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Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation COLORECTAL CANCER: LOSS OF TWO GENES MAY DRIVE TUMOR FORMATION

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Dec 13, 2018

New research suggests that the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer, and proposes a combination of two compounds that may halt tumor growth. According to to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer and the third leadi...

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Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar? DIABETES: ARE YOU OVER-MONITORING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR?

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Dec 12, 2018

Many people living with type 2 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels on a daily basis, but does that really make a difference to health? A new study suggests that they may be over-monitoring. According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, about 30.3 million people...

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Blockchain in life sciences and health care BLOCKCHAIN IN LIFE SCIENCES AND HEALTH CARE

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Dec 12, 2018

Blockchain is changing the life sciences and health care industry in new and unimagined ways. Our video explores how blockchain can help bring speed, security, and accuracy to data sharing in the life sciences and health care industry.

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10 Steps for Breaking Habits 10 STEPS FOR BREAKING HABITS

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Dec 12, 2018

Habits not only easily fall into the categories of good or bad, but also sit on a continuum in our ability to exercise control over them. Some are mild, like taking off your shoes and dumping in the middle of the living room every night; others are strong and addictive – like smoking or nail-b...

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Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria RED MEAT RAISES HEART DISEASE RISK THROUGH GUT BACTERIA

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Dec 12, 2018

They found that people who ate red meat as their main source of protein for 1 month had levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) that were two to three times higher than those in people who got their protein primarily from white meat or non-meat sources. Gut bacteria produce TMAO as a byproduct when ...

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What is the military diet and does it work? WHAT IS THE MILITARY DIET AND DOES IT WORK?

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Dec 11, 2018

The diet is high in protein and low in fat, carbohydrate, and calories. It also includes specific food combinations to try to boost metabolism and burn fat. Despite its name, this diet does not relate to how people in the military eat. A website providing information about the military diet suggests...

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What are the benefits of glutathione? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GLUTATHIONE?

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Dec 10, 2018

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that has gained a lot of attention for its purported health benefits. But what is glutathione, and does it actually affect the body? Some people swear by its anti-aging properties, while others say that it can treat autism, increase fat metabolism, and even prev...

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Excess belly fat common in those with high heart risk EXCESS BELLY FAT COMMON IN THOSE WITH HIGH HEART RISK

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Dec 10, 2018

The study, called EUROASPIRE V, is a survey of cardiovascular disease prevention and diabetes. It forms part of a European Society of Cardiology research program. The findings featured recently at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. They...

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The pace of healthcare cost growth has slowed. Why doesn’t it feel like it? THE PACE OF HEALTHCARE COST GROWTH HAS SLOWED. WHY DOESN’T IT FEEL LIKE IT?

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Dec 10, 2018

Over the past 18 years, our healthcare financing and delivery systems have quietly evolved in ways that seem to be producing consistent, long-term reductions in expenditure growth rates. But for a typical family of four insured through an employer PPO plan, healthcare costs still stand at $28,166. B...

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What are the best foods to eat for energy? WHAT ARE THE BEST FOODS TO EAT FOR ENERGY?

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Dec 10, 2018

All food provides the body with energy, but this energy can vary greatly. Some foods, such as sugars and refined carbs, give the body a quick jolt of energy. However, more often, the body needs more sustainable energy from ingredients such as fruits, grains, and legumes.

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Should you do cardio or lift weights? SHOULD YOU DO CARDIO OR LIFT WEIGHTS?

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Dec 07, 2018

Cardiovascular workouts and weightlifting are two types of exercise that differ in intensity, duration, and the groups of muscles that they use. They also burn calories in different ways. While cardiovascular exercise helps the body burn more calories per session, lifting weights allows the body to ...

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What foods protect the liver? WHAT FOODS PROTECT THE LIVER?

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Dec 06, 2018

The liver is responsible for breaking down carbohydrates, making glucose, and detoxing the body. It also stores nutrients and creates bile, which is necessary to digest and absorb the nutrients in food properly. There are many foods and drinks that a person can consume to help protect the liver.

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Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think INFECTIONS AND CANCER: THE LINK COULD BE STRONGER THAN WE THINK

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Dec 06, 2018

A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has uncovered a type of bacterial infection that can disrupt DNA repair in cells, which is a known cause of cancer. The same type of infection could also weaken the effect of some anticancer drugs, says the PNAS report on the fi...

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What is a pescatarian diet? WHAT IS A PESCATARIAN DIET?

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Dec 06, 2018

In the pescatarian diet, a person's main source of animal protein comes from fish and other seafood, such as shrimp. Eating a diet consisting mainly of plant-based foods has a variety of health benefits, which the addition of fish and fish products may enhance. However, some types of fish may ab...

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Whole30 Diet – Why eliminating certain foods just doesn’t cut it WHOLE30 DIET – WHY ELIMINATING CERTAIN FOODS JUST DOESN’T CUT IT

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Dec 05, 2018

Were you aware of the fact that in many western countries, an average adult consumes over 60kg of refined sugar on a yearly basis? If no, then the following science-backed facts are going to shock you even more. Firstly, obesity and cardiovascular diseases have skyrocketed in the past few decades. Y...

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Early Signs & Symptoms of Heart Disease EARLY SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF HEART DISEASE

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Dec 05, 2018

A heart attack or Myocardial Infarction occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. It can be fatal, but treatment has improved dramatically over the years. This infographic from Cardiac Rhythm explains early signs & symptoms of Heart Ischemia and necessary tips for a healthy heart. A...

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5 Fast Facts About Millennial Patients 5 FAST FACTS ABOUT MILLENNIAL PATIENTS

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Dec 05, 2018

As the largest generation in United States history, millennia’s impact on the healthcare industry will be radically different than older generations, according to a new infographic by athenahealth, Inc. The infographic provides five facts about millennial patients.

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Is the ketogenic diet good for multiple sclerosis? IS THE KETOGENIC DIET GOOD FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?

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Dec 05, 2018

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the nervous system, and some people believe that a ketogenic diet may slow the progression of the disease or control its symptoms. The ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrate, moderate in protein, and high in fat. There is currently not enough evidence to...

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Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight UNIVERSAL 10-MINUTE CANCER TEST IN SIGHT

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Dec 05, 2018

Scientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and does not occur in healthy tissue. A team at the University of Queensland in Australia has discovered that DNA fragments from can...

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Can Alkaline Water Treat Cancer? CAN ALKALINE WATER TREAT CANCER?

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Dec 04, 2018

The term “alkaline” refers to water’s pH level. pH is measured in a range from 0 to 14. The only difference between this type of water and regular tap water is the pH level. Regular tap water has a pH level of around 7.5. Alkaline water has a higher pH of 8 to 9. The higher the num...

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These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease THESE 10 ESSENTIAL OILS CAN KILL PERSISTENT LYME DISEASE

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Dec 04, 2018

Research just published in the journal Antibiotics shows that a range of essential oils can effectively kill persistent forms of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (B. burgdorferi), which is transmitted to humans by ticks. In the United States, Ly...

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Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer RESEARCHERS FIND NEW DRUG COMBO TO CHALLENGE CANCER

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Dec 04, 2018

Researchers have discovered that a particular drug combination may have a more significant effect against melanoma, a type of cancer that typically occurs in the skin, than other medications. According to recent studies, one of the best ways of blocking melanoma is by administering protein kinase in...

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Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention? ARE STATINS OVERPRESCRIBED FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION?

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Dec 04, 2018

So concludes a recent modeling study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland that questions whether statins are "significantly overprescribed." The research, which features in the Annals of Internal Medicine, concerns the use of statins for the "primary prevention" of cardio...

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Precision Outcomes-Based Contracting Driving More Health per Dollar PRECISION OUTCOMES-BASED CONTRACTING DRIVING MORE HEALTH PER DOLLAR

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Dec 03, 2018

Tying healthcare payments to the achievement of pre-specified goals better align healthcare spending with desired clinical outcomes, according to a new infographic by the University of Michigan V-BID Center. The infographic provides examples of outcomes-based contracts as well as key elements of out...

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Surgeons successfully perform full face transplant SURGEONS SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM FULL FACE TRANSPLANT

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Dec 03, 2018

A team of surgeons has successfully performed a face transplant for a 26-year-old man who had a self-inflicted gun injury. The team used facial skin from a donor to replace much of the man's face, as well as partially replacing his bone structure. A team of over 100 medical professionals at New ...

