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Cinnamon may help battle infections CINNAMON MAY HELP BATTLE INFECTIONS

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Jul 16, 2018

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

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

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Jul 13, 2018

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

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

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Jul 12, 2018

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

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

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Jul 12, 2018

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

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

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Jul 11, 2018

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

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

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Jul 10, 2018

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

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Multivitamins MULTIVITAMINS 'OF NO BENEFIT' TO HEART HEALTH

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Jul 10, 2018

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

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

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Jul 10, 2018

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

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

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Jul 10, 2018

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

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

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Jul 09, 2018

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

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

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Jul 09, 2018

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

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Drive healthcare IT transformation DRIVE HEALTHCARE IT TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 06, 2018

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

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

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Jul 05, 2018

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

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

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Jul 04, 2018

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

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

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Jul 04, 2018

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

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

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Jul 04, 2018

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

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

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Jul 03, 2018

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

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

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Jul 02, 2018

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

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

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Jul 02, 2018

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

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

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Jun 29, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 27, 2018

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

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

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Jun 27, 2018

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

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

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Jun 27, 2018

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

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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

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Jun 25, 2018

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

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

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Jun 25, 2018

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

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

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Jun 25, 2018

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

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

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Jun 25, 2018

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

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

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Jun 24, 2018

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

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

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Jun 23, 2018

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

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

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Jun 22, 2018

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

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

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Jun 22, 2018

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

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

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Jun 21, 2018

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

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

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Jun 21, 2018

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

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

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Jun 21, 2018

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

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

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Jun 21, 2018

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

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

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Jun 20, 2018

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

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

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Jun 20, 2018

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

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

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Jun 20, 2018

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

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

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Jun 19, 2018

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

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

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Jun 19, 2018

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

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

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Jun 19, 2018

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

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

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Jun 18, 2018

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

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

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Jun 15, 2018

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

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

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Jun 15, 2018

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

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

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Jun 15, 2018

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

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

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Jun 15, 2018

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

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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US virtual health care survey US VIRTUAL HEALTH CARE SURVEY

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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

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Jun 13, 2018

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

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What is refeeding? WHAT IS REFEEDING?

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Jun 13, 2018

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

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

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Jun 13, 2018

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

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

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Jun 12, 2018

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

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

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Jun 12, 2018

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

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

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Jun 11, 2018

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

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

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Jun 11, 2018

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

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

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Jun 11, 2018

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

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

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Jun 10, 2018

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

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

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Jun 10, 2018

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

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

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Jun 10, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018 BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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Could coffee enhance teamwork? COULD COFFEE ENHANCE TEAMWORK?

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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Jun 06, 2018

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

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Ultra-rapid next-generation sequencing diagnostics: the possibilities today ULTRA-RAPID NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING DIAGNOSTICS: THE POSSIBILITIES TODAY

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Jun 06, 2018

While next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) technology lays the foundation for patient-specific, genome-based medicine, the resulting data deluge creates significant problems. This paper shows how the right technology can resolve those issues.

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What are the first signs of gluten intolerance? WHAT ARE THE FIRST SIGNS OF GLUTEN INTOLERANCE?

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Jun 06, 2018

Gluten intolerance or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, as it is also known, shares some of the same symptoms as celiac disease but is a less severe condition. Gluten intolerance can still cause considerable discomfort, however, and people sometimes use lifestyle changes to try and manage its symptoms....

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Home and natural remedies for upset stomach HOME AND NATURAL REMEDIES FOR UPSET STOMACH

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Jun 06, 2018

Everyone experiences an upset stomach and indigestion, or dyspepsia, from time to time after eating or drinking. The condition is usually no cause for concern, and it is often possible to treat the symptoms using home remedies. Common symptoms of an upset stomach and indigestion include heartburn, o...

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How does cheese affect cholesterol levels? HOW DOES CHEESE AFFECT CHOLESTEROL LEVELS?

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Jun 06, 2018

Cheese and other dairy products are among the foods most likely to raise a person's cholesterol level. The extent of the increase will depend on the type of cheese. However, cheese also offers some nutritional benefits as it contains calcium and vitamins. By choosing low-fat cheeses and limiting...

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These four foods are proven to lower your cholesterol THESE FOUR FOODS ARE PROVEN TO LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL

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Jun 05, 2018

Plant-based foods are known to be good for the heart. Are there any foods in particular that lower cholesterol and keep this vital organ strong and healthy? Yes, suggests a new study. In fact, there are four main foods whose heart benefits have been proven by several controlled trials.

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Leveraging ANALYTICS to Drive Population Health LEVERAGING ANALYTICS TO DRIVE POPULATION HEALTH

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Jun 04, 2018

Population health promises to fulfill the goals of the Quadruple Aim, but sustainability has proved difficult. In fact, many population health programs never get beyond the pilot phase. This paper details how to overcome barriers to quick wins.

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How are liver function and cholesterol production linked? HOW ARE LIVER FUNCTION AND CHOLESTEROL PRODUCTION LINKED?

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Jun 04, 2018

Most cholesterol in the body is made in the liver and is necessary for good health. But some forms of cholesterol can cause several health issues, including damage to the liver. Cholesterol is a fatty molecule that is found in some foods as well as being made in the liver. There are two primary form...

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Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes POOR SLEEP MAY FUEL HARMFUL EATING HABITS AND DIABETES

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Jun 04, 2018

Snacking in the late hours of the night may not bring many consequences if done every now and again, but if you're a habitual night-time fridge raider, then you may be putting your health at risk. A study from last year suggested that snacking beyond bedtime could lead to skin damage by altering...

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Green tea compound may protect heart health GREEN TEA COMPOUND MAY PROTECT HEART HEALTH

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Jun 02, 2018

According to a new study, a molecule found in green tea might help to protect against atherosclerosis, which is a common cause of heart attacks and stroke. Atherosclerosis is a buildup of plaque within the arteries. Starting as fatty streaks on the walls of blood vessels, they slowly grow in size to...

