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Cancer: Even healthy tissue is CANCER: EVEN HEALTHY TISSUE IS 'RIDDLED WITH MUTATIONS'

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Oct 21, 2018

Cancer develops due to mutations in our DNA. However, until now, little has been known about how mutations build up in healthy tissue over time. A new study provides fresh detail. As people age, mutations in their DNA slowly build up. Mutations in healthy tissue are known as somatic mutations. Becau...

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Does the hCG diet work? DOES THE HCG DIET WORK?

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Oct 19, 2018

The hCG diet combines the use of hormone supplements and calorie restriction to promote weight loss. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest the diet is safe or works in the way that supporters claim it does. Furthermore, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that ...

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Digital Healthcare Technology 2018 Vision DIGITAL HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY 2018 VISION

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Oct 19, 2018

Healthcare enterprises are increasingly unleashing the power of intelligent technologies, using them to deliver personalized, efficient and informed care, according to a new infographic by Accenture. The infographic examines five trends that demonstrate the potential for healthcare to apply emerging...

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High blood pressure control with HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL WITH 'EXERCISE IN A PILL'

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Oct 18, 2018

A discovery about a function in the liver could lead to a new way to control blood pressure — a pill that mimics the effect of exercise — according to a recent study that features in the journal Cell Reports. The idea is that the tablet would raise body levels of a compound that helps to...

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Can a vitamin combo prolong your life? CAN A VITAMIN COMBO PROLONG YOUR LIFE?

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Oct 18, 2018

Vitamins are nutrients that when synthesized or assimilated in the right quantities support our health and well-being. A new review suggests that a set of known and newly categorized vitamins can help prolong a person's lifespan, and promote health well into old age.

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The Value of Healthcare THE VALUE OF HEALTHCARE

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Oct 17, 2018

When it comes to protecting health care, our lives are literally on the line. Every proposed cut by the government and our former employers to our earned healthcare benefits is dangerous and potentially life-threatening. That is why ProtectSeniors is actively fighting for legislation that will prote...

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How AI is improving health care access HOW AI IS IMPROVING HEALTH CARE ACCESS

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Oct 17, 2018

Dr Arjun Kalyanpur and Dr Sunita Maheshwari co-founded Teleradiology Solutions (which reports scans for over 100 health facilities in Asia, USA, Africa and Europe), Telerad Tech (which builds AI enabled telehealth software), RxDx Multispecialty Healthcare Center, Radguru Net - an online portal for r...

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Can stevia benefit people with diabetes? CAN STEVIA BENEFIT PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?

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Oct 17, 2018

Stevia is a sugar substitute that is very low in calories. There is growing interest in the use of stevia to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. Stevia is a natural sweetener that comes from a shrub native to North and South America. It is an ingredient in many brands of sweet...

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Access to Health Services ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES

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Oct 17, 2018

Individuals with an advanced degree are more likely to have health insurance than those with less than a high school degree, according to a new infographic by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The infographic also examines how ...

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Diabetes: Surprising new role of fat revealed DIABETES: SURPRISING NEW ROLE OF FAT REVEALED

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Oct 16, 2018

A new study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, challenges the current understanding of what causes diabetes. The findings may lead to new therapies. More than two decades ago, researchers suggested that the action of an enzyme called protein kinase C epsilon (PKCɛ) in the liver may cause dia...

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Keto diet may protect against cognitive decline KETO DIET MAY PROTECT AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE

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Oct 16, 2018

Ketogenic, or keto, diets are low-carb and fat-rich, and many people who follow such regimens do it to shed excess weight. However, a keto diet may bring other benefits, too. In particular, it may help keep the brain healthy and young, as new research in mice seems to suggest. A keto diet is high in...

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What to Consider When Making Capital Investments for Your Practice WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN MAKING CAPITAL INVESTMENTS FOR YOUR PRACTICE

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Oct 16, 2018

Medical practices can gain significant benefits from investing in new medical equipment. Whether a practice leases or buys, it’s important to determine the investment level and strategy that make the most financial sense for its particular circumstances. This insightful whitepaper offers strategic ...

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Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk ASPIRIN MAY REDUCE LIVER CANCER RISK

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Oct 15, 2018

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that regular aspirin use can reduce the risk of developing liver cancer. The findings — which appear in JAMA Oncology — support the results of prior studies on the same topic. Data from this report show that taking aspirin on a reg...

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Could omega-3 supplements help reduce anxiety? COULD OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS HELP REDUCE ANXIETY?

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Oct 15, 2018

Anxiety is one of the most common psychiatric symptoms in the United States. It can appear as a standalone anxiety disorder or as part of another mental disorder, such as depression. Pharmaceutical interventions such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors can treat anxiety. However, people with anxiety di...

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Intermittent fasting may help fight type 2 diabetes INTERMITTENT FASTING MAY HELP FIGHT TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Oct 13, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type. The condition affects the body's ability to produce insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels. Diabetes is widespread in both Canada and the United States, and in the U.S., it is one of the leading causes of death. The American Diabetes Association repo...

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Healthcare Interoperability Woes: Three Solutions that Create Optimism HEALTHCARE INTEROPERABILITY WOES: THREE SOLUTIONS THAT CREATE OPTIMISM

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Oct 12, 2018

Let’s face it: healthcare interoperability remains an intractable problem, and discussion about it continues without signs of settling down. Both healthcare providers and patients feel unease about limited access to medical data, which results in lower care quality and poor patient engagement....

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Could this amino acid improve glucose control in diabetes? COULD THIS AMINO ACID IMPROVE GLUCOSE CONTROL IN DIABETES?

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Oct 12, 2018

Amino acids are small building block molecules that the body uses to make proteins. Alanine is classed as a nonessential amino acid because the body can make it without having to source it from food. Scientists at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, MA, have now un...

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Unlocking the New Patient Engagement Experience UNLOCKING THE NEW PATIENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

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Oct 12, 2018

The digital age is no longer about just the product—it’s equally about the customer experience, according to a new infographic by Publicis Health. The infographic explores the shift occurring in the healthcare space to a new outcome-based economy that is powered by an increasingly digita...

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How perfectionism affects your (mental) health HOW PERFECTIONISM AFFECTS YOUR (MENTAL) HEALTH

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Oct 12, 2018

Sure, saying you're a perfectionist may sound good in a job interview, but does striving for perfection make you feel good about yourself? Studies show that constantly chasing the specter of perfection may seriously harm your mental health and well-being. In this (imperfect) article, we explore ...

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How do dairy fats influence the risk of type 2 diabetes? HOW DO DAIRY FATS INFLUENCE THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES?

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Oct 12, 2018

The debate on whether dairy and dairy-derived fats are good or bad for health has been going on for many years. However, recent data seem to suggest that milk, cheese, and yogurt may be more beneficial than harmful. A new international study corroborates evidence that dairy fats may lower the risk o...

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How to increase your metabolism HOW TO INCREASE YOUR METABOLISM

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Oct 12, 2018

A person's metabolism is the rate at which their body burns calories for energy. The speed of metabolism depends on a variety of factors, including age, sex, body fat, muscle mass, activity level, and genetics. While a person has no control over the genetic aspects of their metabolism, there are...

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New risk factor for mouth cancer uncovered NEW RISK FACTOR FOR MOUTH CANCER UNCOVERED

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Oct 11, 2018

In some regions, mouth cancer incidence has risen. A recent study uncovers a new risk factor that might help explain these increases. In certain parts of the world, over the past couple of decades, mouth cancer rates have soared. For instance, in the United Kingdom, rates of mouth cancer have increa...

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All-Flash Storage: Improving How Physicians Deliver Patient Care ALL-FLASH STORAGE: IMPROVING HOW PHYSICIANS DELIVER PATIENT CARE

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Oct 10, 2018

This IDC White Paper discusses important healthcare IT storage needs for the growing provider market, focusing on how all-flash storage solutions can be used to provide faster access to patient data, including high-definition and 3D medical images and videos.

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Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky CANCER: ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES ARE POPULAR BUT RISKY

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Oct 10, 2018

Two new studies, presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2018 Congress, show that people with sarcoma often take the complementary and alternative medicine with little regard for the potential risks or ways in which they may interact with conventional cancer treatment.

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How do you lose belly fat? HOW DO YOU LOSE BELLY FAT?

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Oct 10, 2018

There are many reasons why people gain belly fat, including poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. Improving nutrition, increasing activity, reducing stress, and making other lifestyle changes can all help people lose unwanted belly fat.

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Vitamin A supplements could harm bone health VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENTS COULD HARM BONE HEALTH

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Oct 10, 2018

Vitamin A is a vital nutrient that supports the body's development and strengthens the immune system. Because our bodies do not naturally produce vitamin A, some choose to take supplements. However, too much vitamin A is likely to harm bone health, researchers warn. Normally, we derive vitamin A...

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Why depression, trauma can make you age faster WHY DEPRESSION, TRAUMA CAN MAKE YOU AGE FASTER

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Oct 09, 2018

A new study has found that people living with the major depressive disorder are biologically older than people without depression and that childhood trauma exacerbates this effect. The results illuminate the epigenetic mechanisms that might explain this discrepancy. Major depression is one of the mo...

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Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer EXISTING DRUG SHOWS PROMISE FOR TREATING AGGRESSIVE BREAST CANCER

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Oct 09, 2018

A study led by the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom reveals that drug pimozide can reduce cancer cell numbers, growth, and spread in triple-negative breast cancer. In a paper that is to feature in the journal Oncotarget, the researchers describe how they used laboratory cells and mice im...

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Health benefits of elderberry HEALTH BENEFITS OF ELDERBERRY

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Oct 09, 2018

There is little scientific research into the effects of elderberries on people's health. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) state that more research is needed to confirm the truth of these possible health benefits. This article will evaluate the evidence for the...

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Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence ANTIBIOTIC MAY PREVENT BREAST CANCER RECURRENCE

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Oct 08, 2018

One of the cancer researchers' top priorities is discovering ways to reduce the risk that cancer will recur or metastasize. A recent, small-scale study may have found a common, cost-effective drug that does just that. Cancer stem cells (CSCs), also known as tumor-initiating cells, are a hot topi...

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Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes WEIGHT LOSS DRUG MAY PREVENT AND TREAT DIABETES

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Oct 08, 2018

The results of a recent clinical trial, published in the journal The Lancet, show that a weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes. More than 30 million people, or 9 percent of the population of the United States, are living with diabetes, explain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Drinking water lowers the risk of bladder infections DRINKING WATER LOWERS THE RISK OF BLADDER INFECTIONS

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Oct 06, 2018

Bladder infections are extremely common among women. New research, however, shows that boosting water intake might reduce these infections by almost half. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureters, or kidneys. A bladder infectio...

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Scientists link diabetes to increased risk of arthritis and osteoporosis SCIENTISTS LINK DIABETES TO INCREASED RISK OF ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS

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Oct 05, 2018

A study that draws on data from more than 100,000 people finds a link between diabetes and an increased risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In the United States, over 100 million people are living with diabetes and prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition requi...

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Nasal delivery of grape compound shows promising results in lung cancer NASAL DELIVERY OF GRAPE COMPOUND SHOWS PROMISING RESULTS IN LUNG CANCER

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Oct 05, 2018

Giving resveratrol through the nose might be an effective way to use the red wine and grape compound to protect against lung cancer, according to a new study that features in the journal Scientific Reports. Lung cancer is now the most common cause of cancer deaths both in the United States and world...

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Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn ARE PROBIOTICS GOOD OR BAD FOR CROHN'S DISEASE?

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Oct 04, 2018

Probiotics are living microorganisms, including bacteria and yeast, that can benefit the body. Some people take probiotics to enhance the digestive bacteria in their gut. People with Crohn's disease, which is an inflammatory disorder affecting the gastrointestinal tract, experience a variety of ...

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Your Journey to Cloud in Healthcare YOUR JOURNEY TO CLOUD IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 04, 2018

As the cloud addresses longstanding security concerns, many healthcare leaders are finding themselves operating in a multi-cloud environment. Moving beyond basic infrastructure on demand to strategic innovations, this more prevalent cloud has become as an asset rather than a liability for coping wit...

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Which foods are high in arginine? WHICH FOODS ARE HIGH IN ARGININE?

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Oct 04, 2018

Arginine, or L-arginine, is an amino acid that occurs in foods such as dairy, fish, poultry, and other meats. It is a building block of protein. Some research suggests that arginine may benefit health, for example by relieving chest pain, improving erectile dysfunction, and reducing high blood press...

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Multiplying the Value of Wearables and Patient-Generated Health Data MULTIPLYING THE VALUE OF WEARABLES AND PATIENT-GENERATED HEALTH DATA

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Oct 04, 2018

According to one recent survey, hospitals and health systems are no longer questioning the value – or desire – for Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD). In fact, they are demanding it. Indeed, a 2018 HIMSS Media report found that 90 percent of those incorporating wearable devices in thei...

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Pricing Guide: Electronic Medical Records Software PRICING GUIDE: ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS SOFTWARE

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Oct 04, 2018

When choosing an EMR system, you need to consider what you will be charged for and when, in addition to how much. This highly visual guide offers a clear explanation of how various pricing models work, along with actual pricing for popular EMR and Practice Management software packages.

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Diabetes: Fridge temperature may make insulin less effective DIABETES: FRIDGE TEMPERATURE MAY MAKE INSULIN LESS EFFECTIVE

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Oct 04, 2018

New research that set out to analyze the temperatures at which people living with diabetes store their insulin is now warning against the perils of improper storage for the quality and effectiveness of the hormone. More than 30 million people in the United States are currently living with diabetes. ...

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What are the health benefits of bulletproof coffee? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BULLETPROOF COFFEE?

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Oct 04, 2018

Bulletproof coffee combines coffee, oil, and butter as a substitute for breakfast. Promoters of the drink claim it has a range of health benefits. In this article, we look at what bulletproof coffee is and how to make it. We also examine its potential health benefits, its downsides, and who might be...

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What are the benefits of nutritional yeast? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NUTRITIONAL YEAST?

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Oct 03, 2018

Yeast has played an important role in the human diet for thousands of years. This fungus is a vital ingredient in bread, beer, and a range of other foods. In recent years, many people have started consuming a specific type of yeast called nutritional yeast. Due to its nutritional content, yeast in t...

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Resource Allocation in Healthcare Decision-Making RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN HEALTHCARE DECISION-MAKING

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Oct 03, 2018

Resource allocation methods use mathematical optimization techniques to identify the allocation of healthcare dollars between a set of alternatives, according to a new infographic by RTI Health Solutions. The infographic examines how different players in the public health and health care system bene...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors NEW CANCER VACCINE MAY TACKLE HER2-POSITIVE TUMORS

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Oct 01, 2018

Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive holds too much of the protein on the surface of its cells. In HER2's role as a growth factor, normal levels of it help regulate the growth of cells. That being said, excess amounts of the protein help cancer cells multiply and spread...

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Cancer therapy: Bacteria may help shrink tumors CANCER THERAPY: BACTERIA MAY HELP SHRINK TUMORS

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Oct 01, 2018

To find better ways to tackle cancer tumors that do not respond to traditional therapies, scientists are now experimenting with a modified bacterial strain that could target cancer cells without harming healthy ones. A phase I clinical trial reveals that this bacterial therapy shows promising effect...

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Physician Burnout Is Real. Here PHYSICIAN BURNOUT IS REAL. HERE'S HOW TO FIX IT

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Oct 01, 2018

A recent survey of more than 1,000 practicing physicians found that those who gave low marks to the long-term leadership abilities of their administrators were also more likely to report low confidence in their ability to do their job well and more likely to exhibit low levels of engagement with the...

