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Is it better to get nutrients from food or supplements? IS IT BETTER TO GET NUTRIENTS FROM FOOD OR SUPPLEMENTS?

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Apr 12, 2019

Researchers have found that nutrients from food may be linked to lower risks of death, while excess intake of certain supplements may have the opposite effect. Taking supplements leads to an increased level of total nutrient intake. Dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids,...

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Large study ties PTSD, acute stress to cardiovascular disease LARGE STUDY TIES PTSD, ACUTE STRESS TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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Apr 11, 2019

A large Swedish population study has found strong links between psychiatric conditions that can follow extremely stressful experiences and the risk of several types of cardiovascular disease. In addition, the researchers found that the risk of a heart attack and other sudden and severe cardiovascula...

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How can digital help to fight malaria? HOW CAN DIGITAL HELP TO FIGHT MALARIA?

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Apr 10, 2019

Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital Officer at Novartis, shares his experience when he had malaria as a child. He highlights how digital can help to fight and eliminate malaria.

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3 Ways Healthcare is Improving With AI and Deep Learning 3 WAYS HEALTHCARE IS IMPROVING WITH AI AND DEEP LEARNING

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Apr 10, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI), combined with deep learning, has the vast opportunity to quickly sort through data and provide insights that can be used to automate tasks and make faster decisions than ever before, which is especially impactful in the healthcare industry, where these capabilities are ...

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) WHAT IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)

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Apr 10, 2019

This video provides a high level overview of what Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is and how it can disrupt the sleep and daily life of someone who may be affected.

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How whitening strips can damage your teeth HOW WHITENING STRIPS CAN DAMAGE YOUR TEETH

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Apr 10, 2019

Studies have shown that most human teeth are not naturally pearl-white. In reality, most teeth are different shades and hues that tend towards yellow. Nor are teeth uniformly colored. Despite this, there is an idea — which is especially prominent in North American societies — that perfec...

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5-minute breathing 5-MINUTE BREATHING 'WORKOUT' MAY BENEFIT HEART AND BRAIN HEALTH

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Apr 10, 2019

Most of us know that exercising and eating right are good for us. However, putting in the effort to do so can often require more willpower than we have. What if there was a way to reap all the benefits of a workout without having to lift a finger? New research introduces a 5-minute technique that mi...

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Can genetic variants predict depression risk in young people? CAN GENETIC VARIANTS PREDICT DEPRESSION RISK IN YOUNG PEOPLE?

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Apr 10, 2019

Many factors determine a person's risk of depression, and these include both genetic and environmental factors, such as going through difficult life events or taking medications with certain side effects. However, while we already know some of the probable risk factors, it is not always easy to ...

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5 Ways a Drug Interactions App Can Improve Prescribing Decisions 5 WAYS A DRUG INTERACTIONS APP CAN IMPROVE PRESCRIBING DECISIONS

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Apr 10, 2019

There's no lack of medical apps for clinicians to choose from these days. A 2018 analysis of the global mobile medical apps market indicated that there were more than 100,000 mobile apps in the mhealth section of various app distribution platforms. That figure is projected to double every two ye...

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3 Reasons You Regain Weight and How to Prevent It 3 REASONS YOU REGAIN WEIGHT AND HOW TO PREVENT IT

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Apr 10, 2019

The process of losing weight can feel like a roller coaster. At first, you might be dropping pounds fast and it’s exciting and invigorating. Other times, something as simple as a work happy hour can make you feel like you’re back on that slow incline, wishing you could get off the ride a...

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Staying Healthy in the Heat STAYING HEALTHY IN THE HEAT

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Apr 09, 2019

Extreme heat involves high temperatures and can pose health risks. Over the next 30 years, the number of extremely hot days in a year is expected to more than double in some parts of Canada. Older adults may be faced with compounding factors that could put them at increased risk during extreme heat ...

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Virtual care for Medicare Advantage VIRTUAL CARE FOR MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

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Apr 09, 2019

Under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule issued on October 26, 2018, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to provide “additional telehealth benefits” as basic benefits for purposes of bid submission and payment by CMS beginning in the 2020 plan year. Wi...

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What to eat on a high-protein diet WHAT TO EAT ON A HIGH-PROTEIN DIET

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Apr 09, 2019

People looking to lose weight often decide to adopt a high-protein diet. Eating protein helps a person feel full, which can lead to them eating fewer calories overall. High-protein diets typically include large quantities of protein and only a small amount of carbohydrate.

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What are the health benefits of mineral water? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MINERAL WATER?

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Apr 09, 2019

Mineral water comes from underground reservoirs. Unlike regular drinking water, mineral water does not undergo chemical processing. As the name suggests, mineral water contains high quantities of minerals, especially magnesium, calcium, and sodium. But is mineral water better than regular water, and...

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AI-Based Document Digitization in Healthcare – What’s Possible AI-BASED DOCUMENT DIGITIZATION IN HEALTHCARE – WHAT’S POSSIBLE

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Apr 09, 2019

Machine vision has numerous use cases within the healthcare industry, including clinical solutions such as medical imaging, medical diagnostics. There are also possibilities in white collar automation such as medical transcription. That said, there is a less common application for machine vision in ...

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How AI Is Transforming Healthcare HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Apr 09, 2019

Healthcare is a multitrillion-dollar global industry, growing each year as average life expectancy rises — and with nearly unlimited facets and sub-specialties. For medical professionals, new technologies can change the way they work, enable more accurate diagnoses and improve care. For patien...

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The Global Language of Healthcare THE GLOBAL LANGUAGE OF HEALTHCARE

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Apr 09, 2019

We're proud to say that our standards help the world’s most dedicated people devote more time and resources to those who need them most. By allowing them to track and trace every person, product, and place — all in real time. Giving them trusted data to plan and predict with more ins...

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Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer CHILI PEPPER COMPOUND MAY SLOW DOWN LUNG CANCER

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Apr 09, 2019

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is "by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women" in the United States. The Society also estimate that 228,150 people will develop lung cancer and 142,670 people will die from the condition in 2019. Most deaths occu...

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Tips to increase stamina TIPS TO INCREASE STAMINA

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Apr 08, 2019

Stamina describes a person's ability to sustain physical and mental activity. People with low mental stamina may find it difficult to focus on tasks for long periods and become distracted easily. People with low physical stamina may tire when walking up a flight of stairs, for example.

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Even a low intake of red and processed meat may raise death risk EVEN A LOW INTAKE OF RED AND PROCESSED MEAT MAY RAISE DEATH RISK

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Apr 08, 2019

The world is eating more meat. The global consumption of meat and poultry has increased in both developed and developing countries over the past 50 years, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Red meat is the most popular type of meat in the United States. Process...

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What to know about high potassium WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT HIGH POTASSIUM

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Apr 08, 2019

Hyperkalemia is a medical term for when a person has higher than normal levels of potassium. Usually, people with hyperkalemia do not have any symptoms, which makes it challenging for a doctor to diagnose. The leading causes of hyperkalemia are chronic kidney disease, uncontrolled diabetes, dehydrat...

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Unlocking Data-Driven Excellence in Healthcare UNLOCKING DATA-DRIVEN EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE

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Apr 08, 2019

The expansion of data across healthcare organizations is making analytics even more crucial when it comes to improving patient outcomes, reducing costs, and managing revenue cycles. The most successful healthcare organizations have been able to democratize their data and analytics to provide more co...

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Democratizing Data for Healthcare Success DEMOCRATIZING DATA FOR HEALTHCARE SUCCESS

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Apr 08, 2019

With the proliferation of data in the healthcare industry, actually making sense and use of this data requires the right analytics strategy. This whitepaper outlines how a healthcare provider’s ability to democratize data and analytics across the organization is indicative of its ability to af...

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EMPOWERING THE NEW GENERATION OF PATIENTS EMPOWERING THE NEW GENERATION OF PATIENTS

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Apr 08, 2019

The Medical Futurist called them the “e-patients” or “empowered patients” because they are “electronic, equipped, enabled, engaged”. They are probably “an expert of their own medical condition” too. AIMed had discussed this before, technology facilitat...

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Are healthcare professionals being targeted in Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance billing... ARE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS BEING TARGETED IN MEDICARE, MEDICAID, AND INSURANCE BILLING...

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Apr 08, 2019

Are healthcare professionals being targeted in Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance billing fraud investigations? Yes, they are. The Federal Government has specific prosecutors and specific agencies devoted to recovering government money that they think was illegally taken. Billing practices are often ...

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Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia? DIABETES: COULD TARGETING THIS PROTEIN PREVENT HYPOGLYCEMIA?

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Apr 08, 2019

People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take insulin have a higher risk of developing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Now, a study of how a protein works in the pancreas could lead to new treatments for protecting against the potentially life-threatening condition. Dr. Gina L. C. Yosten, who is ...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Streamlining Your Weight-Loss Plan THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF STREAMLINING YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS PLAN

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Apr 08, 2019

“There are so many diets out there that you might forget that the basics — a balanced diet and exercise you enjoy — actually work. You don’t need anything fancy to lose weight,” says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in the New York City area. The basics ...

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The Good and Bad Stress THE GOOD AND BAD STRESS

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Apr 06, 2019

It can cause headaches, stomach aches, high blood pressure, and an increased heart rate. “About 33 percent of patients that suffer from stress don’t even mention it to their primary care physician,” said Dr. Jennifer Carrion, a resident physician with Lee Health.  But not all ...

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Benefits Of Bitter Melon Extract On Blood Sugar And More BENEFITS OF BITTER MELON EXTRACT ON BLOOD SUGAR AND MORE

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Apr 06, 2019

Bitter melon is a tropical vine known for its edible fruit. This unusual plant (also called bitter gourd) comes from Asia and Africa, where it’s been used for centuries for everything from weight loss to abdominal pain. Today, bitter melon is becoming a popular supplement in the keto community...

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10 Benefits of Rooibos Tea 10 BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS TEA

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Apr 05, 2019

You may have seen it on a menu at a café or a tea shop. It has an exotic, foreign name that’s difficult to pronounce. Despite this (or perhaps because of this), this tea has been exploding in popularity. From wrinkle reduction to cancer prevention, this tea seems to have it all. Introdu...

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A bold vision for eye care A BOLD VISION FOR EYE CARE

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Apr 05, 2019

Novartis leaders give an update on what we are doing to address eye diseases from front to back of the eye, from macular degeneration to dry eye, through to gene therapy, glaucoma, digital solutions and more.

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What are the health benefits of beetroot juice? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEETROOT JUICE?

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Apr 05, 2019

Beetroot juice may offer a range of health benefits due to its unique combination of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Beetroots, or beets, have risen in popularity now that researchers have identified links between drinking beetroot juice and lowered blood pressure, reduced inflammation, and im...

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7 Healthcare Predictions for 2019 7 HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

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Apr 05, 2019

Big tech, artificial intelligence, cost takeout, the 2020 presidential race, pharma, and tomorrow’s “new front door” are among the trends expected to impact the healthcare industry in 2019, according to a new infographic by Oliver Wyman. The infographic explores these trends and th...

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The Weight-Loss Trick That Only Takes 15 Minutes THE WEIGHT-LOSS TRICK THAT ONLY TAKES 15 MINUTES

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Apr 05, 2019

If you’re trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you know quick fixes like fad diets and risky cleanses aren’t worth your time — but that doesn’t mean everything has to be such a long slog. Something that’s worth your time (and doesn’t take much t...

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Who owns the data in healthcare? Should users be paid? WHO OWNS THE DATA IN HEALTHCARE? SHOULD USERS BE PAID?

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Apr 05, 2019

The advancement of big data may lead to a revolution in the health sector by enabling the personalization of medicine. However, there are still uncertainties regarding the ownership of the data available, and also whether users should be entitled to compensation for the utilisation of their data. Th...

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AI in Healthcare: Data Privacy and Ethics Concerns AI IN HEALTHCARE: DATA PRIVACY AND ETHICS CONCERNS

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Apr 05, 2019

According to a new study from the University of California Berkeley, advances in artificial intelligence have rendered the privacy standards set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) obsolete. In fact, stripping healthcare data of identifying information doesn&rs...

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'EVEN MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION INCREASES STROKE RISK'

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Apr 05, 2019

Some research has suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation could have protective effects against stroke. However, a large cohort study in a Chinese population shows that this is not the case at all. We know that alcohol consumption can impact our health in many ways, but some researchers have d...

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Keto diet: A KETO DIET: A 'CHEAT DAY' MAY UNDO BENEFITS AND DAMAGE BLOOD VESSELS

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Apr 05, 2019

Diets require discipline, and it is not always easy for people to follow them without indulging in a "cheat day." One day may not make a big difference in the long-term, but a recent study from the University of British Columbia in Okanagan, Canada (UBCO), found that when it comes to the k...

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Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide POOR DIET BIGGEST RISK FACTOR FOR EARLY DEATHS WORLDWIDE

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Apr 05, 2019

A major study has found that unhealthful eating is responsible for more deaths worldwide than any other risk factor, including smoking. The Global Burden of Disease Study looked at dietary consumption between 1990 and 2017 in 195 countries, focusing on 15 types of food or nutrients. In a paper that ...

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Digitising HR Competencies Of Indian Healthcare DIGITISING HR COMPETENCIES OF INDIAN HEALTHCARE

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Apr 04, 2019

Over the years, the Indian healthcare sector has been expanding at an exponential pace and is widely anticipated to clock growth rates of $280 billion by 2020. Healthcare encompasses diverse functional domains including hospitals, medical devices, health insurance, medical equipment, clinical trials...

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5 ways AI is being used to advance cancer research 5 WAYS AI IS BEING USED TO ADVANCE CANCER RESEARCH

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Apr 04, 2019

AI and its various applications are redefining the way scientists approach cancer research, according to a review published in Drug Discovery Today. Tumors and the treatments they require are inherently complex, authors Vaishali Y. Londhe and Bhavya Bhasin, both of the Shobhaben Pratapbhai Patel Sch...

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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Healthcare 4 WAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Apr 04, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the healthcare landscape. It has become one of the major driving forces in patient care innovation, especially in chronic disease management for conditions such as diabetes. Currently, AI is accelerating four major trends in healthcare innovation: Mobile apps...

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Why Interconnectivity Is Crucial for Healthcare WHY INTERCONNECTIVITY IS CRUCIAL FOR HEALTHCARE

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Apr 04, 2019

Interconnectivity is critical is every single industry today, from manufacturing to food service and everything in between and beyond. However, in healthcare, interconnectivity can literally mean the difference between life and death. In this space, robust and flexible interconnectivity is truly par...

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4 Sustainable Ways to Lose Weight Without Fad Diets 4 SUSTAINABLE WAYS TO LOSE WEIGHT WITHOUT FAD DIETS

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Apr 04, 2019

There’s never a bad time to check in with your nutrition and exercise habits. In fact, it’s important to constantly check in and recommit to your goals as setbacks can sometimes be more motivating than constant success. Adopting a healthy lifestyle overall, and not hopping on the next fa...

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How use of digital devices may influence obesity risk HOW USE OF DIGITAL DEVICES MAY INFLUENCE OBESITY RISK

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Apr 04, 2019

Recent evidence suggests that people who multitask by switching frequently between digital devices may be more at risk of developing unhealthful eating habits and obesity. The more gadgets that become available to us, the more we may feel tempted to explore these new technologies, but their constant...

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Cancer: Are probiotics making immunotherapy less effective? CANCER: ARE PROBIOTICS MAKING IMMUNOTHERAPY LESS EFFECTIVE?

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Apr 04, 2019

Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment with several benefits. For this reason, improving its effectiveness is vital. In studying the gut microbiome, scientists have found some rather unusual results. Cancer immunotherapy is a relatively young field. However, it has the potential for long-term remission...

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What causes rapid weight gain? WHAT CAUSES RAPID WEIGHT GAIN?

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Apr 03, 2019

Most people experience fluctuations in their weight, and it is common to gain weight over time. However, if a person gains weight in a very short time for no clear reason, this could be a sign of an underlying health condition. Anyone who experiences rapid weight gain that is not due to one of the a...

