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Opinions

Medicaid tweak might offer means to improve U.S. maternal health

November 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Madavia Johnson gave birth to Donald Ray Dowless III last year, she was hit by a case of severe postpartum anxiety. She was scared to carry her son downstairs or drive him in a car. She couldn’t manage to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vaccine decreases chances of severe pneumonia in children

November 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria. The research, a collaborative effort between the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne along […]


Biomarker, Innovation

US researchers use biomarker blood test to reveal heart disease risk

November 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers collected data of approximately 13,000 individuals from three notable patient populations, including multiple ethnicities. They found that around one-third of adults suffering from mild hypertension, not recommended for treatment, had higher levels in one of the two biomarkers, indicating […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Opioids do not improve quality of life or depression in OA patients

November 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New research presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting suggests that opioids contribute no measurable benefit to quality of life or depression for patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Researchers also found only small benefits on pain and function after two to […]


Opinions

Health education intervention may promote healthier lifestyle in underserved communities

November 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A unique study conducted in a multi-ethnic, underserved community in New York City shows if young adults are properly taught about heart healthy behaviors and strictly adhere to specific interventions, they may see significant benefits to their cardiovascular health when […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Apple opens up its health records service to veterans with iPhones

November 6, 2019

Via: CNBC

Apple and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday that veterans can now access their health information on their iPhone via Apple’s health records service. The move enables veterans to see their medical information in one place and share it […]


Editorial

Use of AI on the Rise in Sports and Healthcare

November 6, 2019

Via: Kelly Redmond

Trust in artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining ground in more than one sector. After healthcare and prevention, it started spreading to tennis courts. Novac Djokovic is one of the best tennis players in the world, but it definitely took some […]


Regulatory

FDA keeps brand-name drugs on a fast path to market ― despite manufacturing concerns

November 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

After unanimously voting to recommend a miraculous hepatitis C drug for approval in 2013, a panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration gushed about what they’d accomplished. “I voted ‘yes’ because, quite simply, this is a game changer,” […]


Regulatory

As Congress works to curb surprise medical bills, N.Y.’s fix gets examined

November 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Lobbying campaigns and legislative battles have been underway for months as Congress tries to solve the problem of surprise billing, when patients face often exorbitant costs after they unknowingly receive care from an out-of-network doctor or hospital. As Congress considers […]


Innovation, Med Tech

More Research Concludes That Healthcare AI Adoption Is Expanding Rapidly

November 4, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Not long ago, I shared a survey documenting a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare execs who reported having implemented an AI strategy. Now, I have another set of data points on healthcare AI adoption to share with […]


Biomarker, Clinical Research, Innovation

UK researchers use simple blood test to detect early breast cancer

November 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have found that a simple blood test can help to detect breast cancer up to five years before the appearance of clinical symptoms of the disease. According to researchers, the blood test could be […]


Opinions

Employers are scaling back their dependence on high-deductible health plans

October 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Everything old is new again. As open enrollment gets underway for next year’s job-based health insurance coverage, some employees are seeing traditional plans offered alongside or instead of the plans with sky-high deductibles that may have been their only choice […]


Regulatory

Hospitals take shot at opioid makers over cost of treating uninsured for addiction

October 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

While thousands of cities and counties have banded together to sue opioid makers and distributors in a federal court, another group of plaintiffs has started to sue on their own: hospitals. Hundreds of hospitals have joined in a handful of […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Uber And Cerner In Deal To Ease Medical Transportation

October 28, 2019

Via: Forbes

Uber and Cerner, an electronic health record firm, are partnering to help alleviate patients’ transportation barriers to healthcare services. Uber Health, the healthcare business of the ride-sharing giant, said Monday it will work with Cerner’s clients, which include hospitals and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

How Much Dog Do You Need For Optimum Health?

October 28, 2019

Via: Forbes

Humans have had dogs as companions for thousands of years. Over that time, dogs have evolved to become ever-better companions, as we humans selectively bred them for traits that we like, such as friendliness and loyalty. Dog owners already know […]