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Direct Mail Is NOT Dead: 5 Reasons It Still Works for Healthcare DIRECT MAIL IS NOT DEAD: 5 REASONS IT STILL WORKS FOR HEALTHCARE

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May 24, 2019

At a time when email inboxes are overflowing, how else can you reach prospective patients in your area without overwhelming them? In fact, a piece of healthcare-related mail can be a nice break from the screen, a physical reminder that a local specialist, practice, or hospital is here to offer care ...

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Perspectives on Working with Healthcare Systems for Digital Start Up Companies PERSPECTIVES ON WORKING WITH HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS FOR DIGITAL START UP COMPANIES

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May 23, 2019

Start-ups are an increasingly important “node” within the healthcare ecosystem. They are challenging status quo concepts that have long been ingrained in the healthcare system, like questioning the value of traditional EMR systems, or shifting the power of information to patients, or bre...

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Right way to consume Green Tea RIGHT WAY TO CONSUME GREEN TEA

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May 21, 2019

Undoubtedly, Green Tea promises a healthy lifestyle, but have you ever wondered what could be the best time and right way to consume this nuture’s goodness so that you can achieve all the benefits?Green is a great source of anti-oxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.Reg...

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Diabetes Injection Pens Market Predicted to Grow at a Moderate Pace Through 2026 DIABETES INJECTION PENS MARKET PREDICTED TO GROW AT A MODERATE PACE THROUGH 2026

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May 20, 2019

Diabetes Injection Pens Market is drafted for providing the interested readers with the crucial information related to the Diabetes Injection Pens industry. The report is basically a combination of both primary level market data as well as secondary level data related to the Diabetes Injection Pens ...

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Congress: Support legislation to defend Medicare home health CONGRESS: SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO DEFEND MEDICARE HOME HEALTH

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May 20, 2019

Since the start of the 116th Congress, reducing prescription drug-pricing has been a focal point for many lawmakers on Capitol Hill and rightfully so. Legislative initiatives that strive to lower the cost of care should be applauded.Yet as many policymakers and the wider public continue to focus on ...

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How IoT will affect the world of healthcare? HOW IOT WILL AFFECT THE WORLD OF HEALTHCARE?

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May 20, 2019

App development companies that are looking to utilize the Internet of Things tend to be aware of the latest trends. However, the IoT is more than just a passing trend. While there were many early skeptics who did not believe in the long term viability of the Internet of Things, forward-thinking app ...

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How to Use Instagram as a Healthcare Marketing Tool HOW TO USE INSTAGRAM AS A HEALTHCARE MARKETING TOOL

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May 20, 2019

Recently, we’ve heard a lot more practice and hospital marketing leaders talking about Instagram marketing. Healthcare may have been slow to adopt social media marketing and advertising techniques in the past. But today’s healthcare professionals are open to exploring new platforms&helli...

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Rising Medicare And Social Security Deficits And Their Consequences RISING MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY DEFICITS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES

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May 20, 2019

Do the nation’s trust funds for Medicare—hospital insurance and supplementary medical insurance—and Social Security have much meaning anymore? Not really. Trust fund reserves have never been sufficient to cover more than a small percentage of liabilities and, anyway, they are headi...

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Understanding The Transformation Of Healthcare In Australia UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTHCARE IN AUSTRALIA

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May 20, 2019

Shiny new, big hospitals are – to the future healthcare needs of Australia – what coal-fired power stations have become for our energy sector.Like the energy sector, healthcare paradigms are changing rapidly. Unlike the energy sector, we haven’t even started to argue about why we a...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare Market Trends, Regulations And Competitive Landscape ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IN HEALTHCARE MARKET TRENDS, REGULATIONS AND COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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May 20, 2019

The Market Research Group Announced The Analysis Report “Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare Market by Offering (Hardware, Software, and Services), by Technology (Machine Learning, Context-Aware Computing, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Speech Recognition, and Querying Me...

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Global Cad Software For Healthcare Market 2019 GLOBAL CAD SOFTWARE FOR HEALTHCARE MARKET 2019

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May 20, 2019

The report also intends to offer crucial insights into changing market dynamics, driving forces, and market restraints. The report presents a synoptic elucidation of market environment that elaborates vital facets such as political, social, economic, and atmospheric concerns as well as provincial tr...

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2 Healthcare Stocks In Penny Space BNO, AC8 2 HEALTHCARE STOCKS IN PENNY SPACE BNO, AC8

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May 20, 2019

Bionomics Limited (ASX: BNO) was established in 1998 and is domiciled in Thebarton, Australia. It is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that is engaged in extensive research and development to discover and develop novel drug and innovative therapeutics for the treatment of central nervous sy...

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Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Healthcare and Life Sciences Market Opportunities NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING (NLP) IN HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

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May 17, 2019

Natural language processing (NLP) is the innovation which helps machines in understanding both written and spoken human language by analyzing human to computer collaboration. NLP strategies extraction of data from the large amount of clinical information and enhance it viably for improved preparing ...

