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Op-Ed: The Energy-Draining Life of a Physician

Op-Ed: The Energy-Draining Life of a Physician

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It is not a secret that being a physician can be exhausting and time-consuming, but do most nonphysicians really know what it's like to be one? The answer is a resounding no. Television glamorizes the role of the physician and hides the tedious everyday realities. Spouses and partners of physicians know too well the frustration…
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Midwest Spring Gardening Tips

Midwest Spring Gardening Tips

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Want to customize this content for your business? Learn More Categories General Editorial Follow us on social media today! There’s no question that the Midwest is known for its brutally cold weather. But after a seemingly never-ending winter, the spring gardening season is extremely welcome. Use these tips to help take advantage of the region’s…
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Influencer Poses in Underwear to Show Off Her Butt—and Prove Cellulite Is Normal and Beautiful

Influencer Poses in Underwear to Show Off Her Butt—and Prove Cellulite Is Normal and Beautiful

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"I wish I saw more bodies like mine when I was younger." By Christina OehlerUpdated February 04, 2020 Flawlessly airbrushed thighs and butts are so common in ads and commercials, it's no wonder many women view cellulite as something ugly and abnormal. But influencers like Danae Mercer are trying to change this thinking—and they're posted semi-nude…
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Doctor Saves Traveler’s Life by Sucking Urine from Man’s Bladder During Mid-Flight Emergency

Doctor Saves Traveler’s Life by Sucking Urine from Man’s Bladder During Mid-Flight Emergency

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A Chinese surgeon extracted 800 ml of urine from the blocked bladder of an elderly man during a mid-flight emergency. By Gabrielle ChungDecember 03, 2019 A Chinese doctor had to think on his feet when a passenger on his flight suffered a medical emergency. Zhang Hong, a surgeon from the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University…
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Blood-Based Markers Tied to Brain Cell and Memory Loss

Blood-Based Markers Tied to Brain Cell and Memory Loss

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Two proteins in blood -- plasma neurofilament light chain (NfL) and total tau -- were associated with cognition and neuroimaging outcomes, strengthening their potential as blood-based biomarkers of neurodegeneration, a large longitudinal study showed. At baseline, NfL was more strongly associated with brain atrophy in multiple areas, white matter alterations, and changes in global cognition,…
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MAT Often Not an Option for Opioid Users in Justice System

MAT Often Not an Option for Opioid Users in Justice System

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Criminal justice populations were significantly less likely to receive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) -- such as methadone and buprenorphine -- even with the increased access brought about by Medicaid expansion in certain states, a recent study found. When compared to individuals referred to treatment by all other sources, those referred to…
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Livongo founder says the time for ‘piloting’ is over

Livongo founder says the time for ‘piloting’ is over

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When telehealth platform Teladoc and chronic care management program Livongo merged last year, the $18.5 billion deal rattled the windows of the digital health industry.   At the time, Livongo founder and at the time executive chairman Glen Tullman said the goal was to provide a one-stop shop for healthcare without losing out on clinician empathy.…
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European data protection board to strengthen sharing of health data between EU and UK

European data protection board to strengthen sharing of health data between EU and UK

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In February 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published two opinions on the European Commission draft Implementing Decisions on the adequate protection of personal data in the United Kingdom. The EDPB has since announced that it has adopted its opinion on the draft adequacy decision issued by the European Commission. Although the EDPB opinion…
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U.K. Touts Delayed Second Dose Strategy as Lockdown Lifts

U.K. Touts Delayed Second Dose Strategy as Lockdown Lifts

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As the U.K. eased a months-long lockdown this week -- and eager crowds flocked to pubs and hair salons -- health officials there called their outlier approach to COVID-19 vaccination a success. Britain has continued to stretch out the interval between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines for up to 12 weeks in order…
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Clinicians: Be on High Alert for Rare J&J COVID Vax Events

Clinicians: Be on High Alert for Rare J&J COVID Vax Events

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Clinicians should pay close attention to patients with suspected thrombotic events or thrombocytopenia following vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, including consulting a hematologist, CDC staff said on a call with clinicians on Thursday. A CDC health alert cautioned that clinicians should have a "high index of suspicion" for patients with these events.…
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David Cameron lobbied for NHS staff’s personal data

David Cameron lobbied for NHS staff’s personal data

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Former UK prime minister David Cameron lobbied the NHS for access to staff’s personal data, weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic. Cameron was acting on behalf of financial services firm Greensill Capital, which he had financial interest in. His work for the firm, which filed for administration in March 2021, has led to increased scrutiny of…
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HIMSS offers recommendations on the role of digital health in vaccine distribution

HIMSS offers recommendations on the role of digital health in vaccine distribution

