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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 […]


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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 […]


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

May 15, 2019

Via: CNBC

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 […]


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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 […]


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This Is Why Every Parent Should Fully Vaccinate Their Children

May 2, 2019

Via: Forbes

It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make in your life: do I vaccinate my child, and do I do it according to the CDC’s recommended timetable? There’s a lot of information out there from groups that both […]


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Medical financial hardship found to be very common among people in the United States

May 2, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study by American Cancer Society researchers finds medical financial hardship is very common among people in the United States, with more than half reporting problems with affordability, stress, or delaying care because of cost. The study, appearing early […]


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Three major pharmaceutical companies just reported earnings — here’s how they did

April 30, 2019

Via: CNBC

Shares of pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Merck both rose by about 1% Tuesday after reporting first-quarter financial results that beat Wall Street’s expectations. However, shares of drug giant Eli Lilly dropped more than 3% after releasing first-quarter earnings that topped […]


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Innovations to U.S. food system could help consumers in choosing healthy foods

April 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A science advisory from the American Heart Association describes system-wide innovations to the U.S. food system that are sustainable and have the potential to make it easier for consumers to choose healthy foods. The advisory is published in the American […]


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Researchers provide recommendations to address antibiotic over-use problem

April 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest problems facing medicine today. A major threat comes from over-use of antibiotics in healthcare. A team of researchers from the University of Leicester has provided a set of recommendations about how to address […]


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More millennials, Gen Z are dying of opioid overdoses, researchers say

April 25, 2019

Via: CNBC

The nationwide opioid epidemic has led to a sharp increase of teens and young adults dying from drug overdoses, according to new research published Thursday. Death rates from drug overdoses for people between the ages of 15 and 24 rose […]


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A Serious Mental Health Crisis Is Turning Doctors To Drugs

April 23, 2019

Via: Forbes

Today, a new report by the British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union that represents all doctors in the UK, has highlighted a serious mental health crisis within the medical profession. Of the 4300 UK doctors and medical students that […]


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Measles nears record in US as the disease spreads in New York

April 22, 2019

Via: CNBC

U.S. health officials confirmed 71 new cases of measles last week, putting this year just a few dozen cases shy of becoming the worst year on record since the disease was said to be eradicated from the U.S. in 2000. […]


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Most people who die of natural causes do not seek medical help

April 19, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (IFS) in Texas have uncovered some of the key factors related to premature deaths among adults. They have now published their […]


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AI in healthcare: Should ‘medical machines’ be allowed to teach themselves?

April 16, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Before a medical device is sold, it has to go through a whole series of approvals and regulations. Does it resemble a pre-existing device? Is this the first of its kind? What kind of risk does its misuse/misapplication put its […]


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Allergy Season Is Getting Worse, Thanks To Climate Change

April 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

Allergy sufferers are having a rough time of it this spring. If you’re among them, and if you think it’s getting worse, you’re right–and climate change is at least partly to blame. Admittedly, warming climate has far more severe consequences, […]