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Global Cognitive Assessment and Training in Healthcare market Growth Will Escalate Rapidly 2019-2026 GLOBAL COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING IN HEALTHCARE MARKET GROWTH WILL ESCALATE RAPIDLY 2019-2026

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May 17, 2019

The Global Cognitive Assessment and Training in Healthcare market report consists of explicit and up to date information about the consumer’s demands, their inclinations, and their variable liking about particular product. The information and data cited in this Global Cognitive Assessment and ...

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Everything You Need to Know for Open Enrollment 2020 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT 2020

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May 15, 2019

Open enrollment 2020 is nearing. That means it’s time to check in with your current health insurance status. While we’re still squarely in 2019, it’s never too early to get prepared, know the dates—and plan. Whether you’re buying for an individual or a family, here&rsqu...

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Are strangers ARE STRANGERS' MENTAL HEALTH 'RECOVERY NARRATIVES' HELPFUL?

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May 07, 2019

Researchers at the University of Nottingham in United Kingdom have reviewed dozens of articles analyzing the helpfulness of other people's "recovery narratives" and found that they can help people overcome their own mental health problems.

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The Affordable Care Act and Economic Opportunity THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

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May 06, 2019

The Trump administration's recent decision to push for a complete invalidation of the Affordable Care Act, and the Medicaid expansions that accompany it, has implications for more than simply the provision of healthcare in this country. It will also impact economic opportunity. Understanding the...

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Even doctors can’t navigate our broken health care system EVEN DOCTORS CAN’T NAVIGATE OUR BROKEN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

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May 02, 2019

Dr. Hasan Shanawani was overcome by frustration. So, last week he picked up his cellphone and began sharing on Twitter his family’s enraging experiences with the U.S. health care system. It was an act of defiance and desperation. Like millions of people who are sick or old and the families who...

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A system upgrade gives this healthcare network an it cure A SYSTEM UPGRADE GIVES THIS HEALTHCARE NETWORK AN IT CURE

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May 02, 2019

We’ve all heard the adage, physician, heal thyself.here’s a lesser known version healthcare network, heal thy technology ills.and with patients out of 21 regional locations across 2 states, complete with two urgent care facilities, an emergency care center, and over 200 medical providers...

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A Holistic View and Digital Experience for your Healthcare Events A HOLISTIC VIEW AND DIGITAL EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE EVENTS

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May 02, 2019

Healthcare providers often have a comprehensive calendar of events they host and sponsor to support patients, the local community and medical professionals. However, raising awareness of these events and having a consistent digital experience that aligns with the rest of the digital footprint can be...

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Another blood pressure medication recalled  here’s what you need to know ANOTHER BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION RECALLED HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Apr 29, 2019

Numerous blood pressure drugs are now involved in the recall that began in late July over a suspected cancer-causing compound. A pharmaceutical giant has joined the growing list of companies recalling blood pressure medications due to concerns over a cancer causing agent.

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People with rheumatoid arthritis may be at higher risk for certain cancers PEOPLE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK FOR CERTAIN CANCERS

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Apr 28, 2019

Not only do people with RA have painful joints and disabling fatigue to contend with, they may have to also worry about a greater risk of cancer. When compared to the general population, it appears that people living with rheumatoid arthritis are at a greater risk for various types of cancer.

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How to use sharepoint effectively to meet healthcare needs HOW TO USE SHAREPOINT EFFECTIVELY TO MEET HEALTHCARE NEEDS

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Apr 28, 2019

Healthcare providers are eager to facilitate their work with digital tools. However, they work in a strictly regulated environment, which imposes restrictions on the use of such tools. For example, HIPAA regulations demand high security of healthcare information. The choice of digital tools is limit...

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4 Reasons You’re Hungry all the Time 4 REASONS YOU’RE HUNGRY ALL THE TIME

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Apr 26, 2019

It can be easy to view hunger as a bad thing and while it’s certainly an inconvenient feeling  it’s as innate as the need to yawn or go to the bathroom. In fact, hunger is a crucial biological signal. To understand this, a refresher of the autonomic nervous system is helpful. The au...

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Why it Can Be Harder to Walk up Stairs Than Run a Mile WHY IT CAN BE HARDER TO WALK UP STAIRS THAN RUN A MILE

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Apr 25, 2019

If you’ve ever walked up several flights of stairs and felt more winded than the last time you ran a mile, it isn’t your imagination. “Stair-climbing requires more energy, or calories per minute, compared to running,” says Dustin Slivka, PhD, associate professor of health and...

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6 intermittent fasting mistakes to avoid 6 INTERMITTENT FASTING MISTAKES TO AVOID

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Apr 25, 2019

Proponents of intermittent fasting claim it helps with weight loss and can boost energy and mood levels. But if you’ve decided to try limiting your eating to a certain timeframe and are having trouble adjusting to the plan, it may be because this eating style is vastly different from your prev...

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The Federal Government Needs To Take Stronger Action To Prevent Discriminatory Coverage Of Methadone THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO TAKE STRONGER ACTION TO PREVENT DISCRIMINATORY COVERAGE OF METHADONE

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Apr 25, 2019

Every day, 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose. Tragically, these deaths are entirely preventable; like other substance use disorders (SUDs), opioid use disorder (OUD) is a preventable and treatable disease. There are currently three medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FD...

