The CDC estimates that nearly 34,000 cancer deaths were attributable to HPV each year during 2011-2015. Of these, 31,200 might have been prevented by the HPV vaccine. New efforts to spread the prevention message are coming from health insurers.
Some Medicare Advantage members need more than a doctor’s visit or a prescription to manage chronic diseases and stay healthy. They might need transportation, wellness activities or home care. A new model in Rhode Island aims to provide just that.
Women with dense breast tissue face a higher risk of breast cancer. But detecting that cancer may require additional screening. Can state laws requiring doctors recommend that additional screening make a difference?
Following President Trump’s announcement of a plan to eliminate the transmission of HIV in the United States by 2030, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association studied claims data from 88 million commercially insured members to understand the spread and impact of HIV across the country.