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The Top 10 HIPAA Compliance Fails THE TOP 10 HIPAA COMPLIANCE FAILS

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Jun 01, 2018

As businesses embrace digitization, defenders of corporate data have an expanding attack surface to worry about. But as this whitepaper points out, amid rapid migration to electronic medical systems, providers should not forget about paper records.

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Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease death risk by 40 percent VEGETARIAN DIET REDUCES HEART DISEASE DEATH RISK BY 40 PERCENT

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Jun 01, 2018

Currently, in the United States, vegetarianism and veganism are steadily becoming more popular. Touted as a more healthful option, many people are working to reduce their meat intake. In the past few decades, numerous studies have demonstrated that restricting meat impacts the body in a number of po...

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What are the causes and symptoms of chronic gastritis? WHAT ARE THE CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC GASTRITIS?

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May 31, 2018

Chronic gastritis is one of the most common chronic conditions and can last for years or even a lifetime if left untreated. A wide range of different conditions and factors are known to cause or contribute to the development of chronic gastritis. Resolving mild cases of gastritis can often be throug...

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Is it bad to eat ice? IS IT BAD TO EAT ICE?

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May 31, 2018

Many people who want to cool down or feel refreshed will eat ice or add it to their drink. Sucking on ice cubes can also help people find relief from dry mouth symptoms. However, continually craving ice and crunching on ice cubes could be bad for a person's teeth and may be a sign of an underlyi...

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How much fiber should I eat per day? HOW MUCH FIBER SHOULD I EAT PER DAY?

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May 31, 2018

Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, and most Americans do not meet the recommended daily guidelines. A less common problem is when a person eats too much fiber too quickly, which can cause digestive problems. It is important to consume the right amount of fiber each day, spread throughou...

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3 things to know about stroke 3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT STROKE

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May 30, 2018

The American Stroke Association is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, a great opportunity to raise greater awareness. Through the Together to End Stroke initiative, nationally sponsored by Medtronic and Bayer Aspirin, ASA spokesperson Dr. Mary Ann Bauman teaches the public the most common warning sig...

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Common toothpaste ingredient may promote colon cancer COMMON TOOTHPASTE INGREDIENT MAY PROMOTE COLON CANCER

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May 30, 2018

Researchers claim that there is an "urgent need" to test triclosan, a common chemical in household products. After preliminary studies, scientists conclude that it might cause colonic inflammation and promote colon cancer. Triclosan is not necessarily a household name, but the products tha...

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Protecting data privacy and fueling the healthcare revolution PROTECTING DATA PRIVACY AND FUELING THE HEALTHCARE REVOLUTION

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May 30, 2018

The medical data explosion will be fueling future progressions, so getting to grips with the storage of healthcare data is essential, now. With the right cloud infrastructure in place, practitioners can go a long way toward ensuring the security of patient data.

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What are the health benefits of lemongrass tea? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF LEMONGRASS TEA?

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May 30, 2018

Many people believe that lemongrass tea offers multiple health benefits, but researchers have not yet conducted enough large-scale studies to prove these benefits. Doctors do know that the tea can help fight against free radicals, thus reducing the incidence of inflammation in the body. Lemongrass c...

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How to use Manuka honey for acne HOW TO USE MANUKA HONEY FOR ACNE

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May 29, 2018

While there are many medical products on the market to treat acne, Manuka honey may be an effective natural remedy. Manuka honey is made by bees that collect nectar from the Manuka trees, which grow in southern Australia and New Zealand. Along with other types of honey, people have used Manuka honey...

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Can carrots cause allergies? CAN CARROTS CAUSE ALLERGIES?

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May 29, 2018

A person can be allergic to almost any food. While carrots are nutritious and packed with beta-carotene, these root vegetables can also cause dangerous allergic reactions. An allergic reaction to carrots can be one element of oral allergy syndrome, which is also known as pollen-food allergy syndrome...

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What does caffeine anhydrous do for the body? WHAT DOES CAFFEINE ANHYDROUS DO FOR THE BODY?

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May 29, 2018

Caffeine anhydrous is becoming more popular as a supplement for weight loss and improved athletic performance. It is also present in food products such as caffeinated gum and energy bars. Anhydrous means without water and caffeine anhydrous is a processed, dehydrated form of caffeine.

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Heart health: Supplements don HEART HEALTH: SUPPLEMENTS DON'T WORK, WITH ONE EXCEPTION

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May 29, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that one-third of the entire population of the United States are taking some form of supplement. Supplements are meant to raise our nutritional intake when food alone is not enough to provide the daily recommended dose. However, some claim that supple...

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Can chewing gum help you walk faster, burn more calories? CAN CHEWING GUM HELP YOU WALK FASTER, BURN MORE CALORIES?

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May 28, 2018

According to recent data, in 2017 alone, 174.74 million people in the United States declared that they habitually use bubblegum or chewing gum. But whether, and to what extent, chewing gum may aid or endanger health has been a matter of dispute. Research demonstrates that sugar-free gum, specificall...

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Why music volume matters when trying to lose weight WHY MUSIC VOLUME MATTERS WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT

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May 28, 2018

Music can have a visceral effect on us. Indeed, most people reading this will remember a time when music altered their mood — be that positively or negatively. In the world of retail, the manipulating mood can be the difference between a sale and someone walking out of the shop empty-handed. G...

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You don YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE 'STRICTLY VEGETARIAN' TO REAP THE BENEFITS

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May 27, 2018

Experts already know that diets that emphasize plant-based over animal-based foods — such as vegetarian or vegan diets — can decrease the risk of obesity. However, scientists do not yet know how strictly these diets need to be followed to reduce the risk of becoming overweight or obese l...

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Digital Healthcare Is Inseparable from HIT Transformation DIGITAL HEALTHCARE IS INSEPARABLE FROM HIT TRANSFORMATION

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May 25, 2018

This whitepaper details three steps health IT organizations can take to shift their resources into working more strategically with a variety of clinical and business stakeholders to put data, devices, and applications to work to achieve real results.

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Is tricalcium phosphate bad for your health? IS TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

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May 25, 2018

Tricalcium phosphate is a calcium salt found in many nutritional supplements. Many people wonder about the safety of tricalcium phosphate, including side effects and whether it causes cancer. Some people take supplements containing tricalcium phosphate to supplement their daily calcium intake if the...