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Winning local solutions to our most pressing public health needs WINNING LOCAL SOLUTIONS TO OUR MOST PRESSING PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS

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Apr 25, 2019

The United States has the lowest life expectancy among comparable Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD countries. That means people in places like Japan, France, Australia, and some others are living at least 3.5 years longer than we are in the US. Also, the US has the highest ...

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How the brain adapts to hear better after vision loss HOW THE BRAIN ADAPTS TO HEAR BETTER AFTER VISION LOSS

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Apr 25, 2019

Both scientific studies and anecdotal evidence have suggested that people who experience vision loss often develop a more enhanced sense of hearing. So what happens inside the brain? New research investigates.

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Using small molecules to regenerate heart tissue USING SMALL MOLECULES TO REGENERATE HEART TISSUE

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Apr 24, 2019

New research, which appears in the journal Nature Communications, shows that delivering two small molecules to mice helps their hearts regenerate after a heart attack.

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Study reveals how general anesthetics affect the brain STUDY REVEALS HOW GENERAL ANESTHETICS AFFECT THE BRAIN

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Apr 24, 2019

New research reveals for the first time that diverse drugs that induce general anesthesia activate a brain circuit that brings on sleep. The scientists at Duke University in Durham, NC who carried out the study, suggest that the findings will help to develop better drugs that can induce sleep with f...

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How nursing interventions fill a vital need for medication adherence HOW NURSING INTERVENTIONS FILL A VITAL NEED FOR MEDICATION ADHERENCE

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Apr 24, 2019

According to Gallup's latest annual poll on how the general American public views various professions, nurses were ranked the most honest and ethical. In fact, that's the case for the previous 16 polls as well. Gallup notes that 84% of Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of nurs...

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Health Blogs I Read HEALTH BLOGS I READ

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Apr 23, 2019

In my time blogging, I’ve had the honor of “meeting” some other great bloggers.
Through sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and others, I’ve been able to connect with many of these bloggers and definitely consider them (online) friends.
Today, I&rsq...

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The Administration’s Drug Rebate Reforms: Four Implementation Questions That Will Influence Whether Drug Costs Fall THE ADMINISTRATION’S DRUG REBATE REFORMS: FOUR IMPLEMENTATION QUESTIONS THAT WILL INFLUENCE WHETHER DRUG COSTS FALL

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Apr 23, 2019

The Trump administration has outlined an ambitious agenda to reduce prices for prescription drugs, as outlined in its May 2018 Blueprint. Its policy agenda is centered on three premises with which most health care policy analysts and observers generally agree. First, high and rising prescription dru...

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The 2018 Annual ACO Survey: Examining the Risk Contracting Landscape THE 2018 ANNUAL ACO SURVEY: EXAMINING THE RISK CONTRACTING LANDSCAPE

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Apr 23, 2019

In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched new voluntary payment models for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) with incentives to control spending. The number of Medicare ACOs has grown steadily to more than 600 organizations responsible for managing care for nearly 12...

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Danish dogs to receive virus-inspired cancer vaccine treatment DANISH DOGS TO RECEIVE VIRUS-INSPIRED CANCER VACCINE TREATMENT

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Apr 23, 2019

Fifteen Danish dogs with advanced cancer are to receive a new type of therapeutic vaccine which, it is hoped, will rid them of the disease and pave the way for human testing. Unlike preventative vaccines, therapeutic vaccines are not used to prevent someone from getting a disease but rather to suppo...

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What a court ruling against association health plans means for small business health benefits in 2019 WHAT A COURT RULING AGAINST ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLANS MEANS FOR SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH BENEFITS IN 2019

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Apr 23, 2019

In late March, a federal judge struck down the Labor Department’s 2018 rule expanding access to association health plans. While in place, the rule allows small businesses and self-employed workers to band together to either buy large-group health insurance or self-insure. The rule has fac...

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5 Ways to Reduce your intake of Diet Soda 5 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR INTAKE OF DIET SODA

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Apr 22, 2019

Cut back slowly to avoid caffeine withdrawal. For 2-3 weeks each time you consider having a soda during the day, consider alternating the diet soda with a naturally flavored sparkling water. It is going to take time. Whether it is the fizz, sweet flavor, caffeine buzz, or refreshing sensation that d...

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Could antibiotic resistant superbugs a bigger killer than cancer COULD ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT SUPERBUGS A BIGGER KILLER THAN CANCER

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Apr 21, 2019

Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives. But their continued, widespread use has led to mutated bacteria that are resistant to these drugs When antibiotics were first used in the 1940s they were a revolution in medicine. Before that, diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis were often a...

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Can alkaline water treat cancer? CAN ALKALINE WATER TREAT CANCER?

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Apr 19, 2019

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

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Pregnancy Myths: Fact or Fiction? PREGNANCY MYTHS: FACT OR FICTION?

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Apr 19, 2019

Soon after you get that first positive pregnancy result, you’ll begin reading and hearing all sorts of advice from well-meaning people and seemingly knowledgeable sources. But how reliable is all this “wisdom”? There are many excellent sources of sound, medically based pregnancy ad...

