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Innovation, Research

Dementia Action Week 2024: the future of Alzheimer’s diagnostics  

May 13, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Dementia Action Week 2024, which starts today, shines a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. The approval of several drugs for Alzheimer’s such as Eisai’s Leqembi (lecanemab) and Biogen’s Adhuelm (aducanumab), which was later withdrawn, in […]


Innovation, Research

New Research Leverages AI/ML and Sensor Technologies

March 13, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

While physical activity, physical therapy, and structured exercise have long been considered effective treatments for Parkinson’s disease, their efficacy has been difficult to scientifically establish due to the inability to measure changes in key functional motion indicators like gait and […]


Innovation, Research

Hair loss and prostate medication could also reduce heart disease risk, study finds

February 29, 2024

Via: Fox News

A drug that has long been used to treat two common men’s health conditions could have some unexpected benefits. Finasteride — more commonly known as Propecia or Proscar — has treated male pattern baldness and enlarged prostate in millions of […]


EHR & EMR

Developing a Robust Data Strategy for Healthcare Organizations

February 26, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Having a comprehensive data strategy is paramount in the healthcare sector. Data can be both a blessing and a curse for healthcare organizations, depending on how well they manage their data. On one hand, data is the key to unlocking […]


Innovation, Research

Stress during pregnancy can lead to early maturation of first-born daughters

February 20, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

The study was the first to identify earlier patterns of adrenal puberty as a result of prenatal stress. Adrenal puberty is marked by changes like the growth of body hair, pimples and aspects of cognitive maturation, but does not include […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Medicare Expands Coverage for Eversense E3 CGM System, Offering More Options for Diabetes Management

February 12, 2024

Via: HitConsultant

Previously, only people with diabetes who required multiple daily insulin injections were eligible for Medicare coverage of implantable CGMs. This new policy removes that restriction, making the Eversense E3 accessible to all insulin users as well as non-insulin users with […]


Innovation, Research

Study finds that proteins may predict who will get dementia in 10 years based on blood samples

February 12, 2024

Via: Fox News

A study of frozen blood samples has turned up a trove of proteins that may predict several forms of dementia more than 10 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers from the U.K. and China reported on Monday. The study, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Healthcare app regulators are adapting to increased activity

February 8, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Two very distinct types of apps focus on healthcare: the nebulous wellness category and regulated digital therapeutics. This divide is due to national regulatory bodies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that oversee the approval of apps […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

High risk devices can be exempted from mandatory trials under EU MDR

February 5, 2024

Via: Medical Device Network

Aclinical investigation may not be mandatory for Implantable and Class III medical devices under Article 61(4)-(6) of the European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) if one of four cases apply to the device under evaluation, said John Thomas, director […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA extends deadline for comments on role of digital health in diabetes detection

February 1, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

The FDA believes the healthcare sector is yet to realize the full potential of DHTs in the detection of diabetes, “especially in diverse populations, particularly racial and ethnic minorities.” The agency sees the technologies as an enabler of the focus […]


News

New CMS pilot to test payment scheme for pricey sickle cell gene therapies

January 31, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

The U.S. government will test whether centrally coordinating insurance coverage can help people with sickle cell disease access expensive new gene therapies for the inherited blood condition. Two such treatments were recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration after […]


News

HHS Urges Continuous Staff Cyber Training

January 16, 2024

Via: Health IT Answers

In a groundbreaking development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reached a settlement with Lafourche Medical Group, a Louisiana-based medical facility, following a phishing cyberattack that compromised the electronic protected health information of nearly 35,000 patients. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Generative AI can identify social determinants of health data in notes, study finds

January 12, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

Large technology firms like Microsoft, Google, Oracle and Amazon have invested heavily in generative AI over the past year. Many firms have honed in on using the tools, which can create original text and images, to lessen administrative burden for […]


News

5 Things Bone Doctors Say You Should Never, Ever Do

December 29, 2023

Via: Education Next

From broken bones to torn muscles, orthopedic surgeons have seen it all. Oftentimes, a seemingly harmless habit or neglecting your bone health can lead to bodily harm. “The decisions you make now can prevent injuries from happening in the future,” […]


Innovation, Research

Marijuana use among pregnant women is linked to low birth weight, study finds

December 14, 2023

Via: Fox News

It’s long been proven that smoking cigarettes is harmful to fetuses, and now a new study has confirmed that the use of cannabis during pregnancy — including medical marijuana — can increase health risks for babies. Researchers from the University […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Tracing Technological Advancements in CKD Treatment and Preventive Care

December 8, 2023

Via: HitConsultant

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) remains a widespread health concern, affecting more than one in seven US adults and posing a substantial burden on healthcare systems worldwide. Fortunately, the convergence of innovative technologies offers promising solutions to address this pressing issue. […]


Wellness

Is mouth breathing bad for your teeth? Dental professionals share risks and remedies

December 8, 2023

Via: Fox News

Dental hygiene is important for overall wellness, but are your breathing habits affecting your oral health? If you’re breathing through your mouth, this might be the case, according to Dianne Sefo, clinical associate professor and chair of the Dental Hygiene […]


News

CDC’s comments on today’s pneumonia outbreaks vs. the early COVID cases, as compared by experts

December 7, 2023

Via: Fox News

Pediatric pneumonia outbreaks in multiple countries have some doctors and families concerned — but statements from public health agencies suggest there’s no cause for alarm. This is similar to their initial reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are saying. Hospitals […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

First surgeries testing rotator cuff augmentation implant carried out in Florida

November 29, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

The first surgeries testing an implant system designed to protect injured tendons have been successfully carried out at a Florida hospital ahead of the implants US rollout. Anika Therapeutics’ Integrity implant system is described as a hyaluronic acid-based scaffold with […]


Wellness

10 natural treatments that doctors recommend for the cold and flu

November 27, 2023

Via: Fox News

As cold and flu season gets underway this fall, Fox News Digital reached out to and spoke with a number of health professionals for their advice on natural remedies to consider when a person comes down with either of these […]