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HIMSS and its community of digital health professionals have offered recommendations focused on two areas: immediate actions and longer-term plans on how to maximise the role of digital health in vaccine distribution and administration. The digital health experts behind the COVID-19 policy recommendations include those working in public health, primary and secondary healthcare delivery, health…
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Nigerian stock market profits N36 billion today

Nigerian stock market profits N36 billion today

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First Bank Nigeria Holdings (FBNH) closed with a loss of -6.6%, placing it at the third position in the NSE ASI for Thursday.After the appointment of the new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) for First bank Nigeria, Mr Gbenga Shobo, the CBN responded by re-instating Dr. Adesola Adeduntan as the MD and sacking all directors…
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Smooth Sailing for HHS Secretary at Budget Hearing

Smooth Sailing for HHS Secretary at Budget Hearing

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WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra got a largely warm reception during his testimony at a House committee on Thursday for the Biden administration's proposed $131.7-billion fiscal year 2022 discretionary HHS budget, although a few potential areas of disagreement also surfaced. "The administration is once again taking the lead by submitting…
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Op-Ed: These Hospital COVID Restrictions Are Dumb

Op-Ed: These Hospital COVID Restrictions Are Dumb

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Neither science nor sense can explain these idiotic and damaging rules, says ZDoggMD. Following is a rough transcript of his remarks (Note: errors are possible): Hey everyone, so recently a resident physician from a large academic center back East emailed me and mentioned, OK look, they're a second-year resident or something like that and I'm…
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COVID Stroke Rare in ICU

COVID Stroke Rare in ICU

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About 2% of COVID-19 patients experienced a stroke after they were admitted to intensive care, a year-long, multinational study showed. Of these ICU patients, hemorrhagic stroke was linked to higher mortality, but ischemic stroke was not, reported Jonathon Fanning, MBBS, PhD, of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, in an abstract released in advance…
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Macon Community Hospital slashes A/R days from 57 to 37 with Cerner RCM

Macon Community Hospital slashes A/R days from 57 to 37 with Cerner RCM

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Macon Community Hospital in Lafayette, Tennessee, is a small, rural hospital. With a legacy revenue cycle management system, its accounts receivable days had risen and its collection rate of revenue had dropped. The system performed the billing function, and while staff tried to work with the technology to make it work, the continued cash erosion…
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Nurses give EHR usability an ‘F’ in new study

Nurses give EHR usability an ‘F’ in new study

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A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that more favorable electronic health record usability scores are associated with lower odds of burnout – and those usability scores have tanked.    Researchers found that among 1,285 nurses who responded to a November 2017 survey about usability and burnout the…
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Saudi Arabia to sell part of its stake in world’s biggest oil company

Saudi Arabia to sell part of its stake in world’s biggest oil company

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The World Bank stated that Nigeria alongside, Russia, Iraq, Iran, the United States, Algeria and Venezuela were the highest gas flaring nation in the world in the past ten years.The World Bank disclosed this in its gas flaring satellite data for 2020, through its World Bank Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) on Wednesday in…
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Can Magic Mushrooms Measure Up to SSRIs for Depression Treatment?

Can Magic Mushrooms Measure Up to SSRIs for Depression Treatment?

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Psilocybin -- "magic mushrooms" -- failed to improve symptoms of depression over a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) in a 59-patient phase II trial, though the study's leaders are not ready to give up on the hallucinogen. At 6 weeks, psilocybin did not have a significantly greater effect on symptoms of moderate-to-severe major depressive disorder…
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Optum now offering virtual care nationwide, execs say

Optum now offering virtual care nationwide, execs say

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UnitedHealth subsidiary Optum has launched a new virtual care product. OptumHealth's CEO says the software, Optum Virtual Care, is now live in all 50 states.   According to a transcript of an April 15 earnings call, executives from both UnitedHealth and Optum said the software aims to integrate physical care, telehealth, home care and behavioral…
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How one health system moved 85% of its services via telehealth

How one health system moved 85% of its services via telehealth

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Preferred Behavioral Health Group, based in Lakewood, New Jersey, is a multi-site outpatient behavioral health organization providing adult mental health services, youth and family services, and substance use services. Its mission is to deliver quality and compassionate behavioral health services to individuals and families through a trauma-informed care philosophy and approach. PBHG's vision is to…
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Hospitals Need to Stockpile More Medical Supplies, Senators Told

Hospitals Need to Stockpile More Medical Supplies, Senators Told

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WASHINGTON -- Hospitals need better incentives to beef up their stockpiles of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other needed supplies in case of an emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, witnesses told a Senate panel on Wednesday. "What we've noticed is that they don't have supply on hand for much more than a few days,"…
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New Anti-PD1 Drugs Boost Survival in Treated Lung Cancer

