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

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Aug 16, 2018

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

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

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Aug 15, 2018

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

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

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Aug 15, 2018

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

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

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Aug 15, 2018

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

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

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Aug 13, 2018

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

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Navigating the Telehealth Landscape NAVIGATING THE TELEHEALTH LANDSCAPE

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Aug 13, 2018

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

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

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Aug 13, 2018

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

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'MONSTER' RADISH MIGHT HELP FIGHT HEART DISEASE

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Aug 11, 2018

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

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

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Aug 10, 2018

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

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

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Aug 09, 2018

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

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

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Aug 09, 2018

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

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

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Aug 09, 2018

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

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

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Aug 08, 2018

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

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

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Aug 08, 2018

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

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

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Aug 07, 2018

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

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

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Aug 07, 2018

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

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

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Aug 06, 2018

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

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

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Aug 06, 2018

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

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

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Aug 03, 2018

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

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

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Aug 01, 2018

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

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

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Aug 01, 2018

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

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

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Aug 01, 2018

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

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

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Jul 31, 2018

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

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Can coffee cause cancer? CAN COFFEE CAUSE CANCER?

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Jul 31, 2018

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

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

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Jul 31, 2018

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

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

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Jul 30, 2018

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

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

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Jul 30, 2018

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

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Nine herbal teas for constipation NINE HERBAL TEAS FOR CONSTIPATION

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Jul 30, 2018

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

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

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Jul 30, 2018

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

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

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Jul 27, 2018

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

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

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Jul 27, 2018

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

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

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Jul 27, 2018

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

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

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Jul 27, 2018

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

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

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Jul 27, 2018

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

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

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Jul 26, 2018

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

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

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Jul 26, 2018

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

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

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Jul 26, 2018

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

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

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Jul 25, 2018

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

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

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Jul 25, 2018

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

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

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Jul 25, 2018

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

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

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Jul 24, 2018

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

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

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Jul 24, 2018

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

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

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Jul 24, 2018

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

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Telehealth Home Monitoring TELEHEALTH HOME MONITORING

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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Simplifying Healthcare Data Management SIMPLIFYING HEALTHCARE DATA MANAGEMENT

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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Emergency Treatment for Ischemic Stroke EMERGENCY TREATMENT FOR ISCHEMIC STROKE

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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Good and bad acidic foods GOOD AND BAD ACIDIC FOODS

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 23, 2018

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

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

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Jul 20, 2018

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

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

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Jul 19, 2018

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

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

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Jul 19, 2018

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

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Eighteen ways to reduce bloating EIGHTEEN WAYS TO REDUCE BLOATING

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Jul 19, 2018

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

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

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Jul 19, 2018

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

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

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Jul 18, 2018

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

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

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Jul 18, 2018

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

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

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Jul 18, 2018

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

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

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Jul 18, 2018

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

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

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Jul 17, 2018

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

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

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Jul 17, 2018

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

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

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Jul 17, 2018

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

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

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Jul 17, 2018

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

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Angiogenesis in Cancer ANGIOGENESIS IN CANCER

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Jul 17, 2018

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

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

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Jul 16, 2018

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

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

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Jul 16, 2018

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

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

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Jul 16, 2018

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

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

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Jul 16, 2018

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

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Cinnamon may help battle infections CINNAMON MAY HELP BATTLE INFECTIONS

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Jul 16, 2018

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

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School-based Telehealth SCHOOL-BASED TELEHEALTH

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Jul 13, 2018

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

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

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Jul 13, 2018

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

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

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Jul 13, 2018

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

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

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Jul 12, 2018

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

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

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Jul 12, 2018

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

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

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Jul 12, 2018

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

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

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Jul 12, 2018

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

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

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Jul 11, 2018

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

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

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Jul 11, 2018

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

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

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Jul 10, 2018

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

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

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Jul 10, 2018

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

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Multivitamins MULTIVITAMINS 'OF NO BENEFIT' TO HEART HEALTH

