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July 10, 2023

Treating hot flashes without hormones

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause, occurring in 75% of all women and often persisting for years. For some women, hot flashes are mild, infrequent, and do not require treatment. Others have more intense and frequent hot flashes that negatively affect their quality of life, including sleep interruption, mood changes, difficulty concentrating, and interference with daily activities. Read now for a brief review the existing treatments and a newly approved, non-hormonal treatment option. Read now

Published Research

May 10, 2023

Innovative treatment for prostate cancer shows long-term success

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the fifth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Despite decades of research and multiple treatment options including chemo and hormone therapies, many patients still experience worsening disease and develop metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), which is typically fatal. Providing these patients with access to improved treatments may help them to survive longer and improve their quality of life. PHM’s research has been published in the peer-reviewed publication “Frontiers in Oncology.” In this case report, we summarize the treatment course for a 73-year-old male patient, who came to PHM for assistance in managing his mCRPC. Read now

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April 27, 2023

Women’s heart health risk: 1 in 3 deaths each year

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and stroke, cause 1 in 3 deaths in women each year1. Some symptoms that women commonly experience during a heart attack are more subtle than the “classic” male symptoms. As a result, many women may not realize they are having a cardiovascular emergency and fail to seek treatment. Here, PHM share valuable information about heart attack and strokes in women, including new tools that are available for managing your heart health, along with symptoms, prevention, and risk management. Read now

Published Research

April 27, 2023

Actions for employers to mitigate cancer risk

Advancements in cancer care over the past 20 years have been transformational, driven by updated recommendations in cancer screening, emergence of molecular diagnostic tools to guide treatments, and the development of cutting-edge therapeutics. Each offers the potential for better outcomes, but employers are faced with the challenge of ensuring these often costly tools and treatments are used effectively.

In the newly published whitepaper, "Managing Cancer Care in Your Health Plan," Private Health Management (PHM) and Springbuk experts provide insights for employers to improve cancer outcomes and optimize cancer spend. Download the whitepaper now.

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News

April 26, 2023

Employers can play a significant role in closing the clinical quality gap in cancer

In the 2023 "Managing Cancer Care in Your Health Plan" whitepaper, PHM brings clinical insights to Springbuk's claims data from more than 1,000 select employers consisting of 1.7 million lives covered. The paper identifies three areas of opportunities for companies to:

  1. Encourage prevention through advanced screenings to achieve better health outcomes at lower treatment costs.
  2. Enable molecular profiling, still highly underutilized, to ensure cancers are appropriately characterized and individuals are benefiting from the latest in precision medicine.
  3. Optimize drug spend by making informed formulary decisions, not merely restricting use of high-cost drugs.
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