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

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May 24, 2018

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

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Why the U.S. never got universal health care WHY THE U.S. NEVER GOT UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

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May 23, 2018

Every fight over the Affordable Care Act is a reminder of the bigger truth about the U.S. health care system: It's really a patchwork, not a system, because we never decided what our priorities were. Here's a look at how it developed and why it's not the kind of health care safety net ot...

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Is green tea good for BPH? IS GREEN TEA GOOD FOR BPH?

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May 22, 2018

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. There is continuing research into alternative ways to manage the condition, including by drinking green tea. Polyphenols are the active ingredients in green tea that may be responsible for helping manage benign prostatic hype...

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

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May 22, 2018

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

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

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May 22, 2018

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

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10 Most Common Genetic Diseases 10 MOST COMMON GENETIC DISEASES

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May 22, 2018

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

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A Digital Transformation in Health A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTH

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May 21, 2018

Health is not immune to digital disruption, which has changed so many other sectors and redefined our perspectives. Moving beyond digitization into transformation is the new challenge, and health organizations are globally rallying with innovation.

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

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May 21, 2018

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

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

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May 20, 2018

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

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Home Blood Pressure Monitoring HOME BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING

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May 18, 2018

A video to teach patients important principles when measuring a blood pressure in a home setting.

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

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May 18, 2018

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

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

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May 16, 2018

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

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

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May 16, 2018

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

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

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May 15, 2018

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

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Ethics matters in health ETHICS MATTERS IN HEALTH

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May 14, 2018

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

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

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May 14, 2018

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

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

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May 13, 2018

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

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

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May 13, 2018

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

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

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May 12, 2018

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

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Building a smarter pop health strategy BUILDING A SMARTER POP HEALTH STRATEGY

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May 08, 2018

Managing the health of populations is no small task. Most organizations start by focusing on the highest-risk patients, who account for up to 80 percent of costs.

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Three steps to value-based care success THREE STEPS TO VALUE-BASED CARE SUCCESS

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May 08, 2018

An effective PHM solution is like having a ‘smart building’ that can identify who’s at risk. You can keep this group from becoming high utilizers that will undermine your value-based care strategy over time by Collecting meaningful data, Understand what that information means, Conv...

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

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May 08, 2018

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

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

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May 03, 2018

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

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

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May 03, 2018

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

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

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May 03, 2018

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

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

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May 03, 2018

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

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

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May 02, 2018

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

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

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May 02, 2018

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

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

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May 01, 2018

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

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

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Apr 30, 2018

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

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

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Apr 30, 2018

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

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

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Apr 30, 2018

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

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

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Apr 27, 2018

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

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Emergency Medical Care EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

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Apr 26, 2018

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

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

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Apr 26, 2018

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

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

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Apr 20, 2018

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

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Improve and Secure Healthcare Delivery with Digital Identity IMPROVE AND SECURE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY WITH DIGITAL IDENTITY

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Apr 19, 2018

This informative whitepaper offers details about a platform offering a solid identity and access management (IAM) foundation to help hundreds of healthcare payers, providers, and life sciences organizations achieve better experiences and outcomes.

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

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Apr 19, 2018

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

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

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Apr 19, 2018

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

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

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Apr 17, 2018

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

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

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Apr 17, 2018

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

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

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Apr 16, 2018

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

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

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Apr 16, 2018

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

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

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Apr 12, 2018

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

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

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Apr 12, 2018

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

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Using Technology to Revolutionize the Health Care Industry USING TECHNOLOGY TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY

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Apr 11, 2018

In today's healthcare industry, technology is playing an extremely important role. Integrating care coordination and analytics in a single platform is not only more efficient but also enables providers to deliver more effective care to both patients and populations. Flexible and customizable ana...

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The U.S. Healthcare Implications of Europe’s Stricter Data Privacy Regulations THE U.S. HEALTHCARE IMPLICATIONS OF EUROPE’S STRICTER DATA PRIVACY REGULATIONS

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Apr 11, 2018

Effective May 25, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) promises to levy business-crushing fines on companies that fail to protect consumers’ personal data. A wide array of U.S. healthcare organizations that market to, serve and/or employ EU residents will find t...

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

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Apr 07, 2018

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

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

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Apr 06, 2018

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

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2018 Middle East Healthcare Predictions 2018 MIDDLE EAST HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS

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Apr 05, 2018

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

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What should you eat when sick? WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT WHEN SICK?

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Apr 04, 2018

We’ve already walked you through how to handle your gym routine when you’re sick. For today: How to play your diet when you’re feeling lousy. You might not realize it, but what happens in your digestive tract plays a huge role in how well you’re able to fight off germs. And w...

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Diagnosing and Preventing Cancer DIAGNOSING AND PREVENTING CANCER

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Apr 04, 2018

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

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

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Apr 03, 2018

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

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

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Apr 02, 2018

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

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

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Mar 29, 2018

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

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

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Mar 28, 2018

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

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

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Mar 26, 2018

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

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

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Mar 25, 2018

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

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

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Mar 23, 2018

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

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

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Mar 22, 2018

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

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

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Mar 22, 2018

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

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

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Mar 20, 2018

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

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A History of Tuberculosis MSF A HISTORY OF TUBERCULOSIS MSF

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Mar 20, 2018

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

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Driving Standardization of High-Quality Care with Clinical Pathways DRIVING STANDARDIZATION OF HIGH-QUALITY CARE WITH CLINICAL PATHWAYS

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Mar 19, 2018

Healthcare institutions have identified challenges with reducing unwarranted care variation, especially as they seek to adopt risk-based reimbursement models. Effective care standardization can serve as a competitive advantage by reducing complications, improving outcomes, and increasing a health sy...