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Jul 10, 2018

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

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

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Jul 10, 2018

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

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

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Jul 10, 2018

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

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

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Jul 09, 2018

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

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

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Jul 09, 2018

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

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

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Jul 09, 2018

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

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Drive healthcare IT transformation DRIVE HEALTHCARE IT TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 06, 2018

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

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

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Jul 05, 2018

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

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

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Jul 04, 2018

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

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

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Jul 04, 2018

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

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

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Jul 04, 2018

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

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

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Jul 03, 2018

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

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

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Jul 02, 2018

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

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

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Jul 02, 2018

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

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

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Jun 29, 2018

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

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NCORP Structure NCORP STRUCTURE

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 28, 2018

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

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

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Jun 27, 2018

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

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

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Jun 27, 2018

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

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

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Jun 27, 2018

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

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

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Jun 27, 2018

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

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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

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Jun 25, 2018

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

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

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Jun 25, 2018

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

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

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Jun 25, 2018

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

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

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Jun 25, 2018

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

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

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Jun 24, 2018

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

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

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Jun 23, 2018

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

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

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Jun 22, 2018

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

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Radiology RADIOLOGY'S PLAYBOOK FOR OPTIMIZING IMAGING INFORMATICS

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Jun 22, 2018

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

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

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Jun 22, 2018

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

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

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Jun 22, 2018

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

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

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Jun 21, 2018

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

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

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Jun 21, 2018

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

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

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Jun 21, 2018

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

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

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Jun 21, 2018

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

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

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Jun 20, 2018

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

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

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Jun 20, 2018

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

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

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Jun 20, 2018

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

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

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Jun 19, 2018

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

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

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Jun 19, 2018

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

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

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Jun 19, 2018

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

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

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Jun 18, 2018

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

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

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Jun 15, 2018

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

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

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Jun 15, 2018

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

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

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Jun 15, 2018

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

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

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Jun 15, 2018

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

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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US virtual health care survey US VIRTUAL HEALTH CARE SURVEY

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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

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Jun 14, 2018

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

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

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Jun 13, 2018

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

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What is refeeding? WHAT IS REFEEDING?

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Jun 13, 2018

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

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

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Jun 13, 2018

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

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

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Jun 12, 2018

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

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Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases AUTOIMMUNITY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

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Jun 12, 2018

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

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

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Jun 12, 2018

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

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

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Jun 12, 2018

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

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

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Jun 11, 2018

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

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

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Jun 11, 2018

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

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

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Jun 11, 2018

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

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

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Jun 11, 2018

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

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

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Jun 10, 2018

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

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

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Jun 10, 2018

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

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

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Jun 10, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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

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Jun 08, 2018

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

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Screening Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer SCREENING HELPS PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018 BUSINESSES AT WORK HEALTHCARE 2018

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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Could coffee enhance teamwork? COULD COFFEE ENHANCE TEAMWORK?

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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Jun 07, 2018

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

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

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Jun 06, 2018

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

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

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Jun 06, 2018

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

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

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Jun 06, 2018

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

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

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Jun 06, 2018

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

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

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Jun 06, 2018

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

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

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Jun 05, 2018

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

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Achieving Plan Member Engagement in Consumer-Driven Healthcare ACHIEVING PLAN MEMBER ENGAGEMENT IN CONSUMER-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE

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Jun 04, 2018

In the healthcare market, the consumer is increasing – and rightly – the center of attention. Understandably, payers have traditionally focused on corporate customers who select plans and options, but the dynamics are shifting rapidly. Today, it’s the employee-plan members who have...

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

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Jun 04, 2018

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

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

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Jun 04, 2018

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

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

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Jun 04, 2018

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

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

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Jun 02, 2018

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

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

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Jun 01, 2018

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

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

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Jun 01, 2018

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

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

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May 31, 2018

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

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

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May 31, 2018

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

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

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May 31, 2018

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

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Connecting the World Through Health Technologies CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

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May 30, 2018

We live in a digital health world shaped by the ongoing quest to save time and money. Healthcare’s shift to the connected world was forged in part by these factors. But the shift was also influenced by patients’ inability to adhere to their prescribed treatment plans and providers desire...

