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Primary care accounts for a small share of Medicare spending, RAND study finds

Care provided by primary care practitioners accounts for a small fraction of total spending among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new RAND Corporation study being published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Depending on whether narrow or expansive definitions of primary care are used, primary care spending represents 2.12 to 4.88 percent of total medical… Read More »

Smoking a small amount of pot may boost sperm and testosterone, surprised researchers find

When Dr. Jorge Chavarro’s team started investigating marijuana’s effects on sperm, they had every reason to believe weed would prove detrimental to “testicular function,” because other studies had said it to be so. Instead, they found the opposite. Men who had ever smoked marijuana had significantly higher sperm concentrations and sperm counts, as well as… Read More »

Big Family, Small Risk of Cancer

Did you grow up in a large family with several siblings? You may remember a lot of chaos, jockeying for your parents’ attention, and complaints about wearing hand-me-downs, but there was probably a lot of love and companionship as well. While that somewhat crowded upbringing might have taught you some questionable life skills—such as eating… Read More »