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What are the health benefits of balsamic vinegar? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BALSAMIC VINEGAR?

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May 24, 2018

Balsamic vinegar is a popular ingredient in salad dressings, marinades, and many other foods. It is a distinctive flavor that is often described as bold, tart, and complex. Some studies suggest that balsamic vinegar has additional health benefits, ranging from improving a person's complexion to ...

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Novel gel regrows brain tissue after stroke NOVEL GEL REGROWS BRAIN TISSUE AFTER STROKE

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May 22, 2018

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a certain part of the brain is significantly reduced, resulting in brain cell death. Following a stroke, many people will be left with cognitive impairments, motor impairments, or both because of the brain tissue that is destroyed in the process. In fact, str...

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One egg per day may keep stroke at bay ONE EGG PER DAY MAY KEEP STROKE AT BAY

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May 22, 2018

If you've ever heard that eating more than two or three eggs per week is bad for your health, you're not alone. Some studies have suggested that, due to yolks' high cholesterol content, eggs can be a harmful food — particularly for people already at risk of cardiovascular events. T...

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10 Most Common Genetic Diseases 10 MOST COMMON GENETIC DISEASES

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May 22, 2018

The completion of Human Genome Project in 2003 has helped to identify genes associated with many genetic diseases. As a result, scientists were able to develop genetic testing which could confirm a diagnosis or a carrier state of the disease or predict future illness or even a response to therapy. T...

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Once a vision for the future, virtual health is a reality of the present ONCE A VISION FOR THE FUTURE, VIRTUAL HEALTH IS A REALITY OF THE PRESENT

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May 21, 2018

Virtual health stretches beyond the use of digital tools, or mobile devices that connect patients to physicians. It combines digital and telecommunication technologies to create a continuous connection between patients, physicians, and other caregivers. By combining technologies, healthcare stakehol...

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Type 2 diabetes: Intermittent fasting may raise risk TYPE 2 DIABETES: INTERMITTENT FASTING MAY RAISE RISK

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May 20, 2018

The so-called intermittent fasting diet has been gaining more and more traction among people who want to lose weight quickly. This popular diet consists of "fast" days, where one drastically restricts their calorie intake — to a quarter of the daily dose or less, for instance —...

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Stroke: Clinical trial results STROKE: CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS 'LIKELY TO CHANGE CARE PRACTICE'

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May 18, 2018

As in the case of a major stroke, in a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or mini-stroke, blood supply to the brain is disrupted. This major organ becomes starved of oxygen, which might lead to trouble speaking, visual disturbances, and numbness in the body's extremities. A minor stroke is similar...

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How job strain may impair mental health HOW JOB STRAIN MAY IMPAIR MENTAL HEALTH

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May 16, 2018

Mental health problems are more common than we might think. The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) estimate that 16.2 million people in the United States have experienced major depression at least once in the past year. Depression is considered the leading cause of workplace absenteeism in ...

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Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer? COULD GUT BACTERIA DRIVE COLON CANCER?

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May 16, 2018

National Cancer Institute (NCI) figures suggest that 140,250 new cases of colorectal cancer could be diagnosed in the United States in 2018. Among all the known risk factors for this cancer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) name a family history of colon cancer, an unhealthful di...

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Colorectal cancer: Some cells are COLORECTAL CANCER: SOME CELLS ARE 'BORN TO BE BAD'

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May 15, 2018

This may prevent the unnecessary treatment of patients with harmless growths, say scientists from Duke University in Durham, NC, and the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, who report their results in the journal PNAS. There are around 1.3 million people living with colorectal ca...

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Ethics matters in health ETHICS MATTERS IN HEALTH

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May 14, 2018

Policymakers and public health professionals may be forced to weigh and prioritize potentially competing for ethical values in the face of severe time and resource constraints. This video from the World Health Organisation explains that ethical concerns associated with the planning, preparedness, an...

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Does drinking water improve erectile dysfunction? DOES DRINKING WATER IMPROVE ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

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May 14, 2018

Erectile dysfunction can be affected by many factors, including hydration levels. Dehydration can reduce blood volume and affect mood, so a person may find that drinking water can help with maintaining an erection. Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is when a man has difficulty achieving or maintaining an...

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How long does a cup of coffee keep you awake? HOW LONG DOES A CUP OF COFFEE KEEP YOU AWAKE?

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May 13, 2018

Caffeine is a familiar drug that stimulates the nervous system. When it enters the body, caffeine raises the heart rate and blood pressure, increasing energy levels and improving the mood. Caffeine acts quickly, and many people notice the effects within minutes. They last until the body fully metabo...

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Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes? COULD VITAMIN D HELP TO FIGHT DIABETES?

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May 13, 2018

Currently, there are around 30 million people in the United States living with type 2 diabetes, a lifelong condition that cannot yet be cured. Obesity, one of the major risk factors, is steadily rising, meaning that the number of people with type 2 diabetes is likely to follow suit. The condition is...

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Warning signs of stroke in men WARNING SIGNS OF STROKE IN MEN

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May 12, 2018

When blood cannot flow properly to the brain, brain cells die, and this is called a stroke. Many signs and symptoms are the same for men and women, though some occur more often in men. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in th...

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Are people with diabetes, obesity predisposed to stress? ARE PEOPLE WITH DIABETES, OBESITY PREDISPOSED TO STRESS?

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May 08, 2018

According to Auriel Willette, Tovah Wolf, and others at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Iowa State University in Ames, the answer to this is "yes." Previous studies have revealed that people who live with both type 2 diabetes and obesity seem to be more predisposed to mood disorder...

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How to prevent sepsis - the role you can play in health care and communities HOW TO PREVENT SEPSIS - THE ROLE YOU CAN PLAY IN HEALTH CARE AND COMMUNITIES

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May 03, 2018

Every year sepsis affects 30 million people worldwide, anyone with an infection can develop sepsis but some are more at risk than others. This short, animated WHO video provides key information on the risks associated with sepsis and how infections and their evolution to sepsis can be prevented in h...

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Could saunas reduce stroke risk? COULD SAUNAS REDUCE STROKE RISK?

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May 03, 2018

Although their invention is often ascribed to the people of Finland, saunas and sweat lodges appeared independently in many cultures throughout ancient history. Today, they are relatively popular in much of the Western world — and for good reason. In fact, saunas were all the rage across much ...

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The Snowball Effect: Why Selecting a Doctor is One of Your Most Important Healthcare Decisions THE SNOWBALL EFFECT: WHY SELECTING A DOCTOR IS ONE OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE DECISIONS

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May 03, 2018

People often spend more time doing research to buy a new car than to find a new doctor or healthcare provider. However, selecting a doctor is one of the most important healthcare decisions you can make. Compass Chief Medical Officer Eric Bricker discussed why your healthcare costs start when you sel...

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Colorectal cancer: Treatment looks set for human clinical trials COLORECTAL CANCER: TREATMENT LOOKS SET FOR HUMAN CLINICAL TRIALS

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May 03, 2018

In a study paper published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, report how they tested the treatment, which is a type of immunotherapy known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, in mice that were implanted with human...

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Diet Soda Could Lead To Weight Gain And Other Health Problems DIET SODA COULD LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN AND OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS

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May 02, 2018

Diet soda is what you drink when you're trying to lose weight and still want a sweet bubbly glass of soda. It's also helpful for diabetics who can't eat too much sugar, but still, want to have a Coke now and then. New research shows that it might be causing people to gain weight rather t...

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Is ghee more healthful than butter? IS GHEE MORE HEALTHFUL THAN BUTTER?

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May 02, 2018

Ghee is a type of clarified butter that contains fewer dairy proteins than regular butter. This ingredient can be used in place of regular butter, but is it healthier, and what are the benefits? Ghee can be used as a substitute for butter, and while butter is not necessarily bad for health, many peo...

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Intermittent fasting may have INTERMITTENT FASTING MAY HAVE 'PROFOUND HEALTH BENEFITS'

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May 01, 2018

In intermittent fasting, what essentially takes place in the body is that one source of energy — which can facilitate the accumulation of body fat — is switched for another. Our bodies run on glucose or simple sugar, but when we fast for a longer period of time, that energy source become...

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What Do You Know About Testicular Cancer? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TESTICULAR CANCER?

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Apr 30, 2018

By having a dedicated month for Testicular Cancer, a spotlight has been placed on the disease about the importance of understanding the risks and warning signs to look. Through dedicating an entire month, it empowers individuals, survivors, organizations, and the media to get involved in the life-sa...

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What causes a lump on the collarbone? WHAT CAUSES A LUMP ON THE COLLARBONE?

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Apr 30, 2018

The collarbone, or clavicle, is a long and thin bone that runs between the sternum and shoulder blade. It connects the arm to the body and is situated near many nerves and blood vessels. Lumps on or near the collarbone in this area have many causes, with some requiring medical attention. In this art...

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What causes heavy aching legs? WHAT CAUSES HEAVY ACHING LEGS?

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Apr 30, 2018

Feeling heavy legs after a workout is normal and expected. Legs that feel weighed down, stiff, and tired for no apparent reason, however, may be a sign of a condition affecting the veins. Determining the cause will help in finding proper treatment. There may also be some useful home remedies to find...

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High blood pressure? Drinking kefir could lower it HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? DRINKING KEFIR COULD LOWER IT

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Apr 27, 2018

Kefir is a milk-based drink made by adding kefir grains — whitish grains obtained through the fermentation of specific bacteria and yeast — that allow it to obtain the specific creamy thickness and slightly sour taste. This probiotic drink has traditionally been tied to numerous benefits...

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Emergency Medical Care EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

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Apr 26, 2018

This video describes when a Veteran should seek emergency care and provides general information about when and how VA can pay for a Veteran's service-connected and non-service connected emergency care.

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Compass Simplifies Healthcare for Busy Couple COMPASS SIMPLIFIES HEALTHCARE FOR BUSY COUPLE

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Apr 26, 2018

Compass Professional Health Services simplifies healthcare for families like Jake and Laura Torres—a busy Dallas couple who is balancing work, law school and being parents to a growing family—by eliminating the administrative headaches of dealing with the healthcare system and helping th...

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Changing the game: Machine learning in healthcare CHANGING THE GAME: MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

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Apr 20, 2018

As we live in the new world of quality, value-based care, we must be able to draw more insights and conclusions from ever-increasing amounts of information. We have the data, now we must put it to work. When we combine all of this data with machine learning, we are equipped to make smarter decisions...

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Pancreatic cancer: Some blood pressure drugs put women at risk PANCREATIC CANCER: SOME BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS PUT WOMEN AT RISK

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Apr 19, 2018

Zhensheng Wang, a postdoctoral researcher at the Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, along with his colleagues, set out to examine the effects of a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers (CCBs) on the risk of pancreatic cancer. CCBs are use...

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Time-Strapped Professional Services Employees Need Help Navigating Healthcare TIME-STRAPPED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEES NEED HELP NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE

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Apr 19, 2018

Professional services employees are the expert’s organizations hire to solve complex problems. But even they need help navigating the complicated healthcare system. In a continuation of our Navigating Healthcare Blog series that looks at how employees in different industries use healthcare and...

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How music helps the heart find its beat HOW MUSIC HELPS THE HEART FIND ITS BEAT

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Apr 17, 2018

"Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation," wrote scientist Oliver Sacks. Medical research lends credibility to his observation, as classical music is known to lower heart rate and blood pressure. However, a new study shows that a little "mediation" from antihyp...

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What foods are high in protein? WHAT FOODS ARE HIGH IN PROTEIN?

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Apr 17, 2018

Eating a protein-rich diet can help people lose weight because it can help them avoid overeating. A high protein diet can help build lean muscle when combined with exercise. Lean muscle helps to burn more calories throughout the day, which can also help with weight loss. The following are some of th...

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10 Nurse Advice Line Best Practices: Proven Strategies for Enhancing Care and Cutting Costs 10 NURSE ADVICE LINE BEST PRACTICES: PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING CARE AND CUTTING COSTS

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Apr 16, 2018

The pressure to provide high quality care at a lower cost has never been greater. The shift to value-based care, nurse and physician shortages, inappropriate emergent care utilization, and escalating consumer demands makes the situation more complex for plans and providers alike. A comprehensive tel...

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Two common iron supplements may cause cancer TWO COMMON IRON SUPPLEMENTS MAY CAUSE CANCER

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Apr 16, 2018

The new research comes from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, in collaboration with the United Kingdom Medical Research Council and the University of Cambridge, also in the U.K. The scientists — led by Nathalie Scheers, an assistant professor at the Chalmers Universi...

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When choosing health means giving up other essentials like food and education WHEN CHOOSING HEALTH MEANS GIVING UP OTHER ESSENTIALS LIKE FOOD AND EDUCATION

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Apr 12, 2018

800 million people spend at least 10% of their household budget on healthcare. The World Health Organization calls on the global community to make universal health coverage a political priority so that everybody can obtain the health services they need without financial hardship.

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Top 15 sources of plant-based protein TOP 15 SOURCES OF PLANT-BASED PROTEIN

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Apr 12, 2018

A person may try a vegan diet for health, animal welfare, or religious reasons. In 2016, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stated that a vegetarian or vegan diet could provide all the nutritional requirements of adults, children, and those who were pregnant or breastfeeding. Even so, getting en...

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Medieval coffin birth: A modern medical mystery MEDIEVAL COFFIN BIRTH: A MODERN MEDICAL MYSTERY

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Apr 07, 2018

In 2010, archeological diggings in Imola, Italy, yielded a sad yet intriguing find: the skeleton of a medieval woman with a hole in her skull and the mysterious the remains of a fetus. Scientists concluded that this was a coffin birth, and that the hole was caused by an ancient procedure called trep...

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Could berries help to fight cancer? COULD BERRIES HELP TO FIGHT CANCER?

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Apr 06, 2018

Compounds found in a range of berries may soon help to treat cancer and slow the aging process. According to a new study, the magic resides in their naturally occurring pigments. There is little more pleasing to the eye than a freshly plucked berry. Part of this beauty is thanks to their pigments, o...

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2018 Middle East Healthcare Predictions 2018 MIDDLE EAST HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS

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Apr 05, 2018

In honor of this year's World Health Day on April 7, 2018, here are four new healthcare trends two of our Dubai-based executives predict will make headway across the Middle East.

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Diagnosing and Preventing Cancer DIAGNOSING AND PREVENTING CANCER

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Apr 04, 2018

Thinking about cancer can be scary. But like with most of life’s challenges, the more we know about it, the better we can face it. Lung, breast and colorectal are three of the deadliest cancers. Learn their symptoms, recommended screenings, diagnosis and treatment options, and ways they can be...

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New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery NEW COLON CANCER DRUGS MAY ARISE FROM PROTEIN DISCOVERY

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Apr 03, 2018

Better treatments for colon cancer may be in sight, thanks to a new study, which reveals new ways in which a single protein could stop the disease in its tracks. Researchers found that a protein known as APC can "put the brakes" on a number of pathways that drive the development of colon c...

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Healthcare Leader HEALTHCARE LEADER'S GUIDE: PREVENTING PATIENT HARM THROUGH BETTER COMMUNICATIONS

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Apr 02, 2018

The first mistake this organization made was treating each clinical department as its own island. The separate communication tool worked well within one area. The breakdown occurred when interdepartmental exchanges needed to happen and patients’ lives were put on the line when staff had diffic...

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Why Healthcare Navigation is the Key to Lowering Healthcare Costs WHY HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION IS THE KEY TO LOWERING HEALTHCARE COSTS

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Mar 29, 2018

Healthcare is complicated. Healthcare navigation solutions offer the promise of simplifying healthcare by helping employees. While some employees might have lower deductible PPO plans and may not be as concerned about healthcare’s cost, all employees have to deal with the administrative nightm...

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Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy FOODS YOU CAN EAT AFTER A COLONOSCOPY

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Mar 28, 2018

The colon or large intestine is a vital part of the digestive tract that needs periodic screenings in older adults. A colonoscopy is a procedure that is carried out to detect any abnormalities in the colon, such as colorectal cancer or polyps that may develop into cancer. Before a person has a colon...

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A noisy workplace might affect your heart A NOISY WORKPLACE MIGHT AFFECT YOUR HEART

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Mar 26, 2018

In the United States, around 22 million workers "are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year," said the U.S. Department of Labor. So far, workplace noise has mostly been viewed as a hazard for hearing. Now, a study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hea...