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

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May 30, 2018

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

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

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May 30, 2018

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

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

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May 30, 2018

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

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

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May 30, 2018

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

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Ideas to Make Health Care Affordable Again IDEAS TO MAKE HEALTH CARE AFFORDABLE AGAIN

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May 29, 2018

More Americans are concerned about health care costs (85%) than are concerned about other common worries like retirement (73%), housing (66%), and child care (49%).1 While Republicans, Democrats, and independents are divided over many health care issues, everyone agrees that the top health care prio...

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

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May 29, 2018

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

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Can carrots cause allergies? CAN CARROTS CAUSE ALLERGIES?

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May 29, 2018

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

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

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May 29, 2018

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

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

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May 29, 2018

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

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Most Popular Vitamin And Mineral Supplements Provide No Health Benefit, Study Finds MOST POPULAR VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS PROVIDE NO HEALTH BENEFIT, STUDY FINDS

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May 28, 2018

The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggests a new study led by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto. Published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the systematic review ...

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

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May 28, 2018

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

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

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May 28, 2018

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

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

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May 27, 2018

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

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Preparing for Human-Machine Partnerships in Healthcare PREPARING FOR HUMAN-MACHINE PARTNERSHIPS IN HEALTHCARE

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May 25, 2018

Human-machine partnerships will reshape how we share medical information, treat disease, and discover new therapies more precisely. This timely infographic offers a divided vision of the future, but agreement on both the need and means to transform.

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Collaboration Is King: Stronger Payer/Provider Relationships COLLABORATION IS KING: STRONGER PAYER/PROVIDER RELATIONSHIPS

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May 25, 2018

With the payer-provider relationship at the heart of a successful transition to value-based care, healthcare organizations making "the great shift" must create a roadmap leveraging best practices and robust supporting data streams to guide their way.

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How to Extend Identity Security to Your API HOW TO EXTEND IDENTITY SECURITY TO YOUR API'S

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May 25, 2018

Current identity and application security practices are not scaling to address the demands placed on them. As this white paper shows, to secure both identities and APIs, security practices must quickly evolve to incorporate modern identity standards.

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

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May 25, 2018

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

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

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May 25, 2018

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

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

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May 24, 2018

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

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Diabetes in Arizona: The 2018 Burden Report DIABETES IN ARIZONA: THE 2018 BURDEN REPORT

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May 23, 2018

Diabetes is inextricably tied to obesity and physical inactivity. More than one in four (29.0%) Arizona adults surveyed in 2016 were obese, similar to the national median (29.0%) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS, 2016). Type 2 diabetes has more than doubled in the last ten years; cl...

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

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May 23, 2018

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

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

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May 22, 2018

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

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

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May 22, 2018

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

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

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May 22, 2018

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

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10 Most Common Genetic Diseases 10 MOST COMMON GENETIC DISEASES

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May 22, 2018

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

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A Digital Transformation in Health A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTH

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May 21, 2018

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

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

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May 21, 2018

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

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

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May 20, 2018

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

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Home Blood Pressure Monitoring HOME BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING

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May 18, 2018

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

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

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May 18, 2018

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

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Online access to mental health therapy – TAO Connect ONLINE ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY – TAO CONNECT

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May 17, 2018

TAO Connect, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation, provides online mental health therapy. The company uses artificial intelligence to create low-cost, accessible, software-based practice tools for treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, resiliency and pain managemen...

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Partnering to Perfect Patient, Physician Experience PARTNERING TO PERFECT PATIENT, PHYSICIAN EXPERIENCE

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May 17, 2018

With the goal of enabling clinicians to capture the richness of narrative clinical documents and making them actionable at large scale and in real time, M*Modal currently supports over 1,000 hospital systems, thousands of concurrent users, 36,000 queries and millions of transcriptions documents each...