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Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs CELIAC DISEASE MAY BE TREATED WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS DRUGS

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Dec 03, 2018

New research investigates the molecular similarities between celiac disease and cystic fibrosis. The results suggest that a compound developed for cystic fibrosis may also treat celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects 1 in 141 people in the United States. The condition ...

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The health risks of being a night owl THE HEALTH RISKS OF BEING A NIGHT OWL

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Dec 03, 2018

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. Most individuals fit one of two chronotypes: We are morning people or evening people. Either we prefer to stay up lat...

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Type 1 diabetes: Drawing nearer to treatment that generates new insulin cells TYPE 1 DIABETES: DRAWING NEARER TO TREATMENT THAT GENERATES NEW INSULIN CELLS

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Dec 03, 2018

Scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Neuherberg, Germany have mapped the signals that determine the destiny of progenitor cells in the pancreas. These immature cells can develop into either islet cells that make insulin or another type of ...

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How IoT is Transforming the Future of Healthcare HOW IOT IS TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

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Dec 02, 2018

The IoMT is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, with Internet of Things (IoT) devices and networks quickly establishing themselves as a critical part of modern healthcare. This white paper explores key technological advancements in the healthcare industry and how they are helping healthcare pro...

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4 Future Trends in Medicine 4 FUTURE TRENDS IN MEDICINE

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Nov 30, 2018

The world of medicine is continually impacted by updates in technology, new scientific research, and healthcare reform initiatives, according to a new infographic by docwire. The infographic examines four future trends that are impacting the healthcare industry.

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What is the IIFYM (if it fits your macros) diet? WHAT IS THE IIFYM (IF IT FITS YOUR MACROS) DIET?

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Nov 30, 2018

Unlike diets that involve food restriction, proponents describe IIFYM as a flexible diet that can help people lose weight without drastically changing their eating habits. Little research has investigated the diet, so its effectiveness has not been scientifically established. In general, many people...

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Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease INFECTIONS COULD TRIGGER CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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Nov 30, 2018

Researchers find a higher risk of coronary events during the 3 months after an infection. The body's immune response, they suggest, may explain why infections "trigger" heart attack and stroke. The term cardiovascular disease (CVD) covers a range of conditions: from a heart attack and ...

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Depression: Electrical stimulation can DEPRESSION: ELECTRICAL STIMULATION CAN 'SIGNIFICANTLY' IMPROVE MOOD

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Nov 30, 2018

New research shows that deep brain stimulation can tackle treatment-resistant depression. Stimulating a brain area called the orbitofrontal cortex led to "significant" improvements in mood for people with moderate to severe depression. Major depressive disorder affects over 16 million adul...

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Cancer cells CANCER CELLS' USE OF SUGAR HOLDS THE KEY TO THEIR DESTRUCTION

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Nov 30, 2018

Oncolytic viruses specifically target and enter cancer cells and use the cells' machinery for their own multiplication and spread. They destroy tumors from the inside without harming nearby healthy tissue. A recent study proposes that restricting the cancer cells' supply of glucose and alter...

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Keto Diet: Did you know you could eat fats to burn fats? KETO DIET: DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD EAT FATS TO BURN FATS?

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Nov 29, 2018

Unless you have been living under a bridge, the term “keto diet” is something you must have easily come across through various health articles and celebrity diet advice circulating the internet. Leaving its apparent contemporary, the paleo diet, much behind in the race in terms of popula...

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Will Doctors Fear Being Replaced by AI in the Hospital Settling? WILL DOCTORS FEAR BEING REPLACED BY AI IN THE HOSPITAL SETTLING?

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Nov 29, 2018

The implementation of artificial intelligence applications in the healthcare space is poised to impact clinical workflows, physician training, and the medical education model. A recent report by Accenture predicts that the AI health market will grow to an estimated $6.6 billion by 2021 and a compoun...

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Exercise may prevent heart attacks in otherwise healthy people EXERCISE MAY PREVENT HEART ATTACKS IN OTHERWISE HEALTHY PEOPLE

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Nov 29, 2018

New research published in the European Heart Journal suggests that even people with no signs of cardiovascular disease should exercise to prevent a heart attack. Cardiorespiratory fitness can be a predictor of future problems, warn the researchers. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death am...

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How Emotional Intelligence Can Make a Difference in Health Care HOW EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HEALTH CARE

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Nov 28, 2018

Emotional intelligence (EQ) has been an important topic in business and organizational leadership for decades. It’s equally important in the health care business. Health care administrators can develop their own EQ skills, and they can also promote EQ in their organizations via employee traini...

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Improving Patient Care through Clinical Integration IMPROVING PATIENT CARE THROUGH CLINICAL INTEGRATION

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Nov 28, 2018

Clinical integration plays a key role in the creation of meaningful connections and collaboration within the healthcare sector, according to a new infographic by Regis College. The infographic examines the benefits of clinical integration and conditions that benefit from integrated care.

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New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy NEW STRATEGY DEFEATS CANCER CELLS THAT EVADE CHEMOTHERAPY

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Nov 28, 2018

The team of researchers tested this new approach in a type of lung cancer in which the cells are able to evade chemotherapy. In fact, exposure to chemotherapy can alter the cells so much that they become very difficult to treat. Dr. Gaetano Gargiulo, group leader at the Max Delbrück Center for ...

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How has new technology disrupted the health care industry? HOW HAS NEW TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTED THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY?

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Nov 27, 2018

How has new technology disrupted the health care industry? Predictive maintenance has made huge changes in how we go to the doctor. Tom Raftery at SAP explains how this kind of tech shapes our future.

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Does diabetes cause hair loss? DOES DIABETES CAUSE HAIR LOSS?

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Nov 27, 2018

Hair loss is a natural part of the hair's life cycle. As hair reaches the final stage of the cycle, it will fall out. A new hair will typically grow from the same hair follicle to replace it. At times though, a new hair may fail to form. If there are large areas of the scalp in which new hairs d...

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What are the health benefits of hazelnuts? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF HAZELNUTS?

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Nov 27, 2018

Hazelnuts make a tasty snack and are a great addition to many dishes. When a person includes them in a balanced, calorie-controlled diet, the nuts also provide several health benefits. In this article, learn how hazelnuts can support health, from lowering cholesterol levels to improving insulin resi...

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Lung disease may increase dementia risk LUNG DISEASE MAY INCREASE DEMENTIA RISK

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Nov 27, 2018

Dementia refers to a series of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, where a person's memory and other cognitive abilities decline. A recent study may have found a new risk factor that might predispose people to dementia: lung disease. According to the study by researchers from th...

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New obesity procedure also reduces muscle mass NEW OBESITY PROCEDURE ALSO REDUCES MUSCLE MASS

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Nov 27, 2018

A study about a new procedure for the treatment of obesity has raised some concerns. This is because, while the treatment leads to weight loss, the pounds a person sheds consist of skeletal muscle as well as fat. Also, body fat loss seems to be mainly of the subcutaneous — as opposed to the ri...

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Fighting for basic healthcare FIGHTING FOR BASIC HEALTHCARE

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Nov 26, 2018

Inspiring activists are campaigning for women in Northern Ireland to have free, safe and legal access to abortion. Send them a message of support to show them humanity's on their side.

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The Consumerization of Healthcare, AI, and the Shifting Physician-Patient Relationship THE CONSUMERIZATION OF HEALTHCARE, AI, AND THE SHIFTING PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

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Nov 26, 2018

The classic story of disruptive technology is all too familiar. Travel websites replace agents by giving consumers access to the same rates. Uber offers transportation outside of the established taxi cab system. Amazon brings outlet shopping into our homes. The common thread in all these examples is...

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Implants IMPLANTS 'MADE OF YOUR OWN CELLS' COULD END BACK PAIN

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Nov 26, 2018

Back and neck pain are often the result of the progressive damage of the discs that separate the spinal vertebrae. Thanks to new multidisciplinary research, we may soon have a better solution to this problem: bioengineered discs grown out of a person's own cells. Intervertebral disc degeneration...

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'DNA ORIGAMI' TACKLES MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT CANCER CELLS

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Nov 26, 2018

The tool is a "tailored DNA nanoplatform" that can carry chemotherapy drugs into targeted cancer cells while also silencing the cells' drug-resistance genes. The technique is the work of scientists at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing, China. A recent paper ...

