Weight-related health care adds $800 million-plus to WNY medical costs

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Nearly two in three Western New York adults – 722,000 people – are either overweight or obese, according to a new report from Univera Healthcare. Excess annual medical spending in the region attributable to overweight and obesity is estimated at $ 808 …
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How the US Can Reduce Waste in Health Care Spending by Trillion
During the presidential campaign, Americans will be bombarded with proposals to improve the U.S. health care system in ways big and small that would either build on or radically revamp the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All will claim to reduce costs and …
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Increasing roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in healthcare
As the United States experiences a doctor shortage, more patients are seeing nurse practitioners and physician assistants for the diagnosis of routine ailments. This week on “Take Care,” Dr. Atul Grover discusses the differences between nurse …
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