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Opinions

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

March 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Elyse Imamura’s son was an infant, she and her husband, Robert, chose to spread out his vaccinations at a more gradual pace than the official schedule recommended. “I was thinking, ‘OK, we’re going to do this,’” says Imamura, 39, […]


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Review: Majority of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines ignore patients’ voices

March 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Patients’ voices are ignored all too often in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines, say researchers, who reviewed 70 English-language guidelines around the world and found less than 40 percent included any mention of patients’ beliefs, values or preferences (BVPs). Clinical practice […]


Opinions

Humana To Expand Senior Care Clinic Network To New Markets

March 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Humana has targeted several new markets to grow its “senior-focused primary care” network this year, the insurer said Tuesday. Humana has 233 “owned, joint venture and alliance clinics” including its Conviva brand centers in Florida and Texas and its Partners […]


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When is best time to get flu shot? Analysis compares scenarios

March 14, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The protection offered by the flu vaccine wanes as the season progresses, a previous study has shown, which indicates that waiting until closer to the start of flu season ensures greater immunity. However, if flu season arrives early or if […]


Opinions, Regulatory

AI in med tech: how should it be regulated?

March 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

“Our approach to regulating these novel, swiftly evolving products must foster, not inhibit, innovation,” wrote Gottlieb, as the FDA announced plans to evolve its policies to advance development and oversight of innovative digital health tools. Consumers and clinicians are increasingly […]


Opinions

Is Healthcare The Biggest Hurdle To Financial Independence?

March 8, 2019

Via: Forbes

Healthcare costs are probably not top-of-mind when thirty, forty and fifty-somethings dream of early retirement. However, it should be for anyone who has made it his or her goal to achieve financial independence. That is the day work becomes an […]


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Americans want lower prescription prices, but not if it means fewer drugs, survey finds

March 6, 2019

Via: CNBC

Americans are increasingly in favor of more federal regulation to rein in drug prices, including letting the government negotiate directly with drugmakers for the Medicare program, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Yet the poll also […]


Opinions

How machine learning can transform medicine

March 1, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The medical field has some characteristics that make it an attractive target for machine learning. The high stakes nature of correct disease diagnosis, coupled with over-worked and fatigued doctors, can lead to cases where patients with easily treatable diseases go […]


Opinions

Urgent Care Centers Hit 8,700 As Big Players Walgreens, CVS Emerge

February 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

The number of urgent care centers in the U.S. has surpassed 8,700 as big well-capitalized companies like CVS Health and Walgreens Boots Alliance consider whether to add such services across the country. The number of U.S. urgent care centers rose […]


Opinions

Trump plan to beat HIV hits rough road in rural America

February 21, 2019

Via: The Medical News

One of the goals President Donald Trump announced in his State of the Union address was to stop the spread of HIV in the U.S. within 10 years. In addition to sending extra money to 48 mainly urban counties, Washington, […]


Opinions

Medicare For All: Is The U.S. Headed In That Direction?

February 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Washington D.C. is abuzz with talk about Medicare for All. A growing number of Democratic presidential candidates are voicing their support for Medicare for All, as a “big, bold solution to our healthcare system’s problems.” Medicare for All would expand […]


Opinions

Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines — And Our Kids Are Paying The Price

February 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

The HPV vaccine saves lives. It does so by reducing a person’s chance of being infected by the human papilloma virus, a virus that causes a whole range of cancers including, most importantly, cervical cancer. Vaccinate your teenage daughter against […]


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Hospital Wastes A Third Less Food After This One Change

February 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

When it comes to wasting food, hospitals are one of the most egregious culprits, with two to three times more waste than other food service sectors. UC San Francisco Medical Center, however, has found that one change cut the amount […]


Opinions

Misinformation is causing measles cases to rise worldwide

February 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

United States In the US, controversial misinformation about the toxicities and ill-effects of vaccines has spurred the anti-vaccine groups across social media. The danger caused by such groups is so great that the WHO declared anti-vaccine campaigners as one of […]


Opinions

How can we use tech to attract the next generation of carers?

February 7, 2019

Via: Forbes

The adult social care sector in the UK faces a significant set of challenges. One of the most significant is a chronic shortage of carers, to the extent that the care system has often been brought to the brink of […]