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Innovation, Patient Experience

New recommendations for stroke systems of care to improve patient outcomes

May 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The policy statement, released during National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, comes as stroke systems of care have seen vast improvements in availability of endovascular therapy, neurocritical care and stroke center certification over the past decade. In addition, innovations such […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

As ER wait times grow, more patients leave against medical advice

May 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Emergency room patients increasingly leave California hospitals against medical advice, and experts say crowded ERs are likely to blame. About 352,000 California ER visits in 2017 ended when patients left after seeing a doctor but before their medical care was […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

How much coffee is too much for the heart?

May 17, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?” So wrote the Victorian writer Anthony Trollope in his 1855 novel The Warden. Whatever it is that draws people to coffee — be […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Processed foods lead to weight gain, but it’s about more than calories

May 17, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

There are plenty of studies in mice linking processed foods to problems such as obesity and intestinal inflammation. But mice are not people, as critics of such studies are quick to point out. In humans, researchers have reported associations between […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Microsoft supports development of epilepsy prediction device

May 17, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Named NeuroSyd, the device will be designed to act as a seizure warning system via real-time monitoring and processing of brain-signals that indicate an epileptic seizure. Primarily intended to help adult epilepsy patients while driving, the device will provide an […]


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 […]


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 […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Therapeutic effects of gardening for psychiatric patients

May 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

It began as a modest investment of space and money — an unused, raised outdoor planter bed at UCLA’s Steward and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools. But, with careful planning by a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Study suggests avocados suppress hunger, but can we trust the research?

May 14, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The avocado is widely hailed as a superfood. With its creamy green flesh, it adorns dishes of all varieties and features in breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The fruit contains a rare combination of healthful fats and fiber and is associated […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

VA partners with Virta Health for remote diabetes treatment

May 14, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Veterans with type 2 diabetes are being offered care for up to one year at no cost, including continuous remote monitoring from medical providers and health coaches. Under a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Virta Health, a […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Breakfast cereals: ‘Almost zero correlation’ between health claims and nutritional content

May 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

The nutritional facts and ingredients that appear on a product’s packaging aim to reveal what consumers want to know about a food. A consumer might choose to look at a product’s calorie, fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamin, or mineral content. Those […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Health plan members want better apps, more telehealth

May 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurance beneficiaries generally are dissatisfied with the apps that their insurers are providing, according to a new study by J.D. Power. Other findings from the large national study show that respondents believe insurers should widen the availability of telehealth […]