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Mystery Solved: The Atacama Skeleton is not an Alien MYSTERY SOLVED: THE ATACAMA SKELETON IS NOT AN ALIEN

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Mar 25, 2018

People had many theories about a small skeleton that was found behind an abandoned church in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The six-inch figure was recovered in a leather pouch and had a head shaped like a cone, only ten pairs of ribs and the bones of a child. It was nicknamed Ata, and she entered the...

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The Advantages of Getting your MRI or CT at a Hospital-based Facility THE ADVANTAGES OF GETTING YOUR MRI OR CT AT A HOSPITAL-BASED FACILITY

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Mar 23, 2018

Where you get your MRI or CT scan can make a difference in your care. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It is a safe and painless test that uses magnetic field and radio waves to take detailed pictures of the body’s organs, soft tissues, bone and other internal structures. A CT or CAT...

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Lending a Helping Hand: Saving City Workers From the Hassles of Healthcare LENDING A HELPING HAND: SAVING CITY WORKERS FROM THE HASSLES OF HEALTHCARE

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Mar 22, 2018

City workers are there to help the communities they serve. But even your local firefighter, police officer and sanitation worker needs help navigating our complicated healthcare system. Recently, Compass’ Navigating Healthcare Blog has looked at the healthcare navigation needs of specific indu...

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Mapping Brain Folds As They Develop MAPPING BRAIN FOLDS AS THEY DEVELOP

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Mar 22, 2018

It takes nine months for a baby to grow from a few cells to a full-term newborn and there’s a lot going on during the entire time. Brain development is constant, but during the last trimester of pregnancy, it goes into overdrive. It’s during this part of pregnancy that the cerebral corte...

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The rise of the digital patient THE RISE OF THE DIGITAL PATIENT

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Mar 20, 2018

The digital patient has arrived! Thanks to innovative mobile technology and the prevalence of broadband networks, patients are investing in their own healthcare more than ever before. From searching for a physician online to tracking fitness activities via wearable technology to accessing their pers...

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A History of Tuberculosis MSF A HISTORY OF TUBERCULOSIS MSF

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Mar 20, 2018

Another accessible animation showing the history of TB. From its ancient name "Phtisis", first described by Hippocrates, the animation takes us through the story of TB throughout the ages. It shows advancements in medical knowledge of the Mycobacterium Tuberculosis bacteria, famous figures...

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EMR v. EHR: Electronic Medical, Health Record Differences EMR V. EHR: ELECTRONIC MEDICAL, HEALTH RECORD DIFFERENCES

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Mar 19, 2018

The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) have become widely synonymous, but they did not start that way and some still argue that a distinction between is necessary to restate. Healthcare organizations and providers have a greater tendency to still use EMR when di...

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3 Keys to a Successful Value-Based Care Implementation 3 KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL VALUE-BASED CARE IMPLEMENTATION

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Mar 19, 2018

The goals of value-based care are clear improved population health, increased patient satisfaction, and reduced cost but the means of getting there aren’t. Healthcare organizations are grappling with the transition from service- to performance-based reimbursement with varying success. As it tu...

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A Look at Mental Health A LOOK AT MENTAL HEALTH

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Mar 19, 2018

When it comes to understand mental health and brain disorders, there’s a lot we don’t know. Medical professionals have come a long way towards identifying certain diseases and creating treatments, but dealing with the human mind is still an area where plenty is unknown. Studies show that...

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What is a left atrial enlargement? WHAT IS A LEFT ATRIAL ENLARGEMENT?

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Mar 18, 2018

The right side of the heart is responsible for pumping blood to the lungs to collect oxygen in a process called oxygenation, while the left side pumps blood to the rest of the body. Several heart problems can cause the left atrium to swell. When this happens, it is called left atrial enlargement. It...

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Adolescents, Technology and Reducing Risk for HIV, STDs and Pregnancy ADOLESCENTS, TECHNOLOGY AND REDUCING RISK FOR HIV, STDS AND PREGNANCY

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Mar 18, 2018

Digital technology, including the internet, mobile phones, and gaming, increasingly influences the lives of adolescents. Ninety-three percent of youth, aged 12–17 years, are online, 75% have a mobile phone (Lenhart et al., 2010a), and 97% play video games (Lenhart et al., 2008). These technolo...

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National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease NATIONAL SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR CORONARY HEART DISEASE

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Mar 17, 2018

The new NHS 1 announced the Government’s intention to modernise the NHS. It set out a number of important principles and a range of measures to improve the quality of care and reduce unacceptable variations. Services should be accessible on the basis of need irrespective of age, gender, race, ...

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Applied Intelligence and the Future of Healthcare APPLIED INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

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Mar 16, 2018

Applied Intelligence helps unleash the power of your healthcare data to solve your most significant challenges and achieve sustainable clinical, financial and operational outcomes. With the help of GE Healthcare’s Applied Intelligence solutions and professional services, you’ll focus you...

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Trends in Digital Health How technology is impacting patient care TRENDS IN DIGITAL HEALTH HOW TECHNOLOGY IS IMPACTING PATIENT CARE

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Mar 16, 2018

In an effort to understand how digital health plays an increasingly vital role in the way patients manage their health, as well as the means by which care teams manage their patients, Validic conducted a survey of the Healthcare Dive readership. This survey gathers and shares insight on how digital ...

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The THE 'TRIPLE PILL': A NEW BLOOD PRESSURE TREATMENT

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Mar 16, 2018

Even though there exists an abundance of blood pressure-lowering drugs, high blood pressure persists to be a health concern not only in the US but globally. Blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, kidney issues, as well as stroke; therefore, treating blood pressure is a crucial priority. On a glob...

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Four RNA Molecules that Predict an Irregular Heartbeat FOUR RNA MOLECULES THAT PREDICT AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT

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Mar 16, 2018

Atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heartbeat, often goes unnoticed until the affected person has a stroke. Scientists are interested in identifying a better way to detect AF so they can help prevent stroke and other consequences of this condition. A new discovery from Tokyo Medical and Dental Un...

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Show Me the Money: Why Financial Services Employees Need Help Navigating Healthcare SHOW ME THE MONEY: WHY FINANCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYEES NEED HELP NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE

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Mar 15, 2018

For people who know the most about money, the money in healthcare makes no sense. That’s not their fault it really doesn’t make sense. In a continuation of our Navigating Healthcare Blog series that looks at how employees in different industries use healthcare and health insurance, today...

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WHO Classifies Gaming Disorder as a Disease WHO CLASSIFIES GAMING DISORDER AS A DISEASE

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Mar 15, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) publishes a guide called the International Classification of Disease. It's currently being revised but is online in the Beta version. In each revision, information and data on diseases, conditions, and diagnoses are collected from all over the world so that th...

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The Connection Between Smoking and Mental Health THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SMOKING AND MENTAL HEALTH

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Mar 15, 2018

No one can argue that cigarettes are dangerous to good health. There are thousands of studies that prove the link between tobacco and cardiovascular disease, strokes, heart disease, cancer and so much more. In 1965, 42% of adults in the United States smoked cigarettes. In 2016, that rate had fallen ...

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Making new memories is a balancing act MAKING NEW MEMORIES IS A BALANCING ACT

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Mar 14, 2018

In this 3D model, over time, the information-sending part of one neuron, which will appear as the horizontal white structure in the video, makes synaptic connections (blue) with the information-receiving part of another neuron, which will appear in green.

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Healthcare and Medical Infographics HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL INFOGRAPHICS

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Mar 14, 2018

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Navigating Healthcare Podcasts: A New Way to Stay on Top of Issues that Matter to Benefit Pros NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE PODCASTS: A NEW WAY TO STAY ON TOP OF ISSUES THAT MATTER TO BENEFIT PROS

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Mar 13, 2018

You will never have to worry about missing the Compass Navigating Healthcare webinar again! The new Navigating Healthcare Podcasts help you stay up-to-date with the latest thought leadership for HR and Benefits Professionals from Compass Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric Bricker and Compass Professiona...

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The DASH Diet Does Double Duty THE DASH DIET DOES DOUBLE DUTY

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Mar 13, 2018

Another day, another diet? There are a lot of options out there whether for weight loss, cardiovascular issues or general health, but one, in particular, might have another benefit. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is heavy on the fruits, veggies and whole grains and light on ...

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Congress must invest in colon cancer prevention CONGRESS MUST INVEST IN COLON CANCER PREVENTION

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Mar 13, 2018

Colorectal cancer is America’s silent killer. The disease often has no warning signs or symptoms, and it affects more than 140,000 men and women each year. Despite being largely preventable with screening and treatable if caught early, more than 50,000 people in the United States die from colo...

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Better Health Partnerships – Vaccines BETTER HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS – VACCINES

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Mar 12, 2018

This practice has been an integral part of Walgreens' efforts to improve vaccination rates and population health, and it positions the company and our stores to care for more people and communities around the world. The First Collaboration Walgreens has long recognized the importance of life-sav...

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The NHS Cancer Plan THE NHS CANCER PLAN

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Mar 11, 2018

This Cancer Plan sets out the first ever comprehensive strategy to tackle the disease. It is the first time any government has drawn up a major programme of action linking prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and research. There is much in our cancer services of which we can rightly be proud. Rese...

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Colorectal cancer: The importance of diet COLORECTAL CANCER: THE IMPORTANCE OF DIET

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Mar 09, 2018

Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects a person's rectum, colon, or both. This is also known as the large intestine. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), 2018 could bring around 97,220 new diagnoses of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer to the United States...

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Too much TV may raise men TOO MUCH TV MAY RAISE MEN'S COLORECTAL CANCER RISK

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Mar 09, 2018

Researchers found that men who watched TV for more than 4 hours per day were likelier to develop colorectal cancer over 6 years when compared with those who spent less time in front of the TV. But it's not all doom and gloom; the study also found that men could lower their risk of colon cancer b...

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Healthcare Statistics the Every Hospital Executive Should Care About HEALTHCARE STATISTICS THE EVERY HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE SHOULD CARE ABOUT

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Mar 09, 2018

The healthcare industry is constantly changing – how hospitals and health systems deal with these changes can make the difference for a healthy bottom line and ability to continue servicing the communities in which they exist. The statistics below are in reverse chronological order and updated...

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Identifying Genes Linked to an Aging Brain IDENTIFYING GENES LINKED TO AN AGING BRAIN

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Mar 09, 2018

As we get older, our body has to replace old cells with new ones. But in the brain, that process slows down as we age. Researchers have identified changes in about 250 genes that go along with the reduction in stem cell activity as they replenish cells in the brain. When the activity of one gene, Db...

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Aligning Needs & Skills for Profitable Healthcare Facilities ALIGNING NEEDS & SKILLS FOR PROFITABLE HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

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Mar 07, 2018

Developing a new generation of workers well equipped to remake the business as new challenges arise is a huge fear of CEOs, reports industry media. It’s a very real challenge: By 2030, 10,000 people per day will reach the average retirement age of 65, says the Pew Research Center. But don&rsqu...

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15 interesting facts about Coffee and Caffeine 15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT COFFEE AND CAFFEINE

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Mar 05, 2018

We love coffee. It helps us start our day. It is usually the first drink we drink in the morning, and we will probably take few coffee breaks to get us through the day. You can hardly pass a full day without mentioning coffee in a conversation or drinking it. In fact, on average you will probably co...

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Smarter care: Focusing on consumer engagement for better health outcomes SMARTER CARE: FOCUSING ON CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT FOR BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES

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Mar 02, 2018

Consumer behaviors have dramatically changed the healthcare landscape, and expectations of technology are at an all-time high. We are living in a time when technology is rapidly transforming our quality of life. Following the trend of other industries, health information will become more intelligent...

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Getting Smart About Healthcare: Healthcare Navigation Needs of Educators GETTING SMART ABOUT HEALTHCARE: HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION NEEDS OF EDUCATORS

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Mar 01, 2018

An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But everyone, even educators, needs help navigating the healthcare system. We’re continuing our Navigating Healthcare Blog series that looks at how employees in different industries use healthcare and health insurance. Today, we’re going to look a...

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10 Simple Secrets for a Healthy Smile 10 SIMPLE SECRETS FOR A HEALTHY SMILE

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Mar 01, 2018

How to naturally reverse cavities and heal tooth decay? We’ve got 10 ways to get a perfect Hollywood smile! These natural and cost-effective ways will help you heal those painful cavities at home.

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How technology can help in the fight against opioids HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST OPIOIDS

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Feb 28, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that prescription opioid use and overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. More than 40 Americans die every day from prescription opioid and opiate overdose alone. And when you factor in drugs from the street, which is often where patients turn when...

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HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors kickoff patient power tech challenge HIMSS18 SOCIAL MEDIA AMBASSADORS KICKOFF PATIENT POWER TECH CHALLENGE

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Feb 28, 2018

Innovation requires openness to new ideas. If you’re part of the HIMSS community, you’ve likely bought in to the concept that technology can significantly improve healthcare if applied well. One way IT impacts healthcare (and the world) is through social media, which makes it easier for ...

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How Alcohol Increases The Risk of Dementia HOW ALCOHOL INCREASES THE RISK OF DEMENTIA

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Feb 28, 2018

A recent research paper, published in The Lancet Public Health Journal, looked at alcohol use disorders and the onset of dementia and found that alcoholism is a significant preventable risk factor for dementia. A recent research paper, published in The Lancet Public Health Journal, looked at alcohol...

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What Really Happens When You Deprive Yourself of Sleep WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU DEPRIVE YOURSELF OF SLEEP

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Feb 27, 2018

Feeling forgetful? Finding it hard to focus? Have a shortened temper? You might need more sleep. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on a person, both physically and mentally. Studies show that extended periods of sleeplessness can lead to shortened attention span, impaired memory and even irreversibl...

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Pioneering Academic Drug Discovery. PIONEERING ACADEMIC DRUG DISCOVERY.

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Feb 27, 2018

Daniel Martin Watterson, PhD, professor of pharmacology and John G. Searle Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, studies biological mechanisms important in how cells communicate with each other. The work is advancing basic and translational knowledge about critical biological processes an...

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How to use naloxone HOW TO USE NALOXONE

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Feb 23, 2018

Naloxone is a life-saving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose. Once an overdose has been identified, administer one of these four common forms of naloxone.

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Can Bacteria Talk to Your Brain? CAN BACTERIA TALK TO YOUR BRAIN?

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Feb 23, 2018

Your brain and your digestive system are intricately linked. They interact so closely that some say they should be taken as one system. The link is the valgus nerve, a direct neuronal connection between the gut and the brain. It turns out the gut can bidirectionally communicate with the brain via th...

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Healthcare Navigation Needs of Technology Employees HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION NEEDS OF TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYEES

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Feb 22, 2018

The employees at technology companies are engineers and scientists who expect things to be rational, logical and well designed. However, the U.S. healthcare system is anything BUT rational, logical or well designed. Technology employees need healthcare navigation tools to help remove the hassles of ...

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Automating Biopharma Quality Control to Reduce Costs and Improve Compliance AUTOMATING BIOPHARMA QUALITY CONTROL TO REDUCE COSTS AND IMPROVE COMPLIANCE

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Feb 21, 2018

Tony held the Convenorship of the ISO Working Group revising ISO 14698-1 & -2 for microbial control in cleanrooms and was the UK subject matter expert to the ISO Working Group who issued the 2015 revised versions of the ISO 14644-1 & -2 documents for cleanroom classification at the heart of ...

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Cutting back on carbs could help treat fatty liver disease CUTTING BACK ON CARBS COULD HELP TREAT FATTY LIVER DISEASE

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Feb 19, 2018

Cutting down on pasta, potatoes, and other such carbohydrate-rich foods has become a popular plan for weight loss. However, according to a new study, a carb-restricted diet may offer other health benefits. Researchers found that just 2 weeks of a carb-restricted diet reduced levels of liver fat and ...

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All about antidepressants ALL ABOUT ANTIDEPRESSANTS

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Feb 16, 2018

Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that...

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Machine Learning: What It Is and Why Your Healthcare Organization Should Care MACHINE LEARNING: WHAT IT IS AND WHY YOUR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION SHOULD CARE

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Feb 15, 2018

Machine learning is poised to reshape the world in which we live. In healthcare alone, it stands to make things more safe, efficient, and cost-effective for us all. But where should healthcare companies wanting to work toward the future begin? Point Clear Solutions’ eBook sheds some light.