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

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Mar 19, 2018

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

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

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Mar 19, 2018

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

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A Look at Mental Health A LOOK AT MENTAL HEALTH

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Mar 19, 2018

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

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

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Mar 18, 2018

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

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

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Mar 18, 2018

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

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

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Mar 17, 2018

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

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

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Mar 16, 2018

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

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

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Mar 16, 2018

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

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

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Mar 16, 2018

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

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

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Mar 16, 2018

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

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

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Mar 15, 2018

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

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

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Mar 15, 2018

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

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

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Mar 15, 2018

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

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AVALANCHE PREDICTED FOR HEALTHCARE PRIVATE EQUITY AVALANCHE PREDICTED FOR HEALTHCARE PRIVATE EQUITY

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Mar 14, 2018

Flushed with cash, investors continue to pour capital into their coffers, signaling an optimistic outlook for profitable opportunities. KKR’s $1.45 billion Health Care Strategic Growth Fund and Athyrium Capital Management LP and Neuberger Berman’s $2.025 billion health care fund are just...

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Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries HEALTH CARE SPENDING IN THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES

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Mar 14, 2018

This video summarizes a study that uses Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data to compare health care infrastructure, outcomes, and prices in the United States and other high-income countries to identify the sources of spending that make US health care so expensive.

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

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Mar 14, 2018

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

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Healthcare and Medical Infographics HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL INFOGRAPHICS

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Mar 14, 2018

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

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Mar 13, 2018

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

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

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Mar 13, 2018

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

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

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Mar 13, 2018

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

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Better Health Partnerships – Vaccines BETTER HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS – VACCINES

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Mar 12, 2018

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

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The NHS Cancer Plan THE NHS CANCER PLAN

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Mar 11, 2018

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

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

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Mar 09, 2018

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

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

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Mar 09, 2018

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

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

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Mar 09, 2018

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

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

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Mar 09, 2018

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

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CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS HUMAN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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Mar 08, 2018

APHA is building understanding and awareness of the public health implications of climate change. Those include worsened air quality, changes in the spread of vector-borne diseases and devastation to communities due to extreme weather events like floods and coastal storms. We need strong climate cha...

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How to fix a broken diet HOW TO FIX A BROKEN DIET

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Mar 07, 2018

In this infographic, I’ll share the 3 main strategies I use to help clients fix a “broken diet” and start eating better. I’ll also share how we troubleshoot eating plans when they’ve “just stopped working” and you don’t know what else to try. And, fina...

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

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Mar 07, 2018

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

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Document Management for Healthcare Staffing DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE STAFFING

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Mar 06, 2018

A user-friendly healthcare document management platform can save a lot of time and money by improving patient care and satisfaction, also reducing the risk of damage and increasing collaboration. Implementing an Online Document Management System can help you manage medical records and patients' ...

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2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report 2018 PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION DATA BREACH REPORT

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Mar 05, 2018

The goal of this report is to inform security practitioners in the healthcare industry—and anyone else who has a level of responsibility for the protected health information (PHI) of their employees—about the threats that they face. PHI data loss and all of the pertinent regulations and ...

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

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Mar 05, 2018

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

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Top-10 Technology Trends in Health Insurance: 2018 TOP-10 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN HEALTH INSURANCE: 2018

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Mar 04, 2018

The health insurance sector stands apart from Life or P&C insurance because of its unique model and number of stakeholders. Its challenges are sector specific: a fragmented ecosystem, margin pressures, regulatory uncertainty, and disjointed data access for stakeholders. However digital tools and...

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How to stay in shape when you’re busy HOW TO STAY IN SHAPE WHEN YOU’RE BUSY

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Mar 03, 2018

You exercise regularly for months… then get derailed by a vacation, business trip, or just the general insanity of life. Sound familiar? Here’s how to stay in shape when you’re busy — it’s faster and easier than you think. It’s one of the most common patterns I s...

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Why nutrition science is so confusing WHY NUTRITION SCIENCE IS SO CONFUSING

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Mar 03, 2018

From a certain perspective, nutrition science can seem like a mess. From another, it illustrates the very nature (and beauty) of the scientific process. Here we’ll explain why nutrition science is so confusing at times. We’ll also explain why, in the grand scheme of things, that’s ...

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Patient Portals: Balancing Patient Engagement and Security PATIENT PORTALS: BALANCING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND SECURITY

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Mar 02, 2018

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

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2018 Treasury Trends In The Healthcare Sector 2018 TREASURY TRENDS IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

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Mar 02, 2018

Desmon Lewis, EMEA Healthcare Sector Sales Head, Treasury, and Trade Solutions at Citi outline the key themes, including opportunities and challenges in the Healthcare Sector for 2018 and the possible impact to Treasury.

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End-User Cybersecurity Knowledge in the Healthcare Space END-USER CYBERSECURITY KNOWLEDGE IN THE HEALTHCARE SPACE

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Mar 02, 2018

Exploring how medical staff and other end users in the healthcare industry performed on cybersecurity assessments across a range of topics, This report will help healthcare organizations gain a better understanding of the end-user knowledge gaps that are affecting their security postures and increas...

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

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Mar 02, 2018

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

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Should you exercise when sick? SHOULD YOU EXERCISE WHEN SICK?

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Mar 01, 2018

You just hit a nice rhythm with your newly ramped-up training routine. And now… you’re sick. Because the universe hates you. We’ve all been there. Guess what? Fitting in some exercise when sick isn’t always a bad idea. In fact, if you play it right, moving your body can actu...

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

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Mar 01, 2018

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

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

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Mar 01, 2018

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

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

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Feb 28, 2018

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

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

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Feb 28, 2018

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

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

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Feb 28, 2018

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

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

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Feb 27, 2018

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

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Pioneering Academic Drug Discovery. PIONEERING ACADEMIC DRUG DISCOVERY.

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Feb 27, 2018

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

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National Evaluation System for Medical Devices: Compliance & Regularity NATIONAL EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL DEVICES: COMPLIANCE & REGULARITY

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Feb 23, 2018

National Evaluation System for Medical Devices has been built using real-world evidence to improve device safety and effectiveness. The establishment of a National Evaluation System for Medical Devices generates evidence across the total product lifecycle of medical devices by strategically and syst...

