4 Major, Less Talked About Healthcare News Stories of 2013

Practice Management

Here are four of the most influential, though less talked about, healthcare news events of the year, according to a Medscape report. •    New cholesterol detection, evaluation and treatment guidelines were released and LDL targets were abandoned.
•    Obesity was officially labeled a disease.
•    The government issued a final rule to increase parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits.
•    The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine announced diet can help prevent Alzheimer's disease.

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