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Innovation, Medical Devices

Health and wellness could be the next frontier for Amazon’s Alexa

May 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

We could soon be talking to Alexa about much more than music, shopping lists and weather updates, as Amazon is reportedly building a team to incorporate its digital assistant with healthcare and wellness advice. According to internal documents reviewed by […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


Featured

Self-Management is the New Key Word in Healthcare

April 9, 2018

Via: Natalie Dunn

Chronic diseases and conditions are now the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Health problems such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are not only prevalent and costly, but also preventable. […]


Wellness

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 […]


Opinions

5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health

February 14, 2018

Via: Time Health

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. […]


Opinions

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 […]


Opinions

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 […]


Featured

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 […]


Opinions

Why The Future Of High-Quality Primary Care Is Concierge Medicine

November 27, 2017

Via: Forbes

For the vast majority of people, their health and the health of their loved ones are their most precious assets. Unfortunately, in life – at some point – ill health is almost inevitable. When necessary, who would not want 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 […]


Featured

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 […]