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4 Steps to Control Health Care Costs with Predictive Analytics 4 STEPS TO CONTROL HEALTH CARE COSTS WITH PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

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May 17, 2018

Medical predictive analytics has the potential to revolutionize healthcare around the world. Predictive Analytics can help organizations to increase the accuracy of diagnoses and reduce the health care costs. Do you know how predictive analytics is directly impacting patient care and health care cos...

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

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May 16, 2018

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

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

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May 16, 2018

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

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How e-prescribing technology solutions can cut paper prescriptions, boost provider and patient satisfaction HOW E-PRESCRIBING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CAN CUT PAPER PRESCRIPTIONS, BOOST PROVIDER AND PATIENT SATISFACTION

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May 15, 2018

Before implementing electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), providers at Gundersen Health System were required to use paper prescriptions, resulting in a frustrating workflow that affected physicians and patients. Patients were required to travel long distances to receive paper presc...

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

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May 15, 2018

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

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Ethics matters in health ETHICS MATTERS IN HEALTH

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May 14, 2018

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

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

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May 14, 2018

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

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

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May 13, 2018

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

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

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May 13, 2018

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

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

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May 12, 2018

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

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Funding public health protects our communities and kids FUNDING PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTS OUR COMMUNITIES AND KIDS

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May 10, 2018

Public health helps kids grow up healthy and helps build strong communities. Public health saves lives and saves money. But it is often tricky describing public health and its impact in concrete terms, which is a critical step in building support for these important programs. This infographic is an ...

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The Transformation of Behavioral Health Care Begins in the ED THE TRANSFORMATION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE BEGINS IN THE ED

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May 10, 2018

The struggle to address the crisis in emergency psychiatry impacts patient safety, quality of care, hospital efficiency, and the bottom line. Industry leaders agree early intervention is critical. Since the vast majority of psychiatric emergencies resolve within 24 hours, hospitals can prevent unnec...

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Challenges of Implementing Healthcare Simulation in Community Colleges CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING HEALTHCARE SIMULATION IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES

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May 09, 2018

The use of simulation has been an integral part of healthcare education in community colleges for many years. Applying the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM to implement high-fidelity simulation education experien...

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

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May 08, 2018

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

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

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May 08, 2018

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

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

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May 08, 2018

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

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HIMSS Europe aims to empower women as leaders in Healthcare IT HIMSS EUROPE AIMS TO EMPOWER WOMEN AS LEADERS IN HEALTHCARE IT

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May 07, 2018

There are a great number of female professionals working in the field of Health IT: doctors, nurses, IT professionals, managers, policymakers and more... However, they do not always have the same recognition and opportunities than their male counterparts. It might be because they work in a tradition...

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

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May 03, 2018

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

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

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May 03, 2018

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

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

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May 03, 2018

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

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

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May 03, 2018

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

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

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May 02, 2018

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

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

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May 02, 2018

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

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

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May 01, 2018

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

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

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Apr 30, 2018

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

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

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Apr 30, 2018

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

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

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Apr 30, 2018

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

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Eating Dark Chocolate Reduces Stress, Improves Mood EATING DARK CHOCOLATE REDUCES STRESS, IMPROVES MOOD

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Apr 28, 2018

We’ve heard that dark chocolate is good for us in reasonable amounts, but two unique studies from the Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center are now the first to study the beneficial effects of a specific compound that’s largely responsible for dark chocolate’s good...

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

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Apr 27, 2018

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

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Emergency Medical Care EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

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Apr 26, 2018

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

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

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Apr 26, 2018

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

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

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Apr 20, 2018

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

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

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Apr 19, 2018

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

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

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Apr 19, 2018

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

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

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Apr 19, 2018

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

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Business Implications of Cultural Humility in the Healthcare Setting BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS OF CULTURAL HUMILITY IN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING

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Apr 17, 2018

Want to boost patients’ trust and support the delivery of higher quality care while building business value and maximizing revenue? Download our latest white paper, “Business Implications of Cultural Humility in the Healthcare Setting,” to learn about the impact of social responsib...