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How Telehealth Is Changing the Healthcare Industry HOW TELEHEALTH IS CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Nov 26, 2018

Featuring digital services such as real-time patient monitoring, real-time patient chat, and interactive online portals, telehealth technology is actively revolutionizing the healthcare system, making it more efficient for patients and care providers as well as administrators and insurance companies...

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Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging? DO CANCER TREATMENTS ACCELERATE BRAIN AGING?

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Nov 26, 2018

Previously on Medical News Today, we covered a study explaining that an experience called chemo brain affects many people undergoing cancer — particularly breast cancer — treatment. Chemo brain occurs during cancer treatment, and it may last for a long time after the treatment is over. P...

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Type 2 diabetes: How do fructose-sweetened drinks affect risk? TYPE 2 DIABETES: HOW DO FRUCTOSE-SWEETENED DRINKS AFFECT RISK?

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Nov 26, 2018

A range of recent studies has pointed out the potential health risks of sugary drinks. Studies have confirmed that there is a link between sugary drinks and obesity, as well as cautioning that as few as two sugary drinks per week may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes considerably. Now, a comprehensi...

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5 Ways A Retiree Can Save In Health Care Expenses 5 WAYS A RETIREE CAN SAVE IN HEALTH CARE EXPENSES

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Nov 26, 2018

The costs of healthcare can practically take out everything you have saved in your lifetime. Your retirement dollars will be compromised. In fact, many retirees cannot shoulder all the health care expenses. But, there are ways to help lessen the overall cost of this dilemma.

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23 Easy Home Remedies for Kidney Stones 23 EASY HOME REMEDIES FOR KIDNEY STONES

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Nov 23, 2018

Kidneys perform the important task of removing waste products and excess fluids from our body through urine.  They are instrumental in maintaining the chemical balance of our bodies.  It goes without saying, therefore, that healthy kidneys equal to a healthy body. Kidney stones form when t...

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Does bromelain have any health benefits? DOES BROMELAIN HAVE ANY HEALTH BENEFITS?

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Nov 23, 2018

Bromelain is an enzyme mixture present in the pineapple. People tend to use bromelain as a supplement for various health benefits, including relieving sinus problems, reducing inflammation, and improving digestion. There is varied scientific evidence surrounding the effectiveness of using bromelain ...

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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages NEW BLOOD TEST CAN DETECT OVARIAN CANCER IN ITS EARLY STAGES

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Nov 23, 2018

Relatively few cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in their early stages, so many people lose the opportunity for effective treatment. A newly developed blood test, however, could change this situation. The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that "only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are...

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Could a type of sugar halt cancer COULD A TYPE OF SUGAR HALT CANCER'S MARCH?

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Nov 23, 2018

In a recent study, researchers found that adding a specific type of sugar to the drinking water of mice slowed down tumor growth and enhanced the effect of chemotherapy. Because cancer cells divide rapidly, they need a great deal of fuel. Their primary power source, like healthy cells, is glucose. S...

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Triple Magnesium Complex from Igennus Healthcare Nutrition TRIPLE MAGNESIUM COMPLEX FROM IGENNUS HEALTHCARE NUTRITION

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Nov 23, 2018

Magnesium is a vital mineral involved in over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, supporting a wide range of physiological functions from energy production and central nervous system function to supporting muscular and cardiovascular function and hydration. It is estimated that around 60% of people in...

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Is peanut butter good for you? IS PEANUT BUTTER GOOD FOR YOU?

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Nov 22, 2018

Peanuts and peanut butter contain nutrients that may boost a person's heart health and improve blood sugar levels. Depending on how people use peanut butter in their diet, it can help them lose weight, or put on pounds during weight training or bodybuilding. However, peanut butter is high in cal...

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5 Dangerous Causes and Home Remedies of Diabetic Neuropathy 5 DANGEROUS CAUSES AND HOME REMEDIES OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

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Nov 22, 2018

Are you diabetic and need help to fight diabetic neuropathy? Ayurvedic treatment for diabetic neuropathy is one of the most underrated yet powerful treatments available. Do you feel numbness and tingling in your hands and legs often? If these symptoms are followed by tiredness, muscular cramps and i...

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Why does psoriasis increase diabetes risk? WHY DOES PSORIASIS INCREASE DIABETES RISK?

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Nov 22, 2018

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition, affecting an estimated 2.2 percent of people in the United States. For decades, we have known that psoriasis increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the exact nature of this connection is unclear. Recently, researchers from King&#...

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Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread STOPPING TUMOR CELL MOVEMENT HALTS CANCER SPREAD

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Nov 22, 2018

Using an experimental model, scientists from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had altered their mode of movement. The chances of eliminating cancer are much higher if the disease has not spread beyond the primary tumor.

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Obesity: Researchers identify 4 subtypes OBESITY: RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY 4 SUBTYPES

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Nov 22, 2018

specialists from the World Health Organization (WHO) refer to obesity as a "global epidemic" that must be addressed if we want to prevent its ill effects. Obesity is a major risk factor for many other health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and various types of cancer....

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Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and research ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IN HEALTHCARE AND RESEARCH

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Nov 21, 2018

AI has the potential to be used in planning and resource allocation in health and social care services. For example, the IBM Watson Care Manager system is being piloted by Harrow Council with the aim of improving cost efficiency. It matches individuals with a care provider that meets their needs, wi...

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Current Challenges in Diabetes Care and How to Address Them CURRENT CHALLENGES IN DIABETES CARE AND HOW TO ADDRESS THEM

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Nov 21, 2018

The IDEAL Group is a multidisciplinary panel of diabetes specialists with a visionary outlook to improve diabetes care outcomes across the UK. The primary objective of IDEAL is to review current practice across the NHS to assess and recommend better ways to approach education, access and learning fo...

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Throughput: Optimizing Patient Flow THROUGHPUT: OPTIMIZING PATIENT FLOW

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Nov 21, 2018

As healthcare moves from fee for service to fee for value, health systems need to help their physicians maintain relationships with a broad range of patients. This means getting patients through the door and helping providers work efficiently. Learn the best practices that will optimize your patient...

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6 Recommended Practices for Strengthening Care Transitions 6 RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR STRENGTHENING CARE TRANSITIONS

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Nov 21, 2018

Poorly coordinated care transitions from hospitals to other care settings contribute to avoidable healthcare costs, according to a new infographic by Cureatr. The infographic examines six best practices for improving care transitions.

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Sweet options for people with diabetes SWEET OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

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Nov 21, 2018

One of the most challenging types of food for people with diabetes to find is dessert. Doctors will generally encourage people with diabetes to avoid sugars and carbohydrates. However, by making some simple nutritional changes, it is possible for people with diabetes to enjoy desserts. Desserts can ...

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Healthcare Technology trends to watch out for in 2018 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2018

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Nov 20, 2018

The healthcare industry is on the cusp of a digital revolution. People are empowered with health information, thanks to technological innovations in digital health. It’s vitally important that healthcare professionals continue to stay up to date on advances in technology that will improve not ...

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How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk HOW ASPIRIN AND OMEGA-3 MAY REDUCE CANCER RISK

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Nov 20, 2018

Acetylsalicylic acid, best known as aspirin, and omega-3 fatty acids support various aspects of health, and scientists continue to uncover how these substances work. One recent study suggests that both could have an impact on colon cancer risk.

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What to know about cassava: Nutrition and toxicity WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CASSAVA: NUTRITION AND TOXICITY

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Nov 20, 2018

Raw cassava contains cyanide, which is toxic to ingest, so it is vital to prepare it correctly. In the United States, people grind cassava down to make tapioca, which they eat as a pudding or use as a thickening agent. In this article, we provide an overview of this vegetable and explain its benefit...

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Top Trends Impacting Home Healthcare TOP TRENDS IMPACTING HOME HEALTHCARE

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Nov 20, 2018

Home healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries today. But the demand is far outpacing the sector's growth. We take a look at some of the trends impacting the industry today.

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Health benefits of coconut milk HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT MILK

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Nov 20, 2018

Coconut milk is a white, milky substance extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts. It can benefit health in several ways, such as by stimulating weight loss and lowering cholesterol. As a result, coconut milk has gained popularity in the healthcare community and as an alternative to dairy milk. I...