New Anti-PD1 Drugs Boost Survival in Treated Lung Cancer

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Patients with previously treated advanced lung cancer lived about 6 months longer if they received a PD-1 inhibitor instead of chemotherapy, a large randomized study from China showed. Median overall survival (OS) was 17.2 months with tislelizumab and 11.9 months with docetaxel. In the prespecified subgroup with PD-L1 expression ≥25%, tislelizumab led to a median…
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IFC to provide $20 million debt finance to Nigerian off-grid power firm

IFC to provide $20 million debt finance to Nigerian off-grid power firm

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“What would you do if someone dumped nine Olympic swimming pools of oil into your community?”This is the question that is splayed across Amnesty International’s webpage on the Niger Delta oil spills. As it turns out, since 2011, Shell alone has reported 1,010 spills, with 110,535 barrels or 17.5 million litres dumped into water bodies…
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Targeted Drug Yields Durable Responses in Rare Blood Neoplasm

Targeted Drug Yields Durable Responses in Rare Blood Neoplasm

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Three-quarters of patients with the rare blood disorder advanced systemic mastocytosis responded to treatment with avapritinib (Ayvakit), an interim analysis of a phase II trial found. Among 32 patients treated with daily avapritinib in the PATHFINDER study, 19% had a complete remission (CR) with partial hematologic recovery, 31% had a partial response, and 25% saw…
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HIMSSCast: Kidney care innovation is open for business

HIMSSCast: Kidney care innovation is open for business

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Dr. John Sedor and Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury join host Jonah Comstock and Healthcare IT News Senior Editor Kat Jercich to discuss innovation in the kidney space, especially the fruits so far of the U.S. government's KidneyX innovation prizes. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Play! Talking points: What is KidneyX and…
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India upgrades disease surveillance platform

India upgrades disease surveillance platform

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India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare unveiled an upgraded version of its Integrated Health Information Platform last week; the system provides near-real time data to facilitate timely responses to disease outbreaks. The IHIP will enable the consolidation of data from public and private sector facilities which include hospitals, laboratories, and research centres under a single operating platform. The platform will also observe 33…
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Op-Ed: Please Don’t Yell at Me. I’m Trying to Help

Op-Ed: Please Don’t Yell at Me. I’m Trying to Help

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For many years, I have treated individuals with substance use disorders. I have found this work to be both gratifying and frustrating. Part of the frustration stems from interactions with governmental agencies and families. The families are, of course, fearful and frustrated. They are watching their loved ones "die" before their eyes and want someone…
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VA will halt EHR rollout at second site until after strategic review

VA will halt EHR rollout at second site until after strategic review

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will pause the rollout of its Cerner electronic health record until it reviews the program and shares the results with Congress.   Agency officials told the House Subcommittee on Technology Modernization at a Wednesday hearing that they would not go live with the EHR at a second site before a strategic…
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Another FGFR Inhibitor Active in Bile Duct Cancers

Another FGFR Inhibitor Active in Bile Duct Cancers

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More than 40% of patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) had objective responses that were durable in most cases following treatment with a multitargeted fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitor, a preliminary study showed. Treatment with the investigational agent futibatinib led to an overall response rate (ORR) of 41.7% in 103 patients and a median duration…
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Why it is not a good time to buy #dogecoin​ #EMM

Why it is not a good time to buy #dogecoin​ #EMM

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NairametricsNairametrics is Nigeria's top business news and financial analysis website. We focus on providing resources that help small businesses and retail investors make better investing decisions. Nairametrics is updated daily by a team of professionals. Post updated as "Nairametrics" are published by our Editorial Board.
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Op-Ed: Let’s Prevent Post-Shutdown Sports Injuries in our Kids

Op-Ed: Let’s Prevent Post-Shutdown Sports Injuries in our Kids

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted American life in unprecedented ways. School closures, canceled sports leagues, and shelter-in-place orders dramatically changed how children were using their bodies. Pandemic precautions caused children to lead more sedentary lifestyles, as they completed school work virtually and spent less time outdoors. Overall, COVID-19 restrictions and the lack of organized sports…
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Healing Ourselves is Absolutely Necessary –

Healing Ourselves is Absolutely Necessary –

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At the end of a year that has brutalized us all in ways we never saw coming, we could all use a little breather, little wellness. Recently, in talking with some colleagues at work, a couple of folks told me about these "mini vacations" they'd taken -- just a few days off to recharge and…
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At MemorialCare, digital health program enables turnaround for depression patients

At MemorialCare, digital health program enables turnaround for depression patients

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MemorialCare Health System, based in Fountain Valley, California, is always looking for ways to help its community by providing meaningful health-and-wellness services. THE PROBLEM With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent isolating effects of lockdowns and social distancing, MemorialCare began seeing an influx of mental health and substance use disorder patients within the…
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How COVID-19 opened a new chapter for population and public health