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

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Apr 17, 2018

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

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

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Apr 17, 2018

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

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

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Apr 16, 2018

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

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

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Apr 16, 2018

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

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Driving Innovative Cancer Science to Patient Care DRIVING INNOVATIVE CANCER SCIENCE TO PATIENT CARE

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Apr 15, 2018

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and our more than 40,000 members worldwide are advancing the discoveries that target innovative cures and approaches to cancer prevention to save lives.

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NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM

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Apr 12, 2018

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

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

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Apr 12, 2018

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

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

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Apr 12, 2018

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

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Future of Healthcare 2018 FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE 2018

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Apr 11, 2018

Explore the Future of Healthcare with the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. Our 2018 theme, Healthcare Leaders Directing Change, prompted vibrant conversations about the landscape of healthcare and industry change. Stay tuned for our 2019 theme and be sure to sign-up to receive event updates.

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The Medicare Advantage Opportunity THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE OPPORTUNITY

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Apr 11, 2018

Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) health plans is quickly growing, and providers and payers alike have an opportunity to capitalize on this growing segment. This white paper outlines the industry landscape and considerations for payers and providers around their MA strategies.

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

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Apr 11, 2018

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

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

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Apr 11, 2018

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

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

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Apr 07, 2018

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

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

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Apr 06, 2018

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

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Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2018 TOP 10 HEALTH TECHNOLOGY HAZARDS FOR 2018

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Apr 05, 2018

ECRI Institute is providing this abridged version of its 2018 Top 10 list of health technology hazards as a free public service to inform healthcare facilities about important safety issues involving the use of medical devices and systems. The full report—including detailed problem description...

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2018 Middle East Healthcare Predictions 2018 MIDDLE EAST HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS

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Apr 05, 2018

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

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THE ECONOMICS OF PATIENT SAFETY IN PRIMARY AND AMBULATORY CARE THE ECONOMICS OF PATIENT SAFETY IN PRIMARY AND AMBULATORY CARE

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Apr 04, 2018

The aim of this report, which can be considered a follow-up to the 2017 OECD report, is to examine the economics of patient safety specifically in primary and ambulatory care given (a) the growing importance of this setting in maintaining population health against the background of health and financ...

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The Move Toward Mobile: How Smart Devices are Changing the Healthcare Landscape THE MOVE TOWARD MOBILE: HOW SMART DEVICES ARE CHANGING THE HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE

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Apr 04, 2018

Smart Devices in Medical and Healthcare: How mobile technology is transforming healthcare today? What is the use of smart devices in healthcare? What is the impact of mobile technology on healthcare? What is the future of mobile technology in healthcare? Use of Smart devices by healthcare profession...

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

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Apr 04, 2018

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

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Diagnosing and Preventing Cancer DIAGNOSING AND PREVENTING CANCER

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Apr 04, 2018

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

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

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Apr 03, 2018

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

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

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Apr 02, 2018

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

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

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Mar 29, 2018

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

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2018 The State of Mental Health in America 2018 THE STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN AMERICA

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Mar 28, 2018

For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. In developing the report, MHA looked at 15 different measures to determine the ranki...

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The 8th Annual Industry Pulse Report THE 8TH ANNUAL INDUSTRY PULSE REPORT

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Mar 28, 2018

The annual national survey identifies what payers and other healthcare stakeholders see as the top challenges facing the industry, and as well as the greatest opportunities for positive change. For the past eight years, Change Healthcare has commissioned an online survey in an effort to determine an...

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

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Mar 28, 2018

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

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

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Mar 26, 2018

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

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

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Mar 25, 2018

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

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Mental Health in The Workplace MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

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Mar 23, 2018

This year’s theme, “Mental Health in the Workplace,” addresses the value of promoting well-being in work settings of all kinds, from agriculture to industry, finance, government, technology, and beyond. Mental health is often neglected as a key aspect of employees’ overall he...

