Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Alcohol-Related Liver Damage

According to a recent article by Brigid Duffy in the July 2014 issue of  Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News and citing Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics:
  • Alcohol abuse accounted for an estimated 88,000 deaths in the United States each year between 2006 and 2010.
  • This abuse amounted to  $224 billion in economic costs in 2006 alone.
As said by the article, the CDC found that only one in six adults, including binge drinkers, reported ever discussing alcohol consumption with a health professional. 

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News recruited a lineup of hepatologists and gastroenterologists to share their experiences in treating alcohol-related liver damage.  

Follow the link below to view the panel discussion.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Analysts Forecast Future of Hospitals

A terrific article was published earlier this week examining the economics of the hospital industry.  Authored by attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery and consultants at Juniper Advisory, it compares the hospital business to other industries and forecasts big changes driven by the Affordable Care Act.  You can view it HERE