Emergency dental care costs nearly $1B annually; ICU patients have physical difficulties two years post-discharge;

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> Patients with dental problems, most of whom are poor and uninsured, cost emergency rooms nearly $1 billion a year, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Study abstract

> Hospital patients answer questions about pain care differently depending on where they live, according to a study published in the journal PAIN. Study abstract

> Intensive care unit patients continue to have physical impairments as late as two years after discharge, according to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Announcement

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> Aetna has placed technology at the center of its efforts to offer customers, partners and employees information anytime, anywhere, on any device, according to Rick Jeandell, chief technology officer of Aetna International.  Article

> Insurers already expect they will need to raise prices for 2015, reports Reuters. Article

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