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The Business Case for Physician Capability THE BUSINESS CASE FOR PHYSICIAN CAPABILITY

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Oct 01, 2018

This paper reveals data from a recent survey of more than 1,000 practicing physicians, providing insight into the various dimensions and manifestations of burnout. More importantly, it offers doctors, their managers, and staffs a way forward to address burnout and protect their organizations.

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Healthcare Consumer Insight & Digital Engagement HEALTHCARE CONSUMER INSIGHT & DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

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Oct 01, 2018

Healthcare consumers are relying more on online ratings and review sites to make informed healthcare decisions, according to a new infographic by Binary Fountain, Inc. The infographic examines consumer comfort levels with sharing healthcare experiences online, the growing dependence on online rating...

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Can aspirin help treat cancer? CAN ASPIRIN HELP TREAT CANCER?

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Sep 30, 2018

More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it "time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?" Peter Elwood, of the Cochrane Institute of Pri...

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Cybersecurity in the Age of Medical Devices CYBERSECURITY IN THE AGE OF MEDICAL DEVICES

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Sep 28, 2018

Countless studies and articles have confirmed that connected medical devices — from implantable products like pacemakers to diagnostic devices such as CT scanners and more — are indeed vulnerable to malicious exploitation. This paper offers both technical and non-technical solutions to h...

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How Hospital Administrators Empower their Organizations HOW HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS EMPOWER THEIR ORGANIZATIONS

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Sep 28, 2018

The challenges healthcare administrators face requiring a unique set of leadership skills. Administrators who empower their teams also empower their whole organization, giving everyone the opportunity to work together to achieve goals and provide high-quality health care, according to a new infograp...

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Mediterranean diet tied to lower risk of depression MEDITERRANEAN DIET TIED TO LOWER RISK OF DEPRESSION

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Sep 27, 2018

An analysis of published research concludes that there is a clear link between following diets that are rich in plant foods — particularly the Mediterranean diet — and a lower risk of depression. The purpose of the study, which was led by University College London (UCL) in the United Kin...

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Lose 5 times more weight by training your mind LOSE 5 TIMES MORE WEIGHT BY TRAINING YOUR MIND

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Sep 26, 2018

Losing weight requires making diet and lifestyle adjustments, but once we've done that, can we do anything to maximize the good results? A new study shows that applying a simple mind imagery technique could boost weight loss significantly. Recently, Dr. Linda Solbrig and colleagues, from the Uni...

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Microwave Popcorn Causes Cancer: Fact or Fiction? MICROWAVE POPCORN CAUSES CANCER: FACT OR FICTION?

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Sep 26, 2018

Popcorn is a ritual part of watching movies. You don’t need to go to the theater to indulge in a bucket of popcorn. Simply stick a bag in the microwave and wait a minute or so for those fluffy buds to pop open. Popcorn is also low in fat and high in fiber. Yet a couple of chemicals in microwav...

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Healthcare’s Blockchain Security Soluti HEALTHCARE’S BLOCKCHAIN SECURITY SOLUTI

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Sep 26, 2018

As technology continues to advance, healthcare data security is becoming a great paradox where data breaches are quite commonplace. Blockchain technology is a promising solution to healthcare cybersecurity, according to a new infographic by Duquesne University. The infographic provides an overview o...

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Micronutrients: Types, Functions, Benefits and More MICRONUTRIENTS: TYPES, FUNCTIONS, BENEFITS AND MORE

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Sep 25, 2018

Micronutrients are one of the major groups of nutrients your body needs. They include vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting, and other functions. Meanwhile, minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance, and sever...

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Type 2 diabetes: Five genetic TYPE 2 DIABETES: FIVE GENETIC 'CLUSTERS' MAY EXPLAIN EVOLUTION

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Sep 25, 2018

Currently, there is one standard therapeutic approach for type 2 diabetes, despite the fact that the condition evolves in different ways in different people. A recent study mapping genetic data for this condition may lead to a more personalized strategy. Teams at Massachusetts Institute of Technolog...

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AI and Machine Learning in Medical Imaging: From Potential to Reality AI AND MACHINE LEARNING IN MEDICAL IMAGING: FROM POTENTIAL TO REALITY

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Sep 24, 2018

To bring never-before-imagined quality and efficiency improvements to the everyday delivery of care using artificial intelligence and machine learning, healthcare industry software developers and researchers need to implement and routinely rely upon a technology infrastructure that offers both the p...

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Why a regular bedtime may benefit your heart and metabolism WHY A REGULAR BEDTIME MAY BENEFIT YOUR HEART AND METABOLISM

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Sep 24, 2018

New research — which is now published in the journal Scientific Reports — examines and highlights the importance of regular bedtimes for optimal heart and metabolic health. The cardiometabolic health risks linked to sleep deprivation are numerous. These health risks include weight gain, ...

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The Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk, too THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET REDUCES STROKE RISK, TOO

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Sep 22, 2018

In the largest study of its type, scientists conclude that adhering to the Mediterranean diet might reduce the risk of stroke. The benefits are particularly pronounced for women over 40. When it comes to alleged health benefits, the Mediterranean diet fares incredibly well. Increasing one's inta...

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Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay INFLAMMATION KEEPS HEART ATTACK AND STROKE AT BAY

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Sep 21, 2018

Scientists have discovered that, as far as arteries are concerned, inflammation can be both good and bad. In its well-known bad role, it can aid atherosclerosis, the plaque-forming process that clogs up arteries and raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes. New research, however, has also reveal...

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High-fiber foods for a healthful diet HIGH-FIBER FOODS FOR A HEALTHFUL DIET

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Sep 21, 2018

When a person includes high-fiber foods in their diet, it has many benefits, such as keeping the gut healthy, boosting heart health, and promoting weight loss. According to the most up-to-date Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the adequate intake (AI) of fiber for adult men is 33.6 grams (g) per day...

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Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation ADDICTION TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION

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Sep 20, 2018

This infographic created by a Non-Profit Addiction Rehab Directory. aims to provide information on addiction treatment and rehabilitation. Addiction is a disease that drug and alcohol rehab can help you overcome. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIDA, young people have the highest ...

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Stroke severity reduced in those who walk regularly STROKE SEVERITY REDUCED IN THOSE WHO WALK REGULARLY

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Sep 20, 2018

New research supports the idea that light to moderate physical activity, such as walking and swimming, could reduce the severity of strokes. A study of nearly 1,000 individuals who had had a stroke found that those who had been doing 4 hours per week of light or 2–3 hours each week of moderate...

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A Clean Bill of Health A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

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Sep 19, 2018

Congress is expected to pass appropriations bills within the next week that provide meaningful funding increases to HHS budgets over both last year and the President’s FY19 Budget Request. In the following publication, we provide a snapshot of how major OpDivs are expected to fare and highligh...

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How a Revolutionary Healthcare Provider Takes Care of Identity Management HOW A REVOLUTIONARY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TAKES CARE OF IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

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Sep 19, 2018

Founded on the premise that health care should be more patient-friendlier, a Los Angeles-based provider developed a HIPAA-compliant app that connects patients with doctors, allowing them to schedule on-demand, in-home care. In this case, study, learn about their journey to implementing a secure, uni...

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Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk? DO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK?

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Sep 19, 2018

A new study from Brazil corroborates the evidence gathered by previous research, suggesting that women with low levels of vitamin D after menopause onset have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) notes that "approximately 12.4 percent of women will be d...

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How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Preventative Care HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IMPACTS PREVENTATIVE CARE

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Sep 18, 2018

With a dramatic rise in physician burnout and many physicians exiting the field prematurely, the healthcare industry is looking to artificial intelligence (AI) to provide much-needed support. AI can impact physicians’ workloads through treatment plan designs and repetitive jobs assistance to d...

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Non-insulin drugs for treating type 2 diabetes NON-INSULIN DRUGS FOR TREATING TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Sep 18, 2018

Some people with type 2 diabetes need to regularly inject themselves with insulin to control their blood sugar levels. Many others can manage the condition with lifestyle and dietary changes alone or in combination with oral or other injectable medications. According to the Centers for Disease Contr...

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Can eating this type of sugar prevent weight gain? CAN EATING THIS TYPE OF SUGAR PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN?

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Sep 18, 2018

Mannose, a type of sugar, can greatly affect metabolism, weight gain, and the composition of gut bacteria in rodents. This result may lead to new treatments and prevention strategies for both obesity and weight gain. More and more studies are unraveling the multi-layered relationship between our gut...

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Is it safe for a person with diabetes to eat sweets? IS IT SAFE FOR A PERSON WITH DIABETES TO EAT SWEETS?

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Sep 17, 2018

Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes a person's blood glucose levels to become too high. Although people with diabetes often need to carefully manage their diet, incorporating the occasional sweet or sugary food into a healthful diet can still be okay. In this article, we look at eating s...

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Weight loss surgery: How taste influences success WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY: HOW TASTE INFLUENCES SUCCESS

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Sep 17, 2018

People with obesity may opt for bariatric (weight loss) surgery to shed their excess weight more quickly; one such surgery is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. What factors influence its outcome, however? Research suggests that a person's taste plays a significant role.

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Cancer: Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy CANCER: SCIENTISTS REVEAL HOW TO BOOST RADIOTHERAPY

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Sep 14, 2018

Scientists have recently identified a molecular pathway that links the movement of energy-producing centers, or mitochondria, in cancer cells to resistance to radiotherapy. This, they say, could lead to improved cancer treatments.

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Diets DIETS 'DEVOID OF VEGETABLE MATTER' MAY CAUSE COLON CANCER

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Sep 14, 2018

A new study emphasizes the importance to the gut health of eating plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale. Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London, United Kingdom, found that keeping mice on a diet rich in a compound known as indole-3- carbinol (I3C) — whic...

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Best Practices in Cloud Computing for Healthcare BEST PRACTICES IN CLOUD COMPUTING FOR HEALTHCARE

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Sep 12, 2018

Healthcare providers face a variety of resource, compliance, security, cost, reimbursement, and integration challenges that have not only strained hospital IT departments but also have affected they way clinicians provide care. Spurred by generous incentives to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) ...

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7 Healthcare Marketing Trends To Help You Stay On Top 7 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS TO HELP YOU STAY ON TOP

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Sep 12, 2018

If you want to grow your healthcare facility, hospital, or treatment center, then these 7 latest healthcare marketing trends will help do just that. In 2016, U.S. healthcare companies on average increased their marketing expenditure by $4.6 million. And we saw the effects in 2017. The healthcare mar...

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Blocking this protein may keep obesity, diabetes at bay BLOCKING THIS PROTEIN MAY KEEP OBESITY, DIABETES AT BAY

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Sep 12, 2018

Blocking a protein in the liver can prevent obesity and its related diseases — such as type 2 diabetes and fatty liver — in mice, according to new research. A study by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio reveals that a protein called Argonaute 2 (AGO2) controls how ...

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Rising to the Challenges of AI in Healthcare RISING TO THE CHALLENGES OF AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Sep 12, 2018

How can Artificial Intelligence (AI) transform healthcare? What do healthcare organizations need to do to harness this potential? Learn more in this short, 6-page report.  Expert insights into AI’s potential, Practitioner perspectives on preparing for AI, Key infrastructural needs to addr...

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SEO Tips to Increase Traffic to Your Healthcare Website SEO TIPS TO INCREASE TRAFFIC TO YOUR HEALTHCARE WEBSITE

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Sep 11, 2018

The biggest challenge in pursuing search engine optimization (SEO) benefits for healthcare websites is keyword selection. When you get it right, it can deliver amazing rewards. If you want to rank for the best medical keyword phrases, you will need to weave it into your content and optimize from the...

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6 Ways to Keep Patients Coming Back 6 WAYS TO KEEP PATIENTS COMING BACK

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Sep 10, 2018

Normal attrition rates for physician practices range between 10 percent and 30 percent, according to a new infographic by Solutionreach, Inc. The infographic looks at why patients leave practices and strategies to overcome patient attrition.

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Diabetes and Foot Care DIABETES AND FOOT CARE

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Sep 09, 2018

“Are you having any numbness, tingling, or burning in your feet?” They’re common questions, Dr. Chelsea Viola, a podiatric surgeon on the medical staff of Lee Health, asks patients who are living with diabetes. “The biggest thing with diabetes is a lot of patients end up gett...

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Identifying the Cause of your Pain IDENTIFYING THE CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN

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Sep 09, 2018

“There’s no pill that’s ever going to take the place of taking care of yourself,” said Dr. Heather Auld, an OB/GYN and integrative medicine physician with Lee Health. When it comes to how you feel, doctors say you need to consider what you’re eating.  “The ro...

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Prostate Cancer Myths PROSTATE CANCER MYTHS

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Sep 09, 2018

Each year more than 160,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. But when it comes to the understanding the disease, doctors say there are a lot of misconceptions. “One myth related to prostate cancer is that it’s an old man’s disease and it’s not,” said Dr. Constant...

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Benefits of Pilates Therapy BENEFITS OF PILATES THERAPY

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Sep 09, 2018

“Now I can get up. I can get off that floor! It’s amazing!” It’s the little things that Lynne Lampila struggled doing after she had a double hip replacement. “Balance was of course at the top. I wanted to be able to get in and out of my car easier. We have a boat, and I...

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Post-Acute Care: Savings for Medicare Advantage Plans POST-ACUTE CARE: SAVINGS FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

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Sep 06, 2018

Post-acute care (PAC) comprises one of every four dollars spent by a Medicare Advantage plan. For certain conditions, such as congestive heart failure (CHF) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), post-acute care contributes nearly 70 percent of the total cost of care.1 Particularly as heal...

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Eating whole grains can prevent type 2 diabetes EATING WHOLE GRAINS CAN PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Sep 06, 2018

A large study indicates that people who eat whole grains of any kind every day are much less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The researchers urge people not to mistakenly avoid whole grains if they intend to follow low-carb diets. Scientists at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg,...

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Scripps Health: What is Thyroid Disease? SCRIPPS HEALTH: WHAT IS THYROID DISEASE?

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Sep 05, 2018

Scripps endocrinologist, Matthew Levine, MD, explains thyroid disease, causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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Beacon Health System’s System-Wide Telehealth Implementation Strategy BEACON HEALTH SYSTEM’S SYSTEM-WIDE TELEHEALTH IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

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Sep 04, 2018

Looking to get started with a system-wide telehealth program but don’t know where to begin? Beacon Health System recently launched an integrated telehealth program using a three-step implementation strategy. Read the case study to learn how Beacon Health: Formed a governance group representing...

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Weight loss: Plant-based drug WEIGHT LOSS: PLANT-BASED DRUG 'SWITCHES OFF' HUNGER

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Sep 04, 2018

Designing a pill that is able to dampen hunger without causing significant side effects is the holy grail of obesity research. According to a new study, we might be one step closer. Obesity affects more than 1 in 3 people in the United States — that's more than 93 million people. Worryingl...

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Nurse Recruitment and Retention NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

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Sep 03, 2018

Amid a looming shortage of experienced RNs, hospitals are spending billions on creative strategies to attract and keep qualified staff. At the same time, the nursing industry has one of the highest turnover rates—especially among new hires, according to a new infographic by nurse grad. The inf...

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What to eat before a workout to lose weight and build muscle WHAT TO EAT BEFORE A WORKOUT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND BUILD MUSCLE

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Sep 03, 2018

The best foods to eat before exercising depend on the type of workout and a person's goals. Foods rich in protein, for example, can help a person to build muscle with resistance training. When choosing a pre-workout meal, it is important to aim for a balance of macronutrients. Macronutrients are...

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Exotic fruit may help fight obesity EXOTIC FRUIT MAY HELP FIGHT OBESITY

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Sep 03, 2018

An unusual fruit, native to the Amazon, may be useful in the fight against obesity and metabolic disorders by positively influencing gut bacteria. Obesity increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. By 2030, it is estimated that more than 1 billion people on earth will be overweight. ...

