Tag: health


No, Coffee and Tea Aren’t Actually Dehydrating. Here’s Why

March 16, 2018

Via: Time Health

When you want to quench your thirst, you probably don’t reach for a steaming cup of coffee or tea. But despite what you’ve heard, coffee and caffeinated tea are not dehydrating, experts say. It’s true that caffeine is a mild […]


Flu Season Just Keeps Getting Worse

January 22, 2018

Via: MedPageToday

Flu deaths surpassed the epidemic threshold at the end of December, with pediatric flu-related deaths also up, according to data from the CDC. The CDC’s weekly FluView surveillance report found that pneumonia- and influenza-related mortality comprised 8.2% of all deaths […]


How to keep your gut healthy over the holidays

December 22, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

This year has seen a steep increase in our appreciation of the trillions of microbes that share our bodies. So, here are our tips for keeping your microbial passengers happy over the holidays. Gone are days when we saw the […]

Clinical Research, Innovation

Leafy Greens May Thwart Memory Loss

December 21, 2017

Via: Forbes

Most people by now know the value of a healthy diet for so many physical and mental ailments—but it’s always nice to have confirmation in the form of new studies. This week, a paper in Neurology, the journal of the […]


What Happens When You Stare At Screens All Day Long

December 5, 2017

Via: Sofia Allende

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? Check your phone? And the last thing you do before you shut your eyes for a good night’s rest? Let me guess, check your phone again? Add to that the […]

Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]


Winter Is Coming – How to Stay Healthy & Productive at Work

November 3, 2017

Via: Sophia Allende

Brace yourself because winter is coming! And we’re not just talking about the latest Game of Thrones series, we’re talking about that time of the year when seasons start to click and autumn, with all its glory and sun-kissed shades, […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Doctors Are Using Diseased Organs To Save Lives. Here’s How

October 26, 2017

Via: Time Health

For two long years, Tom Giangiulio jr., 58, was on the national waiting list for a heart transplant. He had cardiomyopathy, a condition that can weaken the heart muscle, and although he’d taken medication and had surgery to fix the […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Cleveland Clinic partners with Silicon Valley accelerator to pilot digital health startups

October 24, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

The Cleveland Clinic has launched a three-year partnership with two technology startups—including one with deep ties to Silicon Valley investors—with a focus on developing new innovative healthcare tools. The partnership, announced on Monday, includes Cleveland-based JumpStart Inc., which provides support […]


Trump tells Democrats to ‘call me to fix’ health care

October 13, 2017


President Donald Trump is inviting congressional Democrats to “call me to fix” America’s health care system, as he prepares an order ceasing federal subsidy payments to health insurers. In a pre-dawn post on his Twitter account Friday, the president reiterated […]


Sleeping 101: How Much Sleep Do We Actually Need

October 12, 2017

Via: Sofia Allende

How often do you blame yourself for not getting eight hours of sleep every night? You know it’s detrimental to your health, at least that’s what countless doctors and physicians claim, but you simply do not have the luxury to […]


Trump appoints Hargan as acting HHS secretary

October 11, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Eric Hargan as his new acting HHS secretary.Hargan was confirmed as the deputy HHS secretary recently and was sworn in last week. He will take agency veteran Don Wright’s place as acting secretary in […]


If you miss this Medicare deadline, it could hurt your health

October 10, 2017


It’s likely you’ve started hearing chatter about Medicare’s open enrollment period, which begins Sunday and runs through early December. If you’re like many older Americans, the question is whether you need to do anything. Put simply, it depends. “A lot […]


Why Concierge Medicine Is Going To Boom

October 9, 2017

Via: Forbes

In the United States, the healthcare system is in need of significant repairs. The likelihood of these repairs happening in today’s politically charged environment is pretty low. At the same time, the healthcare systems in other countries are also broken […]