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2020 STA Nominee Cities Feature Electrification, Pedestrian Design, and Low-Cost Interventions from Africa, Asia, and Americas 2020 STA NOMINEE CITIES FEATURE ELECTRIFICATION, PEDESTRIAN DESIGN, AND LOW-COST INTERVENTIONS FROM AFRICA, ASIA, AND AMERICAS

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Apr 18, 2019

For 16 years, the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) has showcased cities that demonstrate political courage by implementing innovative sustainable transport projects. This year is no different. The 15 nominated cities for the STA hail from Africa, Asia, South America, and North America and feature t...

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Could Eating Dessert be a Weight-Loss Trick? COULD EATING DESSERT BE A WEIGHT-LOSS TRICK?

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Apr 18, 2019

Dessert is often the first thing to go when trying to lose weight. But according to recent research, people who ate dessert (and chose what they would have at the beginning of the meal) consumed healthier foods and fewer calories overall than those who selected their main course first and then decid...

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Five Ways to Prevent Mosquito Borne Illness FIVE WAYS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESS

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Apr 17, 2019

Have you ever looked down at your leg or arm and noticed a red, itchy bump? Most will answer yes, it was a mosquito bite.” But did you know that mosquito bites can be more than just a nuisance? Some mosquitoes actually carry viruses which can make people sick or in rare instances cause death.

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Research First-Year Docs Spend 43% of Time Interacting with EHRs RESEARCH FIRST-YEAR DOCS SPEND 43% OF TIME INTERACTING WITH EHRS

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Apr 17, 2019

The study is part of a broader effort to better understand the effects of shift lengths on young doctors and their patients First-year doctors, or interns, spend nearly all (87 percent) of their time at work away from patients, half of which is spent interacting with electronic health records (EHRs)...

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

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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How AI Is Transforming Healthcare HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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Tips to increase stamina TIPS TO INCREASE STAMINA

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 06, 2019

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

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10 Benefits of Rooibos Tea 10 BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS TEA

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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'EVEN MODERATE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION INCREASES STROKE RISK'

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Apr 05, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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Intermittent fasting: a promising approach to reset glucose metabolism? INTERMITTENT FASTING: A PROMISING APPROACH TO RESET GLUCOSE METABOLISM?

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Apr 04, 2019

In a recent study, Professor Chen and colleagues found that type 1 diabetic mice secreted insulin following intermittent fasting. This suggests that fasting can influence metabolism, and is not just a means of reducing caloric intake. A calorie-restricted diet has long been recognized and proven as ...

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 31, 2019

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

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

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Mar 30, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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Burnout And The Healthcare Industry BURNOUT AND THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 24, 2019

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

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

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Mar 23, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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This THIS 'CATERPILLAR FUNGUS' MAY HELP TREAT OSTEOARTHRITIS

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 10, 2019

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

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

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Mar 10, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 03, 2019

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

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

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Mar 02, 2019

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

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Health benefits of BCAAs HEALTH BENEFITS OF BCAAS

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 24, 2019

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

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

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Feb 24, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 21, 2019

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

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

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Feb 21, 2019

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

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

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Feb 21, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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

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Feb 16, 2019

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

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

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Feb 16, 2019

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

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

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Feb 16, 2019

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

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

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 12, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 10, 2019

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

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

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Feb 10, 2019

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

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

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Feb 10, 2019

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

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

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Feb 10, 2019

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

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

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Feb 09, 2019

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

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

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Feb 09, 2019

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

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

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Feb 08, 2019

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

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

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Feb 08, 2019

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

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

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Feb 08, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 06, 2019

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

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

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Feb 06, 2019

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

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

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Feb 06, 2019

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

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

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Feb 06, 2019

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

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

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Feb 06, 2019

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

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

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Feb 06, 2019

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

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

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Feb 06, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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5 Reasons Why Rapid Weight Loss Is Not Effective; You Gain It Back Anyways! 5 REASONS WHY RAPID WEIGHT LOSS IS NOT EFFECTIVE; YOU GAIN IT BACK ANYWAYS!

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Feb 01, 2019

Ever wondered on shedding all of that weight in one go? Like getting back to how you looked 5 years ago in just a month! Trying everything possible on the internet to get back in shape real quick or going through old albums and feeling bloated? Rapid weight loss is what everyone desires to achieve t...

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What Does It Mean to “Boost Your Metabolism”? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “BOOST YOUR METABOLISM”?

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Feb 01, 2019

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably come across foods and supplements that claim to “boost your metabolism.” But what does this actually mean, and is it even possible? Simply put, “metabolism” refers to the process of converting food or drink into ene...

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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How can a vegan diet improve your health? HOW CAN A VEGAN DIET IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH?

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Jan 31, 2019

In a recent study, researchers have compared the effects of a plant-based meal with those of a meal that includes animal-derived products on a person's health. The study concludes that vegan meals may help a person stay healthy and manage weight gain. In the United States, approximately 93.3 mil...

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Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss? COULD BLOCKING THESE IMMUNE CELLS AID WEIGHT LOSS?

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Jan 31, 2019

Scientists have uncovered a mechanism in a group of immune cells in the gut that can sway nutrient metabolism to favor fat storage over energy use. The finding may help explain why some people remain slim despite having eating habits that cause others to gain weight. The mechanism works when intraep...