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

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Mar 23, 2018

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

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Population Health Management: Optimizing Pharmacy’s Capacity for Value-Based Patient Care POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT: OPTIMIZING PHARMACY’S CAPACITY FOR VALUE-BASED PATIENT CARE

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Mar 22, 2018

This whitepaper addresses value-based health care as a driver of Population Health Management (PHM), the integral role of pharmacy-based Population Health Management, and strategies for optimizing patient care capacity to improve health outcomes and lower costs of patient care.

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

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Mar 22, 2018

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

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

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Mar 22, 2018

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

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

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Mar 20, 2018

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

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A History of Tuberculosis MSF A HISTORY OF TUBERCULOSIS MSF

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Mar 20, 2018

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

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

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Mar 19, 2018

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

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

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Mar 19, 2018

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

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

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Mar 19, 2018

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

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A Look at Mental Health A LOOK AT MENTAL HEALTH

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Mar 19, 2018

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

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

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Mar 18, 2018

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

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

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Mar 18, 2018

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

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

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Mar 17, 2018

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

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

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Mar 16, 2018

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

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

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Mar 16, 2018

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

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

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Mar 16, 2018

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

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

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Mar 16, 2018

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

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Prevention Studies for a Cancer-Free Tomorrow PREVENTION STUDIES FOR A CANCER-FREE TOMORROW

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Mar 15, 2018

Since the 1950s, the American Cancer Society has conducted long-term studies that have played a major role in helping researchers better understand, prevent, and treat cancer. The findings from previous studies include confirming the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, the impact of bein...

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

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Mar 15, 2018

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

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

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Mar 15, 2018

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

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

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Mar 15, 2018

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

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

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Mar 14, 2018

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

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

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Mar 14, 2018

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

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

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Mar 14, 2018

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

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Healthcare and Medical Infographics HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL INFOGRAPHICS

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Mar 14, 2018

illustration of Healthcare and Medical Infographics with male and female anatomy.

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

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Mar 13, 2018

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

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

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Mar 13, 2018

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

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

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Mar 13, 2018

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

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Better Health Partnerships – Vaccines BETTER HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS – VACCINES

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Mar 12, 2018

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

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The NHS Cancer Plan THE NHS CANCER PLAN

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Mar 11, 2018

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

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Mental Health for Men MENTAL HEALTH FOR MEN

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Mar 09, 2018

Mental Health America is proud to recognize June as Men's Health Month.  Check out the infographic below for some quick facts about men, mental health, and mental illnesses.

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Types of Cancer-Related Nausea and Vomiting TYPES OF CANCER-RELATED NAUSEA AND VOMITING

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Mar 09, 2018

Medicines and other treatments are effective in preventing or reducing many types of nausea and vomiting. Supportive Care research is showing how such interventions can improve a patient's quality of life, prevent and relieve suffering during cancer therapy and treat pain and other problems.

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

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Mar 09, 2018

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

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

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Mar 09, 2018

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

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

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Mar 09, 2018

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

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

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Mar 09, 2018

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

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

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Mar 08, 2018

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

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IMPROVING ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE CANCER THERAPIES
IN CANADA IMPROVING ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE CANCER THERAPIES IN CANADA

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Mar 07, 2018

According to 2017 Canadian Cancer Society statistics, almost half of all Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. Cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada, responsible for 30.2% of lives lost nation-wide. Advances in the molecular characterization of many cancers have led to a sub...

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3 Components to high-performing healthcare facilities: Data, communication and engagement 3 COMPONENTS TO HIGH-PERFORMING HEALTHCARE FACILITIES: DATA, COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT

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Mar 07, 2018

When organizations successfully engage their customers and employees, they experience a 240% boost in performance-related business outcomes, reports Gallup. On the surface, these may seem like separate issues – swaying internal audiences, showing value and engaging employees. In this resource,...