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Does Sugar Cause Cancer? DOES SUGAR CAUSE CANCER?

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Sep 01, 2018

Does sugar cause cancer? “I get that question just about every day, sometimes multiple times. Everybody wants to know if sugar really did cause their cancer,” said Taylor Lawless, a clinical dietitian with Lee Health.

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The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy THE BENEFITS OF AQUATIC THERAPY

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Sep 01, 2018

“My goal is to walk completely without a walker.” It’s a goal Darshan Church wasn’t sure she would reach in her physical therapy sessions. “Once you have a fall like this, you’re antsy, and you really have a fear of falling,” said Darshan.

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Exercise is Medicine EXERCISE IS MEDICINE

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Sep 01, 2018

Health experts say spending more time exercising can reduce your need for medication.  “By incorporating exercise one can obtain positive health outcomes, such as lower blood pressure, control of diabetes and blood sugar, reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression, plus the many, many m...

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Preventing Neuropathy during Chemotherapy PREVENTING NEUROPATHY DURING CHEMOTHERAPY

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Sep 01, 2018

If a patient develops neuropathy during chemotherapy, doctors may have to stop or change their cancer treatment. But a new treatment is using ice to help patients continue their chemotherapy while lowering their risk for neuropathy. “It felt cold right away. I think I have a good pain toleranc...

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How Consumers Find and Select Healthcare Providers HOW CONSUMERS FIND AND SELECT HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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Aug 31, 2018

Publishing physician ratings and reviews not only provide consumers with the information they seek, it supports choice and can help build loyalty and keep patients in the system, according to a new infographic by Press Ganey. The infographic examines what drives healthcare consumer loyalty and how p...

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What are symptoms of type 2 diabetes in children? WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES IN CHILDREN?

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Aug 30, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that can develop at any age. It often has a slow, gradual onset, which can make it difficult to detect and diagnose in children. In this article, we look at what type 2 diabetes is and describe its symptoms, causes, and risk factors in children. We also explore...

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Can simply changing your meal times help you lose more weight? CAN SIMPLY CHANGING YOUR MEAL TIMES HELP YOU LOSE MORE WEIGHT?

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Aug 30, 2018

A new study working with a model of intermittent fasting dieting shows how modifying breakfast and dinner time could help you lose weight. Intermittent fasting is a form of diet that allows people to lose weight by "promoting" the body to switch to burning fats, so as to convert them into ...

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5 Strategies For Consolidating Clinical And Non-Clinical Payments 5 STRATEGIES FOR CONSOLIDATING CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL PAYMENTS

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Aug 29, 2018

Unifying clinical and non-clinical payments is one of the great challenges hampering administrative efficiency and optimization of the patient financial experience. Is it time for your healthcare system to consider payment consolidation? This white paper helps you understand why it is important for ...

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Proposed Changes to ACO Involvement in the Medicare Shared Savings Program PROPOSED CHANGES TO ACO INVOLVEMENT IN THE MEDICARE SHARED SAVINGS PROGRAM

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Aug 29, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a new “Pathways to Success” rule to increase the financial risk doctors and hospitals participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program take on to increase accountability of health care quality and spending for patients, acco...

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Distress boosts heart attack and stroke risk DISTRESS BOOSTS HEART ATTACK AND STROKE RISK

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Aug 28, 2018

A new study confirms that having high or very high psychological distress due to depression or anxiety impacts a person's risk of experiencing cardiovascular health problems such as heart attack and stroke. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom and the University of ...

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Dairy consumption guidelines DAIRY CONSUMPTION GUIDELINES 'SHOULD BE REVISED'

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Aug 28, 2018

Guidelines that advise people to limit how much dairy food — particularly yogurt and cheese — they eat should be revised, according to new research. It found that higher overall consumption of dairy products is linked to a lower risk of premature death from all causes and "cerebrova...

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What are the benefits of pistachios WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PISTACHIOS

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Aug 28, 2018

Pistachios are a type of tree nut with numerous health benefits. Pistachios are an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, and fiber. Research suggests that people have been eating pistachios for thousands of years. People consume them today in a variety of dishes from salads to ice creams. Here ...

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Understanding Treatment Options in Head and Neck Cancer UNDERSTANDING TREATMENT OPTIONS IN HEAD AND NECK CANCER

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Aug 28, 2018

Meryl Kaufman, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BRS-S, and Itzhak Brook, M.D., M.Sc., review the various modalities of treatment for cancers of the head and neck and identify which physicians are responsible for delivering this care.

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Low-carb diets LOW-CARB DIETS 'ARE UNSAFE AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED'

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Aug 28, 2018

Recent estimates have suggested that as many as 45 million people in the United States go on a diet each year. Also, U.S. individuals reportedly spend around $33 billion on weight loss products annually. The two-thirds of the population that are either overweight or obese have a plethora of diets to...

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Six Ways Adaptive IT Systems Are Driving Healthcare Transformation SIX WAYS ADAPTIVE IT SYSTEMS ARE DRIVING HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

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Aug 27, 2018

New realities in healthcare are forcing health plan CEOs and IT executives to face the loaded question, “Are we ready for transformation?” Figuring out how to approach the question alone can be a daunting task. Grueling regulations and rising costs are only part of the escalating demands...

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High blood pressure? Turn up your thermostat HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? TURN UP YOUR THERMOSTAT

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Aug 27, 2018

According to a recently published study, living in a cooler house might be a risk factor for hypertension. The authors believe that the temperature of the home should be discussed with people who are at risk. High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects more than 100 million adults in the United St...

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Redefining Acute Behavioral Healthcare REDEFINING ACUTE BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE

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Aug 27, 2018

This year, over four million people in the U.S. with behavioral health conditions — psychiatric, substance-related, or both — will enter an emergency department (ED) that is not prepared to properly treat them. This gap in care is causing widespread suffering while undermining the econom...

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Health Systems Expand Their Community Footprint HEALTH SYSTEMS EXPAND THEIR COMMUNITY FOOTPRINT

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Aug 27, 2018

Most health systems plan to expand in 2018, with physician offices and hospitals being the leading targets for acquisition. Many organizations are seeking to align supply chain between their new and existing care facilities to reduce costs, but find alignment challenging as supply needs can be very ...

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What is a Medical Assistant? WHAT IS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT?

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Aug 26, 2018

Medical assistants are typically the first and last face a patient sees.  They escort patients back to the room, take vital signs, do in-office procedures, and then discharge the patient after they meet with the physician. “We actually work very closely with the physician.

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Type 2 diabetes: Poor sleep slows wound healing TYPE 2 DIABETES: POOR SLEEP SLOWS WOUND HEALING

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Aug 24, 2018

Researchers uncovered a connection between poor sleep and wound healing in type 2 diabetes that could pave the way for new treatments. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and it impacts the ability of the body to p...

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How fatty diets stop the brain from saying HOW FATTY DIETS STOP THE BRAIN FROM SAYING 'NO' TO FOOD

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Aug 24, 2018

How do we know when to eat, and when to stop eating? Easy: we feel hungry, so we know it's time for a meal. Then, when we feel full, we know it's time to put down the cutlery and get on with our day. These states of hunger and satiety occur due to the brain's ability to "decode"...

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Severe depression: Vagus nerve stimulator improves lives SEVERE DEPRESSION: VAGUS NERVE STIMULATOR IMPROVES LIVES

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Aug 24, 2018

For people with treatment-resistant depression, adding vagus nerve stimulation to medication can drastically improve their quality of life, concludes a new study. The National Institute of Mental Health suggests that over 16 million people in the United States have had at least one episode of major ...

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Eight ways to use coffee on the skin, scalp, and hair EIGHT WAYS TO USE COFFEE ON THE SKIN, SCALP, AND HAIR

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Aug 24, 2018

Coffee is a source of nutrients and antioxidants that may benefit the skin, scalp, and hair. A person can use it to exfoliate, treat acne, increase blood flow, and balance pH levels. In this article, we describe eight ways to use coffee on the scalp, hair, and skin. We also provide research that hel...

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Infections with the Highest Impact on Medicare HAC Penalties INFECTIONS WITH THE HIGHEST IMPACT ON MEDICARE HAC PENALTIES

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Aug 24, 2018

Attention to high-impact healthcare-associated infections can help you get out of the bottom quartile penalty box, according to a new infographic by 3M. The infographic examines the relative rate of impact on the 2018 penalties for six healthcare-associated infections.

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Changing Lives for People with Diabetes CHANGING LIVES FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

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Aug 23, 2018

Today, life-changing technology from Abbott makes it possible to track glucose levels without drawing a drop of blood.  Again, and again. No part of diabetes "finger sticks" is enjoyable. Not the "‘finger" part. Certainly not the "stick" part. But for many pe...

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Which foods lower blood sugar? WHICH FOODS LOWER BLOOD SUGAR?

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Aug 23, 2018

When a person has diabetes, either their body does not produce enough insulin, or it cannot use the insulin correctly, so glucose accumulates in the blood. High levels of blood glucose can cause a range of symptoms, from exhaustion to heart disease. One way to control blood sugar is to eat a healthf...

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5 Ways Data Analytics Can Help the Healthcare Industry 5 WAYS DATA ANALYTICS CAN HELP THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Aug 22, 2018

Using data analytics, healthcare providers can take charge of the information from multiple sources and convert it into meaningful insights that can lead to timely and strategic decisions, according to a new infographic by Snuvik Technologies. The infographic looks at how data sources can help deliv...

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What WHAT'S THE LINK BETWEEN VITAMIN D, GUM HEALTH, AND DIABETES?

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Aug 22, 2018

Diabetes, as many people realize, is a growing problem in the United States and globally. In 2015, almost 1 in 10 adults were estimated to have diabetes. There are about 1.5 million new diagnoses each year in the U.S. While there are certain well-known risk factors for diabetes, such as obesity and ...

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Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE FOR PROSTATE CANCER

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Aug 21, 2018

PCRI’s Executive Director, Mark Scholz, MD, gives an overview of active surveillance, a monitoring strategy for men with low-grade prostate cancer. He talks about why it is done, who is eligible and how it is performed.

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What is the difference between animal and plant proteins? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANIMAL AND PLANT PROTEINS?

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Aug 21, 2018

Protein is an essential part of the diet. It helps to build, repair, and maintain the body's structures. Foods derived from plants and animals can both provide protein, but there are some differences. Protein exists throughout the body, in everything from the muscles and organs to the bones, ski...

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Is vitamin E good for your hair? IS VITAMIN E GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR?

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Aug 21, 2018

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that is available from several food sources as well as in supplement form. Some people believe that vitamin E has a positive impact on hair health, although more research is necessary to support this theory. In this article, we examine some of the apparent benefit...

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Healthcare sustainability HEALTHCARE SUSTAINABILITY

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Aug 20, 2018

Each year, the NHS produces more carbon emissions than all the planes taking off from Heathrow combined. These emissions significantly contribute to global climate change which in turn presents a huge and imminent threat to health, and therefore service demand.

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What are some tips for instant migraine relief? WHAT ARE SOME TIPS FOR INSTANT MIGRAINE RELIEF?

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Aug 20, 2018

A migraine is one of the most common conditions in the world, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Migraines can run in families with children and adults known to have them. In America, the Migraine Research Foundation estimates that almost 12 percent of people suffer from migraine headach...

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4 Major Healthcare Industry Digital Challenges 4 MAJOR HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY DIGITAL CHALLENGES

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Aug 20, 2018

Even as the Internet of Things (IoT) healthcare market is expected to grow from $41 billion in 2017 to $158 billion in 2022, the industry still faces several digital healthcare challenges, according to a new infographic by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. The infographic details the four healthcare major ...

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New drug could prevent debilitating side effect of cancer treatment NEW DRUG COULD PREVENT DEBILITATING SIDE EFFECT OF CANCER TREATMENT

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Aug 20, 2018

About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and of those, 70-80 percent develop a painful and debilitating side effect called severe oral mucositis (SOM). While some drugs are available to treat SOM once it develops...

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The best breakfast foods for health THE BEST BREAKFAST FOODS FOR HEALTH

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Aug 20, 2018

Many people believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as it breaks the nighttime fast and kick-starts a person's metabolism. However, popular American breakfast foods, such as donuts, pastries, and pancakes, are laden with saturated fat and sugar and contain little protein or...

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Symptoms Of Cancer Every Cancer can be cured SYMPTOMS OF CANCER EVERY CANCER CAN BE CURED

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Aug 20, 2018

Here are some common cancer symptoms that one should never ignore. On the other side cancer also can develop without any symptoms.

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Strawberries may reduce gut inflammation STRAWBERRIES MAY REDUCE GUT INFLAMMATION

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Aug 20, 2018

According to a new study, eating less than a cup of strawberries per day could improve the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects about 3 million people in the United States. There are two principal types: ulcerative colitis, wherein inflammation is focused ...

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Growing Cancer Care GROWING CANCER CARE

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Aug 19, 2018

The recent expansion of the Regional Cancer Center is adding more resources for cancer patients in Southwest Florida. “Our sole goal is to deliver world-class care,” said Dr. James Orr, a gynecologic oncologist on the medical staff of Lee Health. Care that can be provided locally to pati...

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Your Role in Patient Safety YOUR ROLE IN PATIENT SAFETY

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Aug 19, 2018

It can be an overwhelming experience, but doctors say if you or a loved one has to come to the hospital, there are a few things to keep in mind. “I would like for families to feel that they are empowered when they come to the hospital and that they are part of a team,” said Dr. Alex Dans...

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Preventing Gestational Diabetes PREVENTING GESTATIONAL DIABETES

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Aug 19, 2018

From doctor’s appointments to blood tests, during pregnancy doctors make sure mothers are screened for anything that could cause health concerns to the mother and baby. “There is undiagnosed diabetes in the general population that gets picked up in pregnancy,” said Dr. Ravi Chokshi...

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A New Treatment Option for BPH A NEW TREATMENT OPTION FOR BPH

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Aug 19, 2018

These tiny little particles are smaller than grains of sand, but in a new procedure now being offered at Lee Health, these tiny particles are what doctors are using to help men who are living with BPH. “Prostate artery embolization is a new minimally invasive treatment option for benign prosta...

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Is Your Provider Organization Maximizing Its Performance In Value-Based Care Programs? IS YOUR PROVIDER ORGANIZATION MAXIMIZING ITS PERFORMANCE IN VALUE-BASED CARE PROGRAMS?

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Aug 17, 2018

Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in value-based care programs offered by health plans and government payers including accountable care organizations, bundled payment programs, pay-for-performance and quality improvement programs. Given the increasing financial impact as...

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Malnutrition Care Needs to Be Integrated Into Care Transitions MALNUTRITION CARE NEEDS TO BE INTEGRATED INTO CARE TRANSITIONS

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Aug 17, 2018

Malnutrition is pervasive, but often under-diagnosed, a condition in the United States. This prevalence is exacerbated among those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and gastrointestinal, pulmonary, heart, and chronic kidney disease and their treatments can result in changes in nutrient...

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Take the First Step Toward Software-Defined Infrastructure TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD SOFTWARE-DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE

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Aug 17, 2018

This whitepaper shows how healthcare organizations can combat increasing complexity within their IT infrastructure by implementing a software-defined infrastructure that delivers more innovation, simplifies operations, and improves patient care.

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The Impact of Mobile Devices on Hospital Patient Satisfaction THE IMPACT OF MOBILE DEVICES ON HOSPITAL PATIENT SATISFACTION

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Aug 17, 2018

Introducing mobile devices into healthcare organizations, however, comes with challenges. But complying with strict data privacy regulations while maintaining a secure network is possible when the right technology pairs with the right mobile device management solution. Only then can organizations en...