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Value of Clinical and Business Data Analytics for Healthcare Payers VALUE OF CLINICAL AND BUSINESS DATA ANALYTICS FOR HEALTHCARE PAYERS

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Feb 23, 2018

With the increasing need for business data analytics, healthcare payers must plan and implement solutions that make secondary use/re-use of data which is already available in various applications. This white paper to get an overview of the different sources of data, that payer systems can consider, ...

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Key to Efficiently Increasing the Value of Care Delivered KEY TO EFFICIENTLY INCREASING THE VALUE OF CARE DELIVERED

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Feb 23, 2018

The value of patient care is the single most important factor in success for healthcare organizations transitioning to value-based care. As a leader in standards-based interoperability, GE Healthcare has demonstrated that seamless clinical data integration among different providers and healthcare or...

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Impacting Financial Outcomes with Workforce Management Initiatives IMPACTING FINANCIAL OUTCOMES WITH WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES

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Feb 23, 2018

Managing the workforce and containing labor costs have long been an important initiative for hospitals and health systems. With labor accounting for more than half of operating expenses, labor cost containment has always been on the minds of healthcare executives, but it is quickly moving to the top...

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Transforming Health Systems Through Good Digital Health Governance TRANSFORMING HEALTH SYSTEMS THROUGH GOOD DIGITAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE

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Feb 23, 2018

The strategic use of information and communication technology (ICT) can transform health systems. Digital health, often called eHealth, has been acknowledged by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a key building block for attaining universal health coverage (UHC). Across Asia and the Pacific, cou...

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How to use naloxone HOW TO USE NALOXONE

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Feb 23, 2018

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

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

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Feb 23, 2018

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

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

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Feb 22, 2018

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

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

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Feb 21, 2018

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

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Expanding clinical services via telehealth to improve the lives of children EXPANDING CLINICAL SERVICES VIA TELEHEALTH TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN

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Feb 19, 2018

Nemours Children’s Health System, an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates more than 80 care locations spread throughout six states, including two freestanding Children’s Hospitals, was in search of a way to increase access to pediatric expertis...

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

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Feb 19, 2018

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

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Ensuring the Future of Accessible Medicines in the U.S. ENSURING THE FUTURE OF ACCESSIBLE MEDICINES IN THE U.S.

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Feb 16, 2018

Today’s generic and biosimilar medicines industry include a range of diverse companies that have become global leaders both in providing safe and effective FDA-approved medicines and in pioneering new treatment options for patients. Generic competition continues to play a vital role in improvi...

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All about antidepressants ALL ABOUT ANTIDEPRESSANTS

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Feb 16, 2018

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

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

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Feb 15, 2018

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

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Vital Directions for Health & Health Care VITAL DIRECTIONS FOR HEALTH & HEALTH CARE

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Feb 14, 2018

The United States is poised at a critical juncture in health and healthcare. Powerful new insights are emerging on the potential of disease and disability, but the translation of that knowledge to action is hampered by debate focused on elements of the Affordable Care Act that, while very important,...

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

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Feb 14, 2018

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

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

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Feb 13, 2018

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

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How food sensitivities can prevent you from reaching your health and fitness goals HOW FOOD SENSITIVITIES CAN PREVENT YOU FROM REACHING YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS

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Feb 12, 2018

Lethargic, bloated, foggy-headed, uncomfortable… they’re all common symptoms that can keep people from their health and fitness goals for years. Sometimes, undetected food sensitivities are to blame. Here’s how to root out and fix the problem.

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

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Feb 12, 2018

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

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

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Feb 10, 2018

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

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Extending EHR Technology and Services: Connecting for Better Care and Outcomes EXTENDING EHR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES: CONNECTING FOR BETTER CARE AND OUTCOMES

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Feb 09, 2018

Ensuring that EHRs are affordable, accessible and well-operated is unachievable for many small healthcare sites, which can foil digitally well-appointed health systems that need them as care partners. This whitepaper shows how those gaps are closing.

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Extending EHR Technology and Services EXTENDING EHR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES

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Feb 09, 2018

Ensuring that EHRs are affordable, accessible and well-operated is unachievable for many small healthcare sites, which can foil digitally well-appointed health systems that need them as care partners. This whitepaper shows how those gaps are closing.

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

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Feb 09, 2018

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

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

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Feb 09, 2018

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

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8 Healthcare Trends for 2018 8 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

Given the powerful patterns disrupting healthcare, what will it take to succeed as a high-velocity healthcare organization in 2018? A new infographic by HIN examines eight key healthcare industry trends for 2018.

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Why Health and Fitness Change is Hard - Precision Nutrition WHY HEALTH AND FITNESS CHANGE IS HARD - PRECISION NUTRITION

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Feb 08, 2018

We created the field of exercise nutrition, writing the definitive textbook: “The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition”. Through our Level 1 Certification and Level 2 Certification Master Class, we’ve helped nearly 50,000 of the world’s best coaches boost their credenti...

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25 ways to eat well on the go 25 WAYS TO EAT WELL ON THE GO

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Feb 08, 2018

Traveling for work? Going on vacation? Running your kids from soccer game to violin practice? Being away from home is one of the most common nutrition challenges I hear about. So I asked Precision Nutrition’s coaches for the tips and tricks they use to help clients eat well on the go. Below, 2...

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18 Healthcare Talent Management Trends for 2018 18 HEALTHCARE TALENT MANAGEMENT TRENDS FOR 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

There’s no doubt about it—2018 is a challenging time to be in healthcare talent management. The talent gaps have made it extremely difficult to recruit and retain talent for leadership and individual contributor roles alike. This comes at a time when the people receiving care are more em...

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What It Will Take for Healthcare Organizations to Move into the Digital Age WHAT IT WILL TAKE FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS TO MOVE INTO THE DIGITAL AGE

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Feb 08, 2018

In this paper, we compare and contrast the viewpoints of healthcare payers and providers; identify ways in which new digital technologies will enable workplace innovation and analyze the magnitude of the impact that emerging digital technologies will have on the industry by 2020 or 2025. For healthc...