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What are the benefits of cherry juice? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CHERRY JUICE?

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Nov 20, 2018

Cherry juice is a popular drink with links to several health benefits, including boosting the immune system, improving memory, and aiding sleep. However, few scientific studies back up these claims. There are different varieties of cherry, but manufacturers typically make cherry juice using a tart o...

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What are the benefits of flaxseed oil? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FLAXSEED OIL?

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Nov 20, 2018

Humans have used flaxseed oil for thousands of years, and it has a variety of health benefits. Manufacturers extract flaxseed oil from flaxseeds. People can use the oil in cooking and baking. In this article, learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, including reduced cholesterol, fewer skin ...

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Strength training tied to better heart health than aerobic STRENGTH TRAINING TIED TO BETTER HEART HEALTH THAN AEROBIC

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Nov 19, 2018

A survey of 4,000 adults revealed that static activity, such as strength training, had stronger links to reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases than dynamic activity, such as walking and cycling. The researchers point out, however, that any amount of either kind of exercise brings benefits, and tha...

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Manage Chronic Disease with the EFST Model for Cultural Competence MANAGE CHRONIC DISEASE WITH THE EFST MODEL FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCE

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Nov 19, 2018

The challenges of serious illness are compounded when there are cross-cultural issues at play, according to a new infographic by Quality Interactions. The infographic examines the essential questions to ask patients to foster culturally-sensitive healthcare that improves patient adherence and health...

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Virtual healthcare gets real, as telehealth turns to AI VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE GETS REAL, AS TELEHEALTH TURNS TO AI

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Nov 19, 2018

One day you wake up with a pain in your side that persists. You want to be seen by a medical professional, but you don't want to go through the hassle of making an appointment and schlepping to your doctor. Most large healthcare organizations now allow you to make an appointment with a physician...

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Google’s Latest Efforts to Help Healthcare GOOGLE’S LATEST EFFORTS TO HELP HEALTHCARE

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Nov 18, 2018

Google just released a paper called “Scalable and accurate deep learning for electronic health records” that has received deserved acclaim in both the machine learning (ML) and healthcare communities. This research comes from the Google Brain group and isn’t their first foray into ...

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An Eye on Diabetes AN EYE ON DIABETES

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Nov 16, 2018

Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life. Keeping diabetes under control helps to prevent heart, nerve, and foot problems. This informative Infographic by InfoGraphic Design Team illustrates the symptoms, types, statistics, prevention and behavior of people towards Diabetes.

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A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer A SIMPLE TYPE OF DAILY MEDITATION MAY ALTER THE COURSE OF ALZHEIMER'S

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Nov 16, 2018

Recent research has found that short daily practice of mind-body therapy may help alleviate some of the signs and symptoms that often precede dementia. The researchers behind the new study assessed a group of older adults experiencing memory difficulties who practiced 12 minutes per day of music lis...

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Why a low-carb diet can help you lose weight and keep it off WHY A LOW-CARB DIET CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF

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Nov 16, 2018

"The largest and longest feeding study to test the 'carbohydrate-insulin model'" concludes that a lower carb intake burns more calories, which may help people maintain weight loss over a longer period of time. Cara Ebbeling, Ph.D., together with Dr. David Ludwig — both at Bos...

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 Delivering Frictionless Security to the Clinical Workflow DELIVERING FRICTIONLESS SECURITY TO THE CLINICAL WORKFLOW

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Nov 16, 2018

Learn about the need of security that is unobtrusive and comprehensive, and that doesn't hinder clinical workflows or the delivery of care to patients.

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4 Ways to Achieve Value-Based Care 4 WAYS TO ACHIEVE VALUE-BASED CARE

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Nov 15, 2018

A “patients first” approach requires more than simply giving patients access to their information. It also means that those within health and wellness intentionally engage with and empower patients. In part 4 of a 4 part series, this white paper outlines the top 5 ways to help you succee...

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Top 6 Pranayama to Keep Hypertension at Bay ! TOP 6 PRANAYAMA TO KEEP HYPERTENSION AT BAY !

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Nov 15, 2018

Hypertension is a common lifestyle induced condition in present times. It is a silent killer disease. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, then you have to make your lifestyle a healthy one. This is done by exercising regularly, eating healthy food and medication. Here yoga also helps you ...

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Transforming Health Care through AI TRANSFORMING HEALTH CARE THROUGH AI

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Nov 15, 2018

Learn more about Cambia’s approach to transforming health care through AI and human-centered design from our November 6th AI Expo. Featuring Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer Faraz Shafiq.).

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After Tragedy, Debbie Heals with the Help of Telehealth AFTER TRAGEDY, DEBBIE HEALS WITH THE HELP OF TELEHEALTH

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Nov 15, 2018

After losing two children in a brutal attack, Debbie suffered from PTSD and depression. With a few mental health professionals in rural Anza, CA, she struggled to get the help she needed. Then a local community health center, Borrego Health started using telehealth to connect patients to providers o...

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What to know about lung cancer WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LUNG CANCER

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Nov 15, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 218,527 people in the United States received a lung cancer diagnosis in 2015. Early diagnosis can help a person seek treatment, as early as possible, in the disease's course. Identifying lung cancer in its earliest stages can be difficult, however, b...

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What to know about hyperglycemia WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT HYPERGLYCEMIA

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Nov 15, 2018

High blood sugar is a leading indicator of diabetes. If a person with diabetes does not manage the sugar levels in their blood, they can develop a severe complication called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). If a person does not get treatment for ketoacidosis, they can fall into a diabetic coma, which a ...

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Internet Marketing for the Healthcare Industry INTERNET MARKETING FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Nov 15, 2018

Internet marketing for healthcare professionals requires a multi-level, highly-targeted approach that will bring in new patients and nurture them into long-lasting partnerships throughout the patient journey. While healthcare professionals are constantly seeking out the latest innovative technologie...

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New evidence that social media increases loneliness NEW EVIDENCE THAT SOCIAL MEDIA INCREASES LONELINESS

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Nov 15, 2018

According to the first author of the new study, which featured in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no scientific study has proven a causal connection between the two until now. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt believes that her team is responsible for the first...

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Dandelion tea benefits DANDELION TEA BENEFITS

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Nov 15, 2018

People can brew whole dandelion plants or use just the leaves, roots, or stems to make tea. Dandelion tea is very high in vitamin A and may offer many health benefits, but there is a lack of scientific evidence to confirm them. People can brew dandelion tea at home or find it in health-food stores. ...

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9 healthful substitutes for butter 9 HEALTHFUL SUBSTITUTES FOR BUTTER

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Nov 15, 2018

Butter is a dairy product that people can make from churned milk or cream. However, for people who cannot or choose not to consume butter, there are many alternatives. The process of churning milk or cream separates the milk fat from the liquid. The remaining fat becomes the butter.

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Hot baths reduce inflammation, improve glucose metabolism HOT BATHS REDUCE INFLAMMATION, IMPROVE GLUCOSE METABOLISM

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Nov 15, 2018

According to new research, a hot bath could have effects that extend way beyond mental relaxation. According to the authors, regular hot baths might reduce inflammation and improve metabolism. Over recent years, hot baths, saunas, and other so-called passive heating therapies have received growing a...

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Are almonds beneficial for people with diabetes? ARE ALMONDS BENEFICIAL FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?

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Nov 15, 2018

Almonds and almond milk may provide several health benefits for people with diabetes. As these nuts are high in protein, healthful fats, and fiber but low in carbohydrates, they may increase satiety and aid blood sugar regulation and weight management.

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Meaningful Acute Care Integration MEANINGFUL ACUTE CARE INTEGRATION

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Nov 15, 2018

As hospitals and health systems continue the trend of consolidation, the ability to scale and create efficiencies while improving care delivery is increasingly important. However, despite the publicized trend and clear need, an integration that brings care delivery teams together and improves patien...

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RADIOTHERAPY: seizing the opportunity in cancer care RADIOTHERAPY: SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY IN CANCER CARE

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Nov 14, 2018

The incidence of cancer is increasing, resulting in a rising demand for high quality cancer care. In 2018, there were close to 4.23 million new cases of cancer in Europe, and this number is predicted to rise by almost a quarter to 5.2 million by 2040.1 This growing demand poses a major challenge to ...