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Health benefits of olive leaf extract HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT

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Apr 03, 2019

Olive leaf extract may have several potential health benefits, such as helping lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Although scientists have conducted much of the research in animals, the extract is also beginning to show promise in some human trials. People in the Mediterranean region have long us...

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Should ride-sharing be added to a healthcare benefit plan? SHOULD RIDE-SHARING BE ADDED TO A HEALTHCARE BENEFIT PLAN?

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Apr 03, 2019

As the public discourse continues to focus on the high cost of healthcare, an increasing number of payers and healthcare organizations are turning to ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft for non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). In fact, Lyft reports that nearly one-third of its passeng...

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Surgical robots, new medicines and better care: 31 examples of AI in healthcare SURGICAL ROBOTS, NEW MEDICINES AND BETTER CARE: 31 EXAMPLES OF AI IN HEALTHCARE

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Apr 03, 2019

Artificial intelligence simplifies the lives of patients, doctors and hospital administrators by performing tasks that are typically done by humans, but in less time and at a fraction of the cost.   One of the world's highest-growth industries, the AI sector was valued at about $600 mi...

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Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care DEMENTIA: AMYLOID PET SCANS CAN IMPROVE DIAGNOSIS AND CARE

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Apr 03, 2019

PET scans that can detect changes in the brain relating to Alzheimer's disease could improve the diagnosis and medical care of people with dementia and similar symptoms. Investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing the early results of a study that is examining the clinical impact of a ...

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15-Minute Yoga Flow for Stress Relief 15-MINUTE YOGA FLOW FOR STRESS RELIEF

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Apr 03, 2019

Our modern lifestyle is very busy. Family, career, social life . . . The pressure is high. From a young age, we are encouraged to perform intellectually, physically, professionally and socially. Unfortunately, a very common result of this constant pressure is . . . STRESS. Controlled and limited str...

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Plant-Based Keto: Is It Sustainable? PLANT-BASED KETO: IS IT SUSTAINABLE?

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Apr 02, 2019

You know that vegetables are good for you. But most vegetables are high-carb and the ketogenic diet demands that you cut carbohydrates. So, which is it? A ton of colorful fruits and vegetables or a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet? But is it healthy or sustainable for the long-term to favor a plant...

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BOOSTING HEALTHCARE PERFORMANCE: THE CONVERGENCE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WITH GASTROENTEROLOGY BOOSTING HEALTHCARE PERFORMANCE: THE CONVERGENCE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WITH GASTROENTEROLOGY

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Apr 02, 2019

Innovation occurs on the fringes of healthcare. Artificial intelligence (AI) has made micro and macro level impacts in healthcare. It has improved operational workflows, diagnostics, and clinical care outcomes, but has only scratched the surface in terms of frontline care implementation. Gastroenter...

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Depression and Dental Health: Exploring the Connection, and How to Get Back on a Healthy Track DEPRESSION AND DENTAL HEALTH: EXPLORING THE CONNECTION, AND HOW TO GET BACK ON A HEALTHY TRACK

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Apr 02, 2019

The body works in mysterious ways. For most of us, it’s truly impossible to imagine all of the complex ways our individual body parts and systems work together in the bigger picture of our overall health and well-being. That includes our state of mind. It is a well-known fact among physicians ...

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How to Practice Mindfulness (The Ultimate Guide to Being More Mindful Throughout the Day) HOW TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BEING MORE MINDFUL THROUGHOUT THE DAY)

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Apr 02, 2019

How to practice mindfulness, simply and easily.... a complete guide. Will show you everything you need to know about the benefits of mindfulness, how to practice mindfulness and how to make mindfulness a part of your lifestyle. Have you ever felt stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed by life? We live in...

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Can blocking a single protein tackle depression, obesity, and pain? CAN BLOCKING A SINGLE PROTEIN TACKLE DEPRESSION, OBESITY, AND PAIN?

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Apr 02, 2019

Depression, obesity, and chronic pain are some of the most pressing global health concerns. New research may have found a drug that could one day tackle all of these three conditions. Almost 40 percent of adults in the United States were living with obesity in 2015–2016. Worldwide, nearly 40 p...

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Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer GUT MICROBES CAN SPUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TO ATTACK CANCER

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Apr 02, 2019

Immunotherapy is a general term for treatments that increase the body's own ability to tackle disease. One such treatment uses drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors. These block proteins that cancer cells produce and that protect them from attack by immune cells. However, not all cases of ca...

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Is sugar the key to treating lung problems? IS SUGAR THE KEY TO TREATING LUNG PROBLEMS?

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Apr 02, 2019

New research conducted in mouse models suggests that the availability of glucose (a simple sugar) in the lung environment could influence the immune response. The study's authors believe that we may be able to use this information to develop better therapies for respiratory diseases. Millions of...

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Mental health can impact memory decades later MENTAL HEALTH CAN IMPACT MEMORY DECADES LATER

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Apr 02, 2019

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Scientists have already shown that depression and other mental health problems can affect a person's memor...

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5 reasons why sugar is bad for you 5 REASONS WHY SUGAR IS BAD FOR YOU

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Apr 01, 2019

Sugars are a type of simple carbohydrate that occur naturally in some foods and drinks. They are also an additive in certain foods and drinks. Consuming too much sugar can lead to health problems, such as increasing the risk of weight gain, diabetes, tooth cavities, and more. Many healthful food pro...

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Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH AT HOME: HOW TO DESIGN THE PERFECT MEDITATION ROOM

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Apr 01, 2019

There are all kinds of benefits to meditation, both physical and psychological. From reduced chronic pain to better cognitive function, meditating every day or even a few times a week is a wonderful way to boost your overall well-being and happiness. Creating the ideal space for your quiet reflectio...

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Benefits and uses of B-complex vitamins BENEFITS AND USES OF B-COMPLEX VITAMINS

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Apr 01, 2019

Vitamin B-complex supplements include all of the essential B vitamins in one pill. Some contain 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of every B vitamin. Others contain higher doses of some or all of these vitamins. Many people get all the vitamin B they need from a varied, healthful ...

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Artificial Intelligence at the Top Medical Device Companies ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT THE TOP MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES

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Apr 01, 2019

Predictive and prescriptive analytics seem to be the most common types of AI applications at the top medical device companies. These companies, particularly Becton Dickinson, Medtronic, and Fresenius Medical Care, tend to partner with AI firms and vendors to create software that they intend to sell ...

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Transform Healthcare Risk Adjustment HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE RISK ADJUSTMENT

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Apr 01, 2019

To receive funding for serving high-risk patient populations, healthcare payers must prove their population risk scores, according to a new infographic by Change Healthcare LLC. The infographic examines how artificial intelligence improves a healthcare organization’s ability to risk score a pa...

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How 1 hour of brisk walking can benefit people with osteoarthritis HOW 1 HOUR OF BRISK WALKING CAN BENEFIT PEOPLE WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS

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Apr 01, 2019

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis among seniors in the United States. Osteoarthritis of the knee, in particular, affects 10–13 percent of people aged 60 or above, and this percentage rises as high as 40 among people older than 70. There is currently no cure, and treatment oft...

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A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision A NEW WEARABLE DEVICE MAY DETECT CANCER WITH MORE PRECISION

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Apr 01, 2019

"Nobody wants to have a biopsy," says Dr. Daniel Hayes, the Stuart B. Padnos, Professor of Breast Cancer Research at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center in Ann Arbor. Biopsies are invasive and can be uncomfortable, yet they are currently the most accurate method of determining w...

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Weight loss: How the WEIGHT LOSS: HOW THE 'LOVE HORMONE' MIGHT HELP

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Apr 01, 2019

Oxytocin is a hormone that plays an essential role in social interaction, trust, anxiety, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and mother-infant bonding. As such, people sometimes refer to it as the "love hormone." This hormone increases the contraction of the uterus during labor and stimulate...

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Addressing Incontinence Concerns with Parkinson’s Disease ADDRESSING INCONTINENCE CONCERNS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

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Mar 31, 2019

Tremors, slow movement, and loss of balance are typically the symptoms we associate with Parkinson’s disease—but physical therapist Kristen Parisi says the most common symptom of Parkinson’s disease is often overlooked. “Most people just think it’s a regular part of agi...

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Improving Your Sleep can Improve Your Mental Health IMPROVING YOUR SLEEP CAN IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

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Mar 31, 2019

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring people, inspiring health. Tossing, turning, and thinking—health experts say if this happens when you go to bed at night it may be time to change up your routine. “A lot of times we will...

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Technical Trends To Implement In Healthcare In 2019 TECHNICAL TRENDS TO IMPLEMENT IN HEALTHCARE IN 2019

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Mar 31, 2019

Regarding the amount of new directions, methods and the adoption of digital technologies, the past several years have become significant for healthcare. The industry is blurring boundaries and is ready to collaborate with all disciplines able to give it a qualitative jump-start to development. Artif...

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Music may enhance the effect of pain relievers MUSIC MAY ENHANCE THE EFFECT OF PAIN RELIEVERS

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Mar 30, 2019

In the past, scientists have explored the idea of using music as therapy in a variety of ways. One study revealed that joining a choir might improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease, for instance. Other studies have investigated music as a potential treatment for epilepsy. Others sti...

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ECG Data Across the IDN: How Clinics Fit In ECG DATA ACROSS THE IDN: HOW CLINICS FIT IN

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Mar 29, 2019

Standardizing technologies and processes can go a long way toward providing the best, most efficient patient care. But when it comes to clinically driven decisions such as which ECG devices to support across your care settings, standardization may not always be the answer. In this paper, a vital sig...

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15 healthful gluten-free meals to try 15 HEALTHFUL GLUTEN-FREE MEALS TO TRY

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Mar 29, 2019

Gluten is a substance that occurs naturally in wheat, rye, barley, and most types of pasta and cereal. To make healthful gluten-free meals, people can use a wide range of replacement ingredients and whole foods, including quinoa, buckwheat, potato, gluten-free flour, and gluten-free oats. In this ar...

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What are the most healthful oils? WHAT ARE THE MOST HEALTHFUL OILS?

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Mar 29, 2019

Healthful oils are an important part of every diet. There are many types of oil to choose from, so which are the best ones for cooking, nutrition, and health benefits? Dietary fats play an essential role in the body. The fats in food help the body to absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K. They are also ess...

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Possible reasons weight loss is not working POSSIBLE REASONS WEIGHT LOSS IS NOT WORKING

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Mar 29, 2019

Calories are a unit of measure that show the amount of energy in foods and drinks. The body requires a certain number of calories to function. It will convert any excess calories into fat, increasing overall weight. The body can only lose weight when it is burning more calories than it takes in. A p...

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Trends Driving Hospital Revenue Cycle Performance TRENDS DRIVING HOSPITAL REVENUE CYCLE PERFORMANCE

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Mar 29, 2019

Most of the nation’s hospital and acute-care facility leaders believe revenue cycle solutions are optimized for coding and audits, according to a new infographic by BESLER. The infographic examines the three biggest revenue cycle challenges, barriers to better revenue integrity and the stage w...

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How Pfizer built an application network HOW PFIZER BUILT AN APPLICATION NETWORK

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Mar 29, 2019

Life sciences companies are facing increasing pressure to provide new products to market faster than ever before while adhering to the growing number of safety and regulatory needs. Pfizer, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, is transforming its business with an application network ...

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The Grapefruit Diet and Weight Loss: A Keto Perspective THE GRAPEFRUIT DIET AND WEIGHT LOSS: A KETO PERSPECTIVE

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Mar 28, 2019

From juice cleanses to cabbage soup diets to the grapefruit diet — people have been looking to quick fixes for weight loss since the early 1900s. The grapefruit diet, in particular, has sparked the interest of thousands of dieters over the years. What is the grapefruit diet? Turns out, you can...

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Hypothyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid HYPOTHYROIDISM: FOODS TO EAT AND AVOID

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Mar 28, 2019

A person's diet can have a significant impact on the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Some foods can improve the condition while others can make it worse or interfere with medications. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the throat. Having hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, can ...

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Plant compound could fight eye cancer PLANT COMPOUND COULD FIGHT EYE CANCER

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Mar 28, 2019

Survival rates for eye cancer are generally high, according to the American Cancer Society. However, when it becomes metastatic — that is, when cancer cells break away and travel elsewhere in the body to form more tumors — this rate can drop significantly. Finding a way to slow down the ...

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Connected Healthcare: Enabling Enterprisewide Interoperability CONNECTED HEALTHCARE: ENABLING ENTERPRISEWIDE INTEROPERABILITY

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Mar 27, 2019

A recent HIMSS Media survey of U.S. hospitals highlighted the challenges providers encounter when working towards interoperability. Depending on whom you speak to within a hospital system, responses varied when asked, “How close are providers to achieving interoperability?” The following...

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6 Trends that are Impacting Healthcare Industry in 2019 6 TRENDS THAT ARE IMPACTING HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Mar 27, 2019

What are the latest changes in the healthcare industry? Those who are operating within the healthcare domain are already anticipating industry innovations in this sector. Here, you can navigate through the recent healthcare industry trends & changes and prepare for them

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How AI based Medical Billing & Medical Coding Softwares Are Changing the Future of Healthcare HOW AI BASED MEDICAL BILLING & MEDICAL CODING SOFTWARES ARE CHANGING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

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Mar 27, 2019

The value of Artificial Intelligence is often understated and also overstating the same is quite difficult.. to get in-depth with how AI is actually bringing changes in Medical Coding Automation, we must properly understand what the basics of what Medical Billing and Coding actually are.

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AI at the Top Healthcare Companies – Current Initiatives AI AT THE TOP HEALTHCARE COMPANIES – CURRENT INITIATIVES

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Mar 27, 2019

Although one might assume healthcare companies are investing the most amount of money into AI for R&D efforts, such as clinical trials, drug discovery, and surgical robotics, the top healthcare companies don’t seem to be publicizing their efforts if they are. These could be for a variety o...

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Burnout And The Healthcare Industry BURNOUT AND THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 27, 2019

A constant feeling of being overwhelmed, a lack of compassion and constant irritability are only a couple of nurse burnout symptoms that can occur in the healthcare industry. This is what burnout is, the signs and how it affects patients. What exactly is nurse burnout? This type of emotional and phy...

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What to eat on the Indian diet WHAT TO EAT ON THE INDIAN DIET

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Mar 27, 2019

Indian food is famous for its spices and range of dishes. Different regions of India have distinct cuisines, but most of them contain varieties of vegetables, legumes, rice, and bread that may help a person lose weight. Many Indian people do not eat meat. The traditional Indian diet appears healthfu...

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Visualizing the Healthtech Revolution VISUALIZING THE HEALTHTECH REVOLUTION

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Mar 26, 2019

Imagine being a patient in the early 19th century, when all ailments were considered “humors” to be ejected from the body. To restore balance, various techniques such as diets, natural herbs, or bloodletting with leeches were used – the only “technology” available at th...

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Governance in Healthcare: The New Healthcare Imperative GOVERNANCE IN HEALTHCARE: THE NEW HEALTHCARE IMPERATIVE

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Mar 26, 2019

Governance forms the framework for information, content, and knowledge management to operate. Establishing clear, common, and consistent models in healthcare upon which to ground governance components provides a solid foundation executing the management activities that enforce these governance requi...

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Keto diet: New study unearths sex differences KETO DIET: NEW STUDY UNEARTHS SEX DIFFERENCES

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Mar 26, 2019

Experts originally designed the ketogenic diet, which people often refer to as the keto diet, as a treatment for epilepsy. Today, people more commonly use it to increase weight loss or to help control their type 2 diabetes. The keto diet allows a liberal consumption of fats and an adequate amount of...

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Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth TIME-RESTRICTED EATING MAY PREVENT TUMOR GROWTH

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Mar 26, 2019

Researchers have already identified obesity as a risk factor for cancer, so some doctors recommend reducing caloric intake to help prevent tumors. However, a new study now finds that prevention may be less about how many calories you consume and more about when you eat your meals.

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Immediate First Aid Tips for An Acid Burns IMMEDIATE FIRST AID TIPS FOR AN ACID BURNS

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Mar 26, 2019

All acid burns should be treated by a trained medical professional, as soon as possible! DO NOT wait! Failure to obtain treatment as soon as possible may result in serious problems or death. Acid attacks happen all over the world, yet the commonness of this brutal crime in India is disturbing. Acid ...