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

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Feb 08, 2018

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

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Top health care issues 2018 TOP HEALTH CARE ISSUES 2018

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Feb 08, 2018

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

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Public health takes on obesity PUBLIC HEALTH TAKES ON OBESITY

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Feb 07, 2018

Obesity is a serious and costly health problem facing our nation. The number of kids and teens who are obese has nearly tripled in the past three decades, leading to a generation at risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and other serious health problems. However, there is hope. For the first t...

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DIGITAL HEALTH TECH VISION 2018 DIGITAL HEALTH TECH VISION 2018

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Feb 07, 2018

where technology is deeply embedded in our lives—and the lines between business and personal are blurred more than ever. Healthcare enterprises are increasingly unleashing the power of intelligent technologies, using them to deliver personalized, efficient and informed care. However, with such...

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Hand Mentor HealthCare Provider Information HAND MENTOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER INFORMATION

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Feb 07, 2018

Healthcare Provider describes the benefits of the Hand Mentor Pro, for both patients and providers. The Hand Mentor is a robotic active-assist rehabilitation device designed to help stroke survivors improve range of motion, strength, and motor function, subsequently reducing impairment and improving...

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2018 Global health care outlook 2018 GLOBAL HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Feb 07, 2018

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

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Value-Based Care The Future of Health Care VALUE-BASED CARE THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE

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Feb 06, 2018

Value-based care creates a new paradigm—one in which care is no longer delivered only by doctors and nurses but by an entire community of providers that treat the “whole” patient rather than just treating the disease. Communication and care plans can no longer live inside the four ...

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Climate and health CLIMATE AND HEALTH

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Feb 06, 2018

APHA is building understanding and awareness of the public health implications of climate change. Those include worsened air quality, changes in the spread of vector-borne diseases and devastation to communities due to extreme weather events like floods and coastal storms. We need strong climate cha...

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The best calorie control guide THE BEST CALORIE CONTROL GUIDE

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Feb 06, 2018

Trying to gain muscle? Lose weight? Just eat healthily? Then finding the right portions is probably on your mind. But calorie counting is usually a recipe for failure: It’s annoying, impractical, and research shows it can be up to 25 percent inaccurate on both sides — calories in, and ca...

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Community Care Claims COMMUNITY CARE CLAIMS

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Feb 06, 2018

This video explains the VA community care claims process, including authorizations, types of community care programs, ways to avoid rejected and denied claims, and how to check the status of a claim.

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Driving Value with Patient-Centric Communication DRIVING VALUE WITH PATIENT-CENTRIC COMMUNICATION

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Feb 05, 2018

Considering how critical positive care experiences and health outcomes are to a healthcare organization’s overall success, it’s not surprising that many are focusing on improving patient satisfaction by using a patient-centric approach to care. Personalized and convenient communications ...

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Industry Threat Report: Healthcare INDUSTRY THREAT REPORT: HEALTHCARE

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Feb 05, 2018

The healthcare industry’s poor security posture makes it susceptible to the most basic opportunistic attacks. The value of patient records and the critical role medical facilities play in national stability make healthcare an attractive target for both financially-motivated and politically-mot...

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

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Feb 03, 2018

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

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A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Medication Adherence A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO IMPROVING MEDICATION ADHERENCE

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Feb 02, 2018

To help curb the alarming number of annual deaths and billions of dollars spent related to poor medication adherence, this paper offers analytics showing the effectiveness of engaging with certain Medicare Advantage members through texts and emails.

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Nutrition for injury recovery NUTRITION FOR INJURY RECOVERY

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Feb 02, 2018

Injuries happen. The question is: after they happen, how can you help the body heal? For most athletes and fitness professionals, the idea that nutrition can play a powerful role in injury recovery makes perfect sense. Yet when injury strikes, very few know exactly how to use nutrition to improve he...

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Five Trends in Healthcare Analytics for 2018 FIVE TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS FOR 2018

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Feb 02, 2018

The healthcare industry in the U.S. is facing a watershed year as numerous attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have failed. Given the dire need for higher quality care at lower costs, the enablement of patients, population health management (PHM), and operational excellence ...

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The Precision Nutrition Formula THE PRECISION NUTRITION FORMULA

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Feb 02, 2018

Passionate about helping people with their nutrition and fitness, but not sure how to turn it into a fulfilling business that pays the bills? That was me 25 years ago. Then I developed the 3-step Precision Nutrition Formula, and everything changed. Big time.

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

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Feb 02, 2018

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

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

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Feb 02, 2018

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

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One injection could kill cancer ONE INJECTION COULD KILL CANCER

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Feb 01, 2018

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

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

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Feb 01, 2018

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

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

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Feb 01, 2018

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

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

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Jan 30, 2018

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

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Symptoms of Overactive Thyroid Hyperthyroidism SYMPTOMS OF OVERACTIVE THYROID HYPERTHYROIDISM

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Jan 29, 2018

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

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Prevention of Rubella PREVENTION OF RUBELLA

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Jan 29, 2018

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

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Treatment of Rubella TREATMENT OF RUBELLA

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Jan 29, 2018

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

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Envisioning the future of artificial intelligence in healthcare ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 26, 2018

How can artificial intelligence improve the patient’s experience with their HCP? Justin Chase, EVP head of digital innovation, media, social for Intouch Solutions, looks at the future of AI within healthcare. This video is presented by Intouch Solutions, and produced by the MM&M Content La...

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Improving Epic Identity IMPROVING EPIC IDENTITY'S PATIENT MATCHING

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Jan 25, 2018

Healthcare organizations across the country have adopted Epic as a system-wide standard and now rely on Epic as the backbone of their record management and operations. Epic Identity is a competent patient record management system, but it is not the most sophisticated technology for patient matching....

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

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Jan 25, 2018

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

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Managed-Services Providers: Efficient Healthcare IT Management MANAGED-SERVICES PROVIDERS: EFFICIENT HEALTHCARE IT MANAGEMENT

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Jan 24, 2018

A managed services provider can relieve over-extended IT professionals and add valuable know-how to the IT infrastructure. But a healthcare organization should have a full grasp of what it does and doesn't need, as this executive summary shows.

