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Innovation, Patient Experience, Research

Asthmatics at no higher risk getting or dying from COVID-19, assessment of studies consisting of 587,000 people shows

February 19, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study looking at how COVID-19 affects people with asthma provides reassurance that having the condition doesn’t increase the risk of severe illness or death from the virus. George Institute for Global Health researchers in Australia analysed data from […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Facebook will tell people where they can get vaccinated

February 8, 2021

Via: CNBC

Facebook this week will begin showing its U.S. users information about where and when they can get Covid-19 vaccines, the company announced on Monday. As part of its Covid-19 Information Center, Facebook will direct users to local health agency websites […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Largest global study of ‘long Covid’ finds many patients unable to return to work six months later

January 5, 2021

Via: CNBC

The largest global study of “long Covid” to date has found that many of those suffering from ongoing illness after infection with Covid-19 are unable to return to work at full capacity six months later. The term “long Covid” refers […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Persistent Opioid Use Can Follow Mastectomy

December 11, 2020

Via: MedPageToday

Some women who are prescribed opioids and other drugs to ease pain after mastectomy and reconstructive surgery continue to use those medications, researchers reported. In a large database analysis, new persistent use of opioids – defined as filling at least […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New guidelines can help fertility practitioners build stronger patient relationships

October 6, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Pregnantish, the infertility community and content site, has crafted powerful new relationship guidelines to help fertility practitioners build stronger patient relationships, using simple communication tools designed to make every interaction count. The guidelines, entitled How to Create Happier Patients In […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Inexpensive steroids reduce deaths of hospitalized Covid-19 patients, WHO analysis confirms

September 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Use of inexpensive, readily available steroid drugs to treat people hospitalized with Covid-19 reduced the risk of death by one-third, according to an analysis encompassing seven different clinical trials conducted by the World Health Organization and published Wednesday in the […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

LA hospital seeks vaccine trial participants among its own high-risk patients

August 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The patients at Dr. Eric Daar’s hospital are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, and he’s determined to make sure they’re part of the effort to fight the disease. He also hopes they can protect themselves in the […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patients say post office slowdown is delaying delivery of life-saving medications

August 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

Nathan Geissel, who lives in rural Oregon, has been waiting more than nine days for a life-saving medication to arrive in the mail. As far as he knows, it’s stuck in a fulfillment center. Geissel’s doctor prescribed the medicine two […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Research

Traditional PTSD therapy doesn’t trigger drug relapse

July 20, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Johns Hopkins researchers have now demonstrated that behavior therapy that exposes people to memories of their trauma doesn’t cause relapses of opioid or other drug use, and that PTSD severity and emotional problems have decreased after the first therapy session. […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Care Through a New Lens: A Look At Oncology

June 17, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Recently, Jon Pearce talked about how health systems can, and must, see virtual care as a part of their long term success. Virtual care isn’t a temporary fix—it’s a longstanding solution. But what does that solution actually look like in […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Applying symptom tracking to COVID-19 outpatient care using famotidine

June 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A patient-reported symptom tracking method used for patients with cancer has now been adapted for patients with COVID-19. Investigating the effect of famotidine, a potential treatment for COVID-19, on non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19, clinicians at Northwell Health and cancer researchers […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Wearing A Face Mask At Home Could Curb Covid-19 Transmission By 79%

May 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

Whether to wear a mask or not for coronavirus protection is widely debated these days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines in April calling for the use of cloth face masks in public settings (such […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Radiation oncology clinics report fewer patients despite improved safety measures

May 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Despite facing challenges such as limited access to personal protective equipment (PPE) following the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety and process enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

SCAI releases recommendations for managing patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

May 14, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus statement describing recommendations for the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The statement, published today in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, was presented during the SCAI […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Coronavirus patients describe symptoms that last a month or more

May 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

Teresa Rodriguez knew something was wrong when she lost her sense of smell. She was cooking dinner with her daughter, and it hit her that something was off. The following morning, on March 23, she woke up feeling extremely tired, […]