school attendance as well, driving down the rate of chronic absenteeism. The paper estimates that a $ 10 increase… Read More »

Secure messaging helps Mercy Cincinnati find quick help for addicts

In the emergency department at Mercy Health in Cincinnati, some opioid patients are so addicted that after they are treated for an overdose, they won’t leave because immediately after treatment they are overdosing again, says Steven Feagins, a program administrator at Mercy. For these patients and others addicted, Mercy needed a way to expedite patients… Read More »