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Changing Trends in the Healthcare Industry CHANGING TRENDS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Jan 31, 2019

As we ring in the new year, looking back, 2018 was a big year for healthcare and healthcare technology. Digital health companies secured over $7.5bn in investment in 2018. The healthcare industry, in particular, had been adopting trends at a slow and steady pace. Over the past few years, significant...

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Impact of Blockchain technology on healthcare sector IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY ON HEALTHCARE SECTOR

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Jan 31, 2019

The latter half of the 20th century and the initial years of 21st centuries have seen some massive inventions and discoveries that changed our world forever. Be it the computer, the internet, and now the new sensation Blockchain. Don’t be surprised If I put Blockchain with the internet as many...

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How Much Does It Cost to Make a Medical App In 2019 HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAKE A MEDICAL APP IN 2019

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Jan 31, 2019

There are more and more talks nowadays in the IT world about the mobile medical apps changing healthcare technology. That’s why we have made up our mind to find out what should a modern healthcare app contain. Let’s deal with the medical app functionality first. The first thing we need, ...

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10 Innovations in Healthcare Technology 10 INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 30, 2019

We're only a few weeks into 2019, and yet one of the most significant conferences for healthcare technology is already behind us. CES 2019 featured the 10th year of its Digital Health Summit focusing on the role technology plays in advancing and reforming medicine, healthcare, and wellness and w...

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Are tattoos linked to poor health and risky behavior? ARE TATTOOS LINKED TO POOR HEALTH AND RISKY BEHAVIOR?

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Jan 30, 2019

Tattoos have grown in popularity dramatically over recent decades. A new survey-based study investigates whether they have any associations with risky behavior or adverse health outcomes. In 2003, just 16 percent of people in the United States had a tattoo. By 2015, that figure had increased to 29 p...

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Could stem cells reverse diabetes? COULD STEM CELLS REVERSE DIABETES?

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Jan 30, 2019

Diabetes is manageable with proper care, but no cure is yet available. Some scientists believe that transforming stem cells into insulin-secreting cells might offer hope. A new study, which features in the journal Stem Cell Reports, highlights research from Washington University School of Medicine i...

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Short, regular movement breaks lower risk of early death SHORT, REGULAR MOVEMENT BREAKS LOWER RISK OF EARLY DEATH

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Jan 30, 2019

Modern working life means that many people spend hours sitting down. However, researchers have recently found that even low-intensity exercise breaks have a significant impact on lifespan. We know that some form of exercise is needed to keep several body parts, including the brain, working as intend...

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Is Cutting Carbs the Key to Losing Weight? IS CUTTING CARBS THE KEY TO LOSING WEIGHT?

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Jan 30, 2019

We all know moving the number on the scale requires seriously watching our bread, pasta and pastry intake. A diet too high in carbohydrates — even complex carbs like whole-wheat bread, sweet potatoes, and beans — could make it harder to lose weight, according to a recent study. New resea...

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Can you lose weight with the 7-day GM diet? CAN YOU LOSE WEIGHT WITH THE 7-DAY GM DIET?

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Jan 30, 2019

The GM diet aims to help people lose weight by focusing on a specific food or food group each day for a week. According to one GM diet plan website, this diet helps users lose at least 10–17 pounds in 1 week. It claims to promote weight loss by burning calories without affecting mood or energy...

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Patient Flow In Healthcare Systems PATIENT FLOW IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

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Jan 30, 2019

A care model set in place for hospital facilities can help with overcrowding issues, poor handoffs from nurses to physicians and avoid delays for patients and healthcare professionals. Patient flow is a necessity in any healthcare facility. Studies show that for each additional patient with heart fa...

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Top 5 Reasons for Blockchain in Healthcare TOP 5 REASONS FOR BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 30, 2019

The blockchain is the new cloud but instead of having data condensed into one server, it is securely divided amongst multiple secured systems.  Here at the top 5 reasons, Healthcare companies should consider the benefits: Faster way for contracts to get automatically processed. Once the conditi...

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Why Healthcare Needs the Internet of Things WHY HEALTHCARE NEEDS THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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Jan 30, 2019

The IoT consists of smart objects or devices with cloud connectivity capabilities – devices that can perform a function, collect data and transmit that data to a network where it can be used by humans to accomplish a goal. IoT devices are appearing everywhere in society, from the industrial su...

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10 RD-Approved Comfort Foods That Are Weight-Loss Friendly 10 RD-APPROVED COMFORT FOODS THAT ARE WEIGHT-LOSS FRIENDLY

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Jan 29, 2019

Traditional comfort foods tend to be heavy on less-healthy ingredients like cream, cheese, sugar and refined carbs and light on healthy ingredients like veggies and whole grains. If you want to indulge your cravings in a nutritious way — or if weight loss is a goal this winter — you&rsqu...

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High blood pressure linked to zinc deficiency HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE LINKED TO ZINC DEFICIENCY

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Jan 29, 2019

A new study demonstrates a link between zinc deficiency and high blood pressure. The findings could help scientists design new ways of intervening in at-risk patient populations. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a huge and growing health concern in the United States. According to the America...