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Pancreatic cancer cells are PANCREATIC CANCER CELLS ARE 'ADDICTED' TO KEY PROTEIN

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Nov 14, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is particularly difficult to treat. The American Cancer Society estimates that up to 61 percent of people with early-stage pancreatic cancer live for at least 5 years after diagnosis. Some subtypes of pancreatic cancer are more aggressive than others. For example, pancreatic ductal...

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What are the health benefits of cucumber water? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER WATER?

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Nov 14, 2018

Cucumber water has many potential health benefits, including hydration, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, and skin health. It is easy to make and is an excellent substitute for popular, sugary vitamin waters. Cucumber water is a cheap, quick, and flavorful way to drink and enjoy the water.

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Top Five Best Usages of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare TOP FIVE BEST USAGES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 14, 2018

To know about the top five best usages of artificial intelligence in healthcare show this video that explains with the use cases for artificial intelligence in medical imaging word. In the Video of an expert, the top best use cases artificial intelligence in healthcare medical imaging has been defin...

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New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy NEW CANCER DRUG SAFELY BOOSTS RADIATION THERAPY

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Nov 14, 2018

Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be 1,735,350 new cancer cases by the end of 2018, of which 609,640 people will die as a result. Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments used in the fight ...

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Possibilities for Big Data in Healthcare are Endless POSSIBILITIES FOR BIG DATA IN HEALTHCARE ARE ENDLESS

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Nov 13, 2018

There are more reasons than ever to be optimistic about the possibilities created by big data and predictive analytics in healthcare. By leveraging new technologies, including big data APM solutions like Pepperdata, healthcare organizations are able to make better medical and financial decisions whi...

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Heart attacks increasingly common in young women HEART ATTACKS INCREASINGLY COMMON IN YOUNG WOMEN

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Nov 13, 2018

Cardiovascular disease — an umbrella term that covers different types of conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels, including coronary heart disease, stroke, congenital heart defects, and peripheral artery disease causes about 1 in 3 deaths in the United States. Also, cardiovascular di...

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Does depression cause obesity or does obesity cause depression? DOES DEPRESSION CAUSE OBESITY OR DOES OBESITY CAUSE DEPRESSION?

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Nov 13, 2018

Although depression and obesity often come hand in hand, the relationship between the two is difficult to tease apart. A new, large-scale genomic study adds new evidence. Both obesity and depression are significant global health problems. According to the authors of the latest research, they cost th...

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What are the health benefits of spelt? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPELT?

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Nov 13, 2018

People in Europe have grown spelt grain for over 300 years, but it did not reach the United States until the 1890s. People can use spelt flour in place of wheat flour in most recipes. It gives baked goods a nuttier flavor than wheat can. Prepackaged products made from spelt, such as pasta and cracke...

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Benefits of Home Health Care BENEFITS OF HOME HEALTH CARE

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Nov 13, 2018

Learn about the home care advantage and why home care may be better for you and your family. Baptist Health Madisonville's home care team provides unmatched care and compassion to patients and their families.

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Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link CANCER AND OBESITY: CLOGGED IMMUNE CELLS HELP EXPLAIN LINK

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Nov 13, 2018

Obesity is a risk factor for cancer, but researchers are only now unfurling the exact mechanisms behind this connection. A new study looks at how obesity might scupper the immune system's ability to attack tumor cells. Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States. According to the Nationa...

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The Trend From Community to Population-based Healthcare THE TREND FROM COMMUNITY TO POPULATION-BASED HEALTHCARE

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Nov 12, 2018

Community-based healthcare made great advances toward improving health within given geographies. Now, leading healthcare practitioners are moving beyond a place to think in terms of special groups of people, or populations, according to a new infographic by work. The infographic highlights five key ...

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What are the best fish to eat for health? WHAT ARE THE BEST FISH TO EAT FOR HEALTH?

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Nov 12, 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that most people eat seafood twice weekly as part of a balanced diet. Oily fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial fats that humans must obtain from their diet. Omega-3 fatty acids have potential health benefits, such as helping ...

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New way to manipulate immune cells may treat cancer, autoimmune disease NEW WAY TO MANIPULATE IMMUNE CELLS MAY TREAT CANCER, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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Nov 12, 2018

Scientists have uncovered a new way to curb autoimmunity and stimulate the body to fight cancer. The method uses a previously unknown druggable pathway to manipulate immune cells. The discovery concerns a molecule called tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), which is already well-known to those who study the b...

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Could blue light reduce blood pressure? COULD BLUE LIGHT REDUCE BLOOD PRESSURE?

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Nov 11, 2018

The results of an investigation into the effects of blue light on high blood pressure were recently published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is widespread in the United States and many other Western countries. According to the Centers for Di...

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Which muscles do pushups work? WHICH MUSCLES DO PUSHUPS WORK?

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Nov 09, 2018

The pushup is a simple exercise that can strengthen and tone many of the muscles of the upper body and core. There are many variations of pushup that suit a range of abilities and focus on different sets of muscles. In this article, we look at which muscles pushups work and some of the benefits of d...

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What are the symptoms of diabetes? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES?

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Nov 09, 2018

Diabetes is a condition that reduces a person's ability to use insulin to process glucose in the blood. The condition takes different forms, and each type produces varying symptoms. Some types may not produce any symptoms, making them harder to detect. People with type I diabetes do not produce ...

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7 benefits of rooibos tea 7 BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS TEA

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Nov 09, 2018

Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) tea is a red herbal tea that comes from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, a plant native to South Africa. Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. Unfermented green rooibos tea is also available. In this article, we list the pot...

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Improving the physical health of people with severe mental disorders IMPROVING THE PHYSICAL HEALTH OF PEOPLE WITH SEVERE MENTAL DISORDERS

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Nov 08, 2018

People with severe mental disorders – including severe depression, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia – generally die 10-20 years earlier than the general population. The majority of these premature deaths are due to physical health conditions. Access to compr...

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What are the types of atrial fibrillation? WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION?

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Nov 08, 2018

The three main types of atrial fibrillation (A-fib) are paroxysmal, persistent, and long-term persistent. Doctors also categorize A-fib as either valvular or nonvalvular. In some cases, A-fib may not cause any symptoms, so a doctor might only discover it when testing for other conditions. In some pe...

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An overview of diabetes types and treatments AN OVERVIEW OF DIABETES TYPES AND TREATMENTS

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Nov 08, 2018

In the United States, the estimated number of people over 18 years of age with diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes is 30.2 million. The figure represents between 27.9 and 32.7 percent of the population. Without ongoing, careful management, diabetes can lead to a buildup of sugars in the blood, which ...

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Healthcare HEALTHCARE'S NEW INNOVATION AGENDA

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Nov 08, 2018

An August 2018 HIMSS Media study revealed that providers and payers are embracing innovation in healthcare, thanks to surging consumer expectations and demands, new payment models and unique technology advances enabling healthcare organizations to redesign the healthcare patient experience. Read thi...

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High-Assurance Encryption for Healthcare Network Data HIGH-ASSURANCE ENCRYPTION FOR HEALTHCARE NETWORK DATA

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Nov 07, 2018

The high-speed networks used by healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly complex. Multiple devices are linked across a variety of network technologies, protocols, and topologies. With this complexity comes risk, according to a new infographic by Senetas. The infographic examines the health...

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UNDERSTANDING THE REALITY OF AI IN HEALTHCARE UNDERSTANDING THE REALITY OF AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Nov 06, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has extended its reach across the healthcare ecosystem, including drug development, diagnostics, care management, physician tools, and medication management. AI is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior and the capability of a ma...

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Can this Amazonian diet offer a solution to heart disease? CAN THIS AMAZONIAN DIET OFFER A SOLUTION TO HEART DISEASE?

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Nov 06, 2018

In the United States, hundreds of thousands of people die every year from causes related to heart disease. Cardiovascular health is a fragile asset, but one population from the Bolivian Amazon seems to possess the secret to a life free of heart disease. What is it?

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Transforming Healthcare IT with Enterprise Cloud TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE IT WITH ENTERPRISE CLOUD

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Nov 06, 2018

With healthcare professionals increasingly relying on technology to deliver better care, it becomes critical to have the right approach to storage and compute infrastructure to support their needs. This informative ebook shows how to overcome performance, availability and scalability challenges for ...