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Why a Vegan Diet Could Lead to Weight Loss WHY A VEGAN DIET COULD LEAD TO WEIGHT LOSS

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Mar 25, 2019

If you want the needle on the scale to move, it might be helpful to steer clear of meat, eggs and dairy products. Adopting a vegan diet helped overweight participants lose weight and fat mass and decrease insulin resistance, according to a 16-week study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabete...

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Where Is Your Health Data Going? WHERE IS YOUR HEALTH DATA GOING?

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Mar 25, 2019

Sharing of healthcare user data by medicine-related apps is routine but far from transparent, according to a new infographic by the University of Sydney. The infographic examines how health data is shared.

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Robotic Process Automation in the Healthcare Sector ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

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Mar 25, 2019

This Healthcare whitepaper gives insight into the potential impact of RPA on the daily tasks performed by healthcare providers and payers, whether government or private sector. The paper provides the reader with an overview of problems facing the healthcare sector for providers and payers and the au...

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Sugary drinks can be a factor in cardiovascular disease SUGARY DRINKS CAN BE A FACTOR IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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Mar 25, 2019

The new study appeared in the journal Circulation, a publication of the American Heart Association (AHA). The results showed that when people consumed more sugary drinks, their risk of death rose accordingly. To understand this association, the researchers looked at data from 37,716 men in the Healt...

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Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing WHY TOO MUCH VITAMIN D CAN BE A BAD THING

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Mar 25, 2019

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Without this, our bodies cannot absorb calcium, which is the main component of bone. Vitamin D may also protect against cancer and diabetes. Our bodies synthesize vitamin D when sunlight reaches the skin.

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The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise THE KEY TO BRAIN HEALTH: LIGHT BUT FREQUENT EXERCISE

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Mar 25, 2019

Evidence that exercise can benefit the brain and help maintain cognitive function — including memory — is accumulating. One study, for instance, suggests that engaging even in low-level phyisical activities, such as doing household chores, can help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment...

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More evidence links weight gain to meal times MORE EVIDENCE LINKS WEIGHT GAIN TO MEAL TIMES

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Mar 25, 2019

A recent small-scale study adds to the growing evidence of an association between eating later in the day and weight gain. Using unique tracking methods, the researchers add more detail to the theory. As adult obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, finding ways to curb the growth is mo...

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Managing Your Postpartum Depression MANAGING YOUR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

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Mar 24, 2019

It can be one of the most exciting and challenging times in a mom’s life. “There are a ton of emotional and hormonal changes that happen, and not to mention the physical changes your body is going through and the whole idea of bringing home a new life that you’re supposed to know h...

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Teaching Patients How to Manage a Chronic Disease TEACHING PATIENTS HOW TO MANAGE A CHRONIC DISEASE

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Mar 24, 2019

After undergoing a triple bypass surgery, Melody Potter-Zimmerman enrolled in the chronic disease management workshop. “I want to be able to do more and to be able to manage myself instead of others managing me,” she said. Patients living with diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, anxiety, ...

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What You Need to Know About Testicular Cancer WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TESTICULAR CANCER

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Mar 24, 2019

Testicular cancer is typically quick to find and optimistic to treat. “The thing that’s been really amazing about testicular cancer is how it was gone from a very dangerous disease many years ago, to one that’s still dangerous, but it’s cured more than 95 percent of the time,...

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Stroke: Rewiring eye-brain connection may restore vision STROKE: REWIRING EYE-BRAIN CONNECTION MAY RESTORE VISION

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Mar 24, 2019

Existing research shows that about 60 percent of people who have a stroke sustain vision damage. A stroke can affect different parts of the brain. When it occurs in the primary visual cortex, which is the region of the brain that processes visual information, the lack of oxygenated blood can mean th...

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9 Healthcare Marketing Trends for 2019 9 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Mar 23, 2019

Healthcare marketing is tricky. But if it was easy, then everybody would be doing it. Whatever your product or service may be – if you’re in the healthcare industry and looking for healthcare marketing tips, you’re in luck. Healthcare marketing refers to the marketing strategies he...

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Recent developments in AI and digital health in 2019 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN AI AND DIGITAL HEALTH IN 2019

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Mar 22, 2019

Interviews from our "Recent developments in AI and digital health in 2019" event organised by the Digital Health Section. Ms Eleonora Harwich, Director of Research, Reform Her lecture was "The macroeconomic ethics of the AI market in healthcare"

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The Top 10 Reasons You Need a Digital Healthcare Security Check-Up THE TOP 10 REASONS YOU NEED A DIGITAL HEALTHCARE SECURITY CHECK-UP

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Mar 22, 2019

Healthcare organizations continue to have the highest breach-related costs of any industry at $408 per stolen record, according to a new infographic by Keyfactor. The infographic examines trends surrounding healthcare data breaches, Internet of Medical Technology and emerging technology.

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Hot tea may raise esophageal cancer risk HOT TEA MAY RAISE ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RISK

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Mar 22, 2019

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, there will be approximately 17,650 new cases of esophageal cancer and over 16,000 people will die from it. In terms of a person's outlook, the Society estimate that approximately 20 percent of people with esophageal cancer go on to live for 5 ye...

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Weight loss: WEIGHT LOSS: 'TELLING SOMEONE TO IMPROVE THEIR DIET DOESN'T WORK'

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Mar 22, 2019

Doctors often advise people who are overweight to lose weight by improving their dietary habits or becoming more physically active. However, the results of a new study suggest that such generic advice does not empower people to succeed in their weight loss efforts.

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Charting the course for sustainable growth in a modern health organization CHARTING THE COURSE FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN A MODERN HEALTH ORGANIZATION

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Mar 21, 2019

As margins thin, competition heats up, and consumers are more empowered, both payers and providers face a strategic imperative to make fundamental changes to their operating model. The CFO must lead the journey to efficiency, profitability and growth by aggregating data sources, improving the timing...

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3 Ways to Simplify Your Healthcare Social Media Strategy 3 WAYS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR HEALTHCARE SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

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Mar 21, 2019

Social media has certainly created a buzz among business owners in the last decade, and healthcare practitioners are no exception. However, factors such as how many likes or follows you get on your Facebook page do not necessarily translate into direct revenue or new patients. Employees can waste a ...

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5 HOSPITAL BAD DEBT STATISTICS YOU NEED TO KNOW 5 HOSPITAL BAD DEBT STATISTICS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 21, 2019

Bad debt is a chronic issue for hospitals, with the vast majority of facilities expecting to recover less than one-fifth of what patients owe. This trend has proliferated with the adoption of high-deductible health plans, which leaves a greater portion of the financial burden on patients rather than...

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5 Mindsets to Avoid if You Want to Lose Weight 5 MINDSETS TO AVOID IF YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT

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Mar 21, 2019

Breaking through a weight-loss plateau to reach your goal and ultimately shift your focus to weight maintenance can be a major challenge for anyone trying to lose weight. While you can create healthy habits to lose those last few pounds — like changing your workout routine and incorporating ne...

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Off-Script: The People-Side Of Healthcare Consolidation OFF-SCRIPT: THE PEOPLE-SIDE OF HEALTHCARE CONSOLIDATION

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Mar 21, 2019

With Congress pushing for more value-based care, hospital and organizational consolidation is on the rise. This consolidation goes beyond traditional mergers--healthcare systems have begun to acquire private primary and specialty practices as well. That’s why consolidation must benefit patient...

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Artificial intelligence in healthcare – elusive, but close ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE – ELUSIVE, BUT CLOSE

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Mar 21, 2019

With the deployment of electronic medical records now widespread, healthcare providers are contemplating what’s next in their ongoing adoption of information technology efforts. That’s why the development of artificial intelligence in healthcare was a primary focus at HIMSS19. It’s...

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Use Cases for Telehealth in Nephrology Care in 2019 USE CASES FOR TELEHEALTH IN NEPHROLOGY CARE IN 2019

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Mar 21, 2019

The use of Telehealth technology is widely accepted throughout the medical community. Having now existed for over a decade, Telehealth has taken medical practices by storm and changed the way that patients visit with their providers. With a few clicks of a mouse, patients who previously had difficul...

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This THIS 'CATERPILLAR FUNGUS' MAY HELP TREAT OSTEOARTHRITIS

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Mar 21, 2019

A parasitic fungus that infects caterpillars and various other insects may hold the key to better treatments for osteoarthritis, a condition characterized by pain and stiffness in a person's joints. This, at least, is what new research from the United Kingdom suggests. Osteoarthritis is the most...

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Do people with Parkinson DO PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE SMELL DIFFERENT?

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Mar 21, 2019

Parkinson's is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that around half a million people in the United States are living with the condition. Parkinson's disease tends to affect older adults. The population of the United States is growing ol...

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Why your gut may hold the key to cardiovascular health WHY YOUR GUT MAY HOLD THE KEY TO CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

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Mar 21, 2019

An increasing number of studies suggest that the bacteria in our guts hold the key to healthy aging. For instance, a recent conference that Medical News Today reported on featured research in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans. The results suggested that colonizing the gut with specific strains of bact...

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How does tumor acidity help cancer spread? HOW DOES TUMOR ACIDITY HELP CANCER SPREAD?

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Mar 21, 2019

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge found that acidic, or low-pH, tumor regions alter gene expression in cancer cells in ways that make them more aggressive. In a paper that appears in the journal Cancer Research, they describe how, by reducing tumor acidity, ...

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Digital therapeutic in testing DIGITAL THERAPEUTIC IN TESTING

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Mar 20, 2019

We’re testing a prescription digital therapeutic designed by Pear Therapeutics for the treatment of people with schizophrenia. We’re also exploring the potential of a novel prescription digital therapeutic being developed to treat the psychosocial burden in multiple sclerosis. The scope ...

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Social Media’s Positive Impact on the Quality of Healthcare SOCIAL MEDIA’S POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE

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Mar 20, 2019

Social media is a powerful tool that connects you with friends, family, and other loved ones. Over 4.2 billion people use the internet worldwide, and more than 3 billion are active social media users. Social media interactions aren’t limited to personal connections; 80 percent of Instagram use...

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5 Ways Health Systems Can Use Customer Relationship Tools to Improve Health Outcomes 5 WAYS HEALTH SYSTEMS CAN USE CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP TOOLS TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES

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Mar 20, 2019

Consumers expect more from their health care experiences. A personalized experience for the consumer is quickly becoming the norm and an active driver in preference and choice. With these attitudes guiding consumer decisions, health care institutions are implementing and learning to use tools that e...

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Study links severe gum disease to raised dementia risk STUDY LINKS SEVERE GUM DISEASE TO RAISED DEMENTIA RISK

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Mar 20, 2019

Using data from an extensive national health insurance screening program, investigators from Seoul National University in South Korea examined the relationship between chronic periodontitis and dementia. In a paper that now features in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the researchers ...

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Strategies for Ensuring Post Merger & Acquisition Success in the Healthcare Industry STRATEGIES FOR ENSURING POST MERGER & ACQUISITION SUCCESS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 20, 2019

Increasing competition, lower margins and a need for scale are continuing to drive hospital merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to a new infographic by Agiliti. The infographic looks at three ways hospitals can improve post M&A integrations and outcomes.

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – A Comprehensive Overview ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE – A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW

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Mar 19, 2019

Various use cases and applications for AI and machine learning in the healthcare industry are proposed more frequently now than ever. Healthcare leaders may find it difficult to keep up with where AI is being applied in their sector. Similar to the pharmaceutical industry, the healthcare industry is...

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Urology EMR: Why Doctors Are Frustrated UROLOGY EMR: WHY DOCTORS ARE FRUSTRATED

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Mar 19, 2019

Urologists are growing consistently more frustrated by vendors of Electronic Medical Records who forget to pay attention to the specialists. The “normal” Electronic Medical Record has left Urologists in the dust without the proper tools they need from their office technology in order to ...

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How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments HOW DESTROYING A TUMOR PROMOTER COULD LEAD TO NEW CANCER TREATMENTS

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Mar 19, 2019

The discovery concerns the molecular activity of the tumor suppressor protein p53. This protein sits inside the nucleus of the cell and protects the cell's DNA from stress. It has acquired the nickname "guardian of the genome" for this reason. However, mutated forms of p53, which are c...

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Light and sound therapy may boost brain function LIGHT AND SOUND THERAPY MAY BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION

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Mar 19, 2019

The hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in the brain include the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and the amalgamation of tau, a toxic protein that disrupts the correct functioning of neural networks. Recent research has suggested that people with this form of cognitive impairment also experience ...

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Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link HEART DISEASE AND DEPRESSION: SCIENTISTS FIND MISSING LINK

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Mar 19, 2019

Researchers already recognized the link between depression and heart disease. However, until recently, the mechanisms explaining it remained a mystery. A new study reveals that stress-induced inflammation may explain why mental and cardiovascular health are so intimately related. Heart disease is no...

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Perspectives on the Changing Nature of the Business of Health and Care PERSPECTIVES ON THE CHANGING NATURE OF THE BUSINESS OF HEALTH AND CARE

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Mar 18, 2019

There is no doubt artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world. I am reminded of this in my own life every day. Siri can tell me anything I need to know in a matter of seconds, Waze tells me the fastest route to get where I need to go, and Uber matches me with a ride when I don’t wan...

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Reference-Based Pricing: Setting Price Limits on Healthcare REFERENCE-BASED PRICING: SETTING PRICE LIMITS ON HEALTHCARE

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Mar 18, 2019

Healthcare costs continue to rise, which means employers are in search of techniques to contain or reduce their group health plan expense. Some health sponsors have begun to explore reference-based pricing, a method for calculating payment to certain providers using a “reasonable fee” ba...

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5 Ways to Survive Spring Allergy Season 5 WAYS TO SURVIVE SPRING ALLERGY SEASON

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Mar 18, 2019

Does the arrival of the new season make you sniffle and sneeze? We can help you prepare for this spring allergy season. Even though it’s beautiful outside, all of the flowering buds and blooming trees can make you dread being outdoors. Especially if you are one of the millions of people who su...

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Disrupted Sleep Linked to Weight Gain DISRUPTED SLEEP LINKED TO WEIGHT GAIN

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Mar 16, 2019

When we think about losing weight, many of us think about increasing our physical activity and improving our diet—but health experts say there’s another component that’s often overlooked. “As a dietitian, when I’m working with someone on behavior change, or maybe they a...

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THE DIGITAL DOCTOR: WILL SURGEONS LOSE THEIR SKILLS IN THE AGE OF AUTOMATION? THE DIGITAL DOCTOR: WILL SURGEONS LOSE THEIR SKILLS IN THE AGE OF AUTOMATION?

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Mar 15, 2019

The sick care industry has a lot to learn from the airline industry, like flight operations (OR scheduling and turnover), cockpit management (checklists, time outs, and huddles) and demand management and pricing (new models of charging for unused OR time, particularly on off-peak hours and weekends)...

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Know the common symptoms of flu KNOW THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF FLU

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Mar 15, 2019

Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who are sick with flu often feel some or all of these symptoms; fever* or ...

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UW Medicine Healthcare Equity UW MEDICINE HEALTHCARE EQUITY

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Mar 15, 2019

UW Medicine Healthcare has launched a number of initiatives to further its organizational goal of providing high-quality, culturally appropriate healthcare, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or ability, according to a new infographic by UW Medicine.The infograp...

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The Next Wave of Cloud Migration in Healthcare THE NEXT WAVE OF CLOUD MIGRATION IN HEALTHCARE

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Mar 15, 2019

Across all industries, investments in cloud computing, storage and infrastructure have grown at an exponential rate and are predicted to continue growing at a rate of 17 percent annually over the next three years to about $278 billion spent by 2021. The healthcare cloud footprint is growing at an ev...

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Healthcare Will Continue to Grow THE IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON HEALTHCARE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW

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Mar 15, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds lots of promise for the effort to improve healthcare. In a webinar based on her article, 10 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2019, Robin L. Rose, MBA , VP, Healthcare Resource Group, HealthStream was joined by HealthStream’s Jim Reeves, Vice President, Strategic...

