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This app has saved Americans $10 billion on prescriptions so far

May 15, 2019

Via: CNBC
Category: Opinions

Back in 2010 Doug Hirsch, a techie who has worked at Facebook and Yahoo, had a frustrating experience trying to pick up a prescription. He went to a big chain pharmacy in Los Angeles and was told — to his […]


The money and politics of prescription drugs: What you need to know

May 8, 2019

Category: Regulatory

If there’s one area of health care where Republicans and Democrats might strike a deal, it’s prescription drugs. President Donald Trump has floated a plan to cut drug prices. Democratic and Republican ideas abound in Congress, where lawmakers have put […]


Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

April 30, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 35% of young adults in the United States are obese. Among U.S. adolescents, mental health conditions are also prevalent. About 32% of young people ages 13–17 have had an […]


Opinions

How to find and use new federal ratings for rehab services at nursing homes

May 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

For the first time, the federal government is shining a spotlight on the quality of rehabilitation care at nursing homes — services used by nearly 2 million older adults each year. Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website now includes a “star […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study: Older adults who regularly play word and number puzzles have sharper brains

May 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Older adults who regularly take part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to the largest online study to date. The more regularly adults aged 50 and over played puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the better their […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Virta Health aims to reverse Type 2 diabetes without meds by helping patients watch what they eat

May 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

Virta Health has a bolder mission than most health-care companies. Rather than encouraging customers to follow their drug regimen, it aims to reverse chronic disease through lifestyle change — and ultimately to wean its users off their medications entirely. Virta […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Virtual reality may help stimulate memory in people with dementia

May 16, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of conditions, including Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. It can cause memory loss so severe that it negatively impacts a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. A person’s risk of dementia increases as […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning tool immensely scales up Alzheimer’s research

May 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at UC Davis and UC San Francisco have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning approach to […]


Opinions

How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

May 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

The World Health Organization has reported that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently have such conditions. Considering that mental disorders […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers use cutting-edge technology to read the dark heart of chromosomes

May 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Although the genomes of thousands of plant and animal species have been sequenced, for most of these genomes a significant portion is missing — the highly repetitive DNA. In the midst of these mysterious genome compartments are the centromeres—essential chromosomal […]


Opinions

New Doctors Flooded With Job Offers, Mostly At Hospitals

May 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

With 50 to 100 job offers to choose from, the nation’s future doctors are headed for hospital employment and other locations where they will work for somebody else rather than start their careers as independent physicians. New research by physician […]