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Multiple sclerosis: Healthful diet tied to lower risk MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: HEALTHFUL DIET TIED TO LOWER RISK

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Aug 17, 2018

Eating a healthful diet that is rich in vegetables, fish, legumes, eggs, and poultry is tied to a lower risk of multiple sclerosis, a long-term disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve in the eyes. This was the conclusion that researchers from Australia came to after studying lin...

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'JUNK DNA' HAS ROLE IN CANCER SPREAD, SAY SCIENTISTS

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Aug 16, 2018

Bits of DNA that were once considered useless actually contains instructions for making molecules that help cancer spread, say scientists. The molecules in question are called enhancer RNAs (eRNAs), and a new study conducted by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) revealed that they keep c...

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How does eating before a workout affect the body? HOW DOES EATING BEFORE A WORKOUT AFFECT THE BODY?

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Aug 16, 2018

The scientists, who hail from several prestigious academic institutions in the United Kingdom — the Universities of Bath, Birmingham, Newcastle, and Stirling — looked into how eating a morning meal before cycling for an hour would affect the body versus the effects of fasting before cycl...

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Stroke: Time not the only factor in emergency care STROKE: TIME NOT THE ONLY FACTOR IN EMERGENCY CARE

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Aug 15, 2018

We need to rethink a basic rule that has guided stroke care for the past 25 years, declares the brain specialist who first proposed it. Neurologist Dr. Camilo R. Gomez pronounced in an editorial published in the Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases in 1993 that "Time is a brain!&quo...

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New NEW 'TRIPLE PILL' COULD ELIMINATE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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Aug 15, 2018

A new combination drug may have the potential to revolutionize hypertension treatment worldwide, after a clinical trial has declared it safe to use and very effective. In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George Institute for Global Health — with branches in the United Kingdo...

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What to know about a watermelon allergy WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT A WATERMELON ALLERGY

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Aug 15, 2018

A watermelon allergy is rare. However, if a person reacts to watermelon, there may be additional foods to avoid. If a person with an allergy does not eat watermelon often, they may not know what has caused their symptoms. It could be an allergy to a different food or an unrelated illness. The sympto...

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Are EHRs Delivering Value-Based Care? ARE EHRS DELIVERING VALUE-BASED CARE?

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Aug 15, 2018

The majority of health system executives surveyed report that electronic health records (EHRs) alone are not delivering the data solutions needed to succeed with value-based care contracts, according to a new infographic by Philips Wellcentive. The infographic examines the top-rated technology chall...

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14 ways to lose weight without diet or exercise 14 WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT DIET OR EXERCISE

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Aug 15, 2018

Regimented diet plans can be challenging to stick to for prolonged periods. It can also be hard to find the time to exercise. Is it possible to lose weight without doing either? Using a variety of methods of weight control is vital for maintaining a healthy body weight. In this article, learn 14 tec...

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Benefits of Inbound Marketing for Healthcare industry BENEFITS OF INBOUND MARKETING FOR HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Aug 14, 2018

Over the last few years, digital marketing has started playing a very important role in every industry including the healthcare industry. While it was possible earlier to work without digital marketing and opt for more traditional methods, today, however, it has become almost indispensable. This is ...

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How to Use Data to Improve Patient Safety HOW TO USE DATA TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY

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Aug 14, 2018

Today, researchers estimate that one in three hospitalized patients experience preventable harm and over 400,000 individuals per year die from these injuries. There is a gap in healthcare safety culture and the way health systems uses data (or think they use data) to understand patient harm and what...

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Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression HERPESVIRUS MAY LEAD TO BIPOLAR, DEPRESSION

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Aug 13, 2018

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 4.4 percent of the population of the United States will have bipolar disorder at one point in their lives. Another 16.2 million, or around 6.7 percent of all U.S. adults, will experience at least one episode of severe depression in their l...

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Navigating the Telehealth Landscape NAVIGATING THE TELEHEALTH LANDSCAPE

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Aug 13, 2018

As healthcare organizations move from fee-for-service to value-based care, telehealth can enable the delivery of medicine at every point in the care continuum, according to a new infographic by InTouch Health. The infographic provides a roadmap to help navigate the telehealth landscape.

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How much salt does it really take to harm your heart? HOW MUCH SALT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO HARM YOUR HEART?

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Aug 13, 2018

Table salt, which we commonly use to season our food, contains sodium. Sodium, if often ingested in large quantities, can lead to a range of cardiovascular problems, including hypertension. The World Health Organization (WHO) say that a person should not consume more than 2 grams of sodium per day, ...

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The Benefits of Yoga Poses THE BENEFITS OF YOGA POSES

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Aug 12, 2018

It’s a peaceful approach to exercise. Yoga uses different stretches, poses, and breathing techniques to benefit the body.  “There are overall health benefits that are related to the entire practice of yoga,” said Gloria Reilly, a health services coordinator with Lee Health.

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A New Technology for Spine Surgery A NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR SPINE SURGERY

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Aug 12, 2018

Spinal fusions are a common procedure for patients living with chronic back pain.  “When the bones are unstable, where they are slipping, and sometimes a nerve is getting crushed, and the only way to fix that is to open the space,” explained Dr. Jeffery Henn, a neurosurgeon on the m...

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Preventing Heat Stroke PREVENTING HEAT STROKE

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Aug 12, 2018

Last summer, tragedy stuck on a high school football field when a player collapsed from heat stroke.  “My 16-year-old son was participating and conditioning with the football team at Riverdale High School, and towards the end of practice, he collapsed. Every alarm in my body was going off...

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'MONSTER' RADISH MIGHT HELP FIGHT HEART DISEASE

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Aug 11, 2018

The official name for the so-called monster radish is the Sakurajima daikon. Originally cultivated on the island of Sakurajima, Japan, centuries ago, it is an impressive beast. The largest Sakurajima on record weighed almost 69 pounds, measuring well over 1 meter in circumference. Radishes, in gener...

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4 Ways to Integrate Inbound Marketing into Your Healthcare Practice 4 WAYS TO INTEGRATE INBOUND MARKETING INTO YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

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Aug 10, 2018

It used to be that patients and prospective patients seeking health care services from doctors and hospitals that were located close to their homes.  Indeed, physicians often referred patients to clinics, laboratories and PT based on the criterion that the offices were near their communities. N...

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Aligning Infrastructure Decisions with Healthcare Business Plans ALIGNING INFRASTRUCTURE DECISIONS WITH HEALTHCARE BUSINESS PLANS

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Aug 10, 2018

Healthcare organizations need to align their infrastructure process and business models, according to a new infographic by Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, Inc. The infographic drills down on how healthcare organizations spend their capital and key goals for good infrastructure options.

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Can you have hypoglycemia without diabetes? CAN YOU HAVE HYPOGLYCEMIA WITHOUT DIABETES?

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Aug 10, 2018

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar levels fall dangerously low. It is more common in people with diabetes, but it can affect others. In this article, we explore the health conditions beyond diabetes that can cause hypoglycemia. We also look at treatment options and the dietary changes that can hel...

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Exercise for mental health: How much is too much? EXERCISE FOR MENTAL HEALTH: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

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Aug 10, 2018

Many studies suggest that exercising can help people deal with mental health issues and boost well-being. A new observational study — the largest of its kind to date — confirms this, but it also extends a caution: too much exercise may negatively affect mental health. Recently, researche...

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Electronic Signatures for Healthcare ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES FOR HEALTHCARE

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Aug 09, 2018

Healthcare professionals, administrators, and providers agree: it is time to remove the paper from everyday processes like contracting and procurement, HR, Medicare billing, patient onboarding and more. Discover case studies in B2B supply chain management, narcotics ordering and more. Understand the...

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Genomics: Consumerism, Commercialization and Health Care GENOMICS: CONSUMERISM, COMMERCIALIZATION AND HEALTH CARE

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Aug 09, 2018

To address the issues and potential of genomics in health care, the Center for Connected Medicine tapped a range of experts for insights on the opportunities, challenges, excitement, and concern surrounding genomics, as featured in this whitepaper. The foundations of big data security and storage, B...

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What are the health benefits of cranberry juice? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CRANBERRY JUICE?

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Aug 09, 2018

Cranberry juice can temporarily make conditions, such as acid reflux, worse because it is mildly acidic. Some people find that cranberry juice leaves an unusual taste in their mouth, or that it temporarily irritates gums and lips. Research into the benefits of cranberry juice is mostly preliminary, ...

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Keto diet: Scientists find link to diabetes risk KETO DIET: SCIENTISTS FIND LINK TO DIABETES RISK

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Aug 09, 2018

Ketogenic diets are low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets that have been shown to reduce weight. They change metabolism so that energy comes from fat instead of sugar. When researchers in Switzerland examined what happened to mice in the early stages of a ketogenic diet, they found that the animals showe...

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What is cancer pathology? WHAT IS CANCER PATHOLOGY?

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Aug 08, 2018

In addition to conducting laboratory tests to diagnose diseases in general, pathologists also conduct specific tests on the cancer to determine a number of factors, including the type of cancer cells, the grade of the cancer, the size of the tumor, the extent the cancer has invaded the surrounding t...

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Can Your Network Handle Healthcare Technology Shifts? CAN YOUR NETWORK HANDLE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY SHIFTS?

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Aug 08, 2018

When patient lives are at stake, every connection matter. Evolving technologies enable healthcare innovation—unless an underperforming network slows progress. These healthcare technology shifts may affect your network in the future, according to a new infographic by Spectrum Enterprise. The in...

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Treatment and home remedies for pinworms TREATMENT AND HOME REMEDIES FOR PINWORMS

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Aug 08, 2018

Pinworm infection is the most common worm infection in the United States. It is highly contagious and spreads quickly from person to person through ingestion or inhalation of the eggs. Pinworm infections occur when a female pinworm lays eggs in the folds of skin around the anus. This causes intense ...

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10 (Relatively) Easy SEO Tips for Better Healthcare Marketing 10 (RELATIVELY) EASY SEO TIPS FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE MARKETING

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Aug 07, 2018

Here are some (relatively) easy and (generally) non-technical SEO tips that everyone can use for better healthcare marketing results. Everyone appreciates that proper Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is vitally important to be found online and makes for more successful healthcare marketing. But a te...

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What fast foods can you eat on a low-carb diet? WHAT FAST FOODS CAN YOU EAT ON A LOW-CARB DIET?

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Aug 07, 2018

Many fast foods are fried in unhealthful oils or coated in salt to make them more appetizing. Also, additives, such as salt or oil make fast foods a less healthful option for people seeking to reduce carbohydrate consumption. A low-carb diet is not necessarily a healthful diet, especially if someone...

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What are the health benefits of goji berries? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOJI BERRIES?

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Aug 07, 2018

Goji berries are also known as Lycium barbarum. The goji berry is native to Asia, and people in Asia have been using this brightly colored fruit for more than 2,000 years as a medicinal herb and food supplement. Goji berries are widely available for purchase in health food stores and online. More re...

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How Big Data Will Unlock the Potential of Healthcare HOW BIG DATA WILL UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF HEALTHCARE

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Aug 06, 2018

The amount of medical data generated each year is rising astronomically. Understanding how to connect that data for new growth opportunities, greater efficiency and better serving consumer needs is a pressing challenge for healthcare organizations, according to a new infographic by Publicis Health. ...

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Targeting gut bacteria to reduce heart disease TARGETING GUT BACTERIA TO REDUCE HEART DISEASE

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Aug 06, 2018

Gut bacteria are intrinsically linked with the health of our entire body. Be it the gut, the brain, or the heart, our microbiome is involved. One important way in which they influence our health is through the chemicals that they produce and release. Some of these can leach into our blood, and, once...

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Grading the Medicare Advantage Shopping Experience GRADING THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

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Aug 03, 2018

With (on average) 20 Medicare plans to choose from, consumers have high expectations and little patience for friction in health plan interactions, according to a new infographic by NTT DATA. The infographic examines the leaders and the laggards in the online shopping process for Medicare Advantage o...

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More is Not Better: Value-Based Healthcare MORE IS NOT BETTER: VALUE-BASED HEALTHCARE

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Aug 03, 2018

Mercer Dr. Lorna Friedman 2018 Medical Trends Around the World – More Healthcare is not Better Healthcare. So, affordability and access to insurance and to good care and access to care is really disrupting everywhere in a digital age. So, we are talking a lot with clients. We see many clients ...

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What is Cholesterol? WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL?

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Aug 02, 2018

There are two types of cholesterol: LDL cholesterol, which is bad, and HDL, which is good. Learn why too much cholesterol and elevated triglycerides can lead to heart disease and stroke. Make it a priority to have your cholesterol checked.

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The real cost of patient misidentification THE REAL COST OF PATIENT MISIDENTIFICATION

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Aug 01, 2018

Undeniably, the most serious threat of misidentification is patent safety, but the possible financial consequences must also be calculated. In fact, when the University of Utah Health examined how much just one facet of patient misidentification – duplicate medical records – could cost; ...

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Will drinking coffee prolong your life? WILL DRINKING COFFEE PROLONG YOUR LIFE?

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Aug 01, 2018

Emerging evidence has been pointing to the protective effects that coffee can have over a person's health. This favorite beverage keeps many a student and employee perky and productive, so it is great to think that drinking it can bring other benefits, too. One of these appears to be a significa...

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Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits VITAMIN D: RECENT RESEARCH UNCOVERS NEW BENEFITS

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Aug 01, 2018

Vitamin D is a hot topic currently, with a raft of studies proclaiming its benefits for a variety of serious conditions. Conversely, other recent studies have been more cautious, questioning its perceived usefulness for treating some illnesses. Vitamin D is a nutrient that is synthesized in our skin...

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What are some foods to ease your anxiety? WHAT ARE SOME FOODS TO EASE YOUR ANXIETY?

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Aug 01, 2018

People can make a variety of lifestyle changes to help manage their anxiety. Eating a diet high in vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, and lean protein can be helpful. Anxiety is a widespread condition, affecting millions of people globally. Symptoms vary, and some people only experience them ...

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Enhancing Care in Health Systems ENHANCING CARE IN HEALTH SYSTEMS

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Jul 31, 2018

As more health systems grow their specialty pharmacy capabilities, learn how manufacturers and distributors can work together to ensure patients have access to specialty therapies.

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Hixny - Value-Based Care is Here HIXNY - VALUE-BASED CARE IS HERE

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Jul 31, 2018

Value-based care financially rewards physicians for measurable, positive patient outcomes. Hixny can help you succeed with value-based care.

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Can coffee cause cancer? CAN COFFEE CAUSE CANCER?

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Jul 31, 2018

Coffee is a hugely popular drink, but many people are concerned that it may cause cancer. Others claim that drinking coffee offers health benefits and may even prevent cancer. So, what does the evidence say? In this article, we examine the possible link between coffee and cancer and look at whether ...

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Can dietary changes help acne? CAN DIETARY CHANGES HELP ACNE?

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Jul 31, 2018

Affecting as many as 50 million people in the United States each year, acne is the most common skin condition in the country. It often begins during puberty, and it is especially prevalent between the ages of 12 and 24. Acne can cause oily skin and several types of lesions, including pimples. Sympto...

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Healthcare commerce as a user-friendly experience HEALTHCARE COMMERCE AS A USER-FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE

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Jul 30, 2018

Digitization is the absolute future of healthcare commerce — so, why do only four percent of healthcare executives and leaders state they prefer automated payment plans? Outlined in this white paper, readers will learn how healthcare commerce can transcend the age of paper-based billing by und...

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CHANGE READINESS: The Critical Component to Wellness Engagement CHANGE READINESS: THE CRITICAL COMPONENT TO WELLNESS ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 30, 2018

Launching initiatives are tiresome. And providing resources and information simply isn't enough. As this white paper shows, the only solution to greater engagement in health and wellness programs is understanding the individual's readiness to change.

