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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, […]


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 […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Did your doctor ‘ghost’ you? An employment contract may be to blame

March 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Don Cue developed a bladder infection last fall, he called his longtime urologist’s office for a urine culture and antibiotics. It was a familiar routine for the two-time prostate cancer survivor; infections were not uncommon since he began using […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk

March 18, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. If a person does not receive treatment, cardiac arrest can be lethal within minutes. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), in the United States, around 475,000 people […]


EHR & EMR

Hospital work environment impacts how nurses perceive EHRs

March 18, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Data gathered from more than 12,000 nurses at 353 hospitals in four states reveal that those working in less favorable healthcare environments are dissatisfied with their electronic health record systems. Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes & Policy Research (CHOPR) […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women

March 13, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes, according to the latest statistics. Over 9 percent of the U.S. population is living with diabetes, and more than 84 million people are living with prediabetes — […]


EHR & EMR

More EHR Usability Issues Rear Their Ugly Heads

March 12, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Since they first began to be adopted in force, far too many physicians have found EHRs to be difficult to use. In fact, when researching this item, I noted with little surprise that I first began writing EHR/EMR workarounds back […]


Innovation, Med Tech

IBM’s new research leverages AI to predict Alzheimer’s

March 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Led by researcher Ben Goudey, the team used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify a set of proteins in blood that could predict amyloid-beta concentration in spinal fluid. Previous studies indicated that amyloid-beta is a biological marker associated with Alzheimer’s. […]


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 […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Cell-sized robots could soon be injected into the body to monitor health

March 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the university of Pennsylvania have developed micro robots so small that they can be injected through a hypodermic needle, opening up a range of medical applications. They developed these cell-sized robots using a nanofabrication technique. The technique allowed […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

As measles outbreak spreads, study finds no link between vaccine and autism

March 6, 2019

Via: CNBC

There’s no link between autism and the vaccine that prevents measles, mumps and rubella, according to a new study that challenges a push by some parents against vaccinating their children. The study in Denmark is one of the largest research […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson’s?

March 5, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition that usually stands out for the motor symptoms that it causes, which include tremors, rigidity in the limbs, impaired balance, and a lack of control over movements. However, this condition also has numerous other […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Cocoa may help treat common MS symptom

March 5, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 400,000 people in the United States and approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. MS affects the central nervous system. Symptoms often include muscle weakness, burning sensations, numbness, chronic pain, poor balance […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Sleep apnea may be related to higher accumulation of Alzheimer’s biomarker in the brain

March 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer’s disease biomarker called tau in an area of the brain that helps with memory, according to a preliminary study […]


Regulatory

FDA warns against use of surgical robots for cancer surgeries

March 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Robotically assisted surgical devices can be used to perform different surgical procedures through small incisions. This approach is known to reduce pain, blood loss, scarring, infection and boost recovery time post-surgery compared to procedures that do not leverage surgical robots. […]