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How much sugar is in your food and drink? HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN YOUR FOOD AND DRINK?

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Feb 14, 2018

Consuming too much sugar, however, raises the risk of several dangerous health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, increased pressure on the heart and blood vessels, and dental decay. It is estimated that the average person in the United States consumes around 19.5 teaspoons, or 82 grams (...

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DBS as a Treatment for Movement Disorders DBS AS A TREATMENT FOR MOVEMENT DISORDERS

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Feb 13, 2018

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that cause abnormal movements. Two of the most common movement disorders are Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure where electrodes are placed in the brain and then connected to a pacemaker-li...

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How many calories should I eat a day? HOW MANY CALORIES SHOULD I EAT A DAY?

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Feb 12, 2018

When most of us think of calories, we think of how fattening a food is. In dietary terms, calories are the amount of energy that a food provides. If we consistently take in more energy than we need, we will gain weight. If we take in too little energy, we will lose weight, fat, and eventually muscle...

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Patient Identification and the Benefits of Biometrics: Innovative healthcare organizations are adopting more accurate, faster, and secure technologies PATIENT IDENTIFICATION AND THE BENEFITS OF BIOMETRICS: INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS ARE ADOPTING MORE ACCURATE, FASTER, AND SECURE TECHNOLOGIES

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Feb 10, 2018

Ensuring accurate patient identification is critically important to healthcare organizations, yet it has been one of their more challenging goals. The implications of patient misidentification are tremendous, creating a ripple effect of unintended clinical and financial consequences across the entir...

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9 Ways to Attract New Medical Patients and Keep the Ones You Have 9 WAYS TO ATTRACT NEW MEDICAL PATIENTS AND KEEP THE ONES YOU HAVE

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Feb 09, 2018

Instead of picking a doctor and just sticking with them for most of their lives, today’s patients are much more likely to switch practices if they are not happy. The Patient Provider Relationship Study found that one in three medical patients are likely to switch practices within a year or two...

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How the Immune System Determines Friend From Foe HOW THE IMMUNE SYSTEM DETERMINES FRIEND FROM FOE

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Feb 09, 2018

It is the immune system’s duty to distinguish between helpful and harmful bacteria. Thanks to millions of years of humans and bacteria evolving in tandem, several bacterial species perform beneficial roles in the human body, and the immune system has to know when to leave them alone. In a new ...

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The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health THE FUTURE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL HEALTH

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Feb 08, 2018

Health information technology (IT) and digital health are transforming the way that health care is delivered, managed, and improved—while empowering individuals to more effectively manage their health and navigate an increasingly complex healthcare system. Since enactment of the bipartisan Hea...

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Top health care issues 2018 TOP HEALTH CARE ISSUES 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

Watch AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA, discuss some of the biggest issues in health care for the coming year.

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2018 Global health care outlook 2018 GLOBAL HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Feb 07, 2018

With quality, outcomes, and value the watchwords for health care in the 21st century, sector stakeholders around the globe are looking for innovative, cost-effective ways to deliver patient-centered, technology-enabled “smart” health care, both inside and outside hospital walls.

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Genetic Factors Make Babies Susceptible to Zika GENETIC FACTORS MAKE BABIES SUSCEPTIBLE TO ZIKA

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Feb 03, 2018

Zika virus can lead to devastating birth defects in babies born to infected mothers, but only about six to twelve percent of children potentially affected by the disease end up having those problems. Scientists have long suspected that there are factors other than the virus at work when it comes to ...

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What the Healthcare Industry Can Expect in 2018 WHAT THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY CAN EXPECT IN 2018

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Feb 02, 2018

2018 has arrived, and executives from healthcare companies both big and small hit the ground running. Just a few weeks after the New Year, our Oliver Wyman team was out in full force at the 36th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (JPM) in San Francisco. Despite the soggy weather, optimism was ...

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Chiropractic Care for Health and Wellness CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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Feb 02, 2018

Chiropractic care is a necessary tool for health and wellness for many individuals. It is most often used to treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain and associated symptoms of the arms and legs, which are known as neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Many individuals choose chiropractic car...

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One injection could kill cancer ONE INJECTION COULD KILL CANCER

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Feb 01, 2018

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated tumors in mice. Research devising more effective treatments for all types of cancer has been abundant over the past few years, offering new hope all the tim...

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Why Kids with Autism are Less Social Than Their Peers WHY KIDS WITH AUTISM ARE LESS SOCIAL THAN THEIR PEERS

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Feb 01, 2018

Kids with autism are less social, and one researcher adapted a common game to learn more about why. Katherine Stavropoulos is a clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of special education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. She analyzes electrica...

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Brain Pacemaker in Frontal Lobe Slows Alzheimer BRAIN PACEMAKER IN FRONTAL LOBE SLOWS ALZHEIMER'S IN NEW STUDY

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Feb 01, 2018

In an Ohio State University study, patients with Alzheimer’s disease showed promising responses to a deep-brain-stimulation (DBS) device, sometimes called a “brain pacemaker,” that was implanted in their frontal lobe. The three subjects experienced a slowing down of the decline in ...

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Texting Your Patients: Why It’s Hard and How to Get it Right TEXTING YOUR PATIENTS: WHY IT’S HARD AND HOW TO GET IT RIGHT

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Jan 30, 2018

There are now more ways available for people to communicate than ever before. Thanks to mobile technology and robust wireless networks, anyone with a mobile phone can place a call, send a text, check their email, respond to social media messages, and take and send photos and videos from just about a...

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Symptoms of Overactive Thyroid Hyperthyroidism SYMPTOMS OF OVERACTIVE THYROID HYPERTHYROIDISM

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Jan 29, 2018

An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can cause a wide range of possible symptoms, although it's unlikely you'll experience all of them. The symptoms may develop gradually or suddenly. For some people, they're relatively mild, while for others they can be severe and significantly affec...

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Prevention of Rubella PREVENTION OF RUBELLA

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Jan 29, 2018

The best way to avoid catching rubella is to be immunized against the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. There's no specific treatment for rubella. The condition is usually mild and improves without treatment within 7 to 10 days.

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Treatment of Rubella TREATMENT OF RUBELLA

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Jan 29, 2018

There is no effective antiviral treatment for rubella. Treatment of symptoms includes plenty of fluids and pain relief if required. Paracetamol may be used to reduce fever and pain. Aspirin should not be given to children under 12 years of age unless specifically recommended by a doctor.

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The Elephant in the Room: Only 7% of Americans Trust Health Insurance Companies THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: ONLY 7% OF AMERICANS TRUST HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES

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Jan 25, 2018

Whether it’s justified or not, Americans don’t trust health insurance companies. As a result, employees and their families distrust any health program from an insurance carrier. The June 2015 issue of Insurance Business America published an article entitled “America’s least-r...

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Increase Your Medical Practice Revenue By Up-Selling and Cross-Selling INCREASE YOUR MEDICAL PRACTICE REVENUE BY UP-SELLING AND CROSS-SELLING

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Jan 19, 2018

Did you know that more than 60 percent of patients who are convinced of your quality would try more of your products or services when offered? The significance cross-selling and up-selling is underestimated in the healthcare industry. Medical practitioners can significantly increase the profitabilit...

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Fighting obesity in the Philippines FIGHTING OBESITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Jan 17, 2018

One in three people in the Philippines are obese or overweight and this is mostly due to over-consumption of sugar. Dr. Gundo Weiler, World Health Organization Representative in the Philippines, describes the work of WHO to support the Government in introducing a specific legislation to tax sugar-sw...

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Diagnosis of Heart Attack DIAGNOSIS OF HEART ATTACK

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Jan 17, 2018

The ECG (also known as EKG or electrocardiogram) can tell how much damage has occurred to your heart muscle and where it has occurred. In addition, your heart rate and rhythm can be monitored. Blood tests. Blood may be drawn to measure levels of cardiac enzymes that indicate heart muscle damage.

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Treatment of Heart Attack TREATMENT OF HEART ATTACK

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Jan 17, 2018

This is an introduction to the common treatments you may experience the following diagnosis as a heart attack patient. Heart attack treatment is obviously a complex process, but this basic primer will help you talk with your doctors and other healthcare providers about your own needs and questions.

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Wellness Programs Need to Address Social Factors That Impact Health WELLNESS PROGRAMS NEED TO ADDRESS SOCIAL FACTORS THAT IMPACT HEALTH

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Jan 17, 2018

From my experiences as an internist, I have seen how social determinants of health impacted the lives of my patients more than my medical care did. For example, I had a male patient with diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure who was illiterate.

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Top 12 Healthcare Trends for 2018 TOP 12 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2018

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Jan 16, 2018

Healthcare leaders enter 2018 with an optimistic outlook. Generally speaking, 2018 will be a year where healthcare executives focus their attention on fostering stronger collaborations and partnerships, advancing clinical initiatives in patient care, and driving improved efficiency in performance an...

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Healthcare Information Exchange Marketplace HEALTHCARE INFORMATION EXCHANGE MARKETPLACE

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Jan 16, 2018

Sharing healthcare data from one institution to another has been a complex task due to privacy concerns and fear that sharing information will give others a competitive advantage. Today’s electronic medical records (EMRs) have varying data standards that inhibit interoperability since records ...

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Could this experimental COULD THIS EXPERIMENTAL 'RECIPE' FIGHT COLON CANCER?

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Jan 14, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deem colorectal cancer the third most common type of cancer to be diagnosed, as well as the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. And, according to data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), there were an e...

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What Happened to Ebola? WHAT HAPPENED TO EBOLA?

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Jan 12, 2018

Remember ebola? The rare but extremely contagious and fatal virus that threatened to wipe out the world in 2014-2016? Okay, maybe not the world…but the virus is very dangerous and is still a threat. With so much media surrounding the outbreak that plagued parts of Africa and spread to a handf...

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Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer? COULD TARGETING THE BODY CLOCK STALL BRAIN CANCER?

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Jan 11, 2018

Brain and central nervous system (CNS) cancers are aggressive and often resilient to the normal therapies prescribed in these cases, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that there were around 23,800 new cases of bra...

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Assessing Our 2017 Healthcare Predictions ASSESSING OUR 2017 HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS

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Jan 11, 2018

One year ago, Oliver Wyman published a list of our top five healthcare predictions for 2017. Now that 2017 has come and gone, I have reviewed this list to see which predictions came true, and which ones did not come to fruition, amidst an industry of unpredictable uncertainty.

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Minding the Gap: Enabling Collaboration to Improve Care MINDING THE GAP: ENABLING COLLABORATION TO IMPROVE CARE

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Jan 11, 2018

A wealth of studies and research have identified collaboration as a key driver of positive change in healthcare. When data and images flow smoothly across departments and specializations, it leads to a more complete understanding of the patient’s condition.

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8 Tactics to Make Patients Trust Your Brand in 2018 8 TACTICS TO MAKE PATIENTS TRUST YOUR BRAND IN 2018

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Jan 10, 2018

Did you know that more than 67 percent of new business owners fail within their first year? And of the 33 percent of business owners who somehow survive their first year, only 5 percent manage to survive in business after three years. Most of the business owners quit because their brand fails to att...

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Colorectal cancer: What you need to know COLORECTAL CANCER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jan 09, 2018

Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer, is any cancer that affects the colon and the rectum. The American Cancer Society estimate that about 1 in 21 men and 1 in 23 women in the United States will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime. It is the secon...

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Healthy Living Matters-Prevention Works HEALTHY LIVING MATTERS-PREVENTION WORKS

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Jan 05, 2018

VA’s National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention – or NCP knows that “Healthy Living Matters and Prevention Works. We know quality health care access, positive patient experiences and healthy living matter to Veterans and VA alike to prevent chronic and infectious d...

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Mobile Integrated Healthcare Practice: A Healthcare Delivery Strategy to Improve Access, Outcomes, and Value MOBILE INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE PRACTICE: A HEALTHCARE DELIVERY STRATEGY TO IMPROVE ACCESS, OUTCOMES, AND VALUE

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Jan 05, 2018

The U.S. health care system is often described as one that fails to achieve optimal health outcomes while generating exorbitant costs for patients, payors, and society. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that $750 billion—30% of the U.S. annual healthcare budget—is wasted on unnec...

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Everything you need to know about stomach cancer EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STOMACH CANCER

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Jan 05, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 723,000 cancer-related deaths are caused by stomach cancer each year worldwide. It is the fifth most common cancer worldwide, but the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. In the United States, there are approximately 25,500 new cases of stom...

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Using Glowing Sea Creatures USING GLOWING SEA CREATURES' ENZYMES TO TEST CANCER THERAPIES

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Jan 05, 2018

Living beings that glow are described as being “bioluminescent.” An enzyme or biological catalyst called luciferase makes fireflies, deep sea dwellers and other organisms glow or bioluminesce. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) hav...

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England ENGLAND'S CANCER SCREENING FOR TRANS AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE HAS MAJOR GAPS

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Jan 05, 2018

In July 2017, The National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England published a guidebookcalled “NHS population screening: information for transgender and non-binary people.” The NHS is tasked with providing free, universal public health services -- England, Scotland, Wales and Nor...

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Leveraging Managed Services to Reduce Healthcare Organizations Long-Term Ownership Costs LEVERAGING MANAGED SERVICES TO REDUCE HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS LONG-TERM OWNERSHIP COSTS

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Jan 05, 2018

Healthcare organizations overburden their IT staff when they task them with keeping mission-critical applications online while also expecting them to find time to drive innovation initiatives. At the same time, recruiting and retaining talented health IT professionals has increasingly become a chall...

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Can Hedge Fund Principles Solve Healthcare’s Unique Problems? CAN HEDGE FUND PRINCIPLES SOLVE HEALTHCARE’S UNIQUE PROBLEMS?

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Jan 04, 2018

Over the holidays, I began reading Principles by Ray Dalio. Reading about how hedge funds have successfully used a principle called Idea Meritocracy to become more profitable made me wonder: Can we use this same principle to address some of the unique challenges of healthcare?

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Secure and Seamless Access to Patient Information SECURE AND SEAMLESS ACCESS TO PATIENT INFORMATION

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Jan 03, 2018

Within today’s healthcare environment, patient-identifiable data is rapidly transitioning from paper-based records into digital form with the adoption of electronic health record systems (EHR). One key benefit of this change is enabling healthcare professionals to serve care and treatment goal...

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Hyperconvergence and Medical Imaging HYPERCONVERGENCE AND MEDICAL IMAGING

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Jan 03, 2018

Requirements for dedicated hardware and difficulty integrating and sharing the data with entities utilizing different environments make existing systems cumbersome. Existing and traditional systems for file storage have capacity requirements that either push the limits of fault tolerance or simply m...

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Patient Retention: Understanding the Value of Your Current Patients to Your Future Success PATIENT RETENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF YOUR CURRENT PATIENTS TO YOUR FUTURE SUCCESS

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Jan 02, 2018

When looking toward the future and planning the success of their practices, many practitioners have the tendency to focus on expanding their base, gaining new patients, and setting goals for growth to achieve their hopes and dreams. Of course, attracting new patients to your practice is a necessary ...

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FDA Approves Genomic Profiling Tests to Improve Cancer Care FDA APPROVES GENOMIC PROFILING TESTS TO IMPROVE CANCER CARE

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Jan 02, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new genomic profiling test – the second in two months. This test, known as FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) identifies alterations in a patient’s genes and can be used as a companion diagnostic screen for 15 therapies treating five cancers: non-...

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How AI Can Help Hospitals Manage Patient Lengths of Stay HOW AI CAN HELP HOSPITALS MANAGE PATIENT LENGTHS OF STAY

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Jan 02, 2018

Hospital stays that last too long can have a dramatically negative effect on both patients and the healthcare systems treating them. When people are kept from being discharged because of operational bottlenecks, their satisfaction with care is likely to decrease.

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Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Cardiovascular Toxicity CANCER DRUG RAISES RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR TOXICITY

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Jan 01, 2018

A drug approved by the FDA in 2012 to treat a type of cancer called multiple myeloma has dangerous side effects that involve the heart. The drug is called carfilzomib, and it is a proteasome inhibitor now linked to an increased risk of dangerous heart events. High blood pressure, heart failure, hear...