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Why AI will make healthcare personal WHY AI WILL MAKE HEALTHCARE PERSONAL

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Mar 15, 2019

For generations healthcare has been episodic – someone gets sick or breaks a bone, they see a doctor, and then they might not see another one until the next time they get sick or injured. Now, as emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence open up new possibilities for the healthcare...

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Does eating mushrooms protect brain health? DOES EATING MUSHROOMS PROTECT BRAIN HEALTH?

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Mar 15, 2019

Mushrooms are a much-loved ingredient in cuisines around the world. They are nutritious and especially rich in antioxidants, which protect cell health. Researchers are now asking whether mushrooms can also protect against cognitive decline. Mushrooms are fascinating. Although some are edible and gro...

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Diversity in Healthcare Leadership DIVERSITY IN HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP

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Mar 14, 2019

Attaining meaningful diversity in healthcare is ever-critical and still elusive. While progress has been made, there remains much room for improvement on many diversity fronts. This paper builds on B.E. Smith’s extensive research and practice experience to provide an in-depth review of diversi...

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Diffusion Of Innovation To Improve Health Care Value: Physician-Led Care Redesign DIFFUSION OF INNOVATION TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE VALUE: PHYSICIAN-LED CARE REDESIGN

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Mar 14, 2019

Medical care in the United States is generally outstanding, as evidenced by individuals who travel from other countries to benefit from the health care practices offered by our physicians and surgeons. Every day, dedicated, knowledgeable, and experienced clinicians deliver highly effective care to i...

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Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence OVARIAN CANCER: NEW DRUG MAY PREVENT RECURRENCE

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Mar 14, 2019

New research in mice identifies a compound that prevents ovarian cancer recurrence by eradicating the cancer stem-like cells that conventional chemotherapy leaves behind. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States in 2018. More...

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Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria? IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN STROKE AND CHANGES IN GUT BACTERIA?

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Mar 14, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that every 40 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a stroke, a cardiovascular event in which the brain's oxygenated blood supply is cut off. A stroke can cause damage to the brain, as its cells begin to die in the absence of ...

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Could green tea help fight obesity? COULD GREEN TEA HELP FIGHT OBESITY?

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Mar 14, 2019

According to a recent study in mice, consuming green tea might reduce the risk of obesity and its related conditions. It appears that the benefits are due to green tea's positive influence on gut bacteria. All across the United States, obesity rates are rising. According to the Centers for Disea...

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How to use phototherapy HOW TO USE PHOTOTHERAPY

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Mar 13, 2019

Learn the basics of using BiliSoft 2.0 and the Giraffe Blue Spot to treat hyperbilirubinemia and jaundice, including: Statistics on hyperbilirubinemia in the United States (US), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for intensive phototherapy, Correct method of administrating "double ...

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WE ASKED COMPANIES HOW TO MAKE EVERYONE EXCITED ABOUT AI IN MEDICINE WE ASKED COMPANIES HOW TO MAKE EVERYONE EXCITED ABOUT AI IN MEDICINE

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Mar 13, 2019

Radiologists are probably the techiest and they are proud of it. “They foresee a future like Star Trek where all we have is a machine and those working around the machine are radiologists,” Arielle Shoham, vice-president of marketing at Aidoc, told AIMed at the recent European Congress o...

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Top Five Digital Health Technologies in 2019 TOP FIVE DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES IN 2019

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Mar 13, 2019

Constantly evolving, digital technologies are finding new applications in the health sector. Even when the industry continues to struggle with digital transformation, new applications emerge every year. This article takes an in-depth look at the five most progressive technologies that will have a si...

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These Latest Developments in 3D Printing are Changing the Healthcare Industry THESE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN 3D PRINTING ARE CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 13, 2019

Imagine a world where our medicine, food and health conditions are made from or treated by a 3D printer. If you’ve already been feeling bogged down by a constant rush of new tech, then brace yourself. Several companies have recently made way with developments through 3D printing that they hope...

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Blockchain in Healthcare market, Trends, Forecast 2019-2027 BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE MARKET, TRENDS, FORECAST 2019-2027

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Mar 13, 2019

Global Blockchain in Healthcare Market by Organization Size (Large Enterprises, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (Sme’s) by Blockchain Type (Public, Private, Hybrid) by Application (Healthcare Data Exchange, Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain, Health Insurance, Drug Discovery, Identity & Aut...

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Methods To Help Control Hospital Acquired Infections METHODS TO HELP CONTROL HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS

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Mar 13, 2019

At least 1 in 25 patients has at least one hospital acquired infection on a given day and many of these infections are preventable.  Even though hospitals have been taking an active and engaged approach to help prevent these infections, there is still more that can be done. In 2017, more than 1...

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The Importance of Medication Administration: 5 Ways to Improve THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION: 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE

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Mar 13, 2019

Ensuring that medications are given safely and accurately is a cornerstone of safe medical care. The importance of following the “Five Rights” of Medication Administration (right patient, drug, dose, route, and time) is ingrained in every medical, nursing, and pharmacy student’s tr...

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Top 8 Healthcare Technology Adoption Trends TOP 8 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION TRENDS

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Mar 13, 2019

Healthcare providers are preparing to increase adoption of clinical business intelligence solutions and technologies. In addition, insurers are expected to invest in interoperability solutions in preparation for the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Info...

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Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women TYPE 2 DIABETES: WORK STRESS MAY RAISE RISK IN WOMEN

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Mar 13, 2019

More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes, according to the latest statistics. Over 9 percent of the U.S. population is living with diabetes, and more than 84 million people are living with prediabetes — a condition that is bound to develop into full-blown ...

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Is high blood pressure always bad? IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ALWAYS BAD?

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Mar 13, 2019

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for several health conditions, including cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and other metabolic issues. However, is high blood pressure always a cause for concern? New findings question that assumption. Up to 75 million adults in the United Stat...

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How AI Is Transforming The Health Sectors In 2019 HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING THE HEALTH SECTORS IN 2019

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Mar 12, 2019

How AI Is Transforming The Health Sectors In 2019 Artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is an intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals. It emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that a...

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Governance in Healthcare: A Growing Need for Reference Mode GOVERNANCE IN HEALTHCARE: A GROWING NEED FOR REFERENCE MODE

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Mar 12, 2019

Of all the governance trends, none is more foundational and critical to the success of the governance program – indeed the organization itself – than the need for accurate, consistent, and relevant models that communicate the meaning, use, and residency of the assets of the enterprise.

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Social Determinants of Health: Complete Data for Targeted Care SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: COMPLETE DATA FOR TARGETED CARE

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Mar 12, 2019

The realization that clinical care alone may not be enough to influence health outcomes has led to an increasing need to understand the impact of social and economic factor on one’s health. As healthcare organizations continue to implement technologies and strategies to bring targeted, value b...

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3 Ways to Avoid Losing Muscle While on a Fat-Loss Program 3 WAYS TO AVOID LOSING MUSCLE WHILE ON A FAT-LOSS PROGRAM

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Mar 12, 2019

In general, weight loss is a good thing. As the CDC notes, even losing 5–10% of your total body weight can lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol and blood sugar. However, one downside to weight loss is it often means losing muscle tissue, which not only burns more calories at rest than fat, bu...

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The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET CAN BOOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE IN JUST 4 DAYS

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Mar 12, 2019

The Mediterranean diet offers a range of benefits, from cardioprotective effects to staving off chronic disease. As a result, researchers are increasingly pointing out that this diet may be the key to a long, healthy life. The Mediterranean diet — which is typically rich in fruits, vegetables,...

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Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts SLEEP LOSS CAN TURN US INTO SOCIAL OUTCASTS

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Mar 12, 2019

When we sleep poorly, we may feel less inclined to participate in social activities. Now, researchers have found evidence that being sleep-deprived can not only make us less sociable, but it can also prevent our peers from seeking us out. Sleep deprivation can contribute to a host of mental and phys...

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New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression NEW BRAIN STIMULATION THERAPY IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST DEPRESSION

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Mar 12, 2019

A new clinical trial has tested the ability of a little-studied, noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat the symptoms of major depression. The results, so far, have been more than promising. Researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill have recen...

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Workflow fundamentals for clinical excellence and improved care outcomes WORKFLOW FUNDAMENTALS FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AND IMPROVED CARE OUTCOMES

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Mar 12, 2019

Modern healthcare brings great benefits but faces many challenges. Although treatments can cure more diseases and allow us to live longer, the number of treatments, rising costs, and the increasing volume of patients puts healthcare providers to the test. Even for the most developed nations, healthc...

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Why AI-Enabled EHRs & Telemedicine is Transforming Behavioral Health WHY AI-ENABLED EHRS & TELEMEDICINE IS TRANSFORMING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

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Mar 11, 2019

Behavioral healthcare is on the precipice of an exciting new frontier. While the sector has been slow to adopt major tech innovations, emerging tools are ushering in unique advantages that allow providers to maximize profit, advance their sector and improve care for patients more than ever before. A...

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Why Fatigue Management Is Key to Patient Safety WHY FATIGUE MANAGEMENT IS KEY TO PATIENT SAFETY

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Mar 11, 2019

Fatigue is a workplace hazard that affects the health and safety of patients, health care providers and the community. Early in my nursing career, I was on an exhausting, mandated schedule of working three eight-hour night shifts, followed by one night off, then seven eight-hour night shifts, follow...

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Psoriatic arthritis and weight gain: What to know PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS AND WEIGHT GAIN: WHAT TO KNOW

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Mar 11, 2019

Being overweight can make a person more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis or make its symptoms worse. Taking medications and losing weight can improve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of inflammatory arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, about ...

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What to know about the lemon detox diet WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE LEMON DETOX DIET

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Mar 11, 2019

The lemon detox diet involves consuming just a lemon juice-based mixture for 1 or 2 weeks, with no solid foods. The diet aims to remove toxins and cleanse the body. However, scientists have found no evidence to support these claims, and the diet may be harmful in some cases. The concept of a detox o...

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How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Healthcare HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Mar 11, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming healthcare in ways we never thought possible. And it really is all about the data. At Mt. San Rafael Hospital, our mission to improve patient care. Using data, we can help healthcare professionals make more informed, accurate, and proactive assessments an...

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3 Ways Weight Loss Changes Your Brain 3 WAYS WEIGHT LOSS CHANGES YOUR BRAIN

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Mar 11, 2019

There’s plenty of emphasis from health and fitness professionals on how excess weight affects the body — not just related to appearance, but also in terms of insulin resistance, cardiovascular effects, bone and joint health, cancer risk, metabolic syndrome and other issues — but we...

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Vascular risk factors tied to brain health VASCULAR RISK FACTORS TIED TO BRAIN HEALTH

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Mar 11, 2019

It is no secret that the global population is aging at an increasingly fast pace. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were approximately 900 million people across the globe who were aged 60 and above in 2015. The WHO expect this number to jump to 2 billion by 2050. According to t...

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Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk? DIABETES: COULD MUSCLE STRENGTH LOWER RISK?

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Mar 11, 2019

Many people worldwide have type 2 diabetes, a metabolic condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels. Experts already know that lack of physical activity can contribute to the risk of diabetes, but what type of exercise might lower it? Recently, researchers have been looki...

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New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack NEW DRUG LIMITS DAMAGE TO HEART MUSCLE FROM HEART ATTACK

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Mar 11, 2019

An experimental drug has shown great promise in limiting the damage that a heart attack can inflict on the heart. It targets a protein that plays a central role in the death of heart muscle cells. Tests on mice have revealed that the drug could markedly reduce heart injury from a heart attack. The s...

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A Day in the Life of a Community Health Worker A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

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Mar 11, 2019

Community health workers are frontline public health outreach workers who have a strong connection to the communities they serve, with an in-depth understanding of their experiences, culture, language, or needs, according to a new infographic by the Connecticut Health Foundation. The infographic exa...

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How "Non-Medical Switching" is Harmful in Diabetes and Beyond HOW "NON-MEDICAL SWITCHING" IS HARMFUL IN DIABETES AND BEYOND

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Mar 11, 2019

These are strange times when we have to think about insurance companies and medical equipment suppliers like they’re our doctors. No, of course, they aren’t... But they're acting like it, using strong-arm tactics couched in language like “preferred brand” to force specifi...

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Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects STRESS: A FEELING OF CONTROL MAY LIMIT ITS NEGATIVE EFFECTS

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Mar 10, 2019

Researchers conducted a study on rats and revealed that the possibility of controlling the source of stress may be key to reducing its impact. Everybody experiences stress at some point in their lives. Sometimes, stress can be a positive force and lead to positive outcomes. However, when it becomes ...

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How yo-yo dieting impacts women HOW YO-YO DIETING IMPACTS WOMEN'S HEART HEALTH

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Mar 10, 2019

As if losing weight wasn't hard enough, up to 80 percent of people who manage to lose more than 10 percent of their body weight end up regaining the weight within a year. Losing weight for a short period and then regaining it bears the name of yo-yo dieting, which some people refer to as "w...

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Research-Driven Patient Statements Enhance the Collections Process RESEARCH-DRIVEN PATIENT STATEMENTS ENHANCE THE COLLECTIONS PROCESS

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Mar 08, 2019

Financial communications are often the last stage in a provider’s direct engagement with a patient, but they shouldn’t be an afterthought. Patient statements represent an opportunity to facilitate fast, full payments while simultaneously building trust and loyalty. And now that consumers...

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Hospital Cybersecurity 2019: Seven Essential Leadership-Level Strategies HOSPITAL CYBERSECURITY 2019: SEVEN ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP-LEVEL STRATEGIES

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Mar 08, 2019

Dangerous cybersecurity attacks have become a sweeping problem across our healthcare industry, with most hospitals having experienced not one or two, but many threats in the last three years. It wasn’t that long ago when the most common perpetrator of security breaches was a negligent employee...

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Alliance opportunities in biotech and healthcare ALLIANCE OPPORTUNITIES IN BIOTECH AND HEALTHCARE

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Mar 08, 2019

Ben Gomes-Casseres, author of Remix Strategy: The Three Laws of Business Combinations, discusses the possibilities with alliances between pharmaceutical companies and healthcare groups.

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Medicare Beneficiaries at a Glance MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES AT A GLANCE

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Mar 08, 2019

There were some 57 million Americans enrolled in Medicare in 2016—with the majority (68 percent) still enrolled in the traditional Medicare fee-for-service program, according to a new infographic by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The infographic examines Medicare demographic d...

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How TV and breakfast may impact heart health HOW TV AND BREAKFAST MAY IMPACT HEART HEALTH

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Mar 08, 2019

Leading a sedentary lifestyle can be bad for our health. However, how much TV do we have to watch to negatively impact our cardiovascular health? Does eating a high-energy breakfast every morning affect our heart health? New research explores.

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Cancer: Does mental health influence a person CANCER: DOES MENTAL HEALTH INFLUENCE A PERSON'S OUTLOOK?

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Mar 08, 2019

Though the cancer mortality rates in the United States have "declined steadily" during the past 20 years, it remains the second leading cause of death, both in the U.S. and globally. Worldwide, about 1 in 6 deaths are attributable to cancer; in the U.S., cancer caused almost 600,000 deaths...

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Could a smartphone app detect diabetes? COULD A SMARTPHONE APP DETECT DIABETES?

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Mar 08, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Worryingly, almost one in four people in the U.S. are living with diabetes but do not know. Without treatment, diabetes can have serious health consequences, including kidney pro...

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Actionable Analytics for Large Health Organizations ACTIONABLE ANALYTICS FOR LARGE HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

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Mar 08, 2019

The whole point of VNA is to give medical professionals access to all imaging data – no matter the source. But what if it could provide additional insights into the health of your organization? Believe it or not, tapping into these insights can improve efficiency, save costs, and increase clinical o...

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5 phases for migrating healthcare workloads to Amazon Web Services 5 PHASES FOR MIGRATING HEALTHCARE WORKLOADS TO AMAZON WEB SERVICES

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Mar 07, 2019

Healthcare organizations migrating to the cloud need a strategy that assesses risks and considers all the possibilities. Moving an entire healthcare service to a new IT environment means deciding how to migrate all three subsystems— compute, storage, and networking—and identifying the ri...