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12 Nutrition Hacks That Can Kickstart Weight Loss 12 NUTRITION HACKS THAT CAN KICKSTART WEIGHT LOSS

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Jan 29, 2019

There are plenty of food fads, trends, and gimmicks that make seemingly absurd claims to boost health, lose weight, clear skin, etc. … While many of those are claims are just plain silly (if not completely dangerous), there are a few tricks that may actually work. Here, we’ll sort throu...

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3 Strategies to Boost Health Care Employee Satisfaction 3 STRATEGIES TO BOOST HEALTH CARE EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

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Jan 29, 2019

As the name suggests, this ambitious initiative from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement advocates for three dimensions of optimizing health system performance. But many in the health care industry believe a fourth dimension is needed if health care professionals are to achieve the lofty goals ...

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Taking Deep Learning to Heart: Startup Using AI to Improve Heart Disease Diagnosis TAKING DEEP LEARNING TO HEART: STARTUP USING AI TO IMPROVE HEART DISEASE DIAGNOSIS

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Jan 29, 2019

Cars need smog tests. Bridges need quality inspections. And humans need health screenings, especially for the heart. That’s because heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States alone, it’s responsible for about one in four deaths each year. With deep learni...

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The Evolution of Health IT: What Lies Ahead THE EVOLUTION OF HEALTH IT: WHAT LIES AHEAD

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Jan 29, 2019

When considering how far health IT has come and what lies ahead for the industry, the concept of evolution serves as a compelling and illustrative example. Back in 1859, Charles Darwin crystalized the concept of evolution that we know today. We all learned about the process of gradual improvement an...

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Defeat cravings for unhealthful food in 2 minutes DEFEAT CRAVINGS FOR UNHEALTHFUL FOOD IN 2 MINUTES

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Jan 28, 2019

The modern world can seem saturated with unhealthful food options. It can be a challenge to make positive dietary choices. A new study finds an intriguingly simple way to combat cravings for unhealthful foods. Researchers from the marketing department at the University of South Florida in Tampa are ...

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How to do the 5:2 diet HOW TO DO THE 5:2 DIET

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Jan 28, 2019

The 5:2 diet is a popular form of intermittent fasting that involves eating regularly for 5 days and eating very little for 2 days. Intermittent fasting is any diet that includes regular periods of not eating, or fasting. This article will explain the 5:2 diet and give a basic example of how to eat ...

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10 foods rich in vitamin E 10 FOODS RICH IN VITAMIN E

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Jan 28, 2019

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound with antioxidant properties. Getting enough vitamin E is essential for the immune system, blood vessel health, and keeping the skin youthful. There are eight distinct forms of vitamin E, but researchers believe that only one type, alpha-tocopherol, helps meet huma...

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Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DUODENAL CANCER

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Jan 28, 2019

Duodenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that forms in the first part of the small intestine. Symptoms can be vague, which can make early diagnosis difficult. In this article, we look at what duodenal cancer is, along with its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. We also discuss survival rates for th...

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What are the signs of depression in men? WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF DEPRESSION IN MEN?

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Jan 28, 2019

Although the primary symptom of depression for many is often a feeling of sadness, men may have a higher tendency than women to feel anger, demonstrate aggressive feelings, and engage in substance abuse. Due to the different symptoms, and because men are typically less likely to talk about and seek ...

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Diabetes: How optimism may influence your risk DIABETES: HOW OPTIMISM MAY INFLUENCE YOUR RISK

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Jan 27, 2019

New research suggests that optimism may have a protective effect against type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women. A range of factors can raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors — such as diet, physical activity, and weight — can be modified. Others, including ...

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10 Healthcare Marketing Tips to Attract more Patients and Grow your Practice 10 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TIPS TO ATTRACT MORE PATIENTS AND GROW YOUR PRACTICE

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Jan 25, 2019

Good marketing is essential for the growth of any business and the healthcare/medical practice is no exception to this rule. Healthcare is a specific industry that needs a different approach in order to retain its current “customers” and attract new ones. A doctor who wants to grow their...

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Eating fried foods could increase death risk, study warns EATING FRIED FOODS COULD INCREASE DEATH RISK, STUDY WARNS

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Jan 25, 2019

A new study featuring in The BMJ cautions that women over 50 who regularly eat fried foods may be increasing their own death risk. Many studies have shown that eating fried foods on a frequent basis can lead to unwanted health consequences. Research has provided evidence that eating fried foods can ...

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Does the alkaline diet work? DOES THE ALKALINE DIET WORK?

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Jan 24, 2019

Some research suggests that following an alkaline diet might improve health in people with kidney disease. However, it does not achieve this by changing blood pH. Rather, the alkaline diet encourages people to eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed meats and high-fat dairy products. For ...

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4 Ways Technology Developed in Hospitals is Supporting Medical Advances 4 WAYS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED IN HOSPITALS IS SUPPORTING MEDICAL ADVANCES

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Jan 24, 2019

Advances in healthcare technology are allowing hospitals to deliver safer, more effective and higher quality care to patients. In fact, one could say that technology is helping take medicine to places no one has gone before. Here are four ways technology recently developed or how under development i...