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The Hospital of the Future THE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE

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Nov 05, 2018

Hospital-based health systems face a tremendous deal of pressure just to sustain current performance levels, according to a new infographic by Oliver Wyman. The infographic examines how healthcare organizations are innovating to bridge the gap between where the industry sits today and a differentiat...

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Artificial Intelligence Healthcare 2019 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HEALTHCARE 2019

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Nov 03, 2018

Applied Artificial intelligence is making huge impact to the healthcare industry. Artificial intelligence includes both cognitive services as well as Robotics. In this video, I am sharing how Artificial intelligence is impacting healthcare in 8 ways, and the 15 advantages of Artificial Intelligence ...

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Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent MAJOR DEPRESSION: EXISTING DRUG REDUCES SYMPTOMS BY 45 PERCENT

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Nov 03, 2018

Depression affects about 300 million people across the globe, making the condition the "leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide," according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2016 in the United States, over 10 million adults had at least one major depressive episode. A...

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Healthcare: 5 Digital Trends for 2019 and Beyond HEALTHCARE: 5 DIGITAL TRENDS FOR 2019 AND BEYOND

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Nov 02, 2018

Healthcare is often considered one of the most conservative industries in terms of technical amendments. After all, there are objective reasons for precautions when human health and even lives are at stake. Nevertheless, more and more practitioners and health services providers acknowledge the impor...

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What is obesity and what causes it? WHAT IS OBESITY AND WHAT CAUSES IT?

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Nov 02, 2018

Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when a person carries excess weight or body fat that might affect their health. A doctor will usually suggest that a person has obesity if they have a high body mass index. Body mass index (BMI) is a tool that doctors use to assess if a person is at an appr...

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Can fermented dairy shield you against heart disease? CAN FERMENTED DAIRY SHIELD YOU AGAINST HEART DISEASE?

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Nov 01, 2018

Many experts have debated the effect of dairy on cardiovascular health. A recent study in Finland has shown that consuming a particular type of dairy, namely fermented dairy, may actually have a protective effect against heart disease. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition in which the blood s...

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Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances TELEMEDICINE PRESCRIBING OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

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Oct 31, 2018

Congress has made another effort to call upon the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to activate a special registration that would grant physicians and nurse practitioners to write prescriptions for controlled substances by means of telemedicine without having an in person physical examination. This wh...

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WHAT EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER WHAT EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER

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Oct 31, 2018

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer that's detected early — when it's still confined to the prostate gland— has a better chance of suc...

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Which foods help stabilize insulin and blood sugar? WHICH FOODS HELP STABILIZE INSULIN AND BLOOD SUGAR?

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Oct 31, 2018

The diet can play an essential role in managing diabetes. Understanding how certain foods affect insulin and blood sugar levels can help a person make informed choices about what to eat and when. A person with diabetes can eat a balanced, healthful diet without giving up on the foods they enjoy. The...

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Forms of tobacco that give you cancer FORMS OF TOBACCO THAT GIVE YOU CANCER

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Oct 31, 2018

Nicotine is the primary substance in cigarettes that causes addiction, but most experts agree that it does not directly cause cancer. Most research points to cigarette smoke, not nicotine, as being the primary contributor to cancer among smokers. However, although most experts agree that nicotine do...

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Does brain size predict brain cancer risk? DOES BRAIN SIZE PREDICT BRAIN CANCER RISK?

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Oct 31, 2018

New research suggests that having a larger brain could put people at risk of developing aggressive brain cancer. The findings are likely due to a large number of brain cells involved, the researchers think. According to current estimates, doctors will diagnose approximately 23,880 tumors of the cent...

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Healthcare Payment Models HEALTHCARE PAYMENT MODELS

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Oct 31, 2018

Physicians and patients are now faced with changes in payment models-and doctors can help shape the future of healthcare toward being based on outcomes rather than fighting for reimbursements, individual procedures, or piecemeal parts of the healthcare system, according to U.S. Surgeon General, Vice...

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How to control diabetes: Reduce meat intake HOW TO CONTROL DIABETES: REDUCE MEAT INTAKE

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Oct 31, 2018

The potential benefits of eating a plant-based diet have expanded once again. A new paper concludes that, for people with diabetes, cutting out animal products improves glucose control and well-being in addition to boosting weight loss. Over recent years, vegetarianism and veganism have steadily mov...

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Medication Adherence: A Multifaceted Challenge MEDICATION ADHERENCE: A MULTIFACETED CHALLENGE

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Oct 31, 2018

The path to medication adherence is filled with roadblocks, according to a new infographic by Health Dialog. For healthcare organizations to navigate successfully, they need to focus on fostering long-lasting behavior change through personalized, meaningful engagement with high-risk and difficult-to...

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Cyber security Strategies for Healthcare CYBER SECURITY STRATEGIES FOR HEALTHCARE

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Oct 31, 2018

Initially, it may look as though security in the healthcare industry is in a bleak state. According to the ACR, healthcare and pharmaceuticals rank near the bottom of all industries with regard to the maturity of their security operations. The report notes that 28 percent of all healthcare applicat...

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Nature NATURE'S 'KILL CODE' MAY DESTROY CANCER

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Oct 30, 2018

Two recent studies detail a natural mechanism that, if harnessed properly, may be able to destroy cancer cells and their ability to become resistant to treatment — without any of the side effects of chemotherapy. In a study published last year, scientists led by Marcus E. Peter — the Tom...

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Common drugs lead to millions of cases of lung disease COMMON DRUGS LEAD TO MILLIONS OF CASES OF LUNG DISEASE

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Oct 29, 2018

Common drugs that doctors prescribe to treat heart problems, arthritis, and cancer can actually pose a threat to lung health, and this problem "affects a considerable number of people." This is the conclusion of a new review of the literature conducted by researchers from the United Kingdo...

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Mental health conditions on the rise among US students MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS ON THE RISE AMONG US STUDENTS

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Oct 29, 2018

As more and more people discuss mental health issues in public forums, it seems to be lifting some of the stigma surrounding the topic. New research reveals that the number of students seeking help for mental health problems has risen considerably between 2009 and 2015. Sara Oswalt, from the Univers...

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8 Healthcare Analytics Tips 8 HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS TIPS

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Oct 29, 2018

Many healthcare organizations are drowning in the medical and consumer data flood. According to research by IDC Health Insights, hospitals rank analytics as the top driver for new IT spending. The data and analytics pressures prevalent in healthcare make the industry unique, according to a new infog...

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Examples in Every Chapter EXAMPLES IN EVERY CHAPTER

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Oct 29, 2018

Examples in Every Chapter This HTML tutorial contains hundreds of HTML examples. With our online HTML editor, you can edit the HTML, and click on a button to view the result.

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Improving Patient Engagement Through Technology IMPROVING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 26, 2018

Dr. Tammy Eisentrout from Partners in Family Practice Ltd. discusses how her practice has improved patient engagement through technology.

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Too much iron may raise the risk of certain strokes TOO MUCH IRON MAY RAISE THE RISK OF CERTAIN STROKES

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Oct 26, 2018

The risk of having a stroke — particularly the kind that results from a blood clot or other obstacle traveling from the heart — appears to be greater in people who have higher levels of iron, according to recent research. Scientists from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom exam...

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Pancreatic cancer: New approach may prolong survival PANCREATIC CANCER: NEW APPROACH MAY PROLONG SURVIVAL

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Oct 26, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is often very aggressive and treatment-resistant, and survival rates are typically low. The authors of a new study in mice, however, may have found a fresh way of attacking these stubborn tumors. According to estimates by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), doctors will find 55,44...

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Stroke: Can lifestyle changes trump genetic risk? STROKE: CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES TRUMP GENETIC RISK?

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Oct 26, 2018

Strokes happen when an obstruction restricts the blood supply to the brain, and so the brain does not receive enough oxygen. A person's genetic makeup and their lifestyle both influence their risk of stroke, but which is more important? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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How does stress affect the brain? HOW DOES STRESS AFFECT THE BRAIN?

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Oct 25, 2018

Stress — especially when we experience it on a regular basis — takes a significant toll on our minds and bodies. It can make us feel more irritable and constantly tired, and it impacts our ability to focus. Chronic stress can also interfere with our sleep patterns, appetite, and libido, ...

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Should you fast before a cholesterol test? SHOULD YOU FAST BEFORE A CHOLESTEROL TEST?