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Overcoming Data Challenges for AI in the Healthcare Industry OVERCOMING DATA CHALLENGES FOR AI IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 07, 2019

There’s a lot of venture money pouring into artificial intelligence in healthcare. From pharma to hospitals and beyond, the potential applications in healthcare are promising.  Late last year, we spoke for The World Bank about our proprietary AI in healthcare research, and speaking with g...

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Spectrum Health: Decreasing Transfer Costs and Improving Care Delivery Through Specialty Telehealth SPECTRUM HEALTH: DECREASING TRANSFER COSTS AND IMPROVING CARE DELIVERY THROUGH SPECIALTY TELEHEALTH

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Mar 07, 2019

Spectrum Health, an integrated health system headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, needed to improve care delivery for specialty consults. Through its telehealth program, Specialty MedNow, Spectrum Health launched more than 90 telehealth use cases across its system and saw impactful results,

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7 Challenges of Medication Management in Hospitals 7 CHALLENGES OF MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALS

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Mar 07, 2019

Medication management in hospitals is vitally important to the delivery of safe care. As the RARE campaign notes, "Medication management is one of five key areas known to reduce avoidable readmissions." But medication management is also complex, with many moving parts and participants. As ...

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Navigating Breast Cancer Treatment NAVIGATING BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

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Mar 07, 2019

This video is an exploration of the patient experience at the One Stop Clinic as explained by Nurse Navigator Helene Caron. Ms. Caron explains how the One Stop Clinic helps patients have a less stressful, more positive experience with breast cancer treatment with help from Dr. Suzette Delaloge, Head...

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How to Treat Hand Pain HOW TO TREAT HAND PAIN

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Mar 06, 2019

If your hands struggle opening jars or buttoning shirts, doctors say there are treatment options available to help alleviate the pain. “I see a lot of patients come in with a wide variety of symptoms from pain to numbness to tingling. It’s things that they have been living with for years...

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Why Losing Belly Fat Should be Priority Number 1 WHY LOSING BELLY FAT SHOULD BE PRIORITY NUMBER 1

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Mar 06, 2019

Belly fat, scientifically known as visceral fat, has been linked to increased inflammation and problems like Type 2 diabetes. Recent research, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, shows having excess belly fat is correlated with an elevated risk of heart disease. What’s ...

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Top Healthcare Technology Trends for 2019 TOP HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2019

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Mar 06, 2019

With the growth of content capabilities, endless social opportunities and over-whelming attention given to so many platforms, there is a huge amount of progress made in the healthcare industry. That being said, the industry is moving towards solutions from products and services. More than half of th...

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Is Your Diet Making You Sleepy? IS YOUR DIET MAKING YOU SLEEPY?

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Mar 06, 2019

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring people, inspiring health. Day time sleepiness is a common complaint, Dr. Jose Colon, a sleep medicine physician with Lee Health, hears from patients. “Patients typically come in here because ...

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Can supplements help keep depression at bay? CAN SUPPLEMENTS HELP KEEP DEPRESSION AT BAY?

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Mar 06, 2019

On a global level, we are now facing two concerning epidemics, one of which relates to the health of the body and the other to that of the mind, namely, obesity and depression. In the United States alone, approximately 70 percent of all men and women are overweight or have obesity, while about 6.7 p...

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IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut IBD: A LOW-CALORIE PLANT DIET RELIEVES INFLAMMATION, REPAIRS GUT

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Mar 06, 2019

Repeated cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet have shown promise as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. Scientists at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles recently tested what they describe as the "fasting-mimicking" diet on a mouse model of inflammatory bowel ...

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Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE MAY IMPROVE STROKE SURVIVAL

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Mar 06, 2019

New research reveals that being overweight, obese, or severely obese may improve a person's chances of surviving after a stroke. Obesity is a "serious medical condition" that can lead to various complications. These might include atherosclerosis and heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and...

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Artificial Intelligence Redefining the Role of the Health Professional – Are We There Yet? ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REDEFINING THE ROLE OF THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL – ARE WE THERE YET?

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Mar 05, 2019

In 1970, nephrologist and early researcher into artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare, Dr WB Schwartz wrote a special article for the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Medicine and the Computer. The Promise and Problems of Change.” Schwartz outlined the rapid advances in AI an...

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Cutting-Edge Medical Technologies: Strange But True CUTTING-EDGE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES: STRANGE BUT TRUE

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Mar 05, 2019

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of Ripley’s “Believe It or Not,” the syndicated feature that highlighted unique and odd facts and stories from around the world. Robert Ripley subtitled his column “Strange But True,” and traveled the globe in search of the bizarre and do...

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Hypertension: Home-based care may be the future HYPERTENSION: HOME-BASED CARE MAY BE THE FUTURE

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Mar 04, 2019

Innovators and clinicians have developed and tested a new home-based care-delivery program. The new system helped 81 percent of study participants successfully control their blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the artery walls. Blood pressure rises and falls througho...

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How AI Is Changing Medical Imaging HOW AI IS CHANGING MEDICAL IMAGING

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Mar 04, 2019

From images of cats to handwritten numbers, neural networks have been used for years to process visual data. Deep learning models can identify features in images, enhance image quality, and spot outliers and abnormalities. These same abilities are helping AI transform the field of radiology by savin...

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Listen to Your Heart: Atrial fibrillation LISTEN TO YOUR HEART: ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

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Mar 04, 2019

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. Even though untreated atrial fibrillation doubles the risk of hear...

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The Importance Of Building A Better Healthcare Team THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING A BETTER HEALTHCARE TEAM

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Mar 04, 2019

Teamwork has become crucial in contemporary healthcare and the reasons are multiple. Clinical care is becoming more complex and specialized, forcing medical staffs to attempt complicated health services and quickly learn new methods. Aging populations, the increase of chronic diseases like diabetes,...

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IOT in Healthcare IOT IN HEALTHCARE

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Mar 04, 2019

IoT is changing the way products and services deliver value and in the imminent future, it will also redefine guest experience by rendering hyper-personalized recommendations and solving real-time queries of the guests. We are specialized in crafting innovative solutions to meet the business and tec...

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6 Key Health Information Technology Trends at HIMSS 2019 6 KEY HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AT HIMSS 2019

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Mar 04, 2019

Healthcare today is largely woven together with electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which has led to the rapid attendance growth in the past decade at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting, now the world's largest health informatics conference with...

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The Anatomy of the Healthcare Revenue Cycle THE ANATOMY OF THE HEALTHCARE REVENUE CYCLE

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Mar 04, 2019

The healthcare revenue cycle is made up of several important steps that all work together to increase cash flow within a medical practice, according to a new infographic by White Plume. The infographic examines the healthcare revenue cycle steps as well as trends in healthcare payments.

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How to treat a cold or flu at home HOW TO TREAT A COLD OR FLU AT HOME

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Mar 04, 2019

Viruses are responsible for colds and flu, so antibiotics are not able to cure or prevent these illnesses. Plenty of rest, fluids, and home remedies can help relieve symptoms. The following home remedies may help prevent illness, reduce symptoms, and shorten the duration of a cold or the flu.

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Sleeping more on weekends does not make up for past sleep loss SLEEPING MORE ON WEEKENDS DOES NOT MAKE UP FOR PAST SLEEP LOSS

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Mar 04, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that approximately one-third of all adults in the United States do not meet the recommended threshold for sleep, which the CDC's guidelines state as being at least 7 hours per night. Sleep deprivation can occur for various reasons, incl...

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The Role of a Dietitian THE ROLE OF A DIETITIAN

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Mar 03, 2019

It’s more than just knowing what to eat. “Dietitians have to go through a rigorous process of getting matched to a dietitian internship, which is accredited, and then also to take the national registry exam,” explained Noel Konken, a clinical dietitian with Lee Health. Education an...

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Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease EXERCISE AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

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Mar 03, 2019

It can cause difficulty standing, walking, and moving—Parkinson’s disease affects more than 10 million patients worldwide. “With Parkinson’s comes decreased drive and motivation. They’ve already been given this diagnosis which is progressive, and they have seen people i...

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The Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation THE BENEFITS OF CARDIAC REHABILITATION

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Mar 03, 2019

Al Ferrante has made incredible progress. “I feel 100 percent better. When I started here, I couldn’t do five minutes on a treadmill,” he said.  In 2017, Al underwent heart surgery and struggled to regain his mobility, strength, and independence. “I was completely weak. ...

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The key to weight loss: THE KEY TO WEIGHT LOSS: 'LOG OFTEN, LOSE MORE'

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Mar 03, 2019

Many people consider logging everything that they eat to be a tedious task. However, this effective weight-loss technique takes much less time than most people think, according to a recent study. Obesity is now a common health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

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Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years? HAS FAST FOOD BECOME WORSE FOR OUR HEALTH IN THE PAST 30 YEARS?

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Mar 02, 2019

Filled with empty calories and ultra-processed, fast food may increase the risk of obesity and cancer. While fast-food chains have ostensibly been trying to offer more healthful options, a new study finds that the health impact of their menus has not improved — to the contrary, in fact. Data f...

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A gene therapy platform for treating diseases A GENE THERAPY PLATFORM FOR TREATING DISEASES

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Mar 01, 2019

Researchers are using adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) as gene delivery vehicles in a variety of projects. Learn why these tiny viruses hold such appeal for gene therapy.

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Outsourcing in health IT – is it time to reconsider? OUTSOURCING IN HEALTH IT – IS IT TIME TO RECONSIDER?

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Mar 01, 2019

We probably all know at least one negative story on IT outsourcing in healthcare from years past. But the outsourcing pendulum is swinging back. The recent announcement that Trinity Health is outsourcing application management and rebadging approximately 450 staff is getting attention from other pro...

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How to get into ketosis fast HOW TO GET INTO KETOSIS FAST

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Mar 01, 2019

Ketosis is a natural state of the metabolic process. When a person has reached ketosis, their body is burning stored fat instead of glucose. As the body breaks fat down, acids called ketones begin to build up in the blood. These ketones then leave the body in the urine. The presence of ketones in th...

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Health benefits of BCAAs HEALTH BENEFITS OF BCAAS

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Mar 01, 2019

BCAAs are essential amino acids. The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The body uses amino acids to make proteins, which are the building blocks of every cell, tissue, and organ. Amino acids and proteins also play a crucial role in metabolism. There are 20 amino acids, of which nine a...

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Moving Healthcare Communications into the Future MOVING HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATIONS INTO THE FUTURE

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Mar 01, 2019

Patients are less likely to pick up the phone and call their healthcare providers today than they were just seven years ago. Rather than placing a call to their provider, patients increasingly want to connect through digital channels. This shift in preference toward digital isn’t shocking&mdas...

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What are the treatments for bipolar depression? WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR BIPOLAR DEPRESSION?

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Feb 28, 2019

For some people, bipolar disorder can cause episodes of depression. People can manage bipolar-related depression using medications, therapies, and other treatments. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that involves shifts in mood, energy levels, and activity levels. Depending on the type o...

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Healthcare App Development with IoT HEALTHCARE APP DEVELOPMENT WITH IOT

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Feb 28, 2019

Check out how IoT emerges with Healthcare app development and boost healthcare service in an innovative way. If you need a healthcare app development services, then browse Emorphis Technologies. We provide development services across the globe at our best price.

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How the HIMSS EMRAM model helps advance healthcare through digital maturity HOW THE HIMSS EMRAM MODEL HELPS ADVANCE HEALTHCARE THROUGH DIGITAL MATURITY

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Feb 28, 2019

There is a growing push, globally, to improve the adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) and other digital technologies in hospitals. With more and more evidence that digitally advanced hospitals provide a safer environment and improved outcomes for patients, the advantages of digital maturity...

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Healthcare HEALTHCARE'S CYBERSECURITY KNOWLEDGE GAP

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Feb 28, 2019

Anyone in a healthcare organization can find themselves targeted through phishing and business email compromise (BEC) — some of the industry’s most pervasive and damaging cyber threats. As our new infographic shows, many employees aren’t prepared to protect against these attacks, w...

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What are the health benefits of water chestnuts? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF WATER CHESTNUTS?

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Feb 28, 2019

Water chestnuts are an aquatic tuber vegetable. They grow in parts of Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and many Pacific islands. A water chestnut resembles an actual chestnut in both color and shape, but it is not a nut. Water chestnuts are popular in many cuisines and have a variety of potential ...

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What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D? WHAT ARE THE BEST DIETARY SOURCES OF VITAMIN D?

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Feb 28, 2019

Vitamin D is a type of nutrient that the body produces when a person's skin has exposure to direct sunlight. People can also consume vitamin D, but it is not naturally present in many foods. High quantities of vitamin D are present in oily fish and certain types of mushrooms. According to the Of...

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4 Dietitians Reveal 5 Common Weight-Loss Mistakes 4 DIETITIANS REVEAL 5 COMMON WEIGHT-LOSS MISTAKES

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Feb 28, 2019

Losing weight not only involves scheduling time for physical activity, but it also requires making smart food (and beverage) choices. However, “the problem is the vast number of trends and misinformation out there can make it difficult to navigate and find out what’s true and helpful,&rd...

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How the EHR Can Improve Treatment of Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries HOW THE EHR CAN IMPROVE TREATMENT OF SPORTS-RELATED TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

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Feb 27, 2019

When playing sports in the past, “getting your bell rung” and then getting back in the game was a rite of passage and show of toughness. Nowadays, those hard impacts to the head are looked at differently and are strong indications that an athlete may have a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Which foods to avoid when trying to lose weight WHICH FOODS TO AVOID WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT

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Feb 27, 2019

One way to lose weight is to eat a more healthful diet. Knowing which foods to avoid and which to eat can help a person reach or maintain their ideal weight. In general, when trying to lose weight, it is best to reduce or avoid foods that are calorie dense. However, the number of calories in food is...

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5 “Healthy” Trends That May Lead to Bloating 5 “HEALTHY” TRENDS THAT MAY LEAD TO BLOATING

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Feb 27, 2019

Everyone strives for a healthier diet, but loading up on nutritious options may require some adjustment, especially for your digestive system. “When you add a lot more healthy options into your diet, sometimes the unexpected result is bloating and digestive upset,” says Tamara Duker Freu...

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Obesity and the OBESITY AND THE 'SELF-CONTROL' BRAIN AREA: WHAT IS THE LINK?

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Feb 27, 2019

New research suggests that there is a "reciprocal relationship" between obesity and the brain's prefrontal cortex — an area scientists associate with self-control, among other functions. Many people think obesity, overeating, or losing weight are simply matters of willpower and s...

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4 Ways Health Care Organizations Can Combat Cybercriminals 4 WAYS HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS CAN COMBAT CYBERCRIMINALS

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Feb 26, 2019

Most people don’t realize how valuable medical information is. But criminals do.” “It’s quite simple, really,” explains Barbara Ciaramitaro, PhD, CISSP, CSSLP, PMP, chair of the information technology undergraduate program at Capella University. “Criminals know th...

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Artificial Intelligence gives cancer research a boost. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GIVES CANCER RESEARCH A BOOST.

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Feb 26, 2019

For 150 years, pathologists have been looking through microscopes at tissue samples mounted on slides to diagnose cancer. Each assessment is weighty: Does this patient have cancer or not? The job of a pathologist is daunting. A single slide could contain hundreds of thousands of cells. Only a handfu...

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Governance in Healthcare: Ownership and Consistency GOVERNANCE IN HEALTHCARE: OWNERSHIP AND CONSISTENCY

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Feb 26, 2019

The rise of big data, self-service, and more powerful and flexible end-user information visualization and preparation tools, consumer/ member/patient experience is impacting governance in a significant manner with regard to structure, decision rights, and accountabilities. End-users are gaining more...

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Healthcare 2030 the consumer at the center HEALTHCARE 2030 THE CONSUMER AT THE CENTER

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Feb 26, 2019

The healthcare industry is facing major demographic and market changes that will dramatically impact which services are needed and how they are delivered. The organizations that put the consumer at the center of decision-making stand to be leaders in the new economy. In this white paper, you will ga...