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

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Mar 07, 2018

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

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

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Mar 07, 2018

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

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Document Management for Healthcare Staffing DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE STAFFING

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Mar 06, 2018

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

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

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Mar 05, 2018

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

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

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Mar 05, 2018

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

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

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Mar 04, 2018

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

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

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Mar 03, 2018

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

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

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Mar 03, 2018

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

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

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Mar 02, 2018

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

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

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Mar 02, 2018

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

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

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Mar 02, 2018

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

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

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Mar 02, 2018

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

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

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Mar 01, 2018

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

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

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Mar 01, 2018

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

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

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Mar 01, 2018

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

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

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Feb 28, 2018

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

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

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Feb 28, 2018

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

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

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Feb 28, 2018

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

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8 Healthcare SEO Tips to Keep Medical Practices in the Game 8 HEALTHCARE SEO TIPS TO KEEP MEDICAL PRACTICES IN THE GAME

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Feb 27, 2018

SEO, or search engine optimization, is one of the most important tools required in order to build a successful blog or website today. Optimizing a website for search engines offers a variety of benefits that help to boost online visibility while ultimately increasing the number of page views and vis...

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

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Feb 27, 2018

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

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Pioneering Academic Drug Discovery. PIONEERING ACADEMIC DRUG DISCOVERY.

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Feb 27, 2018

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

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

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Feb 23, 2018

Although the simple exchange of electronic clinical documents without workflow integration is valuable, this report shows why real-time seamless integration is critical, what makes it better than faxing and how it facilitates care coordination.

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

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Feb 23, 2018

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

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

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Feb 23, 2018

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

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

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Feb 23, 2018

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

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

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Feb 23, 2018

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

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

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Feb 23, 2018

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

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How to use naloxone HOW TO USE NALOXONE

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Feb 23, 2018

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

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

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Feb 23, 2018

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

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5 Steps to Perfect Patient Collections 5 STEPS TO PERFECT PATIENT COLLECTIONS

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Feb 22, 2018

For your practice's financial stability and growth, you will need to modernize and integrate a patient collections plan into the daily workings of your office. This whitepaper offers sage advice on how to better run your business by doing that well.

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Experimental stroke drug succeeds in preliminary trials EXPERIMENTAL STROKE DRUG SUCCEEDS IN PRELIMINARY TRIALS

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Feb 22, 2018

Stroke, a cardiovascular event, occurs when the brain's supply of blood is obstructed, meaning that an area of the brain does not receive enough oxygen. The most common type of stroke is an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot obstructing a blood vessel. In the United States, more th...

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

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Feb 22, 2018

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

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

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Feb 21, 2018

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

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

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Feb 19, 2018

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

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

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Feb 19, 2018

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

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The Three Most Common Professional Fee Billing Mistakes Made in US Hospitals THE THREE MOST COMMON PROFESSIONAL FEE BILLING MISTAKES MADE IN US HOSPITALS

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Feb 18, 2018

Hospital coding departments have seen a dramatic increase in professional fee coding following the wave of physician group acquisitions in recent years. These facility coding teams are highly skilled at inpatient and outpatient coding but are often challenged by the highly specialized physician-orie...

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

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Feb 16, 2018

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

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All about antidepressants ALL ABOUT ANTIDEPRESSANTS

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Feb 16, 2018

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

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

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Feb 15, 2018

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

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Colorectal cancer screening in integrated healthcare systems COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING IN INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

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Feb 14, 2018

We hear a lot of warnings about lung cancer, skin cancer, and breast cancer. However, colorectal cancer is actually the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S.—both for men and women. That’s a sad statistic when you consider that this disease, often referred to as the silent kil...

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Curating compliance: Implementing cybersecurity measures without disrupting healthcare workflow CURATING COMPLIANCE: IMPLEMENTING CYBERSECURITY MEASURES WITHOUT DISRUPTING HEALTHCARE WORKFLOW

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Feb 14, 2018

Every single healthcare organization is at risk for a potential data breach. Read the headlines—or simply take a gander at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ so-called “Wall of Shame”—and you’ll see all manner of common cyber...

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

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Feb 14, 2018

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

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

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Feb 14, 2018

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

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

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Feb 13, 2018

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

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

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Feb 12, 2018

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

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

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Feb 12, 2018

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

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