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Digital Health Innovations In 2019 DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATIONS IN 2019

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Jan 23, 2019

Digital health offers patient’s healthcare tools and innovations to better understand and manage their overall health better. Great examples include health-based smartwatches, artificial intelligence (AI), telehealth, telemedicine and more. Fitbit and Apple Watch are two of the most popular sm...

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6 Ways to Win Patients and Increase Referrals for your Healthcare Practice 6 WAYS TO WIN PATIENTS AND INCREASE REFERRALS FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

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Jan 23, 2019

Have you been wondering how to add more patients to your healthcare practice?  It really doesn’t require a magic formula. It simply requires patience, together with a good plan that you work at consistently. Let’s look at 6 questions you should ask yourself when developing a marketi...

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How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Rare Disease Care HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS TRANSFORMING RARE DISEASE CARE

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Jan 23, 2019

Patients with rare, aggressive diseases can be a challenging opportunity for care providers, doctors, and treatment specialists. Lower incidence rates and difficult treatment processes can lead to more expensive care and poorer prognosis rates, leaving those diagnosed feeling like the odds are stack...

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Top 15 Healthcare Marketing Trends for 2019 TOP 15 HEALTHCARE MARKETING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 23, 2019

The only constant changes, and that’s never been truer in the world of healthcare marketing. This year brought major acquisitions, new consumer priorities, and competitive trends that will only heighten in the New Year. Hospitals, practices, and corporations will have to stay one step ahead to...

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The health benefits of macadamia oil THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF MACADAMIA OIL

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Jan 23, 2019

Macadamia oil is a clear, light-yellow liquid that comes from pressed macadamia nuts. It is a healthful oil that people use for cooking, and there may also be health benefits of using pure oil to moisturize the skin and condition the hair. In this article, we discuss three uses of macadamia oil and ...

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4 Tips For Losing Weight as You Age 4 TIPS FOR LOSING WEIGHT AS YOU AGE

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Jan 23, 2019

Many people, who may have maintained their weight easily in their 20s and 30s, start to feel more challenged when they pass the big 4-0, and that’s not surprising since you begin to lose lean muscle mass and experience far more hormone fluctuations at midlife and beyond. This begs the question...

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Common food additive may impact gut bacteria, increase anxiety COMMON FOOD ADDITIVE MAY IMPACT GUT BACTERIA, INCREASE ANXIETY

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Jan 22, 2019

Food additives have always generated a great deal of attention, and, rightly so, as they are all-pervasive, so we should scrutinize their impact on our health. Recently, emulsifiers have been drawing fire. Manufacturers use these chemicals to alter food's texture and extend its shelf life. They ...

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8 Ways to Maximize Motivation For Weight Loss 8 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE MOTIVATION FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Jan 22, 2019

Each new year brings resolutions focused heavily around losing weight and eating healthier. But each February sees the majority of them end. To keep your motivation strong, here are a few secrets to setting goals in a way that helps you keep your commitments: When you set a weight-loss goal, it&rsqu...

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What are the health benefits of jicama? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF JICAMA?

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Jan 22, 2019

icama is a starchy root vegetable similar to a potato or turnip. The tuberous root tastes slightly sweet, but it is low in sugar, making it a good carbohydrate choice for people with diabetes and others attempting a low-sugar diet. In this article, we discuss some of the potential health benefits of...

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How your immune system uses chaos to prevent disease HOW YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM USES CHAOS TO PREVENT DISEASE

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Jan 22, 2019

New research, appearing in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a new mechanism that is at play in cellular function. Chaotic swings of protein concentrations help keep our immune system alert and functional, preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.

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How to Not Be Hungry on a Diet: 12 Tips Backed by Science HOW TO NOT BE HUNGRY ON A DIET: 12 TIPS BACKED BY SCIENCE

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Jan 22, 2019

Welcome to the real hunger games - the act of cutting calories to lose weight quickly. Are you constantly thinking about food and desperately trying to reduce your calories without cravings?  Do you want to learn how you can stick to a diet without feeling hungry all the time? Well, you've ...

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New Technology in Healthcare: What Providers Should Know NEW TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE: WHAT PROVIDERS SHOULD KNOW

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Jan 22, 2019

The multitude of ways that artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotic surgery, blockchain, and precision medicine will revolutionize care and the healthcare system is nothing less than head spinning. New technologies are being funded at a rapid pace. Yet most providers are stuck in the ...

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Why Customer Care Matters in Healthcare WHY CUSTOMER CARE MATTERS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jan 22, 2019

We are approaching a golden age in medicine, powered by hard-won advances in science and technology that enable treatments and outcomes that once were the stuff of science fiction. And yet for most patients, their healthcare experience remains firmly, and frustratingly, stuck in the past. With all o...

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How To Cut Billions in Needless Healthcare Costs HOW TO CUT BILLIONS IN NEEDLESS HEALTHCARE COSTS

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Jan 22, 2019

On a clinical level, American healthcare is arguably the most advanced in the world, powered by science and technology and guided by skilled and dedicated medical professionals. But the healthcare system itself is inefficient, byzantine, and often wildly expensive, due in large part to systemic inef...