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Is Skipping Breakfast Really That Bad For Weight Loss? IS SKIPPING BREAKFAST REALLY THAT BAD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Feb 26, 2019

“There has been a very strong belief that those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight [and] it’s also been suggested that people who eat breakfast tend to eat less later in the day,” explains Flavia Cicuttini, PhD, professor at Monash University and head of rheumatolog...

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Osteoporosis: Some yoga poses may cause bone injuries OSTEOPOROSIS: SOME YOGA POSES MAY CAUSE BONE INJURIES

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Feb 26, 2019

Although anecdotal sources and academic studies show that yoga can boost a person's well-being, some may need to use caution. A new study suggests that certain yoga poses can lead to bone injuries in people with osteoporosis or osteopenia. In the United States, about 24.5 percent of women ages 6...

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Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease STUDY TIES ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEVER TO HEART VALVE DISEASE

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Feb 26, 2019

A recent study has linked a common prescription drug that people with arthritis use to relieve pain and inflammation to a heart valve problem. The drug, which has the generic name celecoxib and the brand name Celebrex, belongs to a category of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) known as C...

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Increasing Value to Patients with Radiology Informatics INCREASING VALUE TO PATIENTS WITH RADIOLOGY INFORMATICS

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Feb 26, 2019

Mark A. van Buchem MD, Head of Radiology from Leiden University Medical Center, speaks to the rising costs in the healthcare delivery worldwide and the important role informatics can play to achieve value-based care.

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Strategies For Health Systems To Engage The IT-Enabled Consumer STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS TO ENGAGE THE IT-ENABLED CONSUMER

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Feb 26, 2019

Digital tools have empowered consumers in a range of industries by optimizing decisions, promoting autonomy, improving access to services and reducing costs. Widespread access to the internet, mobile phones, and high-powered computing make it easier to respond to consumers in real-time, wherever the...

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TechTarget Discusses AI Traction in Healthcare with Perficient TECHTARGET DISCUSSES AI TRACTION IN HEALTHCARE WITH PERFICIENT

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Feb 25, 2019

TechTarget recently featured two Perficient Chief Strategists in an article that discusses the momentum of AI in healthcare. The article highlights perspectives on how AI automation can enhance and expedite healthcare processes while holding to an elevated standard of care.

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Why You Should Walk 10,000 Steps a Day for Health WHY YOU SHOULD WALK 10,000 STEPS A DAY FOR HEALTH

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Feb 25, 2019

10,000 steps a day is a very popular step goal, but what do 10,000 steps really look like? It’s good to know why 10,000 steps as a goal is so widely recommended, whether you have this goal or not. How many steps are in a mile (or km)? How long does it take to get 10,000 steps? What great healt...

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How Data Property Ownership Can Benefit the Healthcare Industry HOW DATA PROPERTY OWNERSHIP CAN BENEFIT THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Feb 25, 2019

Yes, the healthcare industry can thrive in an environment where the patient owns his or her personal data as property. There are tremendous benefits to both the patient as well as pharmaceutical companies and healthcare systems. Data will still flow freely. The research will be powered by clean fair...

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Artificial intelligence in Health Insurance – Current Applications and Trends ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTH INSURANCE – CURRENT APPLICATIONS AND TRENDS

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Feb 25, 2019

Health insurance is a critical component of the healthcare industry with private health insurance expenditures alone estimated at $1.1 billion in 2016, according to the latest data available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This figure represents 34 percent of the 2016 National H...

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5 Things to Add to Your Life to Lose Weight 5 THINGS TO ADD TO YOUR LIFE TO LOSE WEIGHT

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Feb 25, 2019

When it comes to weight loss, you know just about everything you’re supposed to remove from your life — processed foods, a couch potato habit, soda. But losing weight doesn’t have to solely be about subtraction. In fact, the most successful weight-loss plans work well because they ...

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Vitamin D and brain health: New mechanism may explain link VITAMIN D AND BRAIN HEALTH: NEW MECHANISM MAY EXPLAIN LINK

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Feb 25, 2019

New research finds that vitamin D deficiency affects a type of brain "scaffolding" that supports the neurons. This finding could lead to new therapies for the neurological symptoms of mental health conditions such as schizophrenia. Vitamin D, which people sometimes refer to as the "su...

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Could these brain changes explain phantom limb? COULD THESE BRAIN CHANGES EXPLAIN PHANTOM LIMB?

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Feb 25, 2019

Phantom limb is the sensation that the missing part remains attached. The vast majority of people with amputation report phantom sensations, often with pain. Now, an imaging study from two research centers in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has pinpointed certain changes in functional connectivity — ...

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5 Sure Fire Ways to Draw a HIPAA Violation 5 SURE FIRE WAYS TO DRAW A HIPAA VIOLATION

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Feb 25, 2019

Fines levied by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights for a HIPAA violation can reach up to $50,000 per violation, according to a new infographic by Accellion. The infographic provides five sure fire ways to draw a HIPAA violation.

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US adults do not consume enough protein, study warns US ADULTS DO NOT CONSUME ENOUGH PROTEIN, STUDY WARNS

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Feb 25, 2019

New research in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging reveals that older people in the United States do not consume enough protein. Insufficient protein is a marker of poor diet and health overall, the study also suggests. With age, the human body loses muscle mass. Sarcopenia, or the age-rel...

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Diabetes: Nuts could reduce cardiovascular risk DIABETES: NUTS COULD REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

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Feb 25, 2019

Nuts are packed full of essential nutrients that could benefit overall health. They contain high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E, folate, and minerals, including potassium, calcium, and magnesium. The latest research has shown that nut consumption may help reduce the risk of chro...

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How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth HOW CHRONIC STRESS BOOSTS CANCER CELL GROWTH

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Feb 25, 2019

Chronic stress, which a person has consistently over a long period of time, affects mental and emotional well-being as well as physical health. Studies have tied chronic stress to accelerated cognitive impairment, a higher risk of heart problems, and problems with gut health. Previous research also ...

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Childhood Lymphoma, A Positive Perspective CHILDHOOD LYMPHOMA, A POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE

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Feb 24, 2019

It’s a diagnosis no parent wants to hear—but doctors say there is good news for children who are diagnosed with lymphoma. “The bottom line is of the several that we treat they almost all can be cured,” explained Dr. Kelly Sawczyn, a pediatric oncologist with Golisano Children...

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How Meal Kit Subscriptions Can Change Your Eating Habits HOW MEAL KIT SUBSCRIPTIONS CAN CHANGE YOUR EATING HABITS

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Feb 24, 2019

After a long day of working, taking care of your family, running errands or otherwise dealing with all of life’s obligations, cooking dinner is often the last thing you want to do. That goes double if your fridge is empty and a trip to the grocery store is required. So, it’s understandab...

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What diet is best for older adults? WHAT DIET IS BEST FOR OLDER ADULTS?

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Feb 24, 2019

Older adults often lose bone density and muscle mass when they concentrate on shedding weight. This unwanted bone and muscle loss can result in mobility issues and can even increase a person's risk of injury. A recent study, which Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, is the lead on, has ...

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Aortic Aneurysm, What You Need to Know AORTIC ANEURYSM, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Feb 24, 2019

It can be found using ultrasound. This circle indicates where doctors have found an aortic aneurysm. “The aorta is the major blood vessel in the body. It starts from the heart, and it goes down through the chest into the abdomen. It’s like a straight tube,” explained Dr. Ronnie Wor...

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Understanding your Stress UNDERSTANDING YOUR STRESS

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Feb 24, 2019

There are many things that can cause stress. Behavioral health experts say it’s important to understand what’s causing your stress before developing ways to manage it. “The first and foremost thing to do is recognize what stress is, how you stress, what your stress signals are, wha...

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Addressing Medication Complexity Through Community-Based Strategies ADDRESSING MEDICATION COMPLEXITY THROUGH COMMUNITY-BASED STRATEGIES

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Feb 22, 2019

Juggling medications can be overwhelming for people with complex needs — individuals who often struggle with low health literacy, unstable housing, isolation, and other unmet issues. This population is often prescribed multiple medications from numerous providers taken on different schedules w...

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Childhood Bone Cancer :Types, Stages, Symptoms & Treatment CHILDHOOD BONE CANCER :TYPES, STAGES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT

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Feb 22, 2019

Baby bone cancer is a cancerous, or malignant, a tumor which starts in bone or cartilage cells. It can occupy, or grow into, and destroy nearby tissue. It also spread, or metastasizes, to other parts of the body. When cancer starts in the bone, it is called primary bone cancer.

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Blockchain in Healthcare Market BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE MARKET

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Feb 22, 2019

Blockchain is a distributed system recording and storing transaction records. More specifically, blockchain is a shared, immutable record of peer-to-peer transactions built from linked transaction blocks and stored in a digital ledger.

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What is Holistic Healthcare? WHAT IS HOLISTIC HEALTHCARE?

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Feb 22, 2019

Holistic healthcare may sound strange, but according to Dr. Patricia Kraft — Regent’s School of Nursing director — it’s really pretty simple.

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The unexpected dangers of gum disease THE UNEXPECTED DANGERS OF GUM DISEASE

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Feb 22, 2019

Gum disease is common and unpleasant, but, according to a growing body of evidence, it could also play a role in a surprising range of seemingly unrelated health problems. Plaque — a sticky substance that contains bacteria — builds up on teeth. If it is not brushed away, the bacteria can...

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Patient Access – Pros and Cons to Improve your Healthcare Practice PATIENT ACCESS – PROS AND CONS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

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Feb 22, 2019

In the United States, we have certain expectations as consumers. We expect to shop around, read reviews, and select the best-performing and most cost-effective product. In essentially everything we want to buy, from a new television set to a vacation package, we can do this. There’s plenty of ...

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Reverse Innovation in Innovations in Healthcare REVERSE INNOVATION IN INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 21, 2019

Reverse innovation is a hot topic right now. Healthcare systems in underserved and underdeveloped communities are seeing success with innovations and technology that are produced and designed with limited resources. Organizations within the Innovations in Healthcare network have taken a look at some...

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Healthcare 2030: Four Economic Scenarios HEALTHCARE 2030: FOUR ECONOMIC SCENARIOS

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Feb 21, 2019

Looking back on how the industry has progressed over the last two decades, US healthcare now comprises 18 percent of total gross domestic product, up 13 percent from twenty years ago. The composition of that spending has remained (remarkably) stable since 1960, with 38 percent to hospitals, 23 perce...

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Digital Twins in Healthcare: Enabling mass personalization of care delivery DIGITAL TWINS IN HEALTHCARE: ENABLING MASS PERSONALIZATION OF CARE DELIVERY

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Feb 21, 2019

This paper explores how far we have come in generating massive amounts of patient data, but how unprepared we are to make use of it. A digital twin promises an outcome-driven approach to handling the data deluge arising from the patient’s interconnected biology, provider interactions, and the ...

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Why have digital health technologies not healed health care yet? WHY HAVE DIGITAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES NOT HEALED HEALTH CARE YET?

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Feb 21, 2019

There has been significant technological progress in recent years. Patients can use mobile health apps, and artificial intelligence helps in clinical processes. Paradoxically, the new digital health solutions have yet to make health care sustainable, and the patient remains on the periphery of the s...

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Are No-Calorie Sweeteners Bad For Weight Loss? ARE NO-CALORIE SWEETENERS BAD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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Feb 21, 2019

While sugar substitutes (like stevia, Splenda, Equal and Sweet’N Low) may seem like an enticing way to save calories, there’s still a great deal of confusion and a lack of consensus about their purported health benefits. No-calorie sweeteners are typically hundreds of times sweeter than ...

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How Urgent Care Centers are Changing the Health Care Delivery Landscape HOW URGENT CARE CENTERS ARE CHANGING THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY LANDSCAPE

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Feb 20, 2019

Not that long ago, treatment for acute injuries or illnesses were provided either in the doctor’s office or the hospital-based emergency department. However, in the last decade, we’ve seen the growth of several alternative venues for the treatment of acute illnesses and injuries. While f...

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Healthcare Cloud Usage Grows Despite Doubts HEALTHCARE CLOUD USAGE GROWS DESPITE DOUBTS

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Feb 20, 2019

The healthcare industry is leaning upon cloud more heavily, but there is still mistrust regarding its security, according to research presented at HIMSS 2019. The insights, shared by HIMSS Media’s Janet King at the conference, show contradictions around cloud in the industry. Security worries ...

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Transformational Drivers in the Health System of the Future TRANSFORMATIONAL DRIVERS IN THE HEALTH SYSTEM OF THE FUTURE

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Feb 20, 2019

While there are many perspectives and publications on the “Hospital of the Future,” few, if any, provide a system perspective. Too often, when imagining the Health System of the Future, a hospital-centric model emerges. The challenge in this hospital-centric view is that it ignores most ...

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Addressing Social Health Determinant Barriers to Better Health ADDRESSING SOCIAL HEALTH DETERMINANT BARRIERS TO BETTER HEALTH

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Feb 20, 2019

Addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) has become a top priority for public and private healthcare institutions, according to a new infographic by BCBS ProgressHealth. The infographic examines how Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are addressing SDOH.

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Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail? AGGRESSIVE BRAIN CANCER: WHY DOES IMMUNOTHERAPY FAIL?

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Feb 20, 2019

New research that now appears in the journal Nature Medicine examined glioblastoma tumors, and the results move scientists closer to understanding why this form of brain cancer does not respond as well to immunotherapy as other cancers. Immunotherapy is a treatment type that aims to boost the immune...

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DocuSign for Healthcare Providers Industry Brief DOCUSIGN FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS INDUSTRY BRIEF

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Feb 20, 2019

Moreover, more than half of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical device companies are operating under corporate integrity agreements (CIA) with the U.S. government to mitigate the risks.

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Talk to Me: Deep Learning Identifies Depression in Speech Patterns TALK TO ME: DEEP LEARNING IDENTIFIES DEPRESSION IN SPEECH PATTERNS

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Feb 19, 2019

“Talk therapy” is often used by psychotherapists to help patients overcome depression or anxiety through conversation. A research team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is using deep learning to uncover what might be called “talk diagnosis” — detecting signs of d...

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Use the Internet of Things to Your Advantage in Healthcare USE THE INTERNET OF THINGS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 19, 2019

To make big data successful in data accumulation, a company must be able to handle a diverse variety of possibly un-matching data from disparate sources, or the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT features a grid of everyday objects, including industrial machines to devices that are wearable. These things...

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AI for Virtual Medical Assistants – 4 Current Applications AI FOR VIRTUAL MEDICAL ASSISTANTS – 4 CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Feb 19, 2019

Virtual assistants operating in response to voice or text interactions have steadily gained traction and formed a profitable sector, according to Research and Markets. The market research firm projects that total revenue will hit $15.8 billion in 2021 up from $1.6 billion in 2015. The firm also esti...

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Which foods are rich in vitamin A? WHICH FOODS ARE RICH IN VITAMIN A?

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Feb 19, 2019

In this article, we describe 14 of the best sources of vitamin A and the recommended daily intake. Each of these foods contains at least 15 percent of the daily value (DV) in a standard serving. The DV allows people to easily compare the nutrient contents of different foods. It is a percentage based...

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Top 11 Healthcare Trends for 2019 TOP 11 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FOR 2019

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Feb 18, 2019

The 2019 Healthcare Leadership Intelligence Survey reveals the demand for experienced healthcare executives has never been higher as organizations seek leaders who can navigate a wide range of challenges. Many executives are viewing these challenges as opportunities to display strong leadership and ...

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10 Major Themes Driving The Future of Blockchain in Healthcare 10 MAJOR THEMES DRIVING THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 18, 2019

Partners in Digital Health, communications company publishing the peer review journals Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) has announced their first annual BHTY Top 10 Blockchain Predictions for Healthcare 2019.  With over 20,000 downloads, 18 citations, and readership in over 65 countries wo...

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How to Maintain Weight Loss: 12 Tips Backed by Science HOW TO MAINTAIN WEIGHT LOSS: 12 TIPS BACKED BY SCIENCE

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Feb 18, 2019

So you've finally hit your goal weight! Or perhaps you've been cutting calories for more than a few months and need a temporary diet break. But where exactly do you go from here? How can you start to add in more of your favorite foods and loosen up restrictions without destroying your progre...