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A Father A FATHER'S DIET AFFECTS THE RNA OF HIS SPERM

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Dec 31, 2017

Our genes make us. They decide our height, the sound of our voice, and even how athletic we are. We’ll always have the same set of genes throughout our lives. However, specific ones will activate or deactivate depending on what we do, consume, and experience on a daily basis. Now, two new stud...

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Teladoc Virtual Healthcare 2018 Predictions TELADOC VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE 2018 PREDICTIONS

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Dec 27, 2017

Teladoc is optimistic about the advancement of virtual healthcare delivery that serves the broadest array of healthcare needs. Read our eight predictions for 2018. Telehealth grows up & it’s powerful, Payers raise expectations, unlocking the full value of virtual healthcare delivery, Utili...

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The digital hospital of the future THE DIGITAL HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE

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Dec 21, 2017

The future of healthcare delivery may look quite different than the hospital of today. Rapidly evolving technologies, along with demographic and economic changes, are expected to alter hospitals worldwide. A growing number of inpatient healthcare services are already being pushed to home and outpati...

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What are the health benefits of celeriac? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CELERIAC?

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Dec 21, 2017

Celeriac, also known as celery root, is an unusual and nutritious vegetable with a wide variety of uses. It is from the same family as celery but is a very different plant. Celeriac that has been washed and peeled can be eaten raw or cooked using different methods. This article explores the nutritio...

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE

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Dec 21, 2017

The last thing healthcare providers need when trying to provide the best patient care is a disengaged workforce. The demands of an aging population — and fewer nurses to meet them —are being felt across the continuum of care. Delivering excellent patient care while controlling costs and ...

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2017 Healthcare and Health Insurance Year in Review 2017 HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE YEAR IN REVIEW

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Dec 21, 2017

With the end of the year right around the corner, let’s take a look at the year in review - some of the top healthcare and health insurance stories of 2017 and how they relate to employee benefits professionals.

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BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 20, 2017

Blockchain technology may have considerable potential in healthcare, although opinion leaders concede that identifying a genuine ‘killer app’ in healthcare is currently difficult. However, COCIR believes that there is a number of interesting use cases where blockchain represents a potent...

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Global Health IT Policies Accelerating Healthcare Transformation GLOBAL HEALTH IT POLICIES ACCELERATING HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

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Dec 20, 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) has transformed nearly every aspect of modern life, from banking to travel to commerce. The healthcare sector has been slower to take advantage of the benefits of these new technologies. Recently, however, global stimulus funding has accelerated the us...

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Can fish oils and omega-3 oils benefit our health? CAN FISH OILS AND OMEGA-3 OILS BENEFIT OUR HEALTH?

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Dec 20, 2017

Here are some key points about fish oils. More supporting information is in the main article. Fish oils contain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and D. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils may protect the heart and offer other health benefits, but research results have been mixed. Eating fish is...

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Effect of Insulin on Cell Growth and Virus Protection EFFECT OF INSULIN ON CELL GROWTH AND VIRUS PROTECTION

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Dec 20, 2017

The goal of our project was to test insulin as a booster for cell growth and virus production. Insulin was chosen for many reasons. It is already used in cell culture, and it is approved by regulatory agencies. So this is in line with our mission to look for strategies that can be implemented quickl...

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Amazon AMAZON'S LIKELY THREE STEP STRATEGY TO ENTER HEALTHCARE

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Dec 19, 2017

Amazon’s entry into healthcare is inevitable. (In fact, Amazon is already in healthcare. As are Google, and Apple, but that’s an article for another day). The recent rumors don’t shed much light on the timing and trajectory, and industry experts are hotly debating the extent to whi...

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Your Technology Roadmap for Distributed Care YOUR TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP FOR DISTRIBUTED CARE

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Dec 19, 2017

Clinical care continues its march outside the walls of the hospital. By some estimates, up to 50 percent of a hospital system’s revenue now comes from outpatient services and other types of care beyond the brick-and-mortar. Soon, the traditional hospital will be reserved exclusively for the si...

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What is Bladder Cancer? What Causes It? WHAT IS BLADDER CANCER? WHAT CAUSES IT?

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Dec 18, 2017

Rare in people under the age of 40 and usually affecting older adults, bladder cancer is more prevalent in men and is one of the most common cancers. It is caused when the cells inside the urinary bladder grow uncontrollably.

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Common Causes of Liver Problem Explained COMMON CAUSES OF LIVER PROBLEM EXPLAINED

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Dec 18, 2017

With a constant rise in the levels of toxic contaminants in the air, a steep surge has also been observed in the number of people suffering from liver problems. The polluted air not only affects the liver but also has adverse effects on various other organs of the body including heart and lungs as w...

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Is There Any Treatment Available for Parkinson’s Disease? IS THERE ANY TREATMENT AVAILABLE FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE?

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Dec 18, 2017

Parkinson is the 2nd most common neurodegenerative disorder that causes a progressive deterioration of motor function due to a loss in dopamine-producing brain cells. Moreover, this condition can significantly cause a reduction in the movements.

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Think Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a Heart Attack? THINK SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST (SCA) IS A HEART ATTACK?

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Dec 18, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart stops beating, abruptly and without warning. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. In addition, if the heartbeat is not restored with an electrical shock immediately, death follows within minutes.

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Take Care of your Mental health at Workplace TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AT WORKPLACE

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Dec 18, 2017

As generations progress, we spend more and more time at the workplace than ever before. The long hours, combined with a lot of other stress factors are bound to take a toll on one's physical and mental health. Looking from a mental health perspective, your work life may be a major contributor to...

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The High Price Of Healthcare THE HIGH PRICE OF HEALTHCARE

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Dec 15, 2017

The healthcare system in the United States, with its technological prowess and massive infrastructure, often serves as a reference point for rapidly developing economies around the world while they build their own medical systems. With expanding middle classes demanding more comprehensive care, gove...

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Can diet and exercise help menopause? CAN DIET AND EXERCISE HELP MENOPAUSE?

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Dec 15, 2017

Menopause is often associated with weight gain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Hormone function decreases as you age, which can affect your overall health and, for some, lead to weight gain.

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Why Patient Engagement Should Be Mobile-First WHY PATIENT ENGAGEMENT SHOULD BE MOBILE-FIRST

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Dec 14, 2017

A good patient-doctor relationship is multi-faceted. In today’s patients-a-consumer landscape, it’s not just about the time a patient spends in the doctor’s office. Instead, the patient experience starts before the visit and now continues until well after the visit.

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Signs That Indicate You Need Immediate Medical Assistance SIGNS THAT INDICATE YOU NEED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

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Dec 14, 2017

Knowing when to seek medical attention has always been difficult. Change of season brings with itself many factors that can cause colds, flu or abnormalities in the stomach. The occasional pain and ache are normal.

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Is Smog Increasing the Incidence of Lung Cancer? IS SMOG INCREASING THE INCIDENCE OF LUNG CANCER?

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Dec 14, 2017

A Man-Made disaster- Smog contains several pollutants from particulate matters, poisonous gases, and dust from construction sites as well as vehicles. Dr. Dinesh Singh, Director, Radiation Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali says that PM 2.5 levels are increasing the cases of lung canc...

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How Enterprise Imaging Aligns with Value-Based Care HOW ENTERPRISE IMAGING ALIGNS WITH VALUE-BASED CARE

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Dec 13, 2017

The goal is to improve the quality of care for the patient by changing how healthcare systems are reimbursed for their services. In the traditional fee-for-service model, volume was the name of the game.  More patients, more admissions, more tests, more examinations all equaled more money. But ...

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Do You Know About Second Cancers? DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SECOND CANCERS?

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Dec 13, 2017

With the advent of technology and research in medical sciences, today the survival rate of cancer patients is increasing marginally. Cancer patients can be affected by several other health problems; however, their most significant concern is facing cancer again.

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Its Implications for Florida Philanthropy PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT & ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR FLORIDA PHILANTHROPY

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Dec 12, 2017

Florida Philanthropic Network is pleased to present this “White Paper on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Its Implications for Florida Philanthropy.”  The paper is intended to provide an independent, nonpartisan overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable C...

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Designing the Consumer-Centered Telehealth & e-Visit Experience DESIGNING THE CONSUMER-CENTERED TELEHEALTH & E-VISIT EXPERIENCE

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Dec 12, 2017

This white paper covers key elements of design for consumer-centered telehealth. Given the rapid growth of telehealth and overall disruption of healthcare reimbursement and care delivery, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) commissioned a design session foc...

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Are you at a risk of Prostate Cancer? ARE YOU AT A RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER?

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Dec 12, 2017

Mostly affecting men older than 50, Prostate cancer may develop with little or no early warning signs. Furthermore, the symptoms may vary from one individual to another and is usually related to deviation from normal urinary voiding patterns. Symptoms may be usually caused by a severe infection or p...

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Myocardial Infarction- A Growing Menace in Younger People! MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION- A GROWING MENACE IN YOUNGER PEOPLE!

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Dec 12, 2017

The increasing prevalence of Myocardial Infarction (MI) in people less than 45 years of age is significantly alarming. Dr. Samir Kubba. Senior Consultant, Clinical and Interventional Cardiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, says that there is a relative scarcity of data on premature co...

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Everything you need to know about hypertension EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HYPERTENSION

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Dec 11, 2017

Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. The pressure depends on the work being done by the heart and the resistance of the blood vessels. Medical guidelines define hypertension as a blood pressure higher than 130 over 80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg),...

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Know the Early Signs of Leukemia KNOW THE EARLY SIGNS OF LEUKEMIA

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Dec 08, 2017

A type of cancer that affects the blood cells, leukemia hinders the body’s immunity. In blood cancer, there is a rapid production of white blood cells in the bone marrow, which in turn, affects the production of red blood cells and platelets in the body.

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CVS-Aetna Merger From the Eyes of Healthcare Consumers CVS-AETNA MERGER FROM THE EYES OF HEALTHCARE CONSUMERS

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Dec 07, 2017

CVS Health’s purchase of health insurance giant Aetna could have major implications for the health insurance industry. CVS could give discounts to Aetna members on their in-store purchases from over-the-counter medications to shampoo.

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Top of Mind for Top U.S. Health Systems 2018 TOP OF MIND FOR TOP U.S. HEALTH SYSTEMS 2018

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Dec 07, 2017

The health information technology (IT) landscape is evolving rapidly as a growing number of digital solutions are introduced to address prominent challenges in health care, including managing and analyzing large volumes of data, improving health outcomes, lowering costs, increasing patient engagemen...

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Improving Transitions of Care in Population Health IMPROVING TRANSITIONS OF CARE IN POPULATION HEALTH

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Dec 07, 2017

CMS estimates that it would penalize 2,588 hospitals, constituting more than half the nation’s hospitals for excessive admission rates in the fiscal year 2017. 100% applicable to all who seek to reduce variations in care and implement consistent best practices. Navigating the healthcare system...

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Another name for Knock Knees- What is the Treatment? ANOTHER NAME FOR KNOCK KNEES- WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?

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Dec 07, 2017

It’s one of the most common concerns of parents and a major reason for their anxiety. Known as Physiological Genu Varum, normally a child's legs appear bowed inside till he 2 years old but the child’s knees appear to knock till he is 6 years old. Dr. Nargesh Agrawal, Consultant, Paed...

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Why we need to fix the broken technology pipeline for digital medicine now WHY WE NEED TO FIX THE BROKEN TECHNOLOGY PIPELINE FOR DIGITAL MEDICINE NOW

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Dec 06, 2017

When it comes to health information technology, innovative ideas and companies abound. Downstream improvements in outcomes or costs of care resulting from these innovations, however, have to date been underwhelming. To illustrate this observation, there is no better example than the limited results ...

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THE COMMON TYPES OF TREMORS THE COMMON TYPES OF TREMORS

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Dec 06, 2017

A tremor is different from a muscle twitch or any muscle spasms. It is actually an unintended and overpowering movement of one limb or one part of the body- typically the legs, hands, face, voice, abdomen or arms. They might not be serious but in some cases, they can be an indication of a serious he...

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The next imperatives for US healthcare THE NEXT IMPERATIVES FOR US HEALTHCARE

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Dec 05, 2017

Since 2010, the US uninsured rate has dropped from 17% to 11% of the population.1 Some of the new episode- and populationbased payment models are achieving savings,2 and some categories of healthcare utilization have declined.3 However, medical inflation still rises faster than GDP growth. There is ...

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Know about Laser Surgery Treatment for Piles KNOW ABOUT LASER SURGERY TREATMENT FOR PILES

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Dec 05, 2017

For many patients, the morning trip to the toilet is an ordeal, associated with pain and bleeding while passing stools. They may have piles, with or without painful cuts in the anus fissures. While medicines offer temporary relief the problem invariably recurs.

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Health Systems Become More Strategic in the Move to Value-Based Care HEALTH SYSTEMS BECOME MORE STRATEGIC IN THE MOVE TO VALUE-BASED CARE

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Dec 04, 2017

Healthcare organizations are deploying top-tier strategies to engage patients, improve quality and manage risk as they step up their efforts to transition to value-based care. Venturing into alternative payment models and incentive programs calls for a combination of innovation and change management...

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Tips for Preventing Prostate Cancer TIPS FOR PREVENTING PROSTATE CANCER

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Dec 04, 2017

Prostate cancer is second most common cancer in aging male population worldwide. The occurrence of prostate cancer varies more than 100 fold in different countries and ethnic groups. Its occurrence and fatality are highest in African-Americans while lowest in Asians.

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Your Ears Can Indicate Your Health: Don YOUR EARS CAN INDICATE YOUR HEALTH: DON'T IGNORE THESE 8 FACTORS

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Dec 03, 2017

It is a normal hygienic procedure to clean our ears once every few days. However, not all of us know that ear wax can also indicate the state of our health. With the help of a Q-tip, you can check the color of your ear wax and understand what it means.

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Your Health & Vitality Are Related To Your Spine Health & Alignment YOUR HEALTH & VITALITY ARE RELATED TO YOUR SPINE HEALTH & ALIGNMENT

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Dec 03, 2017

Key facts about back pain and spinal health. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor...

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Choosing a Liver Doctor Made Easy! CHOOSING A LIVER DOCTOR MADE EASY!

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Dec 01, 2017

When choosing a doctor who can take good care of your health, you may find many, possessing different levels of expertise. As a patient, you need to make a critical decision when choosing a liver doctor to ensure a decisive and result-oriented treatment.

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What is depression and what can I do about it? WHAT IS DEPRESSION AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?

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Nov 30, 2017

Sadness, feeling down, having a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities - these are symptoms familiar to all of us. But, if they persist and affect our life substantially, it may be depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7.6 percent of people over the...

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Security & privacy in the era of digital health SECURITY & PRIVACY IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL HEALTH

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Nov 30, 2017

In 2017, the cybersecurity world experienced a multitude of data breaches. And, unfortunately, the healthcare industry was a major target.  According to the Identity Theft Resource Center Data Breach Report 2017: Healthcare is the second biggest contributing industry to overall breaches in 2017...

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The real reason American health care is so expensive THE REAL REASON AMERICAN HEALTH CARE IS SO EXPENSIVE

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Nov 30, 2017

The price you pay for the same procedure, at the same hospital, may vary enormously depending on what kind of health insurance you have in the US. That's because of bargaining power. Government programs, like Medicare and Medicaid, can ask for a lower price from health service providers because ...

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Clubfoot Deformity- What do You Need to Know? CLUBFOOT DEFORMITY- WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

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Nov 29, 2017

Clubfoot (CTEV) is a three-dimensional deformity of foot involving either one or both feet since birth. The affected foot of a child looks like it is rotated internally & downward at the ankle, making it difficult for the child to place the sole of foot flat on the surface.

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Why is Obesity a Common Problem in Children? WHY IS OBESITY A COMMON PROBLEM IN CHILDREN?

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Nov 29, 2017

Obesity in children is considered to be an epidemic today. In our country, at one end we have starving kids dying due to infections, diarrhoea, etc and at the other, obese kids causing early morbidity in the form of Hypertension, Diabetes, Fatty liver, etc increasing the health burden on the country...

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Do You Know Reducing Your Risk of Cancer is Easier than You Think! DO YOU KNOW REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CANCER IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK!

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Nov 28, 2017

Gynecological Cancers constitute the biggest chunk of cancers in Indian women, and it is a sad truth that most people are unaware of their early presentation. It goes without saying that cancers detected at an early stage have a higher chance of getting cured with a lesser hit to the body.

