Top stories in health and medicine, May 6, 2015

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Extra Weight Good for Type 2 Diabetes Patients? Overweight patients with type 2 diabetes were less likely to die in a decade-long study than otherwise similar normal-weight patients.
  2. CMS Touts Pioneer ACO Results. The “Pioneer Model” of an accountable care organization (ACO) saved Medicare about $385 million in its first 2 years, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  3. Most Football Concussions Happen in Practice. High school and college football players suffer more concussions during practices than during games.
  4. Frequent Aspirin Use Tied to Lower Cervical Ca Risk. Frequent use of aspirin almost halved the risk of women developing cervical cancer compared with less frequent use.

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