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Oct 25, 2018

A doctor may instruct a person to fast before taking a cholesterol test. This was once standard practice, but new studies are changing this recommendation. A cholesterol test measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in a person's blood. Cholesterol is a fat-like material that is pres...

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Can people with diabetes eat potatoes? CAN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES EAT POTATOES?

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Oct 25, 2018

People with diabetes need to be aware of their carbohydrate intake. Although potatoes are a starchy vegetable, it is still possible for a person with diabetes to enjoy them as part of a healthful diet. When a person eats, the body converts the carbohydrates and sugars into a simple sugar called gluc...

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BROADENING THE DEFINITION OF TOLERABILITY IN CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS TO BETTER MEASURE THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE BROADENING THE DEFINITION OF TOLERABILITY IN CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS TO BETTER MEASURE THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Oct 24, 2018

Robust safety and tolerability data are essential in cancer therapeutic studies, and some trials are specifically designed with a key objective of demonstrating improved safety and tolerability. The development of a clinical trial framework and data elements to demonstrate comparative safety and tol...

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Innovation in Robotic Surgery INNOVATION IN ROBOTIC SURGERY

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Oct 24, 2018

Most surgeries performed today are the least time to consume and least invasive that science will allow. This adaptation in surgical methodology is brought about by the integration of robotics. Robots in the operating room provide surgeons with guidance for extreme precision in surgery. Today, surgi...

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The Advent of AI in Healthcare THE ADVENT OF AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 24, 2018

Once thought as a futuristic threat to humankind, artificial intelligence is now a part of everyday life. In healthcare, AI is changing the game with its applications in decision support, image analysis, and patient triage. Today, artificial intelligence is helping physicians make smarter decisions ...

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What is primary health care? WHAT IS PRIMARY HEALTH CARE?

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Oct 24, 2018

Primary health care is about caring for people, rather than simply treating specific diseases or conditions. Good primary health care is made up of three parts: empowered people and communities who can take care of and advocate for their health; ensuring multisectoral policy and action to systematic...

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Does eating organic food protect against cancer? DOES EATING ORGANIC FOOD PROTECT AGAINST CANCER?

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Oct 24, 2018

A new study attempts to answer a question that scientists and consumers have been pondering for years: Can organic food reduce the risk of developing cancer? Organic food started as a niche product only a few decades ago but is now present in most grocery stores across the United States. In brief, f...

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Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors PANCREATIC CANCER: CHINESE TREE COMPOUND HELPS DESTROY TUMORS

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Oct 22, 2018

A new study, published in the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, finds that a synthetic analog of a compound found in a rare Chinese tree can be used to tackle treatment-resistant pancreatic cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) report that around 55,440 people will develop ...

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Is hair loss a side effect of metformin? IS HAIR LOSS A SIDE EFFECT OF METFORMIN?

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Oct 22, 2018

Doctors typically prescribe metformin as a first-line treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. Along with diet and exercise, metformin can help a person control their insulin and blood sugar levels. Doctors sometimes also prescribe metformin for people with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Raised...

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Hospital Labs Focus on Staffing, Automation, Cost Control HOSPITAL LABS FOCUS ON STAFFING, AUTOMATION, COST CONTROL

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Oct 22, 2018

Hospital labs say staffing will be their leading challenge over the next year, and that inadequate staffing is having a significant impact on their staff operations, according to a new infographic by the Health Industry Distributors Association. The infographic examines additional trends impacting h...

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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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Challenges of providing Mental Healthcare CHALLENGES OF PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTHCARE

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Oct 18, 2018

Language and cultural barriers, short amount of contact time between professionals and patients and the social stigma that often accompanies mental ill-health are some of the obstacles faced by our mental health teams in the field.

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A Prescriptive Analytics Project for Maximizing Healthcare Value Generation A PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS PROJECT FOR MAXIMIZING HEALTHCARE VALUE GENERATION

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Oct 18, 2018

To maximize the healthcare value it generates, the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital investigated the appropriateness of performing hospital enterprise optimization by using a linear programming based analytics model to make decisions about patient inflow into its Emergency Department, i...

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What are the side effects of insulin therapy? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF INSULIN THERAPY?

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Oct 18, 2018

Many people with diabetes need to take insulin to stay healthy. However, insulin therapy can cause a range of side effects. In this article, we look at what insulin is and who needs to take it. We also cover the side effects, risks, and myths of insulin therapy and provide tips for taking insulin sa...

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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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Primary health care throughout our life PRIMARY HEALTH CARE THROUGHOUT OUR LIFE

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Oct 17, 2018

Primary health care can cover the vast majority of a person’s health needs across their lifetime. At its heart, primary health care is about caring for people. It provides comprehensive, accessible, community-based care that meets the health needs of individuals throughout their life.

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The Business Value Of Improving Patient Experience THE BUSINESS VALUE OF IMPROVING PATIENT EXPERIENCE

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Oct 17, 2018

With the healthcare industry bowing to consumerization, consumers are expecting and demanding higher quality service from their providers. Retaining patients, particularly in the current age of healthcare consumerization, is becoming more difficult. As such, healthcare organizations must take proact...

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Real-Time Location Services in Healthcare REAL-TIME LOCATION SERVICES IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 17, 2018

Healthcare executives are focused on constantly improving the safety of their facility, the satisfaction of their staff, the quality of care provided to their patients and costly workflow inefficiencies. Real-Time Location Services (RTLS) is providing healthcare providers with innovative solutions t...

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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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Connecting the Dots in the Healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) CONNECTING THE DOTS IN THE HEALTHCARE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

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Oct 16, 2018

Healthcare will benefit massively from the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which could help to optimize care, give patients more tailored treatment, and reduce readmission rates, but there are significant barriers to its adoption that have yet to be resolved. This infographic created by PodM2M set...

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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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New type of nerve stimulation relieves chronic back pain NEW TYPE OF NERVE STIMULATION RELIEVES CHRONIC BACK PAIN

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Oct 15, 2018

A new type of nerve stimulation therapy could provide long-term relief for chronic back pain that has not responded to other treatments, including spinal cord stimulation. It could also help certain people who need a non-drug form of pain therapy. So, concludes a study from Rush University Medical C...

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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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What are the health effects of chronic stress? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF CHRONIC STRESS?

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Oct 12, 2018

Short-lived feelings of stress are a regular part of daily life. When these feelings become chronic, or long-lasting, they can severely impact a person's health. In this article, we look at what chronic stress is, how to identify it, and the medical consequences it can have. We also describe way...

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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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Can eating too much fruit cause type 2 diabetes? CAN EATING TOO MUCH FRUIT CAUSE TYPE 2 DIABETES?

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Oct 11, 2018

Although scientists are not clear about what causes type 2 diabetes, people can have certain risk factors that include a family history of diabetes, being overweight, and having prediabetes. Fruit does contain sugar but is unlikely to be harmful to health when it is part of a balanced diet. In this ...

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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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Amplifying Intelligence to Put Patients over Paperwork AMPLIFYING INTELLIGENCE TO PUT PATIENTS OVER PAPERWORK

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Oct 10, 2018

To improve the experiences of physicians and patients alike, healthcare organizations need to look to emerging technologies to help document key information and provide the highest quality care. Those technologies include AI-based solutions and virtual agents with deep integration into the EHR. They...

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Tech trends in healthcare and medicine 2018 TECH TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE AND MEDICINE 2018

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Oct 10, 2018

What´s the future in digital health and how is tech changing the way we view and take care of our health? At this internal Telia Company event, Erika Hombert, Business Manager Healthcare at Telia Sweden shares her views on tech trends within healthcare and medicine.

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Physician Burnout by the Numbers PHYSICIAN BURNOUT BY THE NUMBERS

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Oct 10, 2018

Talk to any doctor about their career, and you’ll likely hear about their sense of calling—to help people, to cure diseases, and to make the world a healthier place. Increasingly, doctors are experiencing a growing phenomenon that threatens to drastically impact their personal calling an...

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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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Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective FOOD, NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND THE PREVENTION OF CANCER: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

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Oct 09, 2018

This Report has a number of inter-related general purposes. One is to explore the extent to which food, nutrition, physical activity, and body composition modify the risk of cancer, and to specify which factors are most important. To the extent that environmental factors such as food, nutrition, and...