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What Do You Need to Know about Coronary Artery Disease? WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE?

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Nov 27, 2017

Women are caregivers & caretakers of the family and their being healthy is of utmost importance. But most of the times they are so busy caretaking that they ignore their health and so does everyone else very conveniently, including family, community, and doctors also at times.

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Are We Sitting on a Cancer Time Bomb? ARE WE SITTING ON A CANCER TIME BOMB?

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Nov 27, 2017

The incidence of cancer is rising in India with nearly 10 lakh new cases occurring each year. Moreover, recent data from ICMR cancer registry projects shows that with this significant increase in cancer cases; we are almost having a cancer epidemic.

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Everything you need to know about stroke EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STROKE

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Nov 23, 2017

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 800,000 people have a stroke each year. That equates to about one person every 40 seconds. This MNT Knowledge Center article will explain why strokes occur and how they are treated, as well as exploring the different types and t...

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Gestational Diabetes: Understanding the Basics GESTATIONAL DIABETES: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS

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Nov 23, 2017

Gestational Diabetes- Is high blood glucose levels first diagnosed when the woman is pregnant. It may be pre-existing but is diagnosed during pregnancy or may have started during pregnancy. Dr. Ankita says, it may occur at any stage of pregnancy but is more common during the last three months.

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'COMPLEXITY AND OPPORTUNITY' A SURVEY OF US HEALTH CONSUMERS’ WORRIES AND WANTS

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Nov 22, 2017

Each of these individuals needs healthcare, but their needs are not the same. For the mother, it might be a video consultation with a pediatric nurse; for the quarterback, a visit to a retail clinic; and for the grandmother, a same-day appointment at her longtime family doctor. Much of the investmen...

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Hospital Economics - It’s All About the Fixed Costs HOSPITAL ECONOMICS - IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FIXED COSTS

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Nov 21, 2017

As we encourage our employees to live healthier lives, use their benefits wisely and avoid unnecessary healthcare expenses, we need to remember a simple economic fact: Hospitals are businesses. And like other businesses, they require a certain number of “customers” (i.e. patients) to cov...

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Who is the Real Hero of Stroke Care? WHO IS THE REAL HERO OF STROKE CARE?

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Nov 17, 2017

We know more about our clothes and cars than we know about our health and body. It is astonishing that we spend more time to research about which laptop to buy, but when it comes to our own health most of us take a passive approach. This deficiency of knowledge is even more evident when it comes to ...

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A Health Guide to Multiple Sclerosis! A HEALTH GUIDE TO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS!

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Nov 17, 2017

In multiple sclerosis, the communication within the brain, and brain and body is disrupted. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable and often a disabling disease which affects the central nervous system, spinal cord, and optic nerves. It is categorized as an autoimmune disease caused by the i...

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Six Dumb Things About Healthcare and Health Insurance SIX DUMB THINGS ABOUT HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE

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Nov 16, 2017

It’s difficult to navigate the complicated healthcare system, whether it’s finding the right doctor, dealing with insurance companies or understanding how your deductibles work. However, there are a lot of things about healthcare and health insurance that are just D-U-M-B, Dumb!

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Embracing the Promise and Challenges of Precision Medicine EMBRACING THE PROMISE AND CHALLENGES OF PRECISION MEDICINE

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Nov 16, 2017

Most healthcare providers believe precision medicine is important to the health and well-being of patients, yet many providers are uncertain about how to integrate precision medicine into their organizations.

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Investing in Population Health Initiatives INVESTING IN POPULATION HEALTH INITIATIVES

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Nov 16, 2017

Healthcare providers are optimistic about the future of population health initiatives in their organizations. Some providers, however, have concerns about funding and implementing the underlying technology infrastructure required to maximize the effectiveness of population health initiatives.

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How AI/Cognitive Computing Fits into the Healthcare Picture HOW AI/COGNITIVE COMPUTING FITS INTO THE HEALTHCARE PICTURE

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Nov 16, 2017

Healthcare providers have some questions about the future of artificial intelligence/cognitive computing in their organizations, according to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey, sponsored by Intel. On one hand, 67 percent of organizations surveyed agree that AI has the power to be transformative in hea...

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Surprise! Healthcare added to the US Senate tax reform bill SURPRISE! HEALTHCARE ADDED TO THE US SENATE TAX REFORM BILL

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Nov 15, 2017

The latest surprise on Capitol Hill is the inclusion of healthcare to the Senate's tax reform bill. Why are they doing this and do they have the votes to pull this off?

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: INVESTMENT FOR FUTURE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: INVESTMENT FOR FUTURE

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Nov 15, 2017

Over the three decades, India has seen a significant rise in obesity from – being on 19th position to ranking 3rd in 2017. The survey highlights that urban population is more prone to obesity as compared to their rural counterparts.

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Digital reality in life sciences and health care DIGITAL REALITY IN LIFE SCIENCES AND HEALTH CARE

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Nov 14, 2017

What if a surgeon or patient could train or prepare for a complex procedure by simulating it first in a 360-degree, 3D simulation? What if a patient could put aside the pamphlets and actually see the impact a diet would have on his or her health? What if impaired mobility patients could experience b...

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Tax Cuts Now Mean Health Care Cuts Later TAX CUTS NOW MEAN HEALTH CARE CUTS LATER

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Nov 14, 2017

Even without the devastating health care cuts in the current tax plan, the tax reform package will lead to massive health care cuts later. As this infographic shows, a tax bill that explodes the deficit will set the stage for cuts to programs like Medicaid, marketplace financial assistance, and Medi...

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Should Nurse Practitioners Have Full Practice Authority? SHOULD NURSE PRACTITIONERS HAVE FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY?

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Nov 14, 2017

As of 2016, there were more than 220,000 nurse practitioners licensed to provide services in the USA. Out of these, close to 75% were focusing on two segments of practice: family services 55% and adult healthcare 17%. Next three-largest segments of focus for Nurse Practitioners (NP) were acute care,...

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Gynaecomastia: An Embarrassing Male Problem! GYNAECOMASTIA: AN EMBARRASSING MALE PROBLEM!

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Nov 14, 2017

Every time a young male patient walks into my clinic and looks healthy but is wearing a very loose shirt or a T-shirt, I know the diagnosis in 9 out of 10 is going to be gynecomastia. In simple terms, “Gynaecomastia” means abnormal enlargement of breasts in males.

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What are the health benefits of vitamin D? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D?

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Nov 13, 2017

Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is produced by the body as a response to sun exposure; it can also be consumed in food or supplements. Having enough vitamin D is important for a number of reasons, including maintaining healthy bones and teeth; it may also protect against a range of co...

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All you need to know about Alzheimer ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

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Nov 13, 2017

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases and causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, with the majority of people developing Alzheimer...

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Accelerating the Clinical Trial Database Launch Date ACCELERATING THE CLINICAL TRIAL DATABASE LAUNCH DATE

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Nov 13, 2017

Many sponsors try to rush clinical studies, to have the database up and running and ready for the next team, but many times they lose track of why they are doing it. It is not just about collecting data electronically, cleaning it to match with the source document and sending it to the next departme...

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Are you Equipped to Handle a Medical Emergency? ARE YOU EQUIPPED TO HANDLE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY?

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Nov 13, 2017

A medical emergency can knock your door any day. Thus it’s vital that you are always prepared to take the necessary action to save a life. Still, many people believe that there’s nothing much to do they can do when medical emergency strikes and they can easily book an ambulance any time ...

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Max Dehradun Introduces Heart Team Concept to treat Cardiovascular Diseases MAX DEHRADUN INTRODUCES HEART TEAM CONCEPT TO TREAT CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

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Nov 10, 2017

Max Hospital, Dehradun is the first hospital in Uttarakhand to adapt Heart Team Concept in the management of complex heart diseases. This concept is gaining popularity to provide holistic and ethically correct treatment to patients suffering from various cardiovascular diseases.

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Are you Depressed? What Do You Need to Know About the Big D? ARE YOU DEPRESSED? WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BIG D?

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Nov 09, 2017

People might say I'm depressed when in fact they mean I'm fed up because I've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. However, the literal meaning of depression means that you have a low mood ...

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Is there Any Treatment Available for Multiple Myeloma? IS THERE ANY TREATMENT AVAILABLE FOR MULTIPLE MYELOMA?

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Nov 09, 2017

Multiple Myeloma is a blood cancer of plasma cells. It is most commonly seen in people who are 60+ years of age. It is important to discuss all your treatment options, including their goals and possible side effects, with your doctors to help you make the decision that best fits your needs.

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Colorectal Cancer: Catching It Early COLORECTAL CANCER: CATCHING IT EARLY

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Nov 07, 2017

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is expected to cause an estimated 50,630 deaths in 2018. However, routine testing starting at age 50 can actually prevent many cases of colorectal cancer or find it at an early stage. But because many people are n...

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How A Leading Health System is Tackling the Opioid Crisis Head-On HOW A LEADING HEALTH SYSTEM IS TACKLING THE OPIOID CRISIS HEAD-ON

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Nov 07, 2017

The CDC estimates that nearly 80 people die of opioid overdose each day in the United States. Opioid overuse is a critical and widespread issue, and the need for interventions is becoming an urgent priority for many health systems. L.E.K. Consulting’s new Executive Insights, “How Intermo...

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Max Hospital Treated Patient Suffering From Bone Tumor! MAX HOSPITAL TREATED PATIENT SUFFERING FROM BONE TUMOR!

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Nov 07, 2017

Zainab Khan (name changed), 18 began noticing pain in her left shoulder every day but she thought it was just a muscle pain which would go off with time. But nothing like that ever happened. She first experienced pain in November 2016. “I don’t really remember when it first happened but ...

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An Ordeal of Breast Cancer Patients AN ORDEAL OF BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

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Nov 06, 2017

Breast cancer can affect you how you feel within, whether you are recently diagnosed, under treatment or are a long-term survivor post-treatment. The patient has to go through an emotional strain of diagnosis, challenges of the treatment – Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Hormonal Thera...

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HealthCast 2020 HEALTHCAST 2020

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Nov 03, 2017

There is growing evidence that the current health systems of nations around the world will be unsustainable if unchanged over the next 15 years. Globally, healthcare is threatened by a confluence of powerful trends – increasing demand, rising costs, uneven quality, misaligned incentives. If ig...

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U.S. Health Care Reform U.S. HEALTH CARE REFORM

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Nov 01, 2017

Senior Hoover Fellow Scott Atlas revisits facts about medical care quality, as well as access to care, compares those with nationalized systems often held up as models and analyzes the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Acknowledging the challenges facing the healthcare system, he proposes a six-poi...

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Revealed! Top 5 Cancer Fighting Foods REVEALED! TOP 5 CANCER FIGHTING FOODS

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Oct 31, 2017

Cancer is recognized as a major illness affecting millions of people every year around the world. A cancer diagnosis can be shattering to patients, their family and friends. It is indeed one of the hardest times for people who are suffering from cancer. However, one can indeed fight cancer battle an...

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Varicose Veins- Know About its Treatment VARICOSE VEINS- KNOW ABOUT ITS TREATMENT

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Oct 31, 2017

Most commonly known as varicoses or varicosities, “Varicose Veins” are enlarged, swollen and twisted veins. Purple or blue in colour, they often appear on thighs, legs and ankles. Approximately, 25% women and 15% men seek treatment for varicose veins.

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Digital Transformation Trends in the Healthcare Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Oct 30, 2017

Never before have healthcare organizations faced a greater balancing act between reducing costs and boosting efficiencies. By all accounts, digital transformation has the best potential to achieve this goal. Yet today, manual processes continue to dominate healthcare workflows.

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How to Enable Digital Transformation in Healthcare HOW TO ENABLE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 30, 2017

To improve patient care, efficiency, and compliance across the spectrum of healthcare services, operational and analytical business processes need to be digitized and constantly refined, augmented, and implemented with minimal impacts on existing IT resources.

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What is the Insulin Response? WHAT IS THE INSULIN RESPONSE?

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Oct 30, 2017

Are you curious about how the insulin response works in the body? Insulin is the primary hormone the body uses to maintain your blood sugar within a healthy range. Therefore when you consume foods, and especially carbohydrates because they are the first foods converted to blood sugar, you illicit an...

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THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE: 2022 HOSPITAL VISION STUDY THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE: 2022 HOSPITAL VISION STUDY

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Oct 27, 2017

The global healthcare industry is facing a seemingly insurmountable number of challenges – from aging populations and staff shortages to rising costs – that are placing enormous pressure on institutions, doctors, workers, patients, and communities. As a result, there is a higher demand f...

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What You Need To Know About Gallbladder Cancer? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GALLBLADDER CANCER?

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Oct 27, 2017

Cancer, as we all know is a fatal disease and can find its way in the body anywhere because it is not limited to the common types of cancer such as breast, lung or blood cancer.  Out of all the cancers that are named above, are you aware of the Gall Bladder Cancer?

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Brain Workshop 3 Whitepaper BRAIN WORKSHOP 3 WHITEPAPER

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Oct 26, 2017

ET is the most common movement disorder in the world, occurring with a prevalence 5-10 times that of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Although often considered benign, in patients with severe symptoms and failure to respond to medication it is a very disabling condition, limiting or preventing patien...

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Did You Know Artificially Sweetened Drinks are Bad for Your Brain? DID YOU KNOW ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED DRINKS ARE BAD FOR YOUR BRAIN?

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Oct 26, 2017

The consumption of artificially sweetened beverages has seen a drastic growth in the last few decades. It has multiplied so much that you’ll often find people juggling between diet and sugary soda. A common misconception is that diet soda is a better option than the sugary ones.

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Avoidable Mastectomy During Cancer Treatment AVOIDABLE MASTECTOMY DURING CANCER TREATMENT

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Oct 25, 2017

Oliver Wyman is sharing recent research conducted by Practicing WiselyTM on a key treatment decision in the breast cancer patient journey. There are many critical choices both patients and physicians face when deciding upon treatment options. We hope that our focus on one of these pivotal moments wi...

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Trends in Cancer Research TRENDS IN CANCER RESEARCH

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Oct 25, 2017

We are living in an exciting era for cancer research, with basic research discoveries fueling a swift translation of new and personalized therapies. But, being made up of over 200 subtypes, cancer is a complex disease that demands study from multiple perspectives. Billions of dollars have already be...

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Six Ways Hospitals Can Prepare for a Catastrophe SIX WAYS HOSPITALS CAN PREPARE FOR A CATASTROPHE

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Oct 23, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey approached Texas, Rob Turner and Lucky Chopra avoided media reports. Instead, they studied data from NOAA, surf cams and weather buoys - and the bayou down the hill from their acute care hospital in east Houston.

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Balancing Patient Engagement and Security BALANCING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND SECURITY

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Oct 19, 2017

It's a fine line, engaging patients through portals while placing security as a high priority. As this paper shows, combining the right technology and clear communication is an effective path to both safer data and steadier patient confidence.

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Building Patient-Centered Longitudinal Care Plans BUILDING PATIENT-CENTERED LONGITUDINAL CARE PLANS

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Oct 18, 2017

This infographic provides statistical insights about the impact of care transitions, building a case for how evidence-based clinical workflow tools and care plan guides support population health management and care coordination across the continuum.

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The Trust Gap in Healthcare THE TRUST GAP IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 18, 2017

In Campaign 2016, a recurring theme to date has been the trustworthiness of the leading candidates. As they debate for the third and final time this week, each will attempt to allay voter concern about their trust-gap and widen apprehension about the other’s.

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The Digital Waiting Room: Marketing to Physicians and Patients THE DIGITAL WAITING ROOM: MARKETING TO PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS

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Oct 17, 2017

Healthcare marketing can feel like you’re navigating a field of landmines in a constantly changing environment. Whether you’re trying to reach patients, physicians (or both!), each year companies spend billions of dollars to advertise their products and services. That’s because the...

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Solving The Healthcare Cost Problem SOLVING THE HEALTHCARE COST PROBLEM

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Oct 13, 2017

At Compass Professional Health Services - we realize that in order to solve the healthcare cost problem, we have to solve the employee experience problem first. Since 2005, Compass has simplified the healthcare experience, making it easier for employees to make smarter, cost-effective healthcare dec...

