From MedPage Today:
- Managed Care Seen as Future of Medicaid. Roughly 85% of Medicaid enrollees will be in managed care organizations by 2020, a health consultant and former state Medicaid director predicted here.
- Docs at Risk as More Non-Docs Do Laser Hair Removal? The number of lawsuits involving laser skin surgery is low overall, but with an increased use of nonphysician operators — a 40% increase over 5 years among dermatologists alone — the risk to physician supervisors rises.
- Breast Milk Sold Online May Be Contaminated.Researchers found a high level of bacteria in breast milk sold through the Internet, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into an increased risk of disease.
- Hypothermia No Help to Neonatal ECMO. Adding mild hypothermia to neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in infants with very severe cardiorespiratory problems did not improve neurological outcomes at 2 years.