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The Value of Medical Attachments THE VALUE OF MEDICAL ATTACHMENTS

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Oct 09, 2018

The health care industry still has a big paper problem. According to one report, faxes account for almost 75 percent of all medical communication. One way to address this problem is to make it easier for providers to electronically attach supporting medical documentation with healthcare transactions...

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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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The State of Predictive Analytics in Health Care THE STATE OF PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS IN HEALTH CARE

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Oct 05, 2018

According to a 2018 survey of health care business and IT leaders conducted by HIMSS Media on behalf of Center for Connected Medicine, hospitals and health systems are pursuing predictive analytics to transform patient care, but face difficulty predicting future outcomes due to challenges with inter...

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State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report, Fall 2018 STATE TELEHEALTH LAWS AND REIMBURSEMENT POLICIES REPORT, FALL 2018

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Oct 05, 2018

CCHP’s newest fifty-state report offers the most current summary guide of Medicaid provider manuals, applicable state laws, and telehealth-related regulations for all fifty states, including DC.  For the most current telehealth-related policy information, visit CCHP’s interactive po...

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Healthcare HEALTHCARE'S APPROPRIATENESS CRISIS

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Oct 05, 2018

The following infographic presents a summary of ideas from Dr. Marty Makary's recent keynote address at the 2018 Fall Clinical Meeting in Chicago, hosted by the Alliance of Community Health Plans. Marty, Professor of Surgery and Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is also Adv...

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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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Industry Perspectives on Value-Based Payment INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES ON VALUE-BASED PAYMENT

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Oct 04, 2018

The shift to value-based payment is a slow one, with most health plans not yet making the transition to risk, according to a new infographic by HealthScape Advisors. The infographic examines the percentage of plans in upside and downside risk contracts, the impact of health plan sponsor on risk cont...

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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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Accelerating healthcare AI startups in the cloud ACCELERATING HEALTHCARE AI STARTUPS IN THE CLOUD

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Oct 03, 2018

Frost and Sullivan have estimated the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market for Healthcare IT in 2018 for hospitals at $574 million USD and expects it to grow at a CAGR of 65 percent to $4.3 billion USD in 2022! Similar explosive growth is predicted across other segments of healthcare. Machine Learnin...

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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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5 ways Artificial Intelligence is transforming healthcare operations 5 WAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS

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Oct 01, 2018

While the practical applications of artificial intelligence (AI) are still being discovered, one area of AI — natural language processing (NLP) — is already helping advance the revenue cycle. Discover how the right NLP can support accuracy, efficiency and revenue integrity by powering co...

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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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Machine Learning In Healthcare – From Theory To Practice MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE – FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

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Sep 28, 2018

Machine Learning (ML) research in the healthcare field has been ongoing for decades, but almost exclusively in the lab rather than in the doctor’s office. The problem of implementing ML in patient-facing settings largely stems from two barriers: Regulation – in a highly regulated industr...

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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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How to build and sustain a ‘capable’ healthcare system HOW TO BUILD AND SUSTAIN A ‘CAPABLE’ HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Sep 27, 2018

What matters most when building and sustaining a healthcare organization? What are the precise levers to pull to promote physician well-being, financial success, and better outcomes at lower cost? To answer these questions, athenahealth launched an ongoing research project in 2016. Now in its second...

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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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Which foods help prevent migraines? WHICH FOODS HELP PREVENT MIGRAINES?

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Sep 25, 2018

As migraines can be so debilitating, it can be beneficial to identify and avoid potential triggers. For some people, migraine triggers can include specific foods or types of food. Conversely, some foods may reduce the frequency of migraine headaches or lessen their symptoms. While there is no defini...

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Top Five Technological Innovations in Medicine TOP FIVE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN MEDICINE

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Sep 25, 2018

Over the last few years, the health industry has experienced a major shift in technological innovations. What seemed impossible years ago can be solved now only with the touch of buttons. Modern technological innovations in drugs and equipment have completely revolutionized the health sector. The me...

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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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What are the benefits of protein powder? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PROTEIN POWDER?

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Sep 18, 2018

Protein powder is a popular nutritional supplement. Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build muscle, repair tissue, and make enzymes and hormones. Using protein powder may also aid weight loss and help people tone their muscles. There are many different types of protein powder, includi...

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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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Mental health in adolescence MENTAL HEALTH IN ADOLESCENCE

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Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Tarun Dua talks about the importance of investing in mental health in adolescence, and the steps young people and those around them can take to look after their mental health in these critical formative years.

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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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How the IoT will Impact Healthcare HOW THE IOT WILL IMPACT HEALTHCARE

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Sep 12, 2018

Let’s be honest, when it comes to our health we all want prompt and personal care. As a patient, we want the cost to be low, and the feeling of empowerment to be prevalent throughout the experience. Our world is becoming increasingly connected through the development of technology. With these ...

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Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues TELEHEALTH PRIVATE PAYER LAWS: IMPACT AND ISSUES

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Sep 12, 2018

Since 2010, there has been nearly triple the number of states that have enacted legislation related to telehealth care, and the most common legislation has been what is known as private payer laws. The state telehealth private payer laws range in scope and features, adding further complexity to the ...

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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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The Future of Electronic Health Records THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

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Sep 10, 2018

Ten years ago, one doctor in 10 kept digital records on their patients. The other 90 percent made notes on paper and stored them in manila folders on shelves and in filing cabinets. Paper records had some obvious disadvantages. They took up space, they were difficult to share with other physicians, ...

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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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The Healthy Brain Initiative THE HEALTHY BRAIN INITIATIVE

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Sep 04, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Aging Program have developed the second in a series of road maps to advance cognitive health as a vital, integral component of public health. The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Roa...

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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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Bringing the Internet of Things to healthcare BRINGING THE INTERNET OF THINGS TO HEALTHCARE

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Sep 03, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become industry-agnostic jargon to describe how technology is currently being embedded in multiple markets, including healthcare, and evolving the way in which business is conducted. The IoT has evolved the way stakeholders currently interact with and will continue t...

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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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Innovations in Cancer Screening INNOVATIONS IN CANCER SCREENING

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Aug 29, 2018

How advances in imaging technology and the use of artificial intelligence and analytics are improving the accuracy and cost of medical imaging for early cancer diagnosis, and increasing confidence in vital preventive screening programs.

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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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THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE

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Aug 22, 2018

Over the course of the last century, the medical sciences have made remarkable strides in developing safer and more effective treatments, such as minimally invasive surgery and new drugs that can help mitigate the effects of diseases such as arthritis. While the science of medicine has advanced, the...

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Backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service: Driving New Data
Protection Opportunities for Healthcare Organizations BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY AS A SERVICE: DRIVING NEW DATA PROTECTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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Aug 22, 2018

The data protection market is highly dynamic, driven by new application workload deployments and cloud capabilities. Healthcare organizations are embracing cloud computing and are more willing to move certain workloads, such as IT operations, to the cloud. Healthcare IT executives acknowledge that m...

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CONTACT CENTERS IN HEALTHCARE CONTACT CENTERS IN HEALTHCARE

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Aug 22, 2018

Fifty-one percent of national survey respondents say they’ve had a contact center strategy in place 3 – 5 years, and 48 percent call their strategy an enterprise transformation initiative. Can maximizing this resource take your hospital into the future? See what your peers are saying abo...

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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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Adaptive intelligence The case for focusing AI in healthcare on people, not technology ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENCE THE CASE FOR FOCUSING AI IN HEALTHCARE ON PEOPLE, NOT TECHNOLOGY

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Aug 21, 2018

Rapid advances in technology are enabling the capture of more data than ever before about the human body and people’s lifestyles, about diseases and their treatments, and about the hospitals and health systems that care for individuals and populations around the globe. However, there is a grow...

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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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The Value of Data Governance in Healthcare THE VALUE OF DATA GOVERNANCE IN HEALTHCARE

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Aug 08, 2018

In Spring 2018, eHealth Initiative Foundation and the LexisNexis® Risk Solutions healthcare business hosted the first in a series of roundtable meetings on data governance in healthcare. The meeting convened senior executives from stakeholder groups, including payer, provider, professional organ...

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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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How to Manage High Cholesterol HOW TO MANAGE HIGH CHOLESTEROL

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Aug 02, 2018

So, you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, now what? Learn how some simple lifestyle changes, and sometimes medications, can help you take control of your cholesterol and live a longer, healthier life.

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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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