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New England Journal of Medicine: No Easy Answer to High Drug Prices NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE: NO EASY ANSWER TO HIGH DRUG PRICES

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Oct 12, 2017

There is an excellent article in the February 25, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine entitled, “Pharmaceutical Policy Reform – Balancing Affordability with Incentives for Innovation.” The article describes 3 ways that high and rising prescription drug costs can be lo...

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Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management 101: The Patient is Paramount HEALTHCARE REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT 101: THE PATIENT IS PARAMOUNT

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Oct 12, 2017

Did you know that hospitals, just like patients, have to have annual checkups? Rather than look at its physical health, the hospital examines its financial health in an annual report. At the heart of a healthcare organization’s financial well-being is its revenue cycle. The healthcare revenue ...

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Why Is American Healthcare So Expensive? WHY IS AMERICAN HEALTHCARE SO EXPENSIVE?

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Oct 12, 2017

According to the CDC, 32 percent of US national health expenditures go to hospitals. In Europe, the breakdown is closer to 40-45 percent. This suggests spending in the US is more decentralized to small clinics and practices compared to Europe.

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Optimizing Revenue: Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges OPTIMIZING REVENUE: SOLVING HEALTHCARE’S REVENUE CYCLE CHALLENGES

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Oct 11, 2017

West’s report Optimizing Revenue: Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges Using Technology-Enabled Communications found that 56 percent of patients’ payments are delayed at least some of the time. The report also revealed that high insurance deductibles are the most common re...

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How Social Media, Mobile Are Playing a Bigger Part in Healthcare HOW SOCIAL MEDIA, MOBILE ARE PLAYING A BIGGER PART IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 10, 2017

Google search has become part of our medical check-up these days. If you browse WebMD, Google or various online forums for answers before a doctor visit, you're not alone. It's tempting to see if we can find an answer to our health questions in an instant when a world of information is at ou...

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Why networks are essential for real-time healthcare WHY NETWORKS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR REAL-TIME HEALTHCARE

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Oct 10, 2017

Today’s largest, most complex healthcare systems are handling more data than ever before, pushing current IT operations to their limit. Overcoming the key challenges - scalability, reliability, quality of service and security - requires evolving to real-time healthcare.

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Era of Change: Today ERA OF CHANGE: TODAY'S HEALTHCARE CONSUMER

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Oct 10, 2017

The emergence of the empowered patient as a consumer, who is more engaged and taking greater control of their healthcare, shows they are increasingly shopping around for services that are most convenient for them. The 21st-century healthcare consumer is already comfortable with cloud and mobile tech...

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5 Radiology Trends to Watch 5 RADIOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH

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Oct 10, 2017

There’s never been more turbulence - and opportunity, within healthcare. It’s a perfect storm of a changing legislative landscape, changing patient behavior, and disruptive new technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

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How the Internet of Things Is Revolutionizing Healthcare HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTHCARE

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Oct 09, 2017

In the Internet of Things (IoT), devices gather and share information directly with each other and the cloud, making it possible to collect, record and analyze new data streams faster and more accurately. But nowhere does the IoT offer greater promise than in the field of healthcare, where its princ...

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Healthcare payments re-imagined with blockchain HEALTHCARE PAYMENTS RE-IMAGINED WITH BLOCKCHAIN

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Oct 06, 2017

See how IBM Blockchain can help transform the healthcare payments process by making it more efficient, transparent and interoperable. This video explores the applicability of IBM Blockchain for health insurance pre-authorization, verification of insurance status and insufficient information during a...

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Innovative Blockchain Uses in Health Care INNOVATIVE BLOCKCHAIN USES IN HEALTH CARE

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Oct 06, 2017

Blockchain, the digital ledger technology that can securely maintain continuously growing lists of data records and transactions, has the power to potentially transform health care, according to industry experts. By simplifying and expediting the way the health care industry processes data in such a...

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Tricks to Stay In the Moment to Reach Your Healthy-Eating Goals TRICKS TO STAY IN THE MOMENT TO REACH YOUR HEALTHY-EATING GOALS

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Oct 06, 2017

Trying to eat healthily can seem like a daunting task. CHI Health food and nutrition educator, Colleen Gnewuch, provides six key tips to stay in the moment so you can be more mindful of your food choices and reach your healthy-eating goals.

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The Secret to Reading Nutrition Labels THE SECRET TO READING NUTRITION LABELS

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Oct 06, 2017

Nutrition labels can be challenging to navigate - here are a couple key things you need to keep an eye on the next time you are comparing products.

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What will healthcare look like in 2030? WHAT WILL HEALTHCARE LOOK LIKE IN 2030?

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Oct 06, 2017

Advances in healthcare and technology have been growing at a rapid rate. But will they meet the service demands of an ageing population and emerging health concerns? To be ready for 2030, we must use technology to accelerate a significant transformation of the current healthcare paradigm-starting to...

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20 Cancer Facts You Should Know 20 CANCER FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Oct 05, 2017

Cancer touches the lives of most people in the world in one way or another. From family members, friends, or colleagues who have been diagnosed, fought and won their battle, or those that have succumbed to the disease, cancer is prevalent in our society. However, as the research and medical communit...

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2017 Kaiser Employee Health Benefits Survey: The Compass Analysis 2017 KAISER EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS SURVEY: THE COMPASS ANALYSIS

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Oct 05, 2017

The cost of health benefits for employers and employees continue to increase. The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) issued its 2017 survey of more than 2,000 employers about their employee benefits.

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Yes, Epilepsy Can Be Treated! YES, EPILEPSY CAN BE TREATED!

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Oct 05, 2017

One of the most common neurological disorders, Epilepsy does not differentiate among its victims and affect people of any age group and gender. In this disorder, the nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, which causes recurrent and unprovoked seizures.

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Bridging the Early Diagnosis and Treatment Gap BRIDGING THE EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT GAP

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Oct 04, 2017

The European Brain Council (EBC) is a non-profit organisation gathering patient associations, major brain-related societies as well as industries. Established in March 2002, its mission is to improve the lives of those living with brain disorders by advancing the understanding of the healthy and dis...

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Connecting the Healthcare Dots to Enable Precision Medicine CONNECTING THE HEALTHCARE DOTS TO ENABLE PRECISION MEDICINE

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Oct 04, 2017

Schleidgen et al define precision medicine as a field that seeks “to improve stratification and timing of health care by utilizing biological information and biomarkers on the level of molecular disease pathways, genetics, proteomics as well as metabolomics.”  A key enabler for prec...

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A Healthcare Data Lake for Today A HEALTHCARE DATA LAKE FOR TODAY'S AND TOMORROW'S WORKLOADS

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Oct 04, 2017

Managing data is one of the most formidable challenges healthcare organizations face today. According to a recent report by IDC and EMC, healthcare data is growing at a staggering 48% per year. Analysts not only expect this trend to continue but predict it will accelerate as healthcare practices inc...

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Seven Best Practices for Managing Healthcare Data Storage SEVEN BEST PRACTICES FOR MANAGING HEALTHCARE DATA STORAGE

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Oct 04, 2017

At a time when most healthcare providers are still wrestling with implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems, they are under considerable pressure to do more with the same or less funding. In a highly regulated industry, compliance requirements are placing huge burdens on data fluidity at a...

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What is Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) - Linear/ Convex Probe WHAT IS ENDOBRONCHIAL ULTRASOUND (EBUS) - LINEAR/ CONVEX PROBE

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Oct 04, 2017

Department of Interventional Pulmonology at Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, is one of the first centers in North India to offer EBUS, which is a minimally invasive but a highly effective procedure to diagnose lung cancer, infections and other diseases that lead to enlarged lymph nodes (glands) in the c...

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Who are the Right Candidates for Breast Enhancement Surgery? WHO ARE THE RIGHT CANDIDATES FOR BREAST ENHANCEMENT SURGERY?

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Oct 04, 2017

Breast Augmentation, also known as Augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the shape of a woman’s breast. As it is rightly said, the female breasts have been synonymous with femininity; a lot of focus has been given to their aesthetics.

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Know about the Actual Causes of Kidney Damage KNOW ABOUT THE ACTUAL CAUSES OF KIDNEY DAMAGE

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Oct 04, 2017

Kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is the last stage of chronic kidney disease. A kidney failure means that your kidneys have stopped working making it difficult for you to survive without a kidney transplant or dialysis.

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Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges SOLVING HEALTHCARE’S REVENUE CYCLE CHALLENGES

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Oct 04, 2017

Nearly three in five Americans 56% delay paying their medical bills. Late payments, along with self-pay revenues that are never collected, add to the financial stress healthcare organizations experience as they attempt to optimize reimbursements and increase revenue while adapting to new value-based...

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Prioritizing the Patient Experience PRIORITIZING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Oct 04, 2017

Healthcare providers across the nation are struggling to improve patient satisfaction ratings. The financial health of their organizations depends on it, especially now that patients are demanding better healthcare experiences. At the same time, value-based payment models are using patient satisfact...

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The uncertain road ahead: Could technology offer hospitals relief from increasing margin pressures THE UNCERTAIN ROAD AHEAD: COULD TECHNOLOGY OFFER HOSPITALS RELIEF FROM INCREASING MARGIN PRESSURES

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Oct 03, 2017

Hospitals are anticipating tighter operating margins in 2017 and beyond, due to increasing financial pressure from policy, industry, and market changes. This report discusses innovative technologies and cost-reduction strategies that hospitals can consider to enhance revenue, increase efficiency, an...

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Enhancing Patient Matching with Automated Data Stewardship ENHANCING PATIENT MATCHING WITH AUTOMATED DATA STEWARDSHIP

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Oct 03, 2017

Healthix is using the Verato Universal MPI to automate its data stewardship and improve its patient matching. Using its game-changing “referential matching” approach, the Verato Universal MPI is automatically resolving millions of Healthix’s most difficult matches, a process that w...

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Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019 COLORECTAL CANCER FACTS & FIGURES 2017-2019

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Oct 02, 2017

Cancer is a disease characterized by the unchecked division and survival of abnormal cells. When this type of abnormal growth occurs in the colon or rectum, it is called colorectal cancer (CRC). The colon and rectum (colorectum), which combined are referred to as the large intestine, are the final p...

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Where Compassion and Technology Meet: Children’s Mercy WHERE COMPASSION AND TECHNOLOGY MEET: CHILDREN’S MERCY

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Oct 01, 2017

Young patients and their caregivers who enter Children’s Mercy Adele Hall are greeted by displays of colorful characters mounted from the ceiling and walls, whimsical designs and vibrant furnishings. But there’s much more to this facility than its cheerful decor. Children’s Mercy H...

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Revenue Leakage in Hospitals and Health Systems: What are You Missing? REVENUE LEAKAGE IN HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS: WHAT ARE YOU MISSING?

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Oct 01, 2017

Revenue leakage – those lost opportunities to collect money earned – has been a topic of conversation in healthcare for years. Granted, revenue leakage is a moving target, thanks to healthcare reform, constantly changing payer rules and disparate technology advancements. This pervasive p...

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The Realities of Patient Payments THE REALITIES OF PATIENT PAYMENTS

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Oct 01, 2017

Patients need convenience and providers need secure, flexible solutions to educate patients on their changing financial responsibilities and to collect amount owed promptly. The shift to high deductible health plans HDHPs has transformed an already complex payer reimbursement burden onto the shoulde...

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5 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Drinking Alcohol 5 THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL

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Sep 29, 2017

Nowadays, drinking has become quite popular among the young and working generation. While the small quantities are not harmful to the body, but if you become an active drinker then there are many ways in which alcohol can damage your health and life as well. You may be aware that excessive drinking ...

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Connecting physician groups for better patient care at Holston Medical Group CONNECTING PHYSICIAN GROUPS FOR BETTER PATIENT CARE AT HOLSTON MEDICAL GROUP

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Sep 29, 2017

Holston Medical Group HMG has developed several successful value-based initiatives, which earned the practice more than $7.2 million in 2015. HMG helped form a physician-led Accountable Care Organization ACO, Qualuable Medical Professionals, and a healthcare transformation company, OnePartner, which...

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Here HERE'S THE REAL REASON WHY U.S. HEALTH CARE IS SO EXPENSIVE

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Sep 28, 2017

The U.S. is the largest health-care spender in the world, but that doesn't actually translate into better health outcomes for Americans. Dr. Clay Johnston, Dean of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, explains why.

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Behavioral Health: Key to Higher Value Healthcare BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: KEY TO HIGHER VALUE HEALTHCARE

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Sep 28, 2017

The December 10, 2016, issue of Medical Economics magazine published an article entitled, “Why Behavioral Health Is the New Frontier in Primary Care,” which was the lead article for the issue entitled: “Rethinking Quality Care. The hidden key to better outcomes, lower costs.”...

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Does Prostate Cancer Show No Symptoms? DOES PROSTATE CANCER SHOW NO SYMPTOMS?

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Sep 28, 2017

When the cells in the prostate gland change into abnormal cells and grow out of control, there can be a high risk of having prostate cancer. This type of cancer usually occurs in men who are older than 50. It is a very common type of cancer and most men do not die from it because prostate cancer usu...

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Blood in the Urine- Could be Kidney Cancer? BLOOD IN THE URINE- COULD BE KIDNEY CANCER?

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Sep 27, 2017

Dr. Alok Gupta says kidney cancer happens when the normal cells present in the kidney change into abnormal cells and grow out of control. Small kidney tumors may not be responsible for causing kidney cancer.

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Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure! SYMPTOMS, CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE!

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Sep 25, 2017

Congestive heart failure is a highly common condition that affects nearly 10 million Indian every year. It is one of the leading causes of hospitalization, especially in older people. However, most people take congestive heart failure literally, when it’s not.

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WHITE PAPER ON CANCER CARERS WHITE PAPER ON CANCER CARERS

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Sep 22, 2017

This White Paper is a joint collaboration between the European Cancer Patients Coalition (ECPC) and Eurocarers, aimed at presenting European policy-makers at the European Union (EU) and national level with policy recommendations for a robust policy framework supporting cancer carers. Carers are peop...

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8 Ways How Pain Can Affect Your Life! 8 WAYS HOW PAIN CAN AFFECT YOUR LIFE!

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Sep 22, 2017

Pain can be a chronic and a complex condition. It usually affects 1 in 4 persons. Do you know chronic pain affects more people than conditions like combined cancer, heart disease, and diabetes? Yet people do not address it immediately.

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Body Weight & Cancer Risk BODY WEIGHT & CANCER RISK

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Sep 21, 2017

There is growing data suggesting a strong relationship between excess body weight and increased risk of certain cancers. This infographic highlights current research that shows the significant cancer risk of excess body weight, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. It also highlights ways to redu...

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Steps You Can Take to Lower the Cost of Top Selling Drugs STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO LOWER THE COST OF TOP SELLING DRUGS

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Sep 21, 2017

In a continuation of last week’s blog post, Top Selling Drugs Driving Healthcare Costs, today we’ll look at these specific medications, the conditions they treat and strategies for lowering their cost. This blog is really a starting point for a discussion with your pharmacy benefit manag...

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WE BRING CARE WHERE YOU NEED IT THE MOST! WE BRING CARE WHERE YOU NEED IT THE MOST!

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Sep 21, 2017

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common causes of dementia. The prevalence of this disease is high among people who are 65 or above. By the time the person reaches 85 years or above, 25-50% will show signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Are you a Breast Cancer Survivor? You Can Still Have a Baby! ARE YOU A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR? YOU CAN STILL HAVE A BABY!

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Sep 20, 2017

Getting pregnant and having a baby is one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life. However, certain health conditions like breast cancer may raise a concern about this joy of motherhood, especially, when she is undergoing the treatment for it like surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, biologi...

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How to Get Started and Keep Exercising HOW TO GET STARTED AND KEEP EXERCISING

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Sep 20, 2017

Michelle Benes, M.D., provides tips on how to get started with an exercise routine. If getting active and staying healthy was easy, everyone would do it. But we don't. We come home after a long day of sitting in a chair to de-stress by sitting in another chair, unable to summon the energy to tak...

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A Gradual Approach to Exercise is a Winning Strategy A GRADUAL APPROACH TO EXERCISE IS A WINNING STRATEGY

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Sep 20, 2017

Michelle Benes, M.D., explains why you should start slowly and work yourself up gradually when introducing exercise in your life.

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22 Benefits of Exercise 22 BENEFITS OF EXERCISE

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Sep 20, 2017

You know exercise is good for you - but do you know HOW good? Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories.

