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Study provides important insights into music processing by the brain

September 11, 2019

Scientists have observed how the human brain represents a familiar piece of music, according to research published in JNeurosci. Their results suggest that listening and remembering music involve different cognitive processes. Previous research has pinpointed areas of the brain — […]


Study explores obstacles to treating opioid use disorder with an effective medication

August 22, 2019

In an effort to find ways to improve long-term outcomes for people with opioid use disorder, University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology researcher Elizabeth Evans set out to study the obstacles to treating this chronic condition with an effective medication, buprenorphine-naloxone. […]


Trump administration hits brakes on law to curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs

August 14, 2019

Category: Regulatory

Five years after Congress passed a law to reduce unnecessary MRIs, CT scans and other expensive diagnostic imaging tests that could harm patients and waste money, federal officials have yet to implement it. The law requires that doctors consult clinical […]


Opinions

Do 50 million people really lose health coverage each year because of their jobs?

September 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The moderators kicked off the third Democratic debate with the topic of health care, teeing up another round of the ongoing “Medicare for All” debate. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders caught our attention by claiming that 50 million people lose their […]


Regulatory

VA creates National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation

September 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new center located in Silicon Valley to foster collaboration with technology companies to develop innovative healthcare solutions. The National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation (NCCHI), a pilot established within the VA Palo […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial Intelligence Detects Heart Failure From One Heartbeat With 100% Accuracy

September 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

Doctors can detect heart failure from a single heartbeat with 100% accuracy using a new artificial intelligence-driven neural network. That’s according to a recent study published in Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Journal, which explores how emerging technology can improve […]


Opinions

In 2020, Employer Health Costs To Double Inflation Yet Again

September 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

Employer healthcare costs in the U.S. are rising 6.5% in 2020 or nearly double the rate of general inflation for yet another year amid the rising costs of specialty pharmaceuticals and ongoing chronic conditions, according to Aon, a global professional […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

In search of age-friendly health care, finding room for improvement

September 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A month ago, during a visit to her doctor’s office in Sequim, Wash., Sue Christensen fell to her knees in the bathroom when her legs suddenly gave out. The 74-year-old was in an accessible stall with her walker, an older […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Gene coding error likely responsible for rare form of inherited ‘short telomere’ disease

September 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

By combing through the entire genetic sequences of a person with a lung scarring disease and 13 of the person’s relatives, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found a coding error in a single gene that is likely responsible […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Survey: Many doctors are unprepared to help their patients prevent diabetes

September 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Which of these is not a risk factor for prediabetes? A) Overweight B) Age 45 or older C) Being white D) Exercise less than three times per week The correct response is C — the actual risk factor being African […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Apple’s new Research app to serve as platform for three medical studies

September 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Several major academic and healthcare institutions are partnering with Apple to leverage a new app for medical research intended to reach more participants than has previously been possible. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant announced on Tuesday that three medical studies […]