Mayo takes individualized medicine to prime time; Geography drives health costs

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> The Mayo Clinic announced it has launched a new Individualized Medicine Clinic at all three of its campuses as a way of "integrating the latest in genomic science into modern medical practice." Announcement

> Overweight patients may be more comfortable talking to heavier physicians about their weight, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins, HealthCanal reported. Article

> Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy has increased patient interest in gene testing and surgery. American Medical News advised on how to handle patients' questions and requests. Article

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> According to study published online in the journal Medical Care Research and Review, Medicare cost variations across geographical regions have more to with health status than wasteful spending or inefficient care practices, FierceHealthFinance reported. Article

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> The reform law's young adult provision shifted $147 million in emergency room-related costs for young adults to insurers in only one year, FierceHealthPayer reported. Article

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