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Is this the Worst Allergy Season? IS THIS THE WORST ALLERGY SEASON?

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Sep 20, 2017

It seems like everyone complains that this is the worst allergy season ever. But is it true?  Dr. Benes tells us why we hear this every year in both the spring and fall and explains how to curb your allergy symptoms.

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Expand Your Patient Outreach Beyond the Hospital Bedside through Field Advocacy EXPAND YOUR PATIENT OUTREACH BEYOND THE HOSPITAL BEDSIDE THROUGH FIELD ADVOCACY

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Sep 19, 2017

A lot of good things can happen when people go to the hospital. Great clinical care certainly tops the list, but there are more ways patients benefit than just that – and finding help to pay medical expenses is a big one. Hospitals commonly assist self-pay patients who are applying for resourc...

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Multiple Sclerosis - There is a Way Forward to Normal Life! MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - THERE IS A WAY FORWARD TO NORMAL LIFE!

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Sep 18, 2017

Multiple sclerosis (MS) derives its name from its characteristic tendency to affect multiple sites of the central nervous system (nerves of the brain, spinal cord, and the eyes), multiple times leading to scars in these affected nerves (sclerosis). It is a long-lasting disease of the nervous system ...

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Revolution in Healthcare Consumerism: Major Market Shifts Impacting Your Health System REVOLUTION IN HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM: MAJOR MARKET SHIFTS IMPACTING YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM

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Sep 15, 2017

It is no surprise that healthcare has changed. What is surprising is how rapidly the transformation has occurred — and it’s not over yet. What’s behind this shift? PwC’s Health Research Institute identified five factors driving transformational change in the $5 trillion healt...

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Top Selling Drugs Driving Healthcare Costs TOP SELLING DRUGS DRIVING HEALTHCARE COSTS

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Sep 14, 2017

One of the most common challenges I’ve heard from employee benefits professionals in 2017 is Prescription Medication Spend. Most employer groups spend nearly 20 percent of their overall healthcare budget on prescriptions. From my informal sample, the trend for prescription spending has been ab...

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Extending Patient Engagement Beyond the Point of Care EXTENDING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT BEYOND THE POINT OF CARE

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Sep 13, 2017

Recognizing that patient engagement is part of the revenue cycle can save you money and your reputation. NPR and ProPublica recently published a series of stories investigating nonprofit hospitals in five states for garnishing the wages of their lower-income patients. Nonprofits are obligated to pro...

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The Role of Centralized Care Management in Value-based Care THE ROLE OF CENTRALIZED CARE MANAGEMENT IN VALUE-BASED CARE

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Sep 11, 2017

Many healthcare delivery systems continue to operate with a fee-forservice mindset. Practices simply treat patients when they come into the office, providing uncoordinated, on-demand services in response to an immediate clinical need and then billing patients health plans.

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Meeting the Needs of Community Hospitals at a Critical Time MEETING THE NEEDS OF COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AT A CRITICAL TIME

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Sep 07, 2017

Community-based hospitals are critical assets for 51 million Americans living in rural and smaller communities across the country. Often, the local hospital is the only source of healthcare and an integral part of the local community, as one of the largest employers. Over the last 10 years, rural an...

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Improved Chronic Disease Management with Alternative Healthcare Delivery IMPROVED CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT WITH ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

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Sep 07, 2017

As the human and financial costs of chronic disease continue to escalate, health care payers and retailers are developing innovative new models of chronic disease management. This white paper examines how health care payers are expanding and improving their well-established disease management progra...

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Intel Across Healthcare INTEL ACROSS HEALTHCARE

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Sep 06, 2017

Around the globe, healthcare decision-makers struggle daily with tighter budgets, rising costs, worker shortages, an explosion of data—all as technology advances at a breakneck pace and the business and regulatory landscape shifts beneath their feet. The future looks even more daunting. Health...

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Type 2 Diabetes Facts and Stats TYPE 2 DIABETES FACTS AND STATS

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Sep 05, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes differs from type 1 diabetes. It is usually only found in adults; however, the rate of children developing type 2 diabetes is going up. In general, type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. Type 2 diabetes is also known as "non-insulin dependent diabetes"...

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5 Ways The US Healthcare System Is Broken 5 WAYS THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS BROKEN

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Sep 05, 2017

Infographic from MBA Healthcare Management provides a deep look into how the United States healthcare system is broken falling short of other industrial countries.

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The health benefits of popular foods THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF POPULAR FOODS

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Sep 01, 2017

Though the field of medicine continues to advance and branch out in many ways, nutritionists and health experts continue to praise the benefits of certain foods. In fact, eating healthfully has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, cardiovascular illnesses, and even certain types of cancer.

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Healthcare Doesn’t Deliver in a Click-and-Ship World HEALTHCARE DOESN’T DELIVER IN A CLICK-AND-SHIP WORLD

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Aug 31, 2017

Cliff Sentell, Compass’ Chief Technology Officer, was the guest speaker during the August 2017 Compass Health Activation Webinar, where he discussed why healthcare doesn’t deliver in a click-and-ship world. Employees are used to being able to purchase items on the Internet with just a fe...

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HOW TODAY’S M&As ARE PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE HOW TODAY’S M&AS ARE PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE

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Aug 30, 2017

In the face of seismic industry shifts, challenging regulations, and constant uncertainty in Washington, providers are reshaping the healthcare landscape themselves by entering into strategic mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.

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Fitbit Flyer: Built for Fitness FITBIT FLYER: BUILT FOR FITNESS

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Aug 28, 2017

Built for fitness, Flyer gives you the freedom and motivation you want during workouts with powerful audio, a comfortable fit and durability you can count on.

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Insulin for cell culture: a short history and mechanism of actions INSULIN FOR CELL CULTURE: A SHORT HISTORY AND MECHANISM OF ACTIONS

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Aug 23, 2017

Watch a tailored presentation by Dr. Pierre De Meyts, a world-reknown insulin expert, on the use of insulin in cell growth media. If you wish to obtain more details about the subjects presented in the showcase, you can read Dr. De Meyts articles.

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Separate Bills, Same Hospital Stay SEPARATE BILLS, SAME HOSPITAL STAY

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Aug 21, 2017

When you or a family member receive care at a HealthONE hospital you'll get separate bills for the many services provided during your visit or stay.

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U.S. Healthcare Spending U.S. HEALTHCARE SPENDING

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Aug 16, 2017

Total healthcare spending is expected to rise to one-fifth of the U.S. economy by 2025, according to a new infographic by the Peterson Center on Healthcare. The infographic drills down on U.S. healthcare spending trends as well as the impact of unnecessary and ineffective spending.

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Health Care in America: Trends in Utilization HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA: TRENDS IN UTILIZATION

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Aug 16, 2017

People use health care services for many reasons: to cure illnesses and health conditions, to mend breaks and tears, to prevent or delay future health care problems, to reduce pain and increase quality of life, and sometimes merely to obtain information about their health status and prognosis. Healt...

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Beyond Healthcare CRM: Changing the Paradigm of Patient Communication BEYOND HEALTHCARE CRM: CHANGING THE PARADIGM OF PATIENT COMMUNICATION

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Aug 15, 2017

Healthgrades has teamed up with Gartner to bring you Beyond Healthcare CRM: Changing the Paradigm of Patient Communication. Full of rich insights backed with rigorous and detailed research, this report will be of major interest to health system CIOs and other executives who understand that engaging ...

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How Today HOW TODAY'S M&AS ARE PREPARING HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE

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Aug 11, 2017

In the face of seismic industry shifts, challenging regulations, and constant uncertainty in Washington, providers are reshaping the healthcare landscape themselves by entering into strategic mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. Today’s deals are reflective of the times, says Brent McDonal...

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Unintended consequences of nurse scheduling UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF NURSE SCHEDULING

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Aug 11, 2017

Insufficient scheduling tools and processes can often be the unsuspected culprits in an organization’s inability to control labor costs and consistently maintain high-quality standards. Yet many healthcare financial and operational leaders often underestimate nurse scheduling’s connectio...

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Why Focusing on the Healthcare Experience is Critical to Solving the Employer Healthcare Cost Problem WHY FOCUSING ON THE HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE IS CRITICAL TO SOLVING THE EMPLOYER HEALTHCARE COST PROBLEM

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Aug 10, 2017

As I travel around the country, I continue to hear that the three biggest problems in employee benefits are health care cost, cost, and cost. Then why in the world am I recommending a focus on the employee healthcare and health benefits experience?

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Breaking Down the Top 5 Healthcare Revenue Cycle KPIs BREAKING DOWN THE TOP 5 HEALTHCARE REVENUE CYCLE KPIS

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Aug 09, 2017

We work with health systems across the country to help them streamline their revenue cycle and know first-hand how KPIs can help hospitals and practice leaders better allocate resources and improve revenue cycle efficiency. With value-based reimbursement and healthcare consumerism taking hold of the...

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The Changing Financial Relationship Between Hospitals and Patients THE CHANGING FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOSPITALS AND PATIENTS

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Aug 09, 2017

With the increase in consumer financial responsibility and the migration toward risk-based reimbursement, healthcare providers have no choice but to experience fundamental transformations in their patient relationships.

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How a rehabilitation hospital improved patient access to care and reimbursements HOW A REHABILITATION HOSPITAL IMPROVED PATIENT ACCESS TO CARE AND REIMBURSEMENTS

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Aug 08, 2017

With two campuses located in America’s heartland, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals has evolved to a nationally recognized leader in medical rehabilitation. It provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for adults and children, conducts research to improve outcomes, and prevents disabilitie...

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Translating Data Analytics into Population Health Insights TRANSLATING DATA ANALYTICS INTO POPULATION HEALTH INSIGHTS

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Aug 02, 2017

Covenant turned to Dallas-based Population Health Advisors PHA, which has experience leveraging the Explorys platform. PHA’s valuable expertise allowed Covenant to bypass the growing pains many experiences with a new technology system fraught with digital complexity.

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Industry Top Trends for Improving the Total Patient Experience INDUSTRY TOP TRENDS FOR IMPROVING THE TOTAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Aug 01, 2017

Just as consumers shop around to find the best value and service when making a significant purchase, so must patients evaluate healthcare decisions as they take on a bigger share of their healthcare costs than in the past.

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Economic Impact of Investing in Patient Financial Care Cost Savings and Business Benefits ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INVESTING IN PATIENT FINANCIAL CARE COST SAVINGS AND BUSINESS BENEFITS

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Jul 28, 2017

Simplee commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact TEI study and examine the potential return on investment ROI enterprises may realize by deploying Simplee’s platform for patient financial care. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to eval...

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Is Your Healthcare Benefits Plan Too Complicated? IS YOUR HEALTHCARE BENEFITS PLAN TOO COMPLICATED?

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Jul 27, 2017

Don’t choose a healthcare plan that is difficult to administer. While it might seem like the latest “shiny object” - benefits professionals should consider the time it takes to set up and maintains a new healthcare plan. If the plan is too complicated, utilization will be low for a...

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Hospitals Saw No Effect on Margins After Medicaid Expansion HOSPITALS SAW NO EFFECT ON MARGINS AFTER MEDICAID EXPANSION

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Jul 25, 2017

However, hospitals in non-Medicaid expansion states fared worse. Hospital operating margins for facilities in non-expansion states actually fell by 0.6 percentage points in 2014 and only increased by 0.8 percentage points in 2015.

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Uniting to Take Great Care of Your Patients UNITING TO TAKE GREAT CARE OF YOUR PATIENTS

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Jul 25, 2017

Across the MEDNAX portfolio of companies, we are united across both clinical and non-clinical services to take great care of patients every day and in every way. It’s at the forefront of every new technology we develop, every acquisition we consider, and every decision we make. Moving closer t...

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Getting Her Life Back After a Traumatic Brain Injury GETTING HER LIFE BACK AFTER A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

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Jul 25, 2017

Millions of people suffer brain injuries every year, many from car accidents. The worst can lead to permanent brain damage or even death. But many, like Paula, fight back and rebuild their lives.

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Action against HIV drug resistance threat ACTION AGAINST HIV DRUG RESISTANCE THREAT

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Jul 21, 2017

The World Health Organization launches a new landmark report showing high levels of resistance to HIV drugs in some countries which could undermine global progress in the response to HIV. The Organization issues new guidelines that advise countries take timely action to respond to drug resistance an...

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How Identifying the Right Revenue Cycle Solutions Partner Can Save Hospitals Millions HOW IDENTIFYING THE RIGHT REVENUE CYCLE SOLUTIONS PARTNER CAN SAVE HOSPITALS MILLIONS

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Jul 21, 2017

As one of the area’s only locally-owned, nonprofit health systems, Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth plays a major role in both the physical and economic health of southern Missouri.

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The 401W: A Wellness Program Even Al Lewis Could Love THE 401W: A WELLNESS PROGRAM EVEN AL LEWIS COULD LOVE

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Jul 17, 2017

I’ve been quite vocal about supporting only wellness done for employees and not to them. But what if there could be a conventional wellness program – even including screening, HRAs etc. – that both you and I could love? People manage what’s measured and what’s paid for....

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The Entertainment Presidency: A Primer For Health Care Professionals THE ENTERTAINMENT PRESIDENCY: A PRIMER FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

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Jul 11, 2017

Many physicians have expressed dismay at the conduct of US president Donald Trump.  But whether colleagues find his politics objectionable or congenial, his conduct bold or vulgar, and the man himself an imbecile or a genius, it is important for healthcare professionals to understand that the T...

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Shopping For a Health Insurance Plan Again. Seriously? SHOPPING FOR A HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN AGAIN. SERIOUSLY?

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Jul 10, 2017

On the golf course, my son Jason has an uncanny ability to hit any tree within earshot of his intended target line. It’s fait accompli in his book. And his reaction is always the same: seriously! The same is his plight with health insurance. Though a self-employed healthy single male with a su...

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How can an Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital help? HOW CAN AN INPATIENT REHABILITATION HOSPITAL HELP?

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Jul 07, 2017

Someone you love has come through critical injury or a serious illness. How will they get back to all the things that matter most? Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals provide a healthcare bridge for people who are ready to leave the hospital, but not ready to go home.

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Infection Prevention in the NICU INFECTION PREVENTION IN THE NICU

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Jul 07, 2017

Infections are a major cause of mortality and morbidity, states Dr. John Sparks, MD, from University of Nebraska Medical Center. Thus, it is of utmost importance to pay attention to infection prevention practices within the neonatal intensive care unit. In this new video, Dr. Sparks explains how eve...

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Aging Nurse Population in the NICU AGING NURSE POPULATION IN THE NICU

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Jul 07, 2017

The demografic shift surely does not exclude the hospital where the average age of caregivers is increasing. But what are the consequences? Listen to John Sparks, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA, as he addresses the challenges the aging nurse population faces and also the benefits of ...

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10 Best Practices for Discovering the Best Mobile and IoT Devices for Healthcare 10 BEST PRACTICES FOR DISCOVERING THE BEST MOBILE AND IOT DEVICES FOR HEALTHCARE

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Jul 06, 2017

Mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) are a growing part of the IT resources healthcare depends on. The integration of mobile devices into a healthcare organization’s workflows and supporting infrastructure presents great opportunities — as well as risks. Download this whitepap...

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The Paperless Future of Healthcare and Life Sciences THE PAPERLESS FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES

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Jul 05, 2017

Your management and IT departments are driving towards tomorrow’s wholly digital world, making critical technology investments in an effort to streamline your business. Unfortunately, they often overlook a critical last step. A hospital or medical office might be state of the art until a patie...

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Health Care Reform: Trends Driven by the Evolution of U.S. Health Care Policy HEALTH CARE REFORM: TRENDS DRIVEN BY THE EVOLUTION OF U.S. HEALTH CARE POLICY

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Jul 04, 2017

The US health care system today is fraught with wasteful spending that does not contribute to better outcomes for patients. Fortunately, many initiatives exist in both the public and private sector that are intended to increase the efficiency of the system. Three federal initiatives — the HITE...

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Wean the patient off the ventilator with SmartCare/PS - the automated weaning protocol WEAN THE PATIENT OFF THE VENTILATOR WITH SMARTCARE/PS - THE AUTOMATED WEANING PROTOCOL

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Jul 04, 2017

Reducing length of ICU stay, reducing ventilation time, earlier mobilization of your patients.  Why not start to reach this with the training of the respiratory muscles? Dräger SmartCare/PS is designed to accelerate weaning off the ventilator and frees up time for other tasks with the help...

