The 12 risk factors tied to 40% of dementia cases

A new report from the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention identifies 12 modifiable risk factors linked to 40% of dementia cases—and it includes three new risk factors that weren't in the Commission's original 2017 report, Sue Hughes reports for Medscape.

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How Covid-19 could change the way we travel—forever

The coronavirus pandemic has caused people throughout the world to cancel vacations, many companies to halt business-related travel, and some big shifts in the travel industry overall. Here's how travel likely will be different post-pandemic, according to experts.

Cancer diagnoses are down nearly 50%. That’s not a good thing, experts say.

The rate of cancer diagnoses in the U.S. dropped by nearly half in March and April, according to a research letter published in JAMA Network Open. Here's why experts say that's concerning—and how cancer programs can ramp back up their screening efforts, according to Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet.

Trump eyes executive action if Congress doesn't reach coronavirus relief deal

As the odds that Congress will pass a new coronavirus relief package by Friday continue to fade, President Trump on Wednesday said he may take executive action to increase unemployment benefits, extend a federal moratorium on evictions, and suspend federal payroll tax collections. It remains unclear, however, how much he could do without an act of Congress.

Why the coronavirus may 'never go away'

As new coronavirus cases continue to climb in America, health experts say it's becoming clear that the virus is "never going away"—but that doesn't mean we'll be in a perpetual pandemic, either.

Are independent physician groups going extinct? Not so fast.

The financial pain of America's coronavirus epidemic is forcing many physician groups to explore new partnerships—but rather than selling, many are finding ways to maintain autonomy. Here's what physician practices are, and aren't, looking for in a partner, according to Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Julie Riley.

Around the nation: Missouri votes to approve Medicaid expansion

The Medicaid expansion ballot measure, which voters approved by a margin of 53% to 46%, makes Missouri the 38th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, Missouri, and New York.