Shortage of shingles vaccination continues as pharmacies scramble
DICKINSON, N.D. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 million people in the US get shingles each year. While the CDC says two…
Jul 23, 2019 12:59 UTC Health-Care Read More
'High-Intensity' Telemedicine Curbs ED Use in Dementia Patients
LOS ANGELES — Providing comprehensive remote care via telemedicine to older adults with dementia significantly cuts emergency department (ED) visits, new…
Jul 22, 2019 20:59 UTC Health-Care Read More
AI predicts long-term mortality from chest X-ray data
Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered tool that can harvest information in chest X-rays to predict long-term mortality.
Jul 22, 2019 02:31 UTC Health-Care Read More
AU to deploy more healthcare experts to tackle Ebola crisis
John Nkengasong, Director of the AU's Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. / Net photo. Twitter · Facebook · Email · Whatsapp · linkedin.
Jul 21, 2019 22:21 UTC Health-Care Read More
How Ontario's new regional health teams will operate is anyone's guess in 'low-rules environment'
No one is sure how they will be governed or funded, or how they will function. But they will be the way forward for health care in the province.
Jul 20, 2019 09:04 UTC Health-Care Read More
Did Ontario's Local Health Integration Networks fail?
Turn back the clock five years, when Ontario was in the midst of an election, and you'll find headlines about a familiar plan to overhaul the province's health-care…
Jul 20, 2019 09:03 UTC Health-Care Read More
Michigan health officials investigate multiple cases of gastrointestinal illness
Michigan health officials are investigating multiple cases of a gastrointestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite, and they say the infected people reported…
Jul 19, 2019 18:25 UTC Health-Care Read More
1 in 20 patients experience preventable harm while receiving medical care, study finds
About 1 in 10 patients experience some kind of harm while receiving medical care and in about half of those cases — 1 in 20 — the harm is preventable,…
Jul 19, 2019 13:43 UTC Health-Care Read More
California Woman Has Flesh-Eating Bacteria Despite Not Going in Water
Noelle Guastucci was celebrating July 4th weekend when her foot suddenly started swelling and she developed a rash.
Jul 18, 2019 22:51 UTC Health-Care Read More
Proposed merger would create 14-hospital system
Peoria, Ill. -based OSF HealthCare and Evergreen Park, Ill. -based Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Centers are negotiating a full merger, according…
Jul 18, 2019 20:54 UTC Health-Care Read More
Kentucky Man Fighting Illness from Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Jonathan Metcalf has been fighting the illness for several weeks and had to have a six-inch section of his thigh removed.
Jul 18, 2019 18:02 UTC Health-Care Read More
"If you like your plan, you can keep it." Biden's health pitch invokes Obama's troubled claim
Joe Biden invoked a risky — and familiar — phrase to sell his health care plan. At an AARP event in Iowa, Biden told voters he'd create a government insurance…
Jul 18, 2019 16:26 UTC Health-Care Read More
State of emergency, Part 2: Why Ontario badly needs more ER nurses
ANALYSIS: Hospital administrators see them as expendable. But nurses provide care and bring order to chaos — and our hospitals don't have enough of them.
Jul 18, 2019 14:33 UTC Health-Care Read More
Here's All the Places Where People Have Reported Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria in 2019
Each summer, as the waters along the U.S. coastline heat up, cases of flesh-eating bacteria start to grow. The parasite — which can be deadly, depending on…
Jul 17, 2019 20:23 UTC Health-Care Read More
Abbott ramping up FreeStyle Libre production following bountiful Q2
Following a major sales bump in the second quarter of 2019, Abbott Laboratories is planning to significantly ramp up manufacturing for its FreeStyle Libre…
Jul 17, 2019 19:23 UTC Health-Care Read More
Ground broken for Lutheran Downtown Hospital Business Journal Gazette
Lutheran Health Network and local elected officials broke ground today on the new Lutheran Downtown Hospital.
Jul 17, 2019 18:10 UTC Health-Care Read More
Health insurance idea born at U-M could help millions of Americans spend less for the care they need most
ANN ARBOR—Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services they need the most, if their health insurance…
Jul 17, 2019 17:13 UTC Health-Care Read More
Demolition Begins to Make way for new Medstar Shah Medical Group Building in Waldorf
The building at the intersection of Route 301 and St. Patrick's Drive in Waldorf is often overlooked by passersby. A wall of trees along southbound 301 limits the…
Jul 17, 2019 16:21 UTC Health-Care Read More
CVS Stock Falls Despite Home Dialysis Trial; DaVita, Fresenius Hit
CVS stock fell, even as CVS Health began a trial of a home dialysis system that could cut into a $35 billion market ruled by Fresenius Medical and DaVita.
Jul 17, 2019 16:04 UTC Health-Care Read More
How Data Analytics Has Curbed the Prescription of Opioids in Philly
Though the opioid epidemic is not nearly as bad as it was in 2017 when the misuse of prescription painkillers resulted in more than 5,000 overdose deaths in…
Jul 17, 2019 13:38 UTC Health-Care Read More
American Medical Association enacts reimbursement codes for 3D printing services in healthcare
The American Medical Association (AMA) has accepted a proposal from the American College of Radiology (ACR) which advances the use of 3D printing in…
Jul 17, 2019 11:51 UTC Health-Care Read More
Skin sensors are the future of health care
Thin, flexible, wireless monitoring systems could make medicine more predictive and personalized, argue Shuai Xu, Arun Jayaraman and John A. Rogers.
Jul 17, 2019 11:01 UTC Health-Care Read More
Intermountain launches value-based care spinoff
Intermountain Healthcare has spun off a new company that aims to help providers, payers and other stakeholders transition to value-based care, the integrated…
Jul 16, 2019 18:50 UTC Health-Care Read More
Ontario Investing in New Program to Support Seniors' Mental Health
TORONTO - Seniors want to remain active and live independently in age-friendly communities that are open to their full participation. Yet many seniors face…
Jul 16, 2019 18:26 UTC Health-Care Read More
Why Is Healthcare So Expensive? How Mental Health Stigma Drives The Cost Of Therapy & Psych Meds
It's well known that therapy is often expensive, but here are the deeper reasons mental health stigma and our society's lack of awareness drive the costs of…
Jul 16, 2019 14:33 UTC Health-Care Read More
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