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A Brief History of Data Breaches & Security Regulations in Healthcare A BRIEF HISTORY OF DATA BREACHES & SECURITY REGULATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jul 01, 2017

This infographic is about the brief history of data breaches and security  regulations in health care. 43% of all data breaches occur in the health care industry. Organizations in violation of HIPAA may be find up to $50k per incident. The average cost of single stolen medical records amounts t...

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Severe Abdominal Pain Causes SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN CAUSES

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Jun 30, 2017

Everyone experiences occasional stomach pain, but how do you know whether it’s just the taco you ate for dinner or if something is seriously wrong? When is your pain or discomfort enough to warrant a visit to the nearest emergency room?

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Disease and Wellness Aren’t the Only Things that Impact Healthcare Costs. DISEASE AND WELLNESS AREN’T THE ONLY THINGS THAT IMPACT HEALTHCARE COSTS.

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Jun 29, 2017

It’s not just disease or wellness that impacts employee healthcare costs… it’s also location – where employees live. That’s why health navigation services are so important – they help people find high-quality cost-effective care, wherever they live. Compass analy...

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How Does Lyme Disease Affect the Heart? HOW DOES LYME DISEASE AFFECT THE HEART?

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Jun 25, 2017

As the weather warms, you may hear about more cases of Lyme disease. This condition, which spreads through tick bites, can cause a wide range of symptoms and even affect your heart if left untreated. Learn more about Lyme disease, how it affects your heart, and what you can do to prevent tick bites....

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What Keeps Healthcare Finance Executives Up at Night? WHAT KEEPS HEALTHCARE FINANCE EXECUTIVES UP AT NIGHT?

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Jun 22, 2017

With electronic medical record deployments mostly in the rearview mirror, healthcare revenue cycle executives are beginning to look beyond system stabilization and toward financial performance optimization.

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Pediatric Gene Therapy: Considerations for Planning, Execution & Long-Term Follow-up PEDIATRIC GENE THERAPY: CONSIDERATIONS FOR PLANNING, EXECUTION & LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP

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Jun 20, 2017

The European approvals of Glybera in 2012 and Strimvelis in 2016 seem likely to be the vanguard of the therapeutic revolution heralded by the decoding of the human genome. Both of these treatments originated from academic centers of excellence and became the subjects of agreements with pharmaceutica...

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Don’t Underestimate Patients DON’T UNDERESTIMATE PATIENTS

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Jun 17, 2017

I was diagnosed with aggressive but localized prostate cancer at a major Dutch academic hospital. My parameters were PSA 29 or 31, Gleason sum 4 + 4, and stage T2c. Fortunately, there were no detectable distant metastases. The specialist drew a simple image of my urinary tract and told me I was excl...

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Delivering on the Patient-Centered Promise DELIVERING ON THE PATIENT-CENTERED PROMISE

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Jun 15, 2017

To be successful in today’s rapidly evolving, consumer-driven health care marketplace, hospitals and health systems must aggressively protect and promote their brand by maximizing the value of the care experience in the eyes of their patients.

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National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy NATIONAL ACTION PLAN TO IMPROVE HEALTH LITERACY

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Jun 14, 2017

For more than 30 years, I’ve observed the difficulties many people face as they attempt to use our health care system. I’ve seen firsthand the inequities in health status and access to care and the outcomes that persist. My own experiences in treating patients, running a large government...

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PUBLIC HEALTH PERFORMANCE STRENGTHENING AT DISTRICTS PUBLIC HEALTH PERFORMANCE STRENGTHENING AT DISTRICTS

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Jun 14, 2017

Public health practice in a community collects data on a community’s health and shares it with policy makers from multiple sectors. This is the foundation for the effective delivery of sickness care, preventive care, and health promotion at a population level. A potential workforce of district...

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Estimated Financial Effect of the “American Health Care Act of 2017” ESTIMATED FINANCIAL EFFECT OF THE “AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT OF 2017”

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Jun 13, 2017

This memorandum summarizes the Office of the Actuary’s estimates of the financial and coverage effects through 2026 of selected provisions of the “American Health Care Act of 2017” (H.R. 1628), which was passed by the House on May 4, 2017 and which is referred to in this memorandum...

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Medical Associations Non-Pulsed by Trump’s Withdrawal From the Paris Accord MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS NON-PULSED BY TRUMP’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS ACCORD

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Jun 13, 2017

Climate change, or changes in weather extremes, are having an increasingly harmful effect on human health. Last year, the 20th consecutive year in which the US experienced above average annual temperatures, saw increasing instances of heat related ailments and deaths and increases in related exacerb...

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Your Brain on Exercise YOUR BRAIN ON EXERCISE

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Jun 12, 2017

It's universally accepted that the benefits of exercise go well beyond fitness, from reducing the risk of disease to improving sleep and enhancing mood. Physical activity gives cognitive function a boost as well as fortifying memory and safeguarding thinking skills.

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A Not Very Good Proposal to Reduce Emergency Room Visits A NOT VERY GOOD PROPOSAL TO REDUCE EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS

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Jun 09, 2017

A recent article posits that an Anthem company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA), is poised to “punish” its members for “unnecessary” emergency room (ER) visits by charging subscribers the entire bill for unnecessary ER visits.  This is a variation on a the...

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Optimizing Informatics for Genetic Testing OPTIMIZING INFORMATICS FOR GENETIC TESTING

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Jun 07, 2017

Molecular medicine is a burgeoning field, with the potential to dramatically improve the quality of care. Done right, it also has the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce unnecessary treatments and side effects, and reduce cost by helping eliminate the trial and error involved in diagnosing...

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HarvardX: Improving Global Health, Focusing on Quality & Safety HARVARDX: IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH, FOCUSING ON QUALITY & SAFETY

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Jun 07, 2017

HarvardX is offering a free online course, Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety, starting on June 27 on edX.org. Participants in this 8-week course will engage with top experts in the field of public health as they grapple with the nature of high-quality healthcare: What is qualit...

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How Amazon Can Position Itself as the Pharmacy of the Future HOW AMAZON CAN POSITION ITSELF AS THE PHARMACY OF THE FUTURE

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Jun 07, 2017

We know Amazon has a knack for disruption—over the years it has upended countless brick and mortar bookstores and other major players in the retail industry. The e-commerce behemoth may be at it again, making headlines for its interest in breaking into the pharmacy market in the United States....

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A Look At U.S. Healthcare By The Numbers A LOOK AT U.S. HEALTHCARE BY THE NUMBERS

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Jun 06, 2017

The U.S. healthcare industry is in the crosscurrents of change, with many open questions about the future of the Affordable Care Act, drug pricing and other regulations. This infographic examines the impact of the shifting healthcare landscape on physicians, medical device manufacturers and pharmace...

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Healthcare Through the Ages HEALTHCARE THROUGH THE AGES

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Jun 06, 2017

Oliver Wyman, in collaboration with FORTUNE Knowledge Group, conducted an online survey of 2,016 US consumers in October and November 2016. The survey is one of the largest of its kind, and the findings are highly relevant for policy makers, industry leaders, and the general public. As depicted in t...

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Why Patient Engagement is Critical to Revenue Cycle Management WHY PATIENT ENGAGEMENT IS CRITICAL TO REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

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Jun 06, 2017

Historically, revenue cycle management has focused on maximizing insurance reimbursements, but as patient financial responsibility continues to increase, the landscape is quickly changing. In the past five years, patient payment responsibility has risen dramatically and continues to increase with th...

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Is the Direct Primary Care Model Dead? IS THE DIRECT PRIMARY CARE MODEL DEAD?

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Jun 06, 2017

A recent Medical Economics article asked “Is the DPC model at risk of failing?” The piece focuses on two large DPC-like organizations, Qliance Medical Management of Seattle, Washington and Turntable Health of Las Vegas, NV, working in partnership with Iora Health, which recently clo...

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Patient Engagement, Meet Billing PATIENT ENGAGEMENT, MEET BILLING

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Jun 05, 2017

Historically, revenue cycle management has focused on maximizing insurance reimbursements, but as patient financial responsibility continues to increase, the landscape is quickly changing. In the past five years, patient payment responsibility has risen dramatically and continues to increase with th...

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The Year Ahead – Ten Predictions for the Fitness Industry in 2017 THE YEAR AHEAD – TEN PREDICTIONS FOR THE FITNESS INDUSTRY IN 2017

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Jun 05, 2017

Our goal with this paper is to lend an informed voice for the new fitness industry language of 2017. We understand that our prognostications are as likely to be right as wrong, and with any luck, they will bring forward insights to help industry professionals map out their expectations for 2017, inc...

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Health Care Trends Impacting Organized Provider Groups HEALTH CARE TRENDS IMPACTING ORGANIZED PROVIDER GROUPS

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Jun 02, 2017

Large organized provider groups (OPGs) are becoming increasingly influential and are integrating more with health care providers, payers, employers, and patients. Improved coordination of care helps OPGs achieve the Triple Aim—a model that strives to manage the health of defined patient popula...

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Doctors Should Also Be Fighting “Fake News” DOCTORS SHOULD ALSO BE FIGHTING “FAKE NEWS”

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Jun 01, 2017

I see them every time I wait in the inescapably long lines at grocery store. They’re offering me so much. Fat-melting foods that “work like gastric bypass.” Sleep masks that prevent breast cancer. One day diets. And, of course, the perennial “medical miracles.” All thes...

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Competition: The Cure to High Drug Costs COMPETITION: THE CURE TO HIGH DRUG COSTS

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Jun 01, 2017

Reducing the cost of medical care, rather than health insurance, is so often underemphasized or even absent from discussions of reforming the health care system. And yet lowering costs of medical care is essential for broadening access to care, reducing insurance premiums and ultimately ensuring bet...

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BIG DATA MACRA AND EVIDENCE BIG DATA MACRA AND EVIDENCE

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May 31, 2017

As the shift toward value-based medicine continues, you as providers and health systems must determine how to scale the mountain that is Big Data. Summiting the peak means integrating the data such that it improves the patient experience of care, improves population health, and reduces cost (the Tri...

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You Need to Know These 5 Heart Health Numbers YOU NEED TO KNOW THESE 5 HEART HEALTH NUMBERS

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May 27, 2017

Did you know that five simple numbers can tell you a lot about your heart health? By learning your heart health numbers, you can take an important step in lowering your risk for heart disease. If you’re not sure where to begin, start with a trip to your doctor’s office or a local heart s...

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Healthcare Benefits Professionals Can Inspire Consumers to Lower Medication Costs HEALTHCARE BENEFITS PROFESSIONALS CAN INSPIRE CONSUMERS TO LOWER MEDICATION COSTS

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May 25, 2017

When your healthcare provider gives you a prescription, be sure to ask if it’s a generic medication. Generic medications are usually less expensive than their name-brand counterparts. If you learn that the medication is NOT generic, ask more questions. Find out if there is a generic alternativ...

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What’s Behind the Spike in Food Allergies? WHAT’S BEHIND THE SPIKE IN FOOD ALLERGIES?

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May 25, 2017

We are surrounded by evidence of the enormous impact food allergies are making in our society. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich, once a staple of elementary school lunchboxes, has been banned in numerous school districts across the country. Candy bars are required to alert consumers about any ot...

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Open Season on Health Privacy in Washington DC OPEN SEASON ON HEALTH PRIVACY IN WASHINGTON DC

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May 24, 2017

With Senate bill S.3530, data brokers would remove the last shreds of transparency and control that patients still have over our health data and drive healthcare costs even higher in the process. Will hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry go along? It’s been 17 years since patients lo...

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On Teaching Hospitals and Conflict of Interest and Other Politically Charged Topics ON TEACHING HOSPITALS AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND OTHER POLITICALLY CHARGED TOPICS

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May 23, 2017

How much does it matter which hospital you go to? Of course, it matters a lot – hospitals vary enormously on quality of care, and choosing the right hospital can mean the difference between life and death. The problem is that it’s hard for most people to know how to choose. Useful data o...

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ACO Turnover is High. Doctors Have Few Patients, and Those Patients are Unusually Healthy ACO TURNOVER IS HIGH. DOCTORS HAVE FEW PATIENTS, AND THOSE PATIENTS ARE UNUSUALLY HEALTHY

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May 22, 2017

ACOs suffer astonishingly high turnover rates among their doctors and patients; their patients are unusually healthy; and those unusually healthy ACO patients constitute about 5 percent of each ACO doctor’s panel of patients. These facts appear in three recent reports: CMS’s final evalua...

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Faster is Better When it Comes to Sepsis Care FASTER IS BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO SEPSIS CARE

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May 21, 2017

Following the tragic and widely publicized death of Rory Staunton, 12, from undiagnosed sepsis in 2012, New York became the first state to require that hospitals follow a protocol to quickly identify and treat the condition. The mandate led to widespread controversy in the medical community as ...

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Is Health Privacy a Human Right? IS HEALTH PRIVACY A HUMAN RIGHT?

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May 19, 2017

Health privacy sits at an uncomfortable junction between three interests: individual human rights, public / population health, and private business interests. There’s no obvious reason for these three interests to be misaligned but a lot of pain and money are involved so either politics or com...

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Shoppable Healthcare Services and Future Pricing SHOPPABLE HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND FUTURE PRICING

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May 18, 2017

It's fairly simple for consumers to find the cheapest gas in town or the lowest price on a consumer good, thanks to Amazon's price-comparison platform. But what about when consumers are shopping for healthcare services like an MRI or cancer care? As healthcare pricing transparency increases,...

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Healthcare’s Location Data Crisis: Improving the Mobile Patient’s Journey HEALTHCARE’S LOCATION DATA CRISIS: IMPROVING THE MOBILE PATIENT’S JOURNEY

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May 18, 2017

That’s right — in an industry where mere minutes can mean the difference between life and death, nearly a third of all facilities and practitioners lack any local listings. And close to half of the healthcare listings that do exist have significant inaccuracies, compromising the quality ...

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Preventative Care: Maintaining Physician and Facility Listings Online PREVENTATIVE CARE: MAINTAINING PHYSICIAN AND FACILITY LISTINGS ONLINE

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May 18, 2017

In our last healthcare industry report, we looked at Healthcare’s Location Data Crisis. Our analysis of more than 15,000 facility and physician online listings showed that 48% of healthcare listings contained basic address errors that could misdirect patients. Even more problematic was the fac...

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Why Health Reform is a Risky Business for Politicians: Even Winning Can Cost You at the Polls! WHY HEALTH REFORM IS A RISKY BUSINESS FOR POLITICIANS: EVEN WINNING CAN COST YOU AT THE POLLS!

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May 18, 2017

In August 1989, Chicago Congressman Daniel Rostenkowski, then Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, narrowly escaped an angry mob of seniors in his own district who attacked his car with umbrellas. His crime: eliminating the gaping patient financial exposure built into the Medicar...

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Universal Coverage Means Less Care and More Money UNIVERSAL COVERAGE MEANS LESS CARE AND MORE MONEY

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May 17, 2017

The reported success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) is based on enrollment numbers. Millions more have coverage. Similarly, the predicted disasters from repeal have to do with loss of coverage. Tens of thousands of deaths will allegedly follow. Activists urge shipping repeal victims a...

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How does your body process medicine? HOW DOES YOUR BODY PROCESS MEDICINE?

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May 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to a painkiller, like ibuprofen, after you swallow it? Medicine that slides down your throat can help treat a headache, a sore back, or a throbbing sprained ankle. But how does it get where it needs to go in the first place? Céline Valéry explains ho...

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CONCUSSIONS ARE TREATABLE, BUT HOW? CONCUSSIONS ARE TREATABLE, BUT HOW?

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May 15, 2017

A mil traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a jolt to the head or body that disrupts the function of the brain. Patients can experience more than one type of concussion. The clinical outcome of a concussion can be greatly improved by being correctly diagnosed and having a treatment plan indiv...

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New Checks and Balances For Big Pharma NEW CHECKS AND BALANCES FOR BIG PHARMA

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May 12, 2017

Pigs get fat, but hogs get slaughtered, the saying goes. And so may it prove to be true for the pharmaceutical industry. Three articles, all published recently, illustrate the greed and egregious pricing by certain drug companies that are gaining public recognition and scrutiny. Marathon Pharmaceuti...

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