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'NORMAL' BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS MAY NOT BE SO NORMAL AFTER ALL

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Jul 30, 2018

A new study — conducted by researchers at Stanford University in California — reveals that common foods can cause blood sugar spikes in otherwise healthy people. Paying closer attention to these spikes could prevent diabetes and some of its complications.

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Nine herbal teas for constipation NINE HERBAL TEAS FOR CONSTIPATION

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Jul 30, 2018

For centuries, people have used herbal teas to ease digestive issues. Certain teas can stimulate the digestive system and help to relieve constipation. Constipation is when someone has fewer than three bowel movements in a week. However, some people may feel constipated if they do not have a bowel m...

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What are the benefits of activated charcoal? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ACTIVATED CHARCOAL?

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Jul 30, 2018

Activated charcoal is a fine, odorless, black powder often used in emergency rooms to treat overdoses. Its toxin-absorbing properties have a wide range of medicinal and cosmetic uses, though none are scientifically proven. Superheating natural sources of carbon, such as wood, produces activated char...

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Challenges and Success Factors for Telehealth CHALLENGES AND SUCCESS FACTORS FOR TELEHEALTH

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Jul 27, 2018

As telehealth continues to expand each year, current and prospective adopters face an array of challenges, according to a new infographic by URAC. The infographic examines these challenges, as well as success factors.

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Top 10 Healthcare Jobs in USA TOP 10 HEALTHCARE JOBS IN USA

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Jul 27, 2018

If you are recently graduated with concern for healthcare academics or you are considering this field, you might be wondering, which job in healthcare has the utmost scope? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook states that Healthcare jobs are expected ...

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Ensuring positive patient identification at Memorial Healthcare System ENSURING POSITIVE PATIENT IDENTIFICATION AT MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Jul 27, 2018

92% of patient identification errors are caused by inpatient registration mistakes, with consequences ranging from medical errors to adverse effects on the hospital’s bottom line. Imprivata’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sean Kelly, and VP, Market Development for Imprivata Patient Secure, ...

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What is the best diet for osteoarthritis? WHAT IS THE BEST DIET FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS?

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Jul 27, 2018

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 30 million adults in the United States. It develops when the cartilage in the joints breaks down over time. The condition can affect any joint in the body, but people often notice it in their knees, hands, hips, or spine. This artic...

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Psoriasis: Mediterranean diet may slow disease progression PSORIASIS: MEDITERRANEAN DIET MAY SLOW DISEASE PROGRESSION

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Jul 27, 2018

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 6.7 million adults in the United States, according to recent estimates. Some studies have shown that people with psoriasis are more prone to obesity and metabolic syndrome, and some have suggested that inflammation may be the reason behi...

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Can too much vitamin D hurt you? CAN TOO MUCH VITAMIN D HURT YOU?

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Jul 27, 2018

Few foods contain vitamin D, so many people take supplements. Long-term use of these supplements can cause some adverse side effects, though this is relatively rare. There is no set consensus about how much vitamin D is necessary for good health. A person's daily requirement depends on individua...

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Strategies for Enhanced Treasury Operations in Healthcare STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCED TREASURY OPERATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jul 26, 2018

Every hospital and health system has a portfolio of key financial resources—such as cash, credit, leverage, and invested assets— that its leaders seek to deploy in a manner that balances the pursuit of growth with the organization’s risk management and financial health objectives.

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Calcium-rich foods that vegans can eat CALCIUM-RICH FOODS THAT VEGANS CAN EAT

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Jul 26, 2018

Calcium is essential for general health. Most adults aged 19–50 require 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. This amount of calcium is present in about three 8-ounce glasses of milk. Milk, cheese, and yogurt are th...

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Feeling dizzy after standing may predict dementia FEELING DIZZY AFTER STANDING MAY PREDICT DEMENTIA

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Jul 26, 2018

Some people feel a lightheaded sensation when standing up. This is referred to as orthostatic hypotension. As we get to our feet, gravity causes blood to pool in the large vessels of the lower body, causing a sudden drop in blood pressure. Normally, the nervous system orchestrates a response to coun...

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How liver health impacts the risk of Alzheimer HOW LIVER HEALTH IMPACTS THE RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S

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Jul 26, 2018

While we still do not know exactly what causes the development of Alzheimer's disease, specialists have been hard at work trying to identify the most salient risk factors. New research has now identified a new player when it comes to Alzheimer's risk: the liver. This week, at the yearly Alzh...

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3 Key Steps To Healthcare Success 3 KEY STEPS TO HEALTHCARE SUCCESS

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Jul 25, 2018

Healthcare leaders have sought to improve health care quality, delivery, efficiency, and customer service by using organizational change as a mechanism for success, according to a new infographic by Optimum Healthcare IT. The infographic examines the three key steps that can lead to change success f...

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Connecting the dots of patient care, Philips Tasy EMR CONNECTING THE DOTS OF PATIENT CARE, PHILIPS TASY EMR

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Jul 25, 2018

An integrated EMR to achieve your goals across the healthcare continuum. Philips Tasy EMR is a comprehensive healthcare informatics solution that touches all areas of the healthcare environment, connecting the dots across clinical and non-clinical domains along the healthcare continuum. It helps you...

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Brain stimulation could improve memory while you sleep BRAIN STIMULATION COULD IMPROVE MEMORY WHILE YOU SLEEP

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Jul 25, 2018

Deep brain stimulation has been a hot topic among neuroscientists over recent years. This is primarily because it has led to more effective treatments for the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. However, deep brain stimulation involves inserting electrodes deep into the brain, and of course, this i...

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How a turmeric compound could treat glaucoma HOW A TURMERIC COMPOUND COULD TREAT GLAUCOMA

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Jul 25, 2018

In glaucoma, the optic nerve — or the nerve that links the eye and the brain — becomes damaged due to fluid buildup in the eye, which puts too much pressure on the nerve. One way of managing this condition is using prescription eye drops. Moreover, the researchers note that there is a wo...

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What are the early signs of oral cancer? WHAT ARE THE EARLY SIGNS OF ORAL CANCER?

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Jul 24, 2018

Symptoms of oral cancer include difficulty chewing, lumps and sores, and white or red patches in the mouth. Early detection and treatment of oral cancer can help prevent cancer from developing further or spreading to other areas. Oral cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth and reproduction of c...

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Is pasta good or bad for you? IS PASTA GOOD OR BAD FOR YOU?

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Jul 24, 2018

Pasta is a convenient and filling meal, but some types of pasta provide empty carbs, meaning that they offer very little nutritional value alongside the calories. As people's understanding of carbohydrates, gluten, and the glycemic index (GI) grow, they may wonder: is pasta healthy?

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Heart health: What to eat and what to avoid HEART HEALTH: WHAT TO EAT AND WHAT TO AVOID

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Jul 24, 2018

Is dairy good or bad for your heart? And what about coffee? Are foods rich in omega-3 really as good as people say? These are legitimate questions that riddle the average consumer. A new review sifts through the nutritional studies available in order to give us the bottom line on which foods are bes...

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Healthcare 5 WAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE

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Jul 23, 2018

From personalized medicine to CRISPR gene editing, artificial intelligence (AI) has a revolutionary part to play in tackling healthcare industry challenges, according to a new infographic by AI Business. The infographic examines the potential for AI to improve health care services and reduce costs.

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Telehealth Home Monitoring TELEHEALTH HOME MONITORING

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Jul 23, 2018

Holland Hospital Telehealth Services keeps patients safe, healthy and at home. And easy-to-use home device combined with remote nurse monitoring and video conferencing gives patients added confidence and the family’s peace of mind. See how it works in this video.

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What can technology achieve for the healthcare system? WHAT CAN TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVE FOR THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?

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Jul 23, 2018

Matthew Swindells, National Director for Commissioning Operations and Information, outlines three ways technology can help the NHS: by empowering the patient, supporting clinicians and ensuring that care is delivered in the place most appropriate for the patient – rather than where the informa...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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The Problem With Healthcare In America THE PROBLEM WITH HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA

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Jul 23, 2018

The CEO of health insurer Cigna, David Cordani, says the problem with America's health care system is that most of the money being spent is on intervention after people already are sick. Cordani believes we need to spend more money and resources keeping people healthy in the first place.

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Simplifying Healthcare Data Management SIMPLIFYING HEALTHCARE DATA MANAGEMENT

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Jul 23, 2018

Healthcare providers are under growing pressure to do more with the data they manage. Especially given the advent of advanced analytics, AI, and machine learning, healthcare must shift to the cloud to improve the secure delivery of patient care.

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It’s Worth a Shot: HPV Vaccination is Cancer Prevention IT’S WORTH A SHOT: HPV VACCINATION IS CANCER PREVENTION

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Jul 23, 2018

If there were a vaccine against cancer, would you get it for your kids? HPV is a very common virus, infecting about 14 million people annually. This educational video addresses this importance of adolescents receiving protection against HPV, a cancer-causing disease, and provides an overview of HPV ...

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Emergency Treatment for Ischemic Stroke EMERGENCY TREATMENT FOR ISCHEMIC STROKE

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Jul 23, 2018

The only FDA approved treatment for ischemic strokes is tissue plasminogen activator (tPA, also known as IV rtPA, given through an IV in the arm). tPA works by dissolving the clot and improving blood flow to the part of the brain being deprived of blood flow. In this video, Dr. Reza Jahan discusses ...

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Good and bad acidic foods GOOD AND BAD ACIDIC FOODS

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Jul 23, 2018

Some researchers have claimed in the past that acidic foods are harmful to health. As a result, many people have chosen to avoid or eliminate acidic foods from their diet. The following article presents the claims and investigates the evidence to help people decide whether a low-acid or acid-free di...

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Focusing on You: Clinical Trials for Liver Disease FOCUSING ON YOU: CLINICAL TRIALS FOR LIVER DISEASE

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Jul 23, 2018

Dr. Cynthia Levy, assistant director for the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases, discusses the importance of early detection and the availability of clinical trials for liver diseases including Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC).

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What are the benefits of drinking lime water? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING LIME WATER?

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Jul 23, 2018

Flavoring water with citrus fruit, such as lime, can liven up a glass of water, encouraging reluctant water-drinkers to consume more. The body needs water to survive and drinking enough is crucial for maintaining optimal health. Water ensures the human body is adequately hydrated. People stay hydrat...

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Which foods are high in histamine? WHICH FOODS ARE HIGH IN HISTAMINE?

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Jul 23, 2018

Histamine intolerance occurs when there is a buildup of histamine in the body. Drugs, medical conditions, the environment, nutritional deficiencies, and diet can lead to histamine intolerance. Histamine intolerance is fairly rare, impacting an estimated 1 percent of the population. People often mist...

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Does the oatmeal diet work for weight loss? DOES THE OATMEAL DIET WORK FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Jul 23, 2018

Many fad diets, including the oatmeal diet, are based around eating one type of food. The oatmeal diet became popular online. It involves eating only or mostly oatmeal. The first phase of the oatmeal diet usually involves eating oatmeal for three meals a day. The oats should be whole rather than ins...

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Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence BOWEL CANCER: LOW-CALORIE SOFT DRINKS COULD REDUCE RECURRENCE

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Jul 20, 2018

Consuming artificially sweetened soft drinks such as diet colas may be linked to a significantly lower risk of cancer return or death in patients with stage 3 colorectal cancer. It is also likely that around half the effect is due to artificially sweetened options displacing sugar-sweetened ones. Th...

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How this community hospital reduced readmissions with improved care coordination HOW THIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL REDUCED READMISSIONS WITH IMPROVED CARE COORDINATION

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Jul 19, 2018

Transitioning patients between outpatient, inpatient, post-acute and home settings can be a major challenge for hospitals. For organizations participating in value-based reimbursement models, it can also be costly. This case study examines how Holyoke (Mass.) Medical Center redesigned its care manag...

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How Enhanced Communication Improves Care Quality in the Field HOW ENHANCED COMMUNICATION IMPROVES CARE QUALITY IN THE FIELD

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Jul 19, 2018

The first nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety is ready to help law enforcement, firefighters and EMS do their jobs safely and effectively, with advantages extending beyond first responders to those in healthcare who support them.

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How Digital Signage Creates a Smarter Patient Experience HOW DIGITAL SIGNAGE CREATES A SMARTER PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Jul 19, 2018

Given that health organizations want technology to meet patients where they are, digital signage provides a particularly poignant solution to address patient engagement because of its unique opportunity to enter any space in the healthcare landscape.

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Eighteen ways to reduce bloating EIGHTEEN WAYS TO REDUCE BLOATING

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Jul 19, 2018

Most people experience bloating at some point. Exercises, supplements, and massages can all help to reduce bloating quickly, and simple lifestyle changes can prevent it from reoccurring. Abdominal bloating is when the abdomen feels full and tight. It commonly occurs due to a buildup of gas somewhere...

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Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk EATING DINNER EARLIER COULD REDUCE CANCER RISK

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Jul 19, 2018

Uncovering simple lifestyle interventions that may reduce cancer risk is a major focus of medical research. Most recently, the timing of our evening meal has come under scrutiny. According to a study that was conducted at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain, eating your final meal of ...

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Tackling Hospital Staffing Problems TACKLING HOSPITAL STAFFING PROBLEMS

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Jul 18, 2018

Healthcare staffing remains a problem for hospitals. Thirty-one percent of hospitals cannot find enough candidates to fill open positions. Only slightly more than 25 percent of leadership positions are being filled within three months. Medium and large hospitals spend between $10,000 and $30,000 to ...

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EHR: Essential to Digital Care Delivery EHR: ESSENTIAL TO DIGITAL CARE DELIVERY

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Jul 18, 2018

Clinicians are challenged by the frequency and impact of clinical advancements. Their ability to stay current impacts patient outcomes and safety. Thus health IT must make good decisions about initiatives to enable the transformation of care delivery.

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Community-based Health Plan Improves Submission Rates and Recaptures Lost Revenue COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH PLAN IMPROVES SUBMISSION RATES AND RECAPTURES LOST REVENUE

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Jul 18, 2018

Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA) is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organization based in Massachusetts. CCA is dedicated to improving care for a population of more than 27,000 individuals who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare and often have complex medical, behavioral ...

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Do omega-3 supplements really benefit the heart? DO OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS REALLY BENEFIT THE HEART?

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Jul 18, 2018

Every day, millions of people from all over the world take fish oil supplements in the hope that they will protect them from heart disease. But do these golden capsules really work? A large systematic review investigates. Omega-3 is a kind of fat found in fish, seafood, certain nuts, and plant oils....

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Gynecological cancer treatments: past, present, and future GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER TREATMENTS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

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Jul 18, 2018

Treatment options for gynecological cancers have become more effective and diverse in the last few decades. In this video, Marcia Hall, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, of the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Hertfordshire, UK, gives an overview of these developments, as well as her perspective on the curren...

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E-counseling can lower blood pressure, heart disease risk E-COUNSELING CAN LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASE RISK

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Jul 17, 2018

The American Heart Association (AHA) estimate that more than 100 million people in the United States live with hypertension or high blood pressure. Dubbed the silent killer due to its asymptomatic nature, high blood pressure damages blood vessels over time. This may lead to a range of serious condit...

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How do you know if you have pernicious anemia? HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE PERNICIOUS ANEMIA?

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Jul 17, 2018

Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune condition that leads to a lack of red blood cells. A deficiency in vitamin B-12 causes it. Pernicious anemia is a rare condition that 0.1 percent of people are thought to be affected by, with a higher occurrence among those over 60 years of age. This article explai...

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Is eating tilapia fish safe and healthful? IS EATING TILAPIA FISH SAFE AND HEALTHFUL?

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Jul 17, 2018

Tilapia is an easy-to-prepare and relatively inexpensive fish that many people enjoy eating. However, some reports on tilapia farming practices have led to people worrying about whether or not the fish is safe to eat. In this article, we answer some of the common concerns regarding the farming, safe...