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Healthcare Security: From Medical Devices to Hospital Networks HEALTHCARE SECURITY: FROM MEDICAL DEVICES TO HOSPITAL NETWORKS

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Feb 18, 2019

The rise of new medical technology means hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices can work together to create an integrated patient experience - but these advancements are only effective if they're also secure.

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Healthcare Privacy Concerns HEALTHCARE PRIVACY CONCERNS

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Feb 18, 2019

Four out of five physicians have experienced a cybersecurity attack, according to a new infographic by Liquid Technology Inc. The infographic details the numbers behind the top healthcare cybersecurity threats.

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9 healthful snacks to eat for weight loss 9 HEALTHFUL SNACKS TO EAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Feb 18, 2019

Trying to lose weight does not mean that a person has to give up all snacks. Certain snack foods, such as almonds and hummus, can help a person reach their weight loss goals. Contrary to popular belief, when a person tries to lose weight, they do not have to avoid eating or only eat at meal times. S...

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Can Blockchain Technology Reshape the Healthcare Industry? CAN BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY RESHAPE THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY?

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Feb 18, 2019

Most people still consider the Blockchain technology as a nascent technology, without understanding the great potential and dramatic increase inefficiencies that this technology can bring into all sectors, leave alone the healthcare industry. Since the inception of this technology, it has had tremen...

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4 Ways AI is Changing the Healthcare Industry 4 WAYS AI IS CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Feb 18, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is influencing every aspect of our daily lives, and most recently, the healthcare industry. AI influenced technology is everywhere around us, from simple calculators to driving assistance systems, so it’s completely natural to see a major impact happening in the fi...

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7 Ways to Boost Human Growth Hormone Naturally for Anti-Aging 7 WAYS TO BOOST HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE NATURALLY FOR ANTI-AGING

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Feb 17, 2019

As its name suggests, human growth hormone (HGH) — also known as growth hormone (GH) — is a natural compound that stimulates tissue and bone growth in humans. Along with growth, this powerful hormone also regulates metabolic, cognitive, and adrenal function, among other things. Human gro...

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Other Treatments for Chronic Pain OTHER TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC PAIN

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Feb 17, 2019

Krispinsky works with patients living with chronic pain to help them better manage their symptoms without medication. “The people that come to our workshops very often tell us they do not want to be on pain medication, that they don’t like the side effects, “she said.

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Diabetes and Alzheimer DIABETES AND ALZHEIMER'S: WHAT'S THE LINK?

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Feb 17, 2019

New research has shown that impaired insulin signaling in the brain, often a feature of diabetes, may negatively impact cognition, mood, and metabolism — all of which are common aspects of Alzheimer's disease. Although the conditions are seemingly independent of each other, earlier studies...

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Machine Learning for Nursing – 8 Current Applications MACHINE LEARNING FOR NURSING – 8 CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Feb 16, 2019

With an ongoing nurse shortage in the United States and other areas, startups and global companies have begun developing methods for handling time-consuming responsibilities traditionally held by nurses, ranging from daily operations to diagnosis. In an effort to give hospitals and healthcare provid...

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The State of AI Applications in Healthcare – An Overview of Trends THE STATE OF AI APPLICATIONS IN HEALTHCARE – AN OVERVIEW OF TRENDS

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Feb 16, 2019

The healthcare industry has for a while now been a bit of a hotspot for artificial intelligence. It is particularly primed to benefit from the potentialities of AI because it deals with huge amounts of data on a daily basis. Patient information, medical histories, diagnostic results, hospital billin...

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Artificial intelligence in Telemedicine and Telehealth – 4 Current Applications ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN TELEMEDICINE AND TELEHEALTH – 4 CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Feb 16, 2019

Telehealth (or Telemedicine) is a growing sector of the healthcare industry which has steadily gained traction and formed a profitable sector, according to Transparency Market Research. The market research firm projects that total US revenue will hit $19.5 billion in 2025 up from $6 billion in 2016....

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The Next Big Revolution – IoT Wearables in Healthcare THE NEXT BIG REVOLUTION – IOT WEARABLES IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 15, 2019

The rapid innovation in the use of wearables in healthcare and fitness is driving a clear shift from episodic to continuous healthcare. In this infographic, we take a look at some of the most promising and value-driven innovations in the domain of IoT-powered wearables for healthcare and fitness.

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How can estrogen help control type 2 diabetes? HOW CAN ESTROGEN HELP CONTROL TYPE 2 DIABETES?

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Feb 15, 2019

New research finds that estrogen improves insulin sensitivity and details the mechanism behind this effect. The findings have a "profound impact on our understanding of obesity and diabetes, as well as potential dietary interventions," say the researchers. About 84 million people in the Un...

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Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause DIET DRINKS LINKED TO A HIGHER RISK OF STROKE AFTER THE MENOPAUSE

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Feb 15, 2019

A study that followed tens of thousands of postmenopausal women for more than 10 years has linked a higher consumption of diet drinks to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and death. The link between diet drinks and stroke was strongest for strokes that arise from blocked arteries, and from...

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What types of food are surprisingly unhealthful? WHAT TYPES OF FOOD ARE SURPRISINGLY UNHEALTHFUL?

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Feb 14, 2019

What is healthful and what is not may not always be clear. Even many of the foods on this list have more healthful versions available. The difference is knowing what to look for. Here are the six most unhealthful foods that people may often consider healthful. We also discuss how to make better choi...

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Reducing diabetes risk with a personalized diet REDUCING DIABETES RISK WITH A PERSONALIZED DIET

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Feb 14, 2019

Keeping blood glucose at a healthy level reduces the risk of developing diabetes. But until now, reducing high glucose levels has focused on limiting carb and calorie intake, rather than on how individuals respond to different foods. The number of people in the United States who receive a diagnosis ...

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4 Things the Best Weight-Loss Diets Have in Common 4 THINGS THE BEST WEIGHT-LOSS DIETS HAVE IN COMMON

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Feb 14, 2019

If you’re hoping to lose weight, there are so many choices: Cutting carbs, weighing what you eat, keeping a food journal, intermittent fasting, hiring a personal trainer and countless other ideas registered dietitians, health coaches and well-meaning friends might suggest. If you’re look...

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Optimize Performance By Rethinking Hospital HR For Ambulatory Ventures OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE BY RETHINKING HOSPITAL HR FOR AMBULATORY VENTURES

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Feb 13, 2019

The continuing evolution of hospital services and procedures to outpatient settings creates a challenge for hospital ambulatory leaders and hospital HR professionals. Hospitals partnering in ambulatory ventures need an HR solution that will match the speed and efficiency that is central to the ASC b...

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: What We Know so Far ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN HEALTHCARE: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

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Feb 13, 2019

The healthcare industry is changing every day; from best practices to technological advancements. The industry is seeing exponential growth in regards to virtual reality, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence. These advancements are giving healthcare practitioners the tools to provide next-level ...

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Top Considerations when Choosing an Artificial Intelligence Project for Healthcare TOP CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROJECT FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 13, 2019

The idea of employing artificial intelligence (AI) to improve organization performance is capturing the attention of healthcare leaders due to the technology’s ability to analyze and interpret complex unstructured data. However, before an organization jumps into using AI, it should carefully r...

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Increase Profitability of Your Medical Practice by Attracting High-Value Patient INCREASE PROFITABILITY OF YOUR MEDICAL PRACTICE BY ATTRACTING HIGH-VALUE PATIENT

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Feb 13, 2019

Medical practices are built around their patients. Attracting more patients and understanding their value is by far the most important thing that impacts a practice’s viability and sustainability. While driving traffic to your practice website is essential, only a handful of online visitors wi...

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What are the best types of exercise for asthma? WHAT ARE THE BEST TYPES OF EXERCISE FOR ASTHMA?

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Feb 13, 2019

Some forms of exercise have the potential to cause asthma flare-ups, leading to wheezing or chest tightness. However, people may be able to avoid symptoms or asthma attacks by using specific techniques and participating in suitable activities. As long as a person's asthma is under control, exerc...

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Healthcare Data Fuels Innovation in the Classroom HEALTHCARE DATA FUELS INNOVATION IN THE CLASSROOM

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Feb 13, 2019

The current era of healthcare technology is marked by a need for problem solvers and professionals who can work with data and the information technology used to mine it. To provide students with relevant knowledge and develop their skills for the future, innovative educators have devised ways to giv...

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5 things to test your heart health 5 THINGS TO TEST YOUR HEART HEALTH

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Feb 13, 2019

From resting heart rate to waist circumference, here’s what you need to know about some important factors than can affect your heart health.

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Alternative Healthcare Payment Model Trends ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE PAYMENT MODEL TRENDS

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Feb 13, 2019

Public and private health plans, managed Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) states, and Medicare FFS voluntarily participated in a national effort to measure the use of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) as well as progress toward the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s (LAN) goal o...

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New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers NEW DRUG SHOWS PROMISE AGAINST SEVERAL AGGRESSIVE CANCERS

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Feb 13, 2019

A new phase I/II open-label, dose-escalation trial has recently tested the effectiveness of a "Trojan horse" drug in treating multiple types of otherwise treatment-resistant cancer in its late stages. Recently, a team of experts from The Institute of Cancer Research in London and The Royal...

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How Can Healthcare Address the Problem of Opioid Pain Management? HOW CAN HEALTHCARE ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF OPIOID PAIN MANAGEMENT?

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Feb 13, 2019

Opioids claimed over 64,000 lives in 2017 and data show an almost fourfold increase in overdose deaths from 1999 to 2008.[1] Yet, opioid medications are still necessary to manage the pain following surgery or injury. So how do we balance the need for pain management with the need to reduce addiction...

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What is Fasted Training and Will it Help You Lose More Weight? WHAT IS FASTED TRAINING AND WILL IT HELP YOU LOSE MORE WEIGHT?

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Feb 12, 2019

The all too common question of “what should I eat before a workout?” has shifted to “should I eat before a workout?” Fasted training, intermittent fasting, and getting into ketosis are replacing the long-popular pre-workout shakes and bars. And while it may sound like a fitne...

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Advanced Analytics for Healthcare ADVANCED ANALYTICS FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 12, 2019

Healthcare systems face multiple challenges, including ageing populations, evolving healthcare needs and rising costs.  We provide tailored end-to-end analytics solutions, allowing healthcare providers to inject ongoing intelligence into key processes to improve patients’ access to high-q...

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Internet of things in healthcare: applications, benefits, and challenges INTERNET OF THINGS IN HEALTHCARE: APPLICATIONS, BENEFITS, AND CHALLENGES

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Feb 12, 2019

The healthcare industry is in a state of great despair. Healthcare services are costlier than ever, global population is aging and the number of chronic diseases are on a rise. What we are approaching is a world where basic healthcare would become out of reach to most people, a large section of soci...

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Artificial Intelligence and the Opioid Epidemic – Applications for Relapse Treatment, Abuse Prevention, and More ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC – APPLICATIONS FOR RELAPSE TREATMENT, ABUSE PREVENTION, AND MORE

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Feb 12, 2019

The opioid overdose crisis continues to maintain a strong grip on the nation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the epidemic claims more than 115 lives in the United States every day. The cumulative effects of this public health crisis also extend to loss of workforce product...

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What are the best foods for people with diabetes? WHAT ARE THE BEST FOODS FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?

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Feb 12, 2019

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthful proteins can have significant benefits for people with diabetes. Balancing certain foods can help maintain health, improve overall well-being, and prevent future complications. A healthcare professional, such as a doctor or dietitian, can work with pe...

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What to know about the warfarin diet WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE WARFARIN DIET

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Feb 12, 2019

People taking the blood thinning medication warfarin may need to moderate vitamin K levels in their diets. Vitamin K may interfere with the effectiveness of warfarin. A doctor may prescribe warfarin to someone who has had a blood clot in the past, as they are at a higher risk of blood clots in the f...

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Trends That Will Dominate Healthcare in 2019 TRENDS THAT WILL DOMINATE HEALTHCARE IN 2019

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Feb 11, 2019

Technology perimeters every dimension of healthcare. It offers extraordinary benefits to patients and medical practitioners. The wise use of technology in healthcare can promise patient satisfaction and cost savings, which contributes to the future of any healthcare organization. Below are the lates...

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Walking for Weight Loss – 8 Tips You Can Use Today WALKING FOR WEIGHT LOSS – 8 TIPS YOU CAN USE TODAY

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Feb 11, 2019

Walking for weight loss is something that almost anyone can do. Walking can fit into almost any schedule, and it’s cheap, easy to start and low impact on your joints. To really lose weight by walking, you’ll need to make walking part of an overall healthy lifestyle. If you’ve tried...

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Transforming healthcare in the cloud through data, analytics, and machine learning TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE IN THE CLOUD THROUGH DATA, ANALYTICS, AND MACHINE LEARNING

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Feb 11, 2019

From electronic health records to medical imaging, healthcare is an industry with an unprecedented amount of data. At Google Cloud, we want to help more healthcare organizations turn this data into health breakthroughs, through better care and more streamlined operations. Over the past year, we&rsqu...

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Rising to Meet Healthcare Industry Challenges RISING TO MEET HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

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Feb 11, 2019

Discover what strategies healthcare organizations are undertaking to address the top issues that face them: addressing cost pressures resulting from declining reimbursements and improving the patient experience. Learn about the steps necessary to address these issues and become an intelligent enterp...

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Why Blockchain In Healthcare Could Be A Game Changer For EHRs WHY BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE COULD BE A GAME CHANGER FOR EHRS

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Feb 11, 2019

An electronic health record system helps healthcare industry to maintain a structured and systematic arrangement of data and information. A strong system of EHR helps the physician and doctors to acquire information effectively without any loss of information. This information includes medical histo...

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Paleo diet meal plan: A simple guide PALEO DIET MEAL PLAN: A SIMPLE GUIDE

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Feb 11, 2019

The paleo diet is an eating plan that mimics how prehistoric humans may have eaten. It involves eating whole foods that people could theoretically hunt or gather. Advocates of the paleo diet reject modern diets that are full of processed foods. They believe that returning to how hunter-gatherers ate...

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Weight loss: How important is eating breakfast? WEIGHT LOSS: HOW IMPORTANT IS EATING BREAKFAST?

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Feb 11, 2019

Every single day, people around the world sit at the table to enjoy what many consider to be "the most important meal of the day." Breakfast traditions vary: those from the United States and United Kingdom tend to favor eggs and bacon, whereas those in Italy and France often prefer croissa...

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Fast and Secure: Bromium Solutions for Healthcare FAST AND SECURE: BROMIUM SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 11, 2019

Healthcare organizations need reliable security, but sometimes antivirus can’t cope with large files, causing delays and backlog. Bromium helps protect endpoints against malware, while maximizing performance. Watch this video to learn how Bromium helps healthcare organizations achieve reliable...

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Automated Machine Learning in Healthcare AUTOMATED MACHINE LEARNING IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 11, 2019

Healthcare organizations are increasingly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the patient experience, along with business outcomes, according to a new infographic by DataRobot, Inc. The infographic shows common use cases for AI implemented by medical and research facilities to: improve ...

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Want to improve healthcare? Change how the systems operate. WANT TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE? CHANGE HOW THE SYSTEMS OPERATE.

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Feb 10, 2019

Three recent studies have identified that clinicians – doctors and nurses – are spending less than 50% of their time on direct patient care. Clinicians are spending the other half of their time on administrative work, and this raises the risk of clinician burnout. Those administrative fu...

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Ready or not, tech-driven healthcare is here READY OR NOT, TECH-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE IS HERE

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Feb 10, 2019

AI, VR, medical IoT and other technologies have transformed traditional healthcare into a smart ecosystem. Thanks to innovative systems, medical professionals can better diagnose and treat patients’ conditions. With more advances on the horizon, the future looks exciting, and who knows, maybe ...

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Sleep and Diabetes SLEEP AND DIABETES

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Feb 10, 2019

Millions of Americans are living with diabetes—but doctors say lack of exercise and nutrition may not be the only causes driving this disease. “There is a correlation between sleep and diabetes. Disrupted sleep can lead to more insulin resistance,” explained Dr. Jose Colon, a sleep...

