Mammogram rates increase after ACA eliminates co-payments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated cost sharing for screening mammograms, their rate of use rose six percentage points among older woman for whom such screenings were recommended, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds.

(Distributed January 19, 2018)

Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Health Meeting Hosted by the Mindfulness Center

Interest in mindfulness, and its potential health benefits, has skyrocketed in recent years. The Mindfulness Center at Brown University, which aims to increase the quality of the mindfulness evidence base and promote the adoption of well-proven mindfulness practices, took an important first step in moving the field forward when it hosted a “Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Health Meeting” in January.

(Distributed January 18, 2018)
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