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New Small Cell Lung Cancer Subtype Identified NEW SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER SUBTYPE IDENTIFIED

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Jul 17, 2018

Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death worldwide with annual numbers upwards of one million people.  Nowadays, there are three main types including Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer, and Lung Carcinoid Tumor (or neuroendocrine tumors).  Treatments differ depending ...

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Angiogenesis in Cancer ANGIOGENESIS IN CANCER

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Jul 17, 2018

Angiogenesis is a vital process that occurs during normal development, growth, and wound healing. However, it is also implicated in the growth of cancer, through the tumor’s ability to release chemical signals that stimulate angiogenesis.

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Reducing the Use of Low-Value Healthcare Services REDUCING THE USE OF LOW-VALUE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

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Jul 16, 2018

The United States spends more, both per capita and as a percent of GDP, on healthcare than any other country, yet fails to achieve commensurate health outcomes. One reason for this discrepancy between health spending and outcomes is the significant amount—upwards of $200 billion per year&mdash...

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Mentoring Physicians and Nurse Practitioners in Value-Based Healthcare MENTORING PHYSICIANS AND NURSE PRACTITIONERS IN VALUE-BASED HEALTHCARE

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Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Tom Davis, MD, of Tom Davis Consulting, joins Health Professional Radio where he discusses his business of mentoring, consulting, and educating physicians and nurse practitioners in value-based healthcare.

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Developing a simulator for better care during transport DEVELOPING A SIMULATOR FOR BETTER CARE DURING TRANSPORT

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Jul 16, 2018

The ambulance drives through a city and takes a sharp turn around a corner. At the same time, ambulance personnel is treating a patient in the back of the ambulance. How do the speed and turns of the ambulance affect the care that is given? What other factors play in on the quality of care performed...

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Fats or carbs: What causes obesity? FATS OR CARBS: WHAT CAUSES OBESITY?

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Jul 16, 2018

Too many carbohydrates or too much fat? Opinions as to which parts of our diets are likely to cause obesity are split. A recent study takes a closer look at the effects of diet on weight and health. The scientists asked which type of diet would be best for shedding excess weight. Their conclusion? I...

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Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer OMEGA-3-DERIVED CANNABINOID MAY STOP CANCER

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Jul 16, 2018

New research suggests that the body's natural pain-killer, the "endocannabinoid system," may also have cancer-fighting properties when "activated" by omega-3 fatty acids. Our bodies have an "endogenous," or "built-in," pain-killing system named after the c...

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Cinnamon may help battle infections CINNAMON MAY HELP BATTLE INFECTIONS

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Jul 16, 2018

Concerns over antibiotic resistance are reaching fever pitch, and the race is on to uncover novel compounds to replace them. A new study suggests that cinnamon might offer a helping hand. Since their first use, antibiotics have saved countless lives. Now, however, the tide is turning. Over countless...

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School-based Telehealth SCHOOL-BASED TELEHEALTH

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Jul 13, 2018

Palmetto Health and Richland One offer telehealth opportunities in several Midlands schools. Students with health needs may now be instantly connected to a Palmetto Health nurse practitioner for non-emergency needs and have prescriptions sent to the pharmacy of choice following the visit.

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Spinal stroke: Causes, treatment, and outcome SPINAL STROKE: CAUSES, TREATMENT, AND OUTCOME

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Jul 13, 2018

A spinal stroke occurs when the blood supply to the spinal cord is cut off. Without an adequate blood supply, the spinal cord will not receive the oxygen and nutrients that it requires to function. Any disruption to the blood supply can damage the spinal cord and prevent it from communicating with t...

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Full-fat dairy may actually benefit heart health FULL-FAT DAIRY MAY ACTUALLY BENEFIT HEART HEALTH

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Jul 13, 2018

Popular belief has it — and even some governmental authorities on nutrition agree — that we should avoid full-fat dairy products due to their high content of saturated fats. But, a new study boldly challenges these claims. Whole-fat dairy does not raise cardiovascular risk. Conversely, s...

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The 6 Forces Transforming the Future of Healthcare THE 6 FORCES TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

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Jul 12, 2018

Disruptive technologies are advancing healthcare at an extraordinary pace. By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet, and many of these devices will be tracking the health data of individuals. This will empower consumers in an exciting way, but it will also fundamentally sh...

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Can high blood pressure lead to headaches? CAN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE LEAD TO HEADACHES?

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Jul 12, 2018

High blood pressure can be difficult to recognize without using a blood pressure monitor. Many people do not experience symptoms unless their blood pressure is dangerously high. When symptoms do occur with high blood pressure, they may include a severe headache. People who suspect that they have sym...

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Vitamin D offers no protection against Alzheimer VITAMIN D OFFERS NO PROTECTION AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S

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Jul 12, 2018

There is no solid evidence that vitamin D protects against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative diseases. This was the conclusion that researchers in Australia came to, after conducting a systematic review and analysis of more than 70 clinical and pre-cli...

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Asthma: A healthful diet may prevent symptoms ASTHMA: A HEALTHFUL DIET MAY PREVENT SYMPTOMS

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Jul 12, 2018

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is associated with better asthma outcomes, according to a study recently published in the European Respiratory Journal. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are the main components of a healthful diet, the benefits of which are hailed by medical re...

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America AMERICA'S SENIORS DESERVE DENTAL COVERAGE IN MEDICARE: MARTHA'S STORY

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Jul 11, 2018

Medicare doesn’t cover one part of the body that causes many health problems—the mouth. Two-thirds of the seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare do not have any oral health coverage and their health is worse for it. Millions of people could live healthier, happier lives if oral...

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Trends in Digital Health & Healthcare Investment Around the World TRENDS IN DIGITAL HEALTH & HEALTHCARE INVESTMENT AROUND THE WORLD

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Jul 11, 2018

What can health tech startups and investors gain from a better understanding of the global state-of-play of healthcare innovation? Zsuzsanna Varga of the Bayer G4A program shares advice for digital health startups looking to bring digital therapeutics and other health tech solutions to market. What&...

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Understanding Heat Stroke and Prevention with KUSI UNDERSTANDING HEAT STROKE AND PREVENTION WITH KUSI

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Jul 10, 2018

Physician Mark Shalauta, MD, explains how to recognize the signs of heat stroke, what you can do to prevent dehydration and how to keep your cool with KUSI News.

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Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Value Proposition HEALTHCARE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VALUE PROPOSITION

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Jul 10, 2018

According to the Wall Street Journal, deep learning systems have a fatal flaw: there is no way to tell how a decision was made. CytoSavvy is a pathology informatics software company using artificial intelligence to attack the big data problem for drug discovery and personalized medicine with a novel...

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Designing A New Path To Patient Financial Engagement DESIGNING A NEW PATH TO PATIENT FINANCIAL ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 10, 2018

Healthcare organizations face growing financial burdens and increasing competition for patients as a result of the move to value-based care, EHR investments, and patient consumerism. As they address these challenges, it is crucial to improving patient financial engagement practices. This report expl...

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Hidden Influencers: Tackling the social and behavioral determinants of health HIDDEN INFLUENCERS: TACKLING THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

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Jul 10, 2018

Health is determined by our behaviors and by social and environmental conditions, including education, income, nutrition, and housing. To have a meaningful impact on health outcomes and expenses, we need to reach people where they live, work and play through upstream interventions such as preventive...

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What are the health benefits of wild yam? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WILD YAM?

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Jul 10, 2018

Wild yam is a plant that people have used for centuries in alternative medicine. Potential medicinal uses for wild yam include the treatment of menopause symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and muscular cramps. There are various other names for wild yams, such as colic root, devil's bones,...

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Multivitamins MULTIVITAMINS 'OF NO BENEFIT' TO HEART HEALTH

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Jul 10, 2018

A comprehensive analysis of published studies and clinical trials has found no benefit to cardiovascular health from multivitamin and mineral supplement use. The study authors hope that this will settle the controversial debate about whether the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements is able to...

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The best foods for boosting your immune system THE BEST FOODS FOR BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

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Jul 10, 2018

A strong immune system helps to keep a person healthy. Can specific foods boost the immune system? The immune system consists of organs, cells, tissues, and proteins. Together, these carry out bodily processes that fight off pathogens, which are the viruses, bacteria, and foreign bodies that cause i...

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Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective KETO DIET COULD MAKE CANCER THERAPY MORE EFFECTIVE

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Jul 10, 2018

In recent years, scientists have been testing a new class of cancer drugs. They target a specific molecular pathway that has been shown to be faulty in many types of cancer. Specifically, these drugs target a cell signaling pathway called phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K), which is activated by i...

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How does depression affect the body? HOW DOES DEPRESSION AFFECT THE BODY?

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Jul 09, 2018

The effects of depression may extend beyond a person's emotions and mental health. Depression can also affect a person's physical health. In this article, learn about these physical effects of depression, including chronic pain, weight changes, and increased inflammation.

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How to Leverage Digital Marketing in the Healthcare Industry HOW TO LEVERAGE DIGITAL MARKETING IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Jul 09, 2018

There are a number of reasons why healthcare is lagging behind other industries when it comes to digital marketing. Healthcare professionals, who deal with matters of life and death, face unique challenges. Patient confidentiality is very important, and potentially hackable electronic systems raise ...

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Setting Up Clinics SETTING UP CLINICS' SUCCESS WITH CONNECTED MEDICAL DEVICES FOUR WAYS IT CAN HELP

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Jul 09, 2018

You did everything right when implementing connected medical devices in your clinics. But now clinicians are reverting to old, manual workflows. Why? This whitepaper offers real-world tips to increase user buy-in in your clinics.

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The 2018 Milliman Medical Index THE 2018 MILLIMAN MEDICAL INDEX

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Jul 07, 2018

The pace of health care cost growth has slowed. Healthcare financing and delivery systems have quietly evolved in ways that seem to be producing consistent, long-term reductions in expenditure growth rates, but costs are still at record levels, according to a new infographic by Milliman. The infogra...

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Doctors Call for Overhaul of Electronic Health Records DOCTORS CALL FOR OVERHAUL OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

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Jul 06, 2018

Physicians want substantial improvements in the way electronic health records (EHRs) work, according to a new infographic by Stanford Medicine based on a survey conducted by The Harris Poll. The infographic examines how physicians would like to see EHRs evolve.

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Drive healthcare IT transformation DRIVE HEALTHCARE IT TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 06, 2018

TEKsystems drives outcomes in the $100B health IT space from AI-powered predictive modeling that improves the diagnosis of disease to interoperability and improving patient access to health records to enabling a more digital customer experience. Today’s innovations are pushing us to increase e...

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Managed Security Services Models for Healthcare Providers MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES MODELS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

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Jul 05, 2018

Breaches and cyber attacks are on the rise in the Healthcare industry and the reality is that patient data and lives are at stake. With increased digital technology comes the increased exposure to cyber attacks that can impact patient care delivery, safety, and privacy. Due to the vast channels by w...

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Which foods are good for constipation? WHICH FOODS ARE GOOD FOR CONSTIPATION?

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Jul 05, 2018

Constipation is a common complaint that often results from the diet and lifestyle. Eating certain foods can help to improve the frequency of bowel movements. The medical community defines constipation as a reduction in bowel movements or difficulty passing stools.

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Commonwealth Physicians: Three Lessons Learned to Achieve Value-Based Care Success COMMONWEALTH PHYSICIANS: THREE LESSONS LEARNED TO ACHIEVE VALUE-BASED CARE SUCCESS

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Jul 04, 2018

This case study is intended to provide an example of how physician practices can partner with Geneia to improve the cost and quality of patient healthcare and succeed in value-based contracts. Geneia does not claim that the outcome of this particular case study is a typical result, or that it is nec...

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What should you eat while taking antibiotics? WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT WHILE TAKING ANTIBIOTICS?

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Jul 04, 2018

Antibiotics are a type of medication that fight bacteria. They work either by killing bacteria or by stopping it from reproducing. These drugs often cause gastrointestinal side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, loss of appetite. These side effects may be uncom...

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Is time-restricted eating effective for weight loss? IS TIME-RESTRICTED EATING EFFECTIVE FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Jul 04, 2018

Time-restricted eating is a type of diet that focuses on the timing of eating. Instead of limiting the types of food or number of calories that people consume, this diet restricts the amount of time they can spend eating. A person on a time-restricted eating diet will only eat during specific hours ...

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What are the benefits of chlorophyll? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHLOROPHYLL?

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Jul 04, 2018

Chlorophyll is present in most green vegetables, and some people take it as a health supplement. The potential benefits of chlorophyll include improving health, boosting energy, and fighting illnesses. In this article, we examine the possible benefits of chlorophyll and the evidence supporting them....

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Change Readiness: Critical Component to Wellness Engagement CHANGE READINESS: CRITICAL COMPONENT TO WELLNESS ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 03, 2018

Launching initiatives are tiresome. And providing resources and information simply isn't enough. As this white paper shows, the only solution to greater engagement in health and wellness programs is understanding the individual's readiness to change.

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Type 2 Diabetes in Children TYPE 2 DIABETES IN CHILDREN

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Jul 03, 2018

For decades, type 2 diabetes was considered an adults-only condition. In fact, type 2 diabetes was once called adult-onset diabetes. But what was once a disease mainly faced by adults is becoming more common in children. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body metabolizes su...

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Complex IT, simple approach: Ensuring security in an era of digital transformation COMPLEX IT, SIMPLE APPROACH: ENSURING SECURITY IN AN ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 03, 2018

Your IT staff needs a simple way to manage access to the evolving set of technology platforms. Your clinicians want to do what their medical training prepared them for: to provide excellent patient care. Bridging the gap between IT, security, and clinicians will be critical to ensuring that systems ...

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How to naturally lose weight fast HOW TO NATURALLY LOSE WEIGHT FAST

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Jul 03, 2018

While there are endless diets, supplements, and meal replacement plans claiming to ensure rapid weight loss, most lack any scientific evidence. There are, however, some strategies backed by science that do have an impact on weight management. These strategies include exercising, keeping track of cal...

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Consumer and Physician Perceptions of Virtual Care CONSUMER AND PHYSICIAN PERCEPTIONS OF VIRTUAL CARE

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Jul 02, 2018

Consumers support the concept of virtual care, but doctors aren’t meeting the demand, according to a new infographic by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. The infographic examines consumer and physician virtual care perceptions and potential benefits to physicians for timely adoption.

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Good news for heavy coffee drinkers GOOD NEWS FOR HEAVY COFFEE DRINKERS

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Jul 02, 2018

Coffee is among the most commonly consumed beverages on earth. Because of its popularity, it has attracted a great deal of research over the years. After all, something that permeates society so thoroughly must be studied for its pros and cons. Scientists have now stacked up a fair amount of evidenc...

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Foods and meal plans for iron deficiency FOODS AND MEAL PLANS FOR IRON DEFICIENCY

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Jul 02, 2018

A diet plan for anemia needs to include a healthful balance of iron-rich foods, such as leafy vegetables, lean meat, nuts and seeds, and fortified breakfast cereals. It is also crucial to include foods that can improve the body's absorption of iron and avoid foods that may interfere with this pr...

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7 Steps for Healthcare Interoperability 7 STEPS FOR HEALTHCARE INTEROPERABILITY

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Jun 29, 2018

Healthcare interoperability will lead to a collaborative environment with accessible data for all users to gain meaningful insights, according to a new infographic by Liaison. Healthcare organizations can move from an environment with siloed information and limited data access to one that is truly c...

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Low B-12 and folate levels in mature adults LOW B-12 AND FOLATE LEVELS IN MATURE ADULTS 'OF CONCERN'

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Jun 29, 2018

A large population study conducted in Ireland has found that a worrying number of adults aged 50 and over have vitamin B-12 and folate deficiencies, which may expose them to poor health in the long run. Researchers from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin in Irel...