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Knowing your Risk for Diabetes KNOWING YOUR RISK FOR DIABETES

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Feb 10, 2019

Lee Health is a nationally recognized, award-winning health system in Southwest Florida. We are caring for people, inspiring health. It can affect any age and cause serious health concerns. “What is so concerning about type two diabetes is very often you have no symptoms at all. That is why if...

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Telemedicine at Coconut Point TELEMEDICINE AT COCONUT POINT

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Feb 10, 2019

Equipped with high definition cameras, audio, and interaction ability, each room at Lee Health Coconut Point is designed for doctors to assess patients---even when they’re not in the room. “In certain circumstances, specifically stroke, we don’t have a neurologist on site. Thirty-t...

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Can social media really cause depression? CAN SOCIAL MEDIA REALLY CAUSE DEPRESSION?

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Feb 10, 2019

The supposed effects of social media on young people sound drastic enough to make anyone switch off their cell phone. Some studies have indicated that young people can develop an addiction to social media. Meanwhile, other studies have linked this with poor sleep, poor self-esteem, and potentially p...

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Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections? DIABETES: COULD A PILL REPLACE INSULIN INJECTIONS?

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Feb 10, 2019

When type 2 diabetes is at an advanced stage, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. At this point, doctors usually recommend daily insulin injections to manage blood sugar levels. However, research has cited a phobia of needles as one of the most significant barriers preventing those wit...

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Will blockchain save the healthcare system? WILL BLOCKCHAIN SAVE THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM?

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Feb 09, 2019

An unlikely relationship was sparked over box lunches at a tech conference in Nashville. Mike Jacobs, a senior distinguished engineer at the healthcare services company Optum, had been experimenting with how to solve healthcare industry problems with that emerging, exciting, little understood techno...

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Could this chemical help explain anxiety? COULD THIS CHEMICAL HELP EXPLAIN ANXIETY?

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Feb 09, 2019

Almost everybody experiences anxiety in one of its forms. Over time, evolution honed anxiety as a survival mechanism; it forms part of our "fight-or-flight" response. The heart pumps a little faster, and there might be a sensation of nausea as the body prepares for action. Although anxiety...

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How UCSF Researchers Are Using AI on Some of Healthcare’s Toughest Problems HOW UCSF RESEARCHERS ARE USING AI ON SOME OF HEALTHCARE’S TOUGHEST PROBLEMS

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Feb 08, 2019

Hospitals produce huge volumes of medical data that, when handled with concern for privacy and security, could be used to re-examine everything from hospital administration to patient care. But this means finding careful ways to assemble this data, so it’s no longer locked in organizational si...

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9 Ways in Which AI Is Transforming Healthcare 9 WAYS IN WHICH AI IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Feb 08, 2019

Given the huge potential of artificial intelligence (Al), it is transforming the healthcare industry, performing human tasks more efficiently, more quickly, and at a lower cost, according to a new infographic by Cognilytica. The infographic identifies 9 ways in which AI is transforming healthcare.

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How to Win the Yo-Yo Diet Battle HOW TO WIN THE YO-YO DIET BATTLE

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Feb 08, 2019

You worked hard to shed pounds, but then it crept right back. It happens. In fact, about 80% of people who lose weight regain it all or more, according to some estimates. It’s a term known by industry experts as ‘weight cycling’ — and colloquially as yo-yo dieting. Here, a lo...

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Just 8 weeks of yoga benefit rheumatoid arthritis JUST 8 WEEKS OF YOGA BENEFIT RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

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Feb 08, 2019

New research, published in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, finds that an 8-week regimen of intensive yoga eases both the physical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and the psychological distress that usually accompanies the condition. In this context, Dr. Dada and team wondered if...

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The future of healthcare customer service THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE CUSTOMER SERVICE

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Feb 08, 2019

Discover three of the most impactful trends in today's healthcare industry, each providing brands with a golden opportunity to truly connect with customers and nurture those relationships through outcome-based customer care

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Why Virtualization, Analytics and AI Are the Future of Healthcare Data Centers WHY VIRTUALIZATION, ANALYTICS AND AI ARE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE DATA CENTERS

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Feb 07, 2019

The data center isn’t one of the first things a hospital administrator probably thinks of when considering how medical care will change in the coming years. But it should be. The fundamentals of delivering high-quality care while keeping costs in check depend on a modern data center. Digital h...

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Microsoft for Healthcare: technology and collaboration for better experiences, insights and care MICROSOFT FOR HEALTHCARE: TECHNOLOGY AND COLLABORATION FOR BETTER EXPERIENCES, INSIGHTS AND CARE

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Feb 07, 2019

The healthcare industry’s leading minds are getting ready to educate, intrigue, and inspire attendees next week at the HIMSS19 conference—a leading healthcare IT event in the US. We expect to see many innovative ideas and solutions to the most prevalent and persistent challenges in moder...

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How to Work From Home in the Healthcare Industry HOW TO WORK FROM HOME IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Feb 07, 2019

If you are interested in working in the field of healthcare, and you are tired of commuting back and forth to the office, this video gives you some tips for working from home in the healthcare industry. From dealing with less traffic and improving your work-life balance, working from home offers man...

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Big Data in Healthcare: 7 Use Cases BIG DATA IN HEALTHCARE: 7 USE CASES

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Feb 07, 2019

The healthcare industry historically has produced a great amount of information. While a lot of data is still stored in hard copy form, the current trend of massive digitization is going to improve this. There is a necessity to improve the quality of medical services and, at the same time, reduce th...

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Children and Eating Disorders: What to Avoid and What to Get Right CHILDREN AND EATING DISORDERS: WHAT TO AVOID AND WHAT TO GET RIGHT

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Feb 06, 2019

Food is essential for supplying critical nutrients a child needs for proper growth and development. But the wrong kind of food, or poor eating habits, can be harmful to a child’s health and may continue to cause problems well into adulthood. As a pediatric nutritionist, I work with parents and...

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4 Steps to Harnessing ‘Big Data’ in Health Care 4 STEPS TO HARNESSING ‘BIG DATA’ IN HEALTH CARE

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Feb 06, 2019

When Susan Collins, PhD, MHA, lead faculty member in the health care administration doctoral program at Capella University, says those words, she doesn’t mean that data is not important or that it is something the health care industry has moved on from. Far from it. Rather, what she means is t...

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Six ways the patient data explosion is turning healthcare inside-out SIX WAYS THE PATIENT DATA EXPLOSION IS TURNING HEALTHCARE INSIDE-OUT

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Feb 06, 2019

A new era of patient-driven healthcare is underway. With unprecedented access to genetic data and the availability of new technology such as implants and wearables, patients are becoming increasingly proactive in their healthcare. The rise of such 21st century digital citizens is driving new and inn...

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Can Innovation Reduce The Cost Of Healthcare? CAN INNOVATION REDUCE THE COST OF HEALTHCARE?

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Feb 06, 2019

There are quite a few exciting trends characterizing the modern health industry–many of them industry-related. It should be no surprise that chief among such trends is technology innovation. Healthcare technology solutions are making it possible to prevent death from heart attacks, diminish th...

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Top 10 Health Economics and Outcomes Research Trends TOP 10 HEALTH ECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH TRENDS

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Feb 06, 2019

Interest in the field of health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) has grown exponentially as governments and other payers grapple with how to provide the best possible health outcomes at affordable costs, according to a new infographic by ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economic...

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What are the health benefits of passion fruit? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PASSION FRUIT?

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Feb 06, 2019

Passion fruit is a flowering tropical vine, known as Passiflora, that grows in warm climates, including South America, Australia, South Africa, and India. Passion fruit contains a soft pulp and lots of seeds inside a hard rind. People can eat the seeds and pulp, juice it, or add it to other juices. ...

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The best healthful fast-food options THE BEST HEALTHFUL FAST-FOOD OPTIONS

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Feb 06, 2019

Fast-food outlets are abundant and, while fast food has a reputation for being unhealthful, a growing number of the big chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus. Outlets that allow greater customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more nutritious choices. However, there a...

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6 Weight-Loss Tips Dietitians Warn Against 6 WEIGHT-LOSS TIPS DIETITIANS WARN AGAINST

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Feb 06, 2019

It can be hard to sift through weight-loss advice and the latest trends to find a healthy eating plan that is enjoyable and will work for life. In fact, even RDs hear tips they find misguided and unsustainable. Here, several nutrition experts discuss six common pieces of advice they believe do more ...

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Startups Lead the Way in AI for Healthcare STARTUPS LEAD THE WAY IN AI FOR HEALTHCARE

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Feb 05, 2019

A recent report by CB Insights shows that healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) startups have raised $4.3 billion since 2013, topping all other industries. Kolabtree, the online platform for freelance scientists, has released an infographic highlighting startups that have developed innovative AI-a...

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How to Stay on Top of Current Trends in Health Care HOW TO STAY ON TOP OF CURRENT TRENDS IN HEALTH CARE

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Feb 05, 2019

Professionals working in health care must be prepared to live in commitment to life-long learning and continuous skill development. To get a better idea about recent changes in the health care system and how professionals can remain updated, we spoke with Ben Spedding, Capella University’s hea...

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“CPR” for Healthcare: Catalyst for Payment Reform Breathes New Life into Alternative Payment Models “CPR” FOR HEALTHCARE: CATALYST FOR PAYMENT REFORM BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT MODELS

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Feb 05, 2019

 It’s no secret that healthcare costs are out of control for consumers. But what can get lost in the shuffle is how these costs affect employers, who want their employees to be covered with better healthcare. Some could argue that healthcare cost-containment is one of the most important p...

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Flaxseed fiber could help reduce obesity FLAXSEED FIBER COULD HELP REDUCE OBESITY

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Feb 05, 2019

Flaxseed has many culinary uses, most commonly in granola and smoothies. It is a popular add-on in foods because research has suggested that it has many health benefits, including improving cholesterol. Now, a new study in an animal model shows how flaxseed can impact obesity markers.

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3 Simple Eating Tweaks That May Help With Weight Loss 3 SIMPLE EATING TWEAKS THAT MAY HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS

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Feb 05, 2019

Big, dramatic changes to your diet may help you lose weight initially, but those changes usually aren’t sustainable. This can cause yo-yo dieting, which can damage your metabolism, not to mention your motivation. The best way to lose weight and actually keep it off is to make simple changes yo...

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2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FORECAST: THE BEGINNING OF A CONSUMER-DRIVEN REFORMATION 2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS FORECAST: THE BEGINNING OF A CONSUMER-DRIVEN REFORMATION

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Feb 05, 2019

The well-known proverb “may you live in interesting times” is considered by many to be a blessing, yet others believe it is actually an ancient curse. People’s interpretation tends to correspond with their own appetite for change, as well as their comfort (or lack of) in the face o...

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A diet rich in fiber and vegetables can relieve depression A DIET RICH IN FIBER AND VEGETABLES CAN RELIEVE DEPRESSION

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Feb 05, 2019

A healthful diet can 'significantly reduce' symptoms of depression. That's the definitive conclusion from a meta-analysis of existing randomized, clinical trials. Researchers have long suspected that a poor diet can lead to poor mental health. Although the underpinnings of mental health ...

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3 Emerging Technologies in Healthcare to Know 3 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN HEALTHCARE TO KNOW

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Feb 04, 2019

2018 was a year where technology further cemented its critical role in healthcare. There are few, if any, tasks within a hospital that are not supported with technology. We have reached a point where it's safe to assume that the coming year will introduce new technologies that improve the clinic...

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Transforming Behavioral Health Care Management TRANSFORMING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

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Feb 04, 2019

Behavioral health conditions affect a significant percentage of the country’s population. In 2016, 44.7 million adults in the United States (18.3% of those aged 18 or older) had a mental illness, and 20.1 million (7.5% of those aged 12 or older) had a substance use disorder. Roughly 8.2 millio...

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BDO Health & Life Sciences Rx: 2025 & BEYOND BDO HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES RX: 2025 & BEYOND

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Feb 04, 2019

Beyond 2019, we expect the convergence of the health and life sciences supply chains only to quicken, as consumer-centric disruption continues. The result will ultimately be Shared Care, Shared Value. Here are our top predictions for developments in 2025 and beyond that will help entities break down...

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Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer ANTITUMOR PROTEIN CAN SOMETIMES PROMOTE CANCER

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Feb 04, 2019

New research from the University of California in San Diego demonstrates instances in which the tumor suppressor protein p53 can boost cancer metabolism. In a paper on the study, which now appears in the journal Cancer Cell, the authors write that the "findings are instrumental for cancer drug ...

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The Research Behind Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss THE RESEARCH BEHIND INTERMITTENT FASTING AND WEIGHT LOSS

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Feb 04, 2019

When it comes to moving the needle on the scale, dieters are turning to intermittent fasting to cut calories and lose weight. Among the 1/3 of millennials who followed a specific eating pattern, intermittent fasting was the most popular, beating out options like the Paleo, ketogenic and Whole30 diet...

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Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging FASTING BOOSTS METABOLISM AND FIGHTS AGING

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Feb 04, 2019

The latest study to explore the impact of fasting on the human body concludes that it increases metabolic activity more than previously realized and may even impart anti-aging benefits. Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can help certain people lose weight. Although researchers are still d...

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How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells HOW A LIGHT-ACTIVATED METAL COULD DESTROY CANCER CELLS

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Feb 04, 2019

An innovative new approach to cancer therapy suggests that a compound of the metal iridium could, when activated by light, target and destroy cancer cells. At the moment, there are many different types of cancer treatment. These range from chemotherapy and radiation therapy to immunotherapy, which b...

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Obesity and Cancer OBESITY AND CANCER

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Feb 04, 2019

Losing weight, eating better, and having a more active lifestyle—they are some of the most common New Year resolutions—But what if your resolution lowered your risk of developing cancer? “Only about a very small percentage of five to maybe 10 percent of all cancer diagnosis is rela...

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Minimally Invasive Options for Surgery MINIMALLY INVASIVE OPTIONS FOR SURGERY

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Feb 03, 2019

Expert care combined with state of the art technology. “We take a lot of pride in our program. It should give patients some level of comfort that when they come here for their treatment, they are going to get expert care,” said Dr. Michael DeFrain, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Lee Healt...

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Decentralizing healthcare through education and training DECENTRALIZING HEALTHCARE THROUGH EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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Feb 02, 2019

NCDs are accounting every year for half of all deaths in Ethiopia and that figure keeps rising. Many patients cannot afford proper care and suffer the consequences. In addition, NCD education for nurses and healthcare workers is lacking. Training nurses and healthcare workers and decentralizing care...

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Healthcare Is Getting a “Lyft” HEALTHCARE IS GETTING A “LYFT”

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Feb 01, 2019

Most of us are familiar with Lyft or Uber but most of the time we all use it for social outgoings, but have you used it to go to a doctor’s appointment?  Transportation to medical appointments is a big factor for most patients.  If they are not able to find reliable transportation th...

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10 examples of the Internet of Things in healthcare 10 EXAMPLES OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 01, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up a world of possibilities in medicine: when connected to the internet, ordinary medical devices can collect invaluable additional data, give extra insight into symptoms and trends, enable remote care, and generally give patients more control over their lives...

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Achieving 360-Degree View for Accurate Population Risk & Quality Management ACHIEVING 360-DEGREE VIEW FOR ACCURATE POPULATION RISK & QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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Feb 01, 2019

A strong process for ensuring accurate documentation and risk-adjustment coding ensures that a high quality of care is being maintained for all patients and that providers are being properly reimbursed for delivering that care. This whitepaper examines the challenges and needs in more detail, as wel...

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Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke FLU-LIKE ILLNESS RAISES THE RISK OF STROKE

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Feb 01, 2019

Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke. The risk factors include weight, smoking status, age, and family history of stroke. However, flu and flu-like illnesses could join this list, according to research due to be presented at the International Stroke Conference in...

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Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF: MINDFULNESS MAY BE JUST AS GOOD AS CBT

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Feb 01, 2019

New research appearing in the BMJ journal Evidence-Based Mental Health suggests that mindfulness could be a promising alternative to cognitive behavioral therapy for relieving some of the psychological and physical symptoms of chronic pain. According to the most recent survey analysis from the Cente...

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