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Unlocking the Value in Patient Records UNLOCKING THE VALUE IN PATIENT RECORDS

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Jan 22, 2019

It’s been more than two decades since the passing of the landmark Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), reform-minded legislation that established substantial patient protections. Its chief objectives were enabling consumers to maintain health coverage between jobs, whil...

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AI in the Indian Healthcare Sector – Current Applications AI IN THE INDIAN HEALTHCARE SECTOR – CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Jan 21, 2019

There are many Indian startups claiming to develop artificial intelligence software to help the healthcare industry. However, their websites are filled with marketing terms and hype that could lead one to believe a company leverages AI when it does not. In sectors with a booming landscape of startup...

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Stair-climbing exercise STAIR-CLIMBING EXERCISE 'SNACKS' BOOST HEALTH

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Jan 21, 2019

Time is no longer an excuse for not exercising, as new research finds that even a few minutes of stair climbing at intervals every day is enough to improve cardiovascular and overall health. Several recent studies have pointed out the many health benefits of short bursts of exercise. For instance, a...

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Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KETOSIS AND KETOACIDOSIS

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Jan 21, 2019

Nutritional ketosis occurs when the body starts burning fat instead of glucose. Inducing ketosis is the aim of a ketogenic diet, or "keto" diet, which is a high-fat, very-low-carb diet that can help people lose weight. Ketoacidosis occurs when the body produces dangerously high levels of k...

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16 Easy Tips On How To Lose Weight Naturally And Smartly 16 EASY TIPS ON HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT NATURALLY AND SMARTLY

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Jan 21, 2019

Your search for “how to lose weight ” has landed you up here for a reason. Here is where you will get to know the realities of why you have not been able to accomplish your “how to lose weight“! Read this article and get acquainted with “how to lose weight naturally&rdq...

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5 Things to do Every Night to Fuel Weight Loss 5 THINGS TO DO EVERY NIGHT TO FUEL WEIGHT LOSS

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Jan 20, 2019

A balanced night routine can be a game-changer for a weight loss since it creates a smoother, stress-free morning. When stress is chronic and prolonged (like something we deal with every day), it can directly impact our health. For example, our immune response is hampered and we may crave more comfo...

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Central obesity linked to brain shrinkage CENTRAL OBESITY LINKED TO BRAIN SHRINKAGE

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Jan 20, 2019

Being overweight can lead to several health problems. Scientists now believe that obesity in the stomach area could even have associations with a smaller brain size. Researchers already know that the size of the brain can determine its health and function. However, they know much less about what aff...

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Getting to know the Google Cloud Healthcare API: part 3 GETTING TO KNOW THE GOOGLE CLOUD HEALTHCARE API: PART 3

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Jan 20, 2019

The Google Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences team recently introduced a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and datastores that can be used to enable healthcare data analysis and machine learning applications, data-level integration of healthcare systems and secure storage and retrie...

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What gluten-free food can I eat? WHAT GLUTEN-FREE FOOD CAN I EAT?

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Jan 19, 2019

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some people who choose to eat gluten-free often avoid eating overly processed breads, pasta, and other baked goods. This can lead to weight loss and overall health improvements, as people avoid highly processed, unhealthful foods.

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6 Nutrition and Health Benefits of Parsnips 6 NUTRITION AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF PARSNIPS

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Jan 18, 2019

Parsnips are a delicious type of root vegetable that has been cultivated and enjoyed around the world for thousands of years. Closely related to other vegetables like carrots and parsley roots, parsnips have long, cream-colored tuberous roots with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor. In addition to bring...

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Our guide to the Mediterranean diet OUR GUIDE TO THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

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Jan 18, 2019

Many doctors and dietitians recommend a Mediterranean diet to prevent disease and keep people healthy for longer. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and it includes less dairy and meat than a typical Western diet. In this article, we explain what the Mediterranea...

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Healthcare Marketing Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Crowd HEALTHCARE MARKETING STRATEGIES TO STAY AHEAD OF THE CROWD

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Jan 18, 2019

Healthcare providers are different. While a digital marketing strategy for flower shops and outsourced IT services may be similar, promotion methods for healthcare providers differ substantially.  Healthcare business requires a delicate yet powerful approach to target audience search, informati...

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4 Strategies To Get More Online Reviews For Your Healthcare Practice 4 STRATEGIES TO GET MORE ONLINE REVIEWS FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

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Jan 17, 2019

When customers are looking for a new doctor, dentist, or specialist, they want to go to someone they can trust. This often means asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out online reviews. I’ve had countless patients referred to me by people they know, and many have told me t...

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Could bone broth boost heart health? COULD BONE BROTH BOOST HEART HEALTH?

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Jan 17, 2019

Bone broth is a soup containing brewed bones and connective tissue. Slowly cooking the bones in vinegar releases some of the nutrients that a person might otherwise discard with the rest of the carcass. According to some quarters, drinking bone broth carries a multitude of benefits. From reducing in...

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The 6 most healthful beans THE 6 MOST HEALTHFUL BEANS

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Jan 17, 2019

Beans are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and B vitamins. They belong to the Fabaceae family of plants, which is what sets them apart from other fruits and seeds. Beans offer a range of potential health benefits due to their high nutrient content. Some of the potential benefits that they prov...