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5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health

February 14, 2018

Category: Opinions

If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according to a growing body of scientific research. […]


Does meditation really make us better people?

February 7, 2018

Category: Wellness

According to popular belief, the ancient practice of meditation makes us all happier, shinier, more compassionate human beings. Most of those things might be true – except the compassionate part, suggests new research. Are people who meditate better than the […]


Amazon set to play role of technology disruptor in healthcare

January 31, 2018

Category: Opinions

The announcement by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase that they are forming an independent company to offer high quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost to their combined 1.2 million U.S. employees is a long-overdue kick in the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scientists design nanorobots that seek and destroy tumor cells

February 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The technology can be applied to treat many types of cancer, since all solid tumor-feeding blood vessels are essentially the same. The major new advancement is the result of a collaboration between researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) and the […]


Regulatory

Trump budget provides $13 billion to combat opioid crisis

February 13, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Billions will be allocated to fight the opioid epidemic under President Donald Trump’s draft 2019 budget unveiled on Monday, while funding for public health programs and agencies are slated to be slashed for a second straight year.The president’s plan calls […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

7 mileposts to determine future telemedicine success

February 13, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Many experts believe telemedicine is primed for explosive growth, but healthcare organizations have more conservative expectations. That’s because, after heavily spending on electronic health records, providers are wary of committing money to telemedicine budgets, given a complex regulatory environment and […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Scientists in Sweden create DNA nanowires that offer hope for treatment of diseases

February 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists in Sweden today reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wires of DNA enhanced with gold which could be used to electrically measure hundreds of biological processes simultaneously. […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Doctors learn how to talk to patients about dying

February 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Lynn Black’s mother-in-law, who had lupus and lung cancer, was rushed into a hospital intensive care unit last summer with shortness of breath. As she lay in bed, intubated and unresponsive, a parade of doctors told the family “all good […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

CDC influenza surveillance data confirms severity of flu season

February 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to track this year’s severe flu season, initial data from the CDC’s national surveillance system indicates that the severity will be as high or higher than what was seen in the […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Survey: 85% of patients pick compassion over cost when choosing doctors

February 9, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Compassion is a key component of high-quality care, but would you expect it to take precedence over price when it comes to your hospital’s providers? A new survey revealed that’s the case for 85% of patients. Health technology company HealthTap […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Smart thermometer, app provide real-time influenza tracking

February 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Using a “smart” thermometer connected to a mobile phone app, University of Iowa researchers have successfully demonstrated that they can track influenza activity in real time at both population and individual levels, and in the process accurately predict flu activity […]