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NCORP Structure NCORP STRUCTURE

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Jun 28, 2018

The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) brings cancer research studies and results to patients in a variety of community settings across the United States. 7 Research Bases develop and coordinate clinical trials and cancer care research for 46 Community Sites to bring NCI approved trials...

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Small Cell Lung Cancer: Discovering New Metabolic Pathways SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER: DISCOVERING NEW METABOLIC PATHWAYS

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Jun 28, 2018

Researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) have discovered a new metabolic vulnerability in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) that can be targeted by existing drug therapies. SCLC is a deadly and aggressive form of lung cancer with few therapeutic opti...

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Using artificial intelligence to diagnose diabetic retinopathy before it causes blindness USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO DIAGNOSE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY BEFORE IT CAUSES BLINDNESS

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Jun 28, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now being used to autonomously diagnose a diabetes-related eye disorder in patients at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. University of Iowa Health Care is the first U.S. medical center to start using IDx-DR - a technology that uses artificial inte...

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Exercise, the EXERCISE, THE 'BEST ANTIDEPRESSANT,' ALSO PREVENTS HEART DISEASE

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Jun 28, 2018

Depression raises the risk of heart disease in people who haven't had a history of cardiovascular problems. For those who have already been diagnosed with heart disease, depression raises their mortality risk. In fact, some studies have revealed that people with depression are at high risk of ar...

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Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis? DOES TAKING OMEGA-3 HELP WITH PSORIASIS?

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Jun 28, 2018

Omega-3 supplements are a popular natural remedy for psoriasis. How do they work, and which sources are best? Omega-3s have been shown to have various health benefits, which include improving skin conditions and boosting heart health. In this article, we look at the research behind the benefits of o...

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How a red wine compound may prevent cancer HOW A RED WINE COMPOUND MAY PREVENT CANCER

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Jun 28, 2018

Resveratrol is a bioactive compound that can be found in the skin of grapes, red wine, peanuts, blueberries, and cranberries, among others. Recently, research has been paying increasing attention to this fascinating compound, as its unexpected health benefits are becoming evident. Slowing down the a...

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What are the most healthful high-fat foods? WHAT ARE THE MOST HEALTHFUL HIGH-FAT FOODS?

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Jun 28, 2018

Healthful high-fat foods are not something to shy away from. The body needs a certain amount of fat from the diet to aid hormone function, memory, and the absorption of specific nutrients. Including healthful fats in a meal also creates a sense of fullness, slows down the digestion of carbohydrates,...

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Can water help you lose weight? CAN WATER HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

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Jun 28, 2018

Many studies support the theory that drinking water is beneficial for weight loss. Also, hydration is key for many factors that play a role in weight loss, including digestion and muscle function. However, the medical community is still unsure about how much of an influence water consumption has on ...

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Technologists at the Healthcare Gate: The Rise of Innovation Collaborations TECHNOLOGISTS AT THE HEALTHCARE GATE: THE RISE OF INNOVATION COLLABORATIONS

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Jun 27, 2018

Healthcare executive inboxes across the country are filled with newsletters highlighting articles that cry, “Apple, Google, and Amazon is coming for your physicians and patients!” Between the attractive growth opportunity offered by the massive $3.3 trillion US healthcare market and the ...

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Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure FIFTEEN GOOD FOODS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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Jun 27, 2018

Changing the diet can significantly reduce high blood pressure. Research has shown that certain foods can lower blood pressure, both right away and in the long term. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Medications, dietary changes, and other li...

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How to get more iron from the diet HOW TO GET MORE IRON FROM THE DIET

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Jun 27, 2018

Iron is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in transporting oxygen around the body. Getting more iron into the diet can help prevent iron deficiency anemia and improve general health. The body needs iron to help it carry out many vital processes, such as energy production, growth, develo...

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How virtualized networks can help healthcare organizations improve patient outcomes HOW VIRTUALIZED NETWORKS CAN HELP HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

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Jun 27, 2018

Maintaining an on-premises network is simply not a sustainable IT model for most healthcare systems. As this white paper shows, a virtualized IT system offers the technology needed to help increase patient satisfaction and improve your bottom line.

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Diabetes: The insulin pill may finally be here DIABETES: THE INSULIN PILL MAY FINALLY BE HERE

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Jun 26, 2018

Individuals with type 1 diabetes must inject themselves with the required dose of insulin daily to manage their condition. In the future, injections may no longer be necessary; scientists are developing a viable way of delivering insulin in pill form.

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Why does depression make you feel tired? WHY DOES DEPRESSION MAKE YOU FEEL TIRED?

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Jun 26, 2018

Depression can cause debilitating fatigue and make the simplest activities, such as getting out of bed, too difficult to manage. According to a 2018 report, fatigue affects over 90 percent of people with the major depressive disorder. In this article, learn about the link between depression and fati...

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What are the benefits of eating healthy? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EATING HEALTHY?

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Jun 26, 2018

A healthful diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables of many colors, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins. Eating healthfully also means avoiding foods with high amounts of added salt and sugar. In this article, we look at the top 10 benefits of a healthful diet, as well a...

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What are the side effects of aspartame? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF ASPARTAME?

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Jun 26, 2018

Aspartame is a widely used, low-calorie, artificial sweetener. It is sold under the brand names Nutrasweet and Equal in the United States. It is one of the most popular sugar substitutes in low-calorie food and drinks, including diet sodas, and is also a component of some medications. Despite its ex...

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Why do I get heart palpitations after I eat? WHY DO I GET HEART PALPITATIONS AFTER I EAT?

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Jun 26, 2018

Heart palpitations occur when the heart starts to beat faster, and they feel like a fluttering in the chest, neck, or throat. Palpitations can make people feel short of breath and anxious. If people experience heart palpitations after eating, the foods or beverages they have consumed recently may be...

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The Top 10 Healthcare Opportunities, Challenges and Issues in 2018 THE TOP 10 HEALTHCARE OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND ISSUES IN 2018

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Jun 25, 2018

The Health Care Executive Group Top 10 provides insight into primary opportunities, challenges, and issues currently facing healthcare executives in the United States, according to HCEG’s new infographic detailing these trends. The infographic examines the top 10 trends that are impacting the ...

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Is drinking ginger water good for health? IS DRINKING GINGER WATER GOOD FOR HEALTH?

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Jun 25, 2018

Ginger water can be easily made at home and is a convenient way of consuming ginger for its potential health benefits. People have used ginger for thousands of years, as both a flavoring in foods and a natural remedy, to treat a variety of conditions, such as pain and nausea. In this article, we exa...

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Is it possible to prevent a hangover? IS IT POSSIBLE TO PREVENT A HANGOVER?

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Jun 25, 2018

There is a wide variety of supposed hangover cures, but few have actually been scientifically tested or proven to work. A hangover is what some people experience the morning after an evening of heavy drinking. Symptoms typically include a headache, dehydration, tiredness, and nausea and vomiting. Th...

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Brain study reveals why some people fail to stick to their diet BRAIN STUDY REVEALS WHY SOME PEOPLE FAIL TO STICK TO THEIR DIET

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Jun 25, 2018

Differences in brain anatomy might explain why some individuals struggle to maintain a healthful diet while others do not. This was the conclusion that researchers came to after finding that gray matter volume in two brains regions predicted ability to exercise control over food choices. The brain r...

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Six health benefits of safflower oil SIX HEALTH BENEFITS OF SAFFLOWER OIL

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Jun 25, 2018

Research suggests that safflower oil may provide some health benefits, especially for blood sugar, cholesterol, and skin inflammation. Safflower oil is a popular cooking oil made from the seeds of the safflower plant. Some research suggests it may have some health benefits when used in the diet and ...

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Everything you need to know about dextrose EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DEXTROSE

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Jun 24, 2018

Dextrose is a type of simple sugar made from corn. It is similar to fructose and chemically identical to glucose, which is blood sugar. Simple sugars, including dextrose, fructose, and glucose, appear in foods such as table sugar, honey, and bread. Dextrose often appears in foods as an artificial sw...

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Hypervitaminosis A: What to know HYPERVITAMINOSIS A: WHAT TO KNOW

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Jun 23, 2018

Hypervitaminosis A is a condition that occurs when a person has too much vitamin A in their body. This can happen if a person takes too many supplements or uses certain creams for acne over a prolonged period. Symptoms of hypervitaminosis A include vision problems, changes in the skin, and bone pain...

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Clinical Documentation to Optimize Value-Based Care in the Outpatient Setting CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION TO OPTIMIZE VALUE-BASED CARE IN THE OUTPATIENT SETTING

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Jun 22, 2018

A strong commitment to clinical documentation improvement (CDI) can help healthcare organizations maximize claims reimbursement while improving quality of care, according to a new infographic by Galen Healthcare Solutions. The infographic examines CDI goals and the impact of improved CDI on the heal...

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The Holistic Patient Health Record: Image Enabling the EHR THE HOLISTIC PATIENT HEALTH RECORD: IMAGE ENABLING THE EHR

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Jun 22, 2018

This practical guide provides best practices for bridging the gap between the Electronic Health Records and image management systems, including guidelines into why and how imaging can be made available directly from within the EHR.

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Radiology RADIOLOGY'S PLAYBOOK FOR OPTIMIZING IMAGING INFORMATICS

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Jun 22, 2018

New regulations like MACRA, MIPS, and PAMA are changing the radiology landscape. Keeping your facility in line with new regulations means leveraging informatics to optimize and streamline the flow of medical imaging across radiology and beyond.

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in men? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE IN MEN?

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Jun 22, 2018

Heart disease is one of the most common health problems that men face. By knowing some of the signs and symptoms of heart disease, they may be able to reduce their risk of developing serious complications, such as a heart attack. Heart disease is a term referring to a range of heart health issues. T...

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How four cups of coffee might protect the heart HOW FOUR CUPS OF COFFEE MIGHT PROTECT THE HEART

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Jun 22, 2018

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protect the cells of our hearts. There appears to be a study praising the health benefits of coffee published every other week. Over recent yea...

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Choosing the Best Health Risk Assessment CHOOSING THE BEST HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT

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Jun 21, 2018

An HRA lays a foundation for a good employee wellness program, personalized prevention plan, or population health management. This solutions brief compiles information obtained through WELCOA, CMS, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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The Middle-Market Dilemma: Healthcare Needs Vary Depending on the Size of the Firm THE MIDDLE-MARKET DILEMMA: HEALTHCARE NEEDS VARY DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE FIRM

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Jun 21, 2018

It’s important to consider the size of an employer when planning an employee healthcare and health insurance solution. The middle-market is unique because companies this size are too small for a dedicated in-house team but have the needs of a larger organization. The Bureau of Labor and Statis...

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Study reveals new cause of depression STUDY REVEALS NEW CAUSE OF DEPRESSION

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Jun 21, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide. In the most severe cases, it can lead to suicide. It is normal to experience occasional sadness or grief after specific events, but depression is different. It can lead to a variety of emotio...

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What to know about the 500-calorie diet WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE 500-CALORIE DIET

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Jun 21, 2018

New diets appear each year to tackle the global issue of rising obesity rates. The 500-calorie diet may seem like a recent development, but it has been around in various forms for many years. In this article, learn why some people use the 500-calorie diet and whether or not it is safe. People on the...

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Almond butter vs. peanut butter: Which is healthier? ALMOND BUTTER VS. PEANUT BUTTER: WHICH IS HEALTHIER?

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Jun 21, 2018

While peanut butter is a staple food in many households, there are a variety of other nut butter on the market, including almond butter. Knowing which type of nut butter is the most nutritious can be challenging. Nut jars of butter often contain unsaturated fats, which are healthful fats that the bo...

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Patient Engagement Strategies to Achieve the Quadruple Aim PATIENT ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO ACHIEVE THE QUADRUPLE AIM

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Jun 20, 2018

By prioritizing patient engagement pre-, during, and post-hospitalization, leading organizations are achieving the Quadruple Aim of enhancing the patient experience, improving the health of populations, increasing staff engagement, and reducing the cost of care. In this whitepaper, we examine each d...

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The Current State of Telehealth THE CURRENT STATE OF TELEHEALTH

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Jun 20, 2018

Telehealth becomes a bigger part of the medical landscape every year, according to a new infographic by URAC. The infographic details the results of a recent URAC survey on the future of telehealth services.

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CCWA Aboriginal Cancer Education Video CCWA ABORIGINAL CANCER EDUCATION VIDEO

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Jun 20, 2018

The video has clear and simple messages and gives facts about cancer to help break down the myths and fears surrounding cancer.

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Is vitamin D deficiency to blame for lung disease? IS VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY TO BLAME FOR LUNG DISEASE?

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Jun 20, 2018

As the summer advances, make sure you make the most of the sunny days and boost your vitamin D levels; this nutrient is tied to many important aspects of health. Recent research has now even found a link between low vitamin D levels and interstitial lung disease. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) refe...

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Are you getting enough vitamin D? ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH VITAMIN D?

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Jun 20, 2018

Vitamin D is beneficial to health, but guidelines on how much to take are not always clear. Some people will be able to get enough vitamin D from sunlight alone, but others may need to make lifestyle changes or take supplements. In this article, we provide more information about getting vitamin D fr...

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16:8 fasting diet actually works, study finds 16:8 FASTING DIET ACTUALLY WORKS, STUDY FINDS

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Jun 20, 2018

A form of intermittent fasting known as the 16:8 diet helps obese individuals to lose weight and lower their blood pressure, according to a new study. More and more people now turn to intermittent fasting as a fast and effective way to lose weight. There are the different form of this diet, dependin...

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What is the Optimal HbA1c Target for Type 2 Diabetes Patients? WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL HBA1C TARGET FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES PATIENTS?

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Jun 19, 2018

This video summarizes the rationale for and controversies surrounding recommendations made by the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in its 2018 Guidance Statement on hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) targets for glycemic control with pharmacology therapy for nonpregnant ...

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How can I tell if I have low magnesium? HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE LOW MAGNESIUM?

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Jun 19, 2018

Early symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, tiredness, and weakness. Although many people are not getting enough magnesium, deficiency is rare, and symptoms usually indicate an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at why people need magn...

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How to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth at home HOW TO TREAT A BURN ON THE ROOF OF THE MOUTH AT HOME

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Jun 19, 2018

Burning the roof of the mouth is a common problem, but it is easy to treat these burns at home. Some natural remedies that can soothe the burn and promote healing include yogurt, milk, aloe vera gel, and honey. In this article, we look at seven natural remedies for burns on the roof of the mouth. We...

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Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports VITAMIN D MAY DECREASE BREAST CANCER RISK, STUDY REPORTS

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Jun 18, 2018

Vitamin D is hailed as a wonder nutrient, capable of lowering a person's risk of different forms of cancer. Recent research now confirms that people with high enough levels of this vitamin in their blood have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer.

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The State of Mobile Clinical Communication THE STATE OF MOBILE CLINICAL COMMUNICATION

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Jun 15, 2018

Adoption of smartphone-based clinical communications systems in the healthcare setting has grown rapidly in recent years. However, fragmented solutions and disparate device deployments are all too common in provider institutions today, according to a new infographic by PatientSafe Solutions. The inf...

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Why do I wake up depressed? WHY DO I WAKE UP DEPRESSED?

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Jun 15, 2018

There are many types of depression. Some, called diurnal variations, involve symptoms getting worse at certain times of the day. Symptoms of depression can include feelings of helplessness, sadness, and hopelessness, and these may be worse in the morning. The common term for this diurnal variation i...

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How to use Epsom salt for constipation relief HOW TO USE EPSOM SALT FOR CONSTIPATION RELIEF

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Jun 15, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Epsom salt as a laxative. Laxatives can help a person have a bowel movement when they are temporarily constipated. However, using Epsom salt for constipation can have risks, and there are some groups of people who should not try this home rem...

