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 - website

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will shut down the Open Payments website twice again “for maintenance.” The latest setback prompted the American Medical Association (AMA) to call for a six-month delay in the program launch.

 - head injury

Males take longer to recover after concussion than females, according to a study of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) published in the September issue of Radiology.

 - Chest pain

Using CT angiography to diagnose lower-risk emergency department patients with chest pain cuts down on hospitalization of those who don’t need it, according to a study published in the September issue of Radiology.

 - Mammography workstation at Georgia Regents Medical Center

Despite the Swiss Medical Board’s recommendation to move away from systematic mammography screening earlier this year, there is not enough evidence to completely abolish such screening programs, according to a pair of Swiss physicians who published an editorial online Aug. 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 - brain, stroke

Use of a video game’s balance board at home improved the balance of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) by temporarily altering their brains, according to a study published online in Radiology.