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Share Your VA Electronic Health Record SHARE YOUR VA ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD

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Jan 24, 2018

This animated video provides information to Veterans about how to share their VA electronic health record connecting their VA and community care providers with the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VLER Health).  This exchange of information can dramatically improve patient safety, especial...

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The State of Healthcare Provider Cybersecurity 2017: Is Your Organization Keeping Pace with the Threat? THE STATE OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CYBERSECURITY 2017: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION KEEPING PACE WITH THE THREAT?

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Jan 23, 2018

Based on a recent HIMSS Analytics survey, this paper reveals results that can help providers assess their progress and compare it to that of other providers, offering an idea of how to better identify and address chinks in the organization's armor.

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

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Jan 19, 2018

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

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Fighting obesity in the Philippines FIGHTING OBESITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Jan 17, 2018

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

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Diagnosis of Heart Attack DIAGNOSIS OF HEART ATTACK

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Jan 17, 2018

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

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Treatment of Heart Attack TREATMENT OF HEART ATTACK

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Jan 17, 2018

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

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

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Jan 17, 2018

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

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2018 Global and US health care outlook 2018 GLOBAL AND US HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Jan 16, 2018

For health plans, and the US health care industry overall, 2017 was marked by efforts to repeal and replace the ACA. While the continuing ACA political landscape is certainly newsworthy, as we look to 2018, it is important for health plans to consider the big-picture, “outside the Beltway.&rdq...

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

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Jan 16, 2018

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

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Healthcare Information Exchange Marketplace HEALTHCARE INFORMATION EXCHANGE MARKETPLACE

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Jan 16, 2018

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

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

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Jan 14, 2018

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

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What Happened to Ebola? WHAT HAPPENED TO EBOLA?

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Jan 12, 2018

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

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

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Jan 11, 2018

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

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Assessing Our 2017 Healthcare Predictions ASSESSING OUR 2017 HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS

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Jan 11, 2018

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

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

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Jan 11, 2018

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

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Healthcare in 2018: What to Watch HEALTHCARE IN 2018: WHAT TO WATCH

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Jan 10, 2018

In 2018, wrangling over reform and addressing rising healthcare costs head the agenda for healthcare markets of the world’s 60 biggest economies. In this infographic, we highlight key events to watch in 2018 for some of the world’s biggest healthcare markets, and how healthcare companies...

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The Numerof 2018 US Health Insurance Outlook THE NUMEROF 2018 US HEALTH INSURANCE OUTLOOK

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Jan 10, 2018

As our Numerof 2018 US Health Insurance Outlook infographic illustrates, this year’s story for health insurance will be about dramatically changing roles and relationships. You’ll engage in new and different ways with providers, consumers, employers, regulators, medical device makers and...

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

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Jan 10, 2018

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

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Top Ten Digital Health Use Cases for 2018 TOP TEN DIGITAL HEALTH USE CASES FOR 2018

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Jan 09, 2018

The transition to value-based outcomes, an aging population, and new mobile and wearable technologies are driving changes across every aspect of the healthcare industry. Advances in digital health technologies hold great promise that healthcare can be delivered in smarter, simpler, and more cost-eff...

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

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Jan 09, 2018

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

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Good stress, bad stress GOOD STRESS, BAD STRESS

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Jan 05, 2018

It’s a well-known fact: Being stressed out can make it really hard to reach your health and fitness goals. But did you know: Not having enough stress can slow your progress too? See, stress isn’t a “thing” that happens to you. Stress is your response to the challenges you fac...

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

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Jan 05, 2018

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

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

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Jan 05, 2018

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

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

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Jan 05, 2018

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

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

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Jan 05, 2018

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

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

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Jan 05, 2018

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

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

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Jan 05, 2018

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

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

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Jan 04, 2018

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

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

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Jan 03, 2018

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

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Hyperconvergence and Medical Imaging HYPERCONVERGENCE AND MEDICAL IMAGING

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Jan 03, 2018

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

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Speeding Digital Healthcare Transformation SPEEDING DIGITAL HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION

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Jan 02, 2018

Healthcare providers and payers face many challenges in making the transition to Digital Healthcare. Providers such as Kaiser-Permanente and Intermountain Healthcare have updated their approach to integration to ease access to combined electronic health records (EHRs) while participating in Healthca...

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Elimination diets ELIMINATION DIETS

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Jan 02, 2018

Food sensitivities are more common than you may think— and they can cause acne, allergies, migraines, and more. Find out if you need to adjust your regular menu with an elimination diet.

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The power of sleep THE POWER OF SLEEP

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Jan 02, 2018

If your eating and exercise are on point, but you still don’t feel or look the way you want, poor sleep may be to blame. Here’s how to tap into the power of sleep and make rest a daily priority. Everything from lucid thinking, too good decision making, to proper digestion, to high perfor...

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Create the perfect meal with this simple 5-step guide CREATE THE PERFECT MEAL WITH THIS SIMPLE 5-STEP GUIDE

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Jan 02, 2018

You know you need a good balance of proteins, carbs, fats. But how do you turn that knowledge into healthy meals that taste delicious? Just mix and match these ingredients, flavor profiles, and cooking methods to create the perfect meal every time. Seriously, this guide could change your life.

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

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Jan 02, 2018

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

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

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Jan 02, 2018

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

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

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Jan 02, 2018

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

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

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Jan 01, 2018

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

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

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Dec 31, 2017

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

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2018 Healthcare Outlook 2018 HEALTHCARE OUTLOOK

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Dec 29, 2017

Hospitals have experienced improvements in uncompensated care revenue due to the Affordable Care Act. But reform and economic uncertainty are creating a perfect storm that could erase this momentum, according to a new infographic by Navigant. The infographic examines the factors that could reverse t...

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HOW TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE: 3 STEPS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN GREAT HEALTHCARE LEADERS HOW TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE: 3 STEPS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN GREAT HEALTHCARE LEADERS

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Dec 28, 2017

Great leaders are critical to providing high-quality care to your patients. They set the bar for excellent quality care for the rest of your workers, and coach their team to raise their standard of care. A great leader will attract, hire, and retain additional high-quality talent who see the leader ...