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Red meat allergy may increase heart disease risk RED MEAT ALLERGY MAY INCREASE HEART DISEASE RISK

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Jun 15, 2018

That red meat can be bad for our health is not news; red meat is the nutritional pariah of the 21st century, and not without good reason. Now implicated in diabetes, stroke, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, it is certainly a foodstuff to eat in moderation if at all. Primarily, the levels of satur...

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Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS MAY RAISE BOWEL CANCER RISK

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Jun 15, 2018

In the largest study of its kind, low levels of vitamin D are linked with a significant increase in colorectal cancer risk. Conversely, higher levels appear to offer protection. Vitamin D is produced in the skin after contact with sunlight, as well as absorbed in our guts from several dietary source...

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Aligning Stakeholders in a NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM ALIGNING STAKEHOLDERS IN A NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM

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Jun 14, 2018

Data silos preclude the delivery of personalized care and force patients, especially those suffering costly chronic conditions, into a suboptimal, passive state. Further, disengaged centralized data exacerbates misalignment between stakeholders throughout the entire healthcare ecosystem. MintHealth ...

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Patient-Centered Healthcare via Patient Generated Health Data PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTHCARE VIA PATIENT GENERATED HEALTH DATA

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Jun 14, 2018

A review of the current state of the healthcare industry can be summarized as a complicated scenario. The strategic imperative to realize the true potential of PGHD will be to adopt a standard interface that can turn actionable information into a tangible treatment plan by more efficiently incorpora...

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Alight Solutions to Grow Its Health Navigation Capabilities Through the Acquisition of Compass Professional Health Services ALIGHT SOLUTIONS TO GROW ITS HEALTH NAVIGATION CAPABILITIES THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF COMPASS PROFESSIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

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Jun 14, 2018

Alight Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled health, wealth, HR and finance solutions, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Compass Professional Health Services, a healthcare technology company providing advocacy and network optimization services to more than 1,7...

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US virtual health care survey US VIRTUAL HEALTH CARE SURVEY

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Jun 14, 2018

Virtual healthcare is popular—in theory. Deloitte surveys of US physicians and healthcare consumers found support for the concept, but doctors aren’t meeting demand. However, organizations that get on board sooner rather than later may see the benefits.

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Finding it hard to cut down on processed foods? Here FINDING IT HARD TO CUT DOWN ON PROCESSED FOODS? HERE'S WHY

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Jun 14, 2018

We know that processed foods are bad for us and that though they may be tasty, they do not bring us any nutritional benefits. How come we find it so hard to say no to those chips, donuts, and crackers? Many processed foods — such as potato chips, donuts, crackers, cookies, and fries — ha...

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How Running Helps You Lose Weight HOW RUNNING HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT

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Jun 13, 2018

Running is an incredibly popular way to exercise. In fact, it's estimated that in the US alone, over 64 million people have run at least once in the past year. Running is also linked to many health benefits and is one of the best types of exercise to help you lose weight. This article explains h...

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Even slightly elevated blood pressure increases dementia risk EVEN SLIGHTLY ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE INCREASES DEMENTIA RISK

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Jun 13, 2018

The link between the risk of dementia and hypertension is well established. What about higher-than-normal blood pressure in the absence of a hypertension diagnosis, however? Research has found that hypertension in middle age increases a person's risk of developing a form of dementia. But what is...

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What is refeeding? WHAT IS REFEEDING?

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Jun 13, 2018

Refeeding syndrome can develop when someone who is malnourished begins to eat again. The syndrome occurs because of the reintroduction of glucose, or sugar. As the body digests and metabolizes food again, this can cause sudden shifts in the balance of electrolytes and fluids. These shifts can cause ...

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Frozen orange juice may be more healthful than fresh FROZEN ORANGE JUICE MAY BE MORE HEALTHFUL THAN FRESH

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Jun 13, 2018

A new study tests the bioaccessibility — or amount of nutrients in a compound that can be absorbed by our intestines and sent to the rest of our body — of fresh, pasteurized, and deep-frozen orange juices. The results may come as a surprise. Researchers at the Laboratory of Food Colour a...

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Decoding Cancer Debunking common skin cancer myths DECODING CANCER DEBUNKING COMMON SKIN CANCER MYTHS

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Jun 12, 2018

Craig Sinclair, Director of the World Health Organisation’s Collaborative Centre for UV Radiation and Head of Cancer Prevention at Cancer Council Victoria, Australia, visited the Irish Cancer Society recently to debunk some common myths about skin cancer and provide some expert advice when it ...

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Colon Cancer: Pathology, Symptoms, Screening, Cause and Risk Factors, Animation COLON CANCER: PATHOLOGY, SYMPTOMS, SCREENING, CAUSE AND RISK FACTORS, ANIMATION

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Jun 12, 2018

Colorectal cancers: pathology, symptoms, screening tests, causes, inherited forms, risk factors. Perfect for patient education. Colon cancer usually starts with a small growth called a polyp. Polyps are very common, but most polyps do NOT become cancers. Polyps can be of various types, some of which...

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Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases AUTOIMMUNITY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

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Jun 12, 2018

Autoimmune diseases affect millions of people across the globe. Scientists often don't know the precise cause of the disease, and diagnosing autoimmunity can be difficult. Even the immune system is prone to error, and autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases are the results of that mistake.

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Powering digital health and wellness with self-service visual analytics POWERING DIGITAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS WITH SELF-SERVICE VISUAL ANALYTICS

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Jun 12, 2018

Humana has leveraged Splunk (for data exploration) and Hadoop (for ETL) to create a big data backend platform.  They then use self-service visual analytics to build an informative and beautiful front-end user interface, which helps their digital business stakeholders drive better health and wel...

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Eleven tips for white spots on teeth ELEVEN TIPS FOR WHITE SPOTS ON TEETH

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Jun 12, 2018

There are several possible causes for white spots on teeth, including dental fluorosis, enamel hypoplasia, poor dental hygiene, and eating too many acidic or sugary foods. Although people may see white spots on their teeth as undesirable, they rarely need to be a serious cause for concern from a med...

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Customer-Centricity in Consumer-Driven Healthcare CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY IN CONSUMER-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE

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Jun 11, 2018

With so many disruptive changes taking place in the healthcare industry, it’s difficult to overstate the complexity of challenges. From the Affordable Care Act and EMRs to the Triple Aim, the healthcare industry continues to undergo a top-to-bottom transformation that is changing the rules and...

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Time Management Tips for Health Professionals TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

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Jun 11, 2018

When it comes to the workplace, you may often find yourself balancing multiple responsibilities, projects, and deadlines. Learning how to juggle a heavy workload is critical for any professional, and especially important for careers in health care. Honing effective time management skills is crucial ...

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Can mangoes protect heart and gut health? CAN MANGOES PROTECT HEART AND GUT HEALTH?

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Jun 11, 2018

Mangoes have been cultivated in South Asia for thousands of years, and they now find homes across many of the warmer regions of Earth. They are the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and for good reason: they're delicious. As far as nutrition goes, the mango contains a range...

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Nutrition 2018: New data confirm health benefits of plant-based diet NUTRITION 2018: NEW DATA CONFIRM HEALTH BENEFITS OF PLANT-BASED DIET

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Jun 11, 2018

Plant-based diets are becoming more popular in the United States. A 2017 report found that 6 percent of people in the U.S. now identify as vegan, compared with just 1 percent in 2014. Despite this steady growth, the U.S. still lags behind many other countries when it comes to swapping animal protein...

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What is Osteoarthritis? WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS?

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Jun 10, 2018

Scripps Health: What is Osteoarthritis? Expert Dr. D'Lima, explains osteoarthritis, how joints are affected and advancements in treatments.

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7 ways to make time for exercise and nutrition 7 WAYS TO MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE AND NUTRITION

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Jun 10, 2018

Almost everyone knows what to do to get fitter and healthier. (For most people it starts with: Move more and eat fewer processed foods.) But when life’s already full, how can you expect to actually do those things? With these 7 practical tips, of course. They’ll help you make more time f...

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Can babies and toddlers drink almond milk? CAN BABIES AND TODDLERS DRINK ALMOND MILK?

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Jun 10, 2018

Almond milk is a common alternative to cow's milk for adults, but developing babies have different nutritional needs. Most doctors and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that babies less than 1-year-old drink breast milk or, if breast milk is not available, dairy- or soy-based infant f...

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High-salt diet may kill off HIGH-SALT DIET MAY KILL OFF 'GOOD' GUT BACTERIA

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Jun 10, 2018

New data suggest that high salt consumption may prove fatal to certain gut bacteria and that this could contribute to high blood pressure and diseases affecting the immune system. Scientists are already aware of a link between high blood pressure and a diet high in salt. High-salt diets may also spe...

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Turning To Mobile To Increase Patient Engagement, HCAHPS Scores TURNING TO MOBILE TO INCREASE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT, HCAHPS SCORES

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Jun 08, 2018

In this case study, you will learn how South Shore Hospital implemented a mobile strategy to successfully improve branding and messaging within their community of moms.  See how they aligned 40 different referring physicians into a single coordinated care protocol with a patient-friendly featur...

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Disrupt Your Healthcare System Before Amazon Does DISRUPT YOUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM BEFORE AMAZON DOES

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Jun 08, 2018

Healthcare spending accounts for nearly 18% of GDP, with costs of chronic disease treatment projected at $42 trillion in 2030. Many healthcare organizations are not quite ready for change that is imminent to bring down these costs, but that doesn’t stop industry leaders like Amazon from steppi...

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Technology is Poised to Help Us Tackle Mental Health TECHNOLOGY IS POISED TO HELP US TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH

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Jun 08, 2018

Because of the immense and awesome processing power of the human brain, we now live in an era of monumental scientific breakthroughs.  There are still places to improve though.  Mental health is one of them. Decades-old philosophies are being rewritten because of the speed at which we are ...

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Using Social Determinants of Health Data to Generate Value USING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH DATA TO GENERATE VALUE

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Jun 08, 2018

Up until somewhat recently, socioeconomic data wasn’t part of the conversation on how best to improve health outcomes. Where people live, learn, work and play – commonly known as social determinants of health (SDOH), are today, considered essential factors for gaining a more complete pic...

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How to Reduce Preventable Readmissions with Healthcare IT HOW TO REDUCE PREVENTABLE READMISSIONS WITH HEALTHCARE IT

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Jun 08, 2018

With 2,610 providers facing readmission penalties this year, the quest for efficient reduction strategies becomes paramount. As evidenced in this whitepaper, branded hospital apps can help reduce preventable readmissions and curb healthcare costs.

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Disrupt Your Health System Before Amazon Does DISRUPT YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM BEFORE AMAZON DOES

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Jun 08, 2018

Healthcare spending in the U.S. accounts for almost 18% of GDP, with per-capita spending double that of comparable OECD countries.1 The costs from chronic disease alone are projected at $42 trillion through 2030,2 highlighting the increasingly unsustainable burden of the American healthcare system f...

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Maximize Your Patient Experience ROI: The Business Case for Better Healthcare IT MAXIMIZE YOUR PATIENT EXPERIENCE ROI: THE BUSINESS CASE FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE IT

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Jun 08, 2018

The healthcare industry has been laggard with regard to technology and is now rapidly evolving to catch up to consumer expectations. The potential upsides are tremendous and will impact the way healthcare is delivered, received and tracked for the better, but the first step is to understand the new ...

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What happens if you fast for a day? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FAST FOR A DAY?

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Jun 08, 2018

Fasting is a longstanding part of many religious traditions, including the Jewish and Muslim observances of Yom Kippur and Ramadan. A form of fasting known as intermittent fasting has also gained popularity as a weight-loss tool. Many studies have examined the benefits and risks of giving up food fo...

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Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors EATING SENSIBLY MAY SLASH DEATH RISK FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

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Jun 08, 2018

A growing body of evidence is suggesting that diets influence the outlook of cancer survivors. For instance, a recent study has suggested that a low-fat diet may significantly improve the outlook of breast cancer survivors. And, a meta-analysis of existing studies refers to the Western diet as "...

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Screening Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer SCREENING HELPS PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

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Jun 07, 2018

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal (colon) cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. But this is one cancer you can prevent! Screening helps find polyps (abnormal growths) in the colon or rectum before they turn into cancer. Several tests are recommended to ...

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Study Reports: Healthcare Price Transparency Becoming Worse STUDY REPORTS: HEALTHCARE PRICE TRANSPARENCY BECOMING WORSE

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Jun 07, 2018

Although healthcare industry initiatives have tried to improve healthcare price transparency, there has been little improvement. The report showed that the percentage of hospitals that could provide complete pricing information was in the minority in 2011 (16 percent) and that percentage worsened by...

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Evolution of Health Care and its Impact on the Real Estate Landscape in the United States EVOLUTION OF HEALTH CARE AND ITS IMPACT ON THE REAL ESTATE LANDSCAPE IN THE UNITED STATES

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Jun 07, 2018

This paper examines the transformations and trends in the healthcare industry as it seeks to meet pressing challenges, including escalating health care costs, an aging population, the future shortage of physicians, geographical inequities in the payer mix, and patient demand shifting to a consumer-d...

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BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018 BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018

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Jun 07, 2018

This annual report offers an in-depth look into how healthcare employees, partners, contractors, and customers are adopting secure, reliable new technology to be productive with various apps and services, successfully fueling the industry's evolution.

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Can you put on weight if you have diabetes? CAN YOU PUT ON WEIGHT IF YOU HAVE DIABETES?

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Jun 07, 2018

Diabetes usually results in excess sugar in the blood, which can lead to serious health problems. Although people often associate diabetes with weight gain, the condition can also cause weight loss. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight may not be easy, but it can improve a person's health ...

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Could coffee enhance teamwork? COULD COFFEE ENHANCE TEAMWORK?

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Jun 07, 2018

Coffee is known to keep us more alert and focused, so many of us use it to boost our energy levels and productivity. However, it turns out that this popular stimulant may help to sustain not only individual effort but also constructive interaction within a team.

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What are the benefits of blackberries? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BLACKBERRIES?

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Jun 07, 2018

Blackberries are a delicious addition to any diet. They are also packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants. Blackberries are native to Europe, but farmers grow them across the United States all year round. They come from brambles, which are a type of thorny bush. In this article, we look at s...

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2018 Healthcare Marketing Trends for Providers 2018 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS FOR PROVIDERS

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Jun 06, 2018

“Private-practice healthcare providers are small business owners. Like other small business owners, they want to know what they can do to make sure the next year is better than the last,” says Luke Kervin, co-founder, and co-CEO of PatientPop. “If growth has slowed or stalled at yo...

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What steps can health systems pharmacies take today to prepare for the future? WHAT STEPS CAN HEALTH SYSTEMS PHARMACIES TAKE TODAY TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE?

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Jun 06, 2018

Claire Biermaas, Vice President of Customer Insight and Innovation, shares steps that health systems pharmacies can take today to be ready for tomorrow.

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Patient-Centered Healthcare Via Patient-Generated Health Data PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTHCARE VIA PATIENT-GENERATED HEALTH DATA

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Jun 06, 2018

Hospital and health system executives are developing and implementing new tactics to meet the healthcare industry's core strategic need: a higher value of care at a lower cost. As a result, patient-generated health data (PGHD) has the potential to change clinical delivery from a haphazard and ep...

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Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine: A rapidly changing health IT landscape SOCIETY FOR IMAGING INFORMATICS IN MEDICINE: A RAPIDLY CHANGING HEALTH IT LANDSCAPE

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Jun 06, 2018

Learn what the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine attendees are looking for from healthcare IT suppliers in a rapidly changing health IT landscape. From the SIIM18 vendor floor, hear what a top Carestream expert has to say

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