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Teladoc Virtual Healthcare 2018 Predictions TELADOC VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE 2018 PREDICTIONS

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Dec 27, 2017

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

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

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Dec 21, 2017

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

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

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Dec 21, 2017

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

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE

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Dec 21, 2017

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

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

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Dec 21, 2017

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

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How to Make Patient Portal Sign-In Easy and Secure HOW TO MAKE PATIENT PORTAL SIGN-IN EASY AND SECURE

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Dec 20, 2017

People want access to all kinds of information. From anywhere. At any time. And personal health information – test results, medical records, etc. – is no exception. This whitepaper discusses the benefits of patient portals. It explains the identity challenges medical providers are encoun...

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mHealth New horizons for health through mobile technologies MHEALTH NEW HORIZONS FOR HEALTH THROUGH MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES

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Dec 20, 2017

The use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe. A powerful combination of factors is driving this change. These include rapid advances in mobile technologies and...

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Recruitment Marketing 101 for Healthcare Talent Acquisition RECRUITMENT MARKETING 101 FOR HEALTHCARE TALENT ACQUISITION

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Dec 20, 2017

Your goal as a healthcare recruiter is to find the right candidates for the right roles at your organization at the right time. It’s important to recognize that the talent landscape is rapidly shifting for healthcare recruiters. Market forces are placing increased pressure on health systems as...

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BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE

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Dec 20, 2017

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

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

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Dec 20, 2017

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

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

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Dec 20, 2017

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

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

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Dec 20, 2017

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

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Amazon AMAZON'S LIKELY THREE STEP STRATEGY TO ENTER HEALTHCARE

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Dec 19, 2017

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

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

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Dec 19, 2017

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

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

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Dec 18, 2017

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

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

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Dec 18, 2017

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

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

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Dec 18, 2017

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

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

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Dec 18, 2017

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

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

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Dec 18, 2017

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

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The High Price Of Healthcare THE HIGH PRICE OF HEALTHCARE

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Dec 15, 2017

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

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

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Dec 15, 2017

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

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

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Dec 14, 2017

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

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

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Dec 14, 2017

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

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

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Dec 14, 2017

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

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Health Information Privacy Beyond HIPAA HEALTH INFORMATION PRIVACY BEYOND HIPAA

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Dec 13, 2017

The purpose of this report is to provide an “environmental scan” of privacy issues for the NCVHS’s new project examining privacy and security implications of uses of health information that are outside or beyond the scope of HIPAA. The Committee commissioned this report to explore ...

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

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Dec 13, 2017

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

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

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Dec 13, 2017

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

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

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Dec 12, 2017

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

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

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Dec 12, 2017

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

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

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Dec 12, 2017

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

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

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Dec 12, 2017

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

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

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Dec 11, 2017

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

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Why Mental Wealth? WHY MENTAL WEALTH?

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Dec 10, 2017

PwC's Mental Wealth program is driven by the firm's purpose to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is committed to helping grow Australia's mental wealth by investing in new technologies, finding solutions, walking the talk and starting conversations.

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Accelerating the Improved Patient Journey through Real World Evidence ACCELERATING THE IMPROVED PATIENT JOURNEY THROUGH REAL WORLD EVIDENCE

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Dec 08, 2017

Real World Evidence (RWE) has long been heralded as a “game changer” for the life sciences industry. Real World Evidence is the term used to describe research findings that use data that is gathered outside of standard clinical trials. This informative whitepaper highlights the growth, i...

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

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Dec 08, 2017

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

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DIGITAL AND DISRUPTED: ALL CHANGE FOR HEALTHCARE DIGITAL AND DISRUPTED: ALL CHANGE FOR HEALTHCARE

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Dec 07, 2017

The results are back and the prognosis is excellent: The digital health industry will grow at an average of 21 percent per year through to 2020. A healthy diet of large investments, young start-ups, and favorable policymaking is contributing to the multi-billion-dollar industry's growth spurt. I...

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Telehealth Innovation: Current Directions and Future Opportunities TELEHEALTH INNOVATION: CURRENT DIRECTIONS AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

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Dec 07, 2017

Telehealth reflects a dynamic and evolving field of practice in terms of applications, settings, and users as a result of advances in underlying enabling technologies. Today, forces as diverse as large-scale humanitarian crises, national healthcare reforms, healthcare workforce shortages, and a grow...

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Coping With Depression COPING WITH DEPRESSION

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Dec 07, 2017

Depression can happen at any time in your life and major depression can affect more than your mood. Learn the symptoms of depression, treatment options and resources for Veterans and those who love them.

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

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

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Dec 07, 2017

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

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

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Dec 06, 2017

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

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THE COMMON TYPES OF TREMORS THE COMMON TYPES OF TREMORS

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Dec 06, 2017

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

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The Influence of Healthcare Reform on Commercial Real Estat THE INFLUENCE OF HEALTHCARE REFORM ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTAT

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Dec 05, 2017

The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred to as The Affordable Care Act and otherwise known as "Obamacare", was signed into law in 2010 and became effective January 1, 2014. As a result, the United States can expect to see an accelerated demand for an incr...

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

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Dec 05, 2017

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

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

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Dec 05, 2017

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

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The Digitization of the Healthcare Industry THE DIGITIZATION OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Dec 04, 2017

Over the past few years, few industries have seen such dramatic changes as in healthcare. On the one hand, the healthcare sector is strong and growing, with a value of $3.2 trillion in the United States. With the dust finally settling on the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million newly insured Am...

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

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Dec 04, 2017

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

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Tips for Preventing Prostate Cancer TIPS FOR PREVENTING PROSTATE CANCER

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Dec 04, 2017

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

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

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Dec 03, 2017

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

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

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Dec 03, 2017

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

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A Catalyst for Change in Moving to a Value-based Model of Health Care Delivery A CATALYST FOR CHANGE IN MOVING TO A VALUE-BASED MODEL OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

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Dec 02, 2017

For health care consumers and all stakeholders in the US healthcare` system, it’s a familiar refrain The cost of health care continues to climb at an alarming and unsustainable rate, while the quality of care and our population’s overall health remains low compared to other developed nat...

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

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Dec 01, 2017

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

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