How COVID-19 opened a new chapter for population and public health

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(Photo by Morsa Images/Getty Images)COVID-19, against a background of growing awareness of health inequities, has expanded how we define population health. New laws, policies and funding have helped spur solutions. The Black Lives Matter movement, begun in 2013 to highlight the deaths of Black men and women by law enforcement, has swelled to include an…
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Novel Tx Helped Man With Recurrent Brain Tumor

Novel Tx Helped Man With Recurrent Brain Tumor

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A 36-year-old man presents to a medical research institute in Los Angeles with neurological symptoms. Clinicians taking the patient's history learn that 4 years previously, he was diagnosed with an astrocytoma identified as isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-mutant diffuse, with a lesion in the right frontoparietal lobe, which was surgically resected. After the tumor recurred in the…
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Pay-Per-View: House of Reps says its working on legislative bill

Pay-Per-View: House of Reps says its working on legislative bill

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It’s no longer news that President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, overruled the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and approved the restoration of permits on Oil Mining Leases (OMLs) 123, 124, 126 and 137 to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Addax Petroleum Exploration Limited.The NNPC had been in a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with Addax…
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Heavy Periods Seen in Obesity; T1D Tied to Fracture Risk

Heavy Periods Seen in Obesity; T1D Tied to Fracture Risk

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Women with obesity may have a higher risk of heavier periods due to delayed endometrial repair. "Although it is difficult to make strong recommendations based on this study alone, a common-sense approach would be to offer weight-loss support to women with a high BMI experiencing heavy periods," suggested lead author Jacqueline Maybin, MBChB, PhD, of…
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Op-Ed: COVID Elimination or Eradication?

Op-Ed: COVID Elimination or Eradication?

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On Dec. 31, 2019, the World Health Organization's (WHO) office in China noted a report of cases of "viral pneumonia" on the website of the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. Earlier that same month, there was another important milestone: at its headquarters in Geneva, the WHO celebrated the 40th anniversary of the confirmation of the eradication…
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Op-Ed: Prescribe More Telehealth for the Elderly

Op-Ed: Prescribe More Telehealth for the Elderly

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Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has experienced an exponential increase in adoption over the past year. 20% of all medical visits in 2020 were conducted by telehealth; the number of patients reporting at least one telehealth visit grew by 57% and chronic illness patients' use jumped to 77%. Among both patient populations, 86% say…
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65% of hospitals in APAC are increasing spending on digitalisation, says report

65% of hospitals in APAC are increasing spending on digitalisation, says report

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A majority of hospitals in the Asia-Pacific region are planning to increase their spending on digitalisation in the next three years to minimise medical errors and raise patient satisfaction, a regional survey found. The survey conducted by L.E.K. Consulting with over 400 hospital executives identified trends that are defining APAC hospitals’ priorities and how they…
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Four acute providers in London health and care system now using Cerner EPR

Four acute providers in London health and care system now using Cerner EPR

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London North West Healthcare trust and the Hillingdon Hospitals FT have signed a ten year, £40 million deal to implement the Cerner EPR. This is in line with the North West London Integrated Care System's draft commissioning strategy which states that the four acutes are "working towards one acute group model". To facilitate greater interoperability,…
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Get Creative with Corned Beef

Get Creative with Corned Beef

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Corned beef is considered a staple on St. Patrick’s Day, but there is usually plenty to go around, and probably plenty to throw away. Save the leftovers and use them in these creative takes on classic appetizers—perfect for serving at your Ireland-inspired gathering. Corned Beef and Cabbage Quesadillas Mexican meets Irish with a St. Patrick’s…
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Lagos agricultural sector to generate $10 billion in the next 5 years

Lagos agricultural sector to generate $10 billion in the next 5 years

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has projected that the agricultural sector in the state could generate as much as $10 billion within the next 5 years.This is as the governor noted that Lagos could no longer afford to rely exclusively on other states for its food, adding that it was time to unlock…
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Practice-Changing Results in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma

Practice-Changing Results in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma

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A novel bispecific protein significantly improved overall survival (OS) in metastatic uveal melanoma as compared with investigator's choice of treatment, including checkpoint inhibitors, a randomized trial showed. Patients treated with tebentafusp had a median OS of 21.7 months versus 16.0 months for the control group. The benefit was consistent across all prespecified subgroups. Grade 3/4…
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Google has another go at patient health record software

Google has another go at patient health record software

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Google is reportedly making inroads toward creating a patient health record tool.   According to STAT's Erin Brodwin, the company is recruiting patients to weigh in on how they want to access their own medical record data – potentially to help shape user-facing software.    "Google is running a user feedback program to test features…
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Denmark launches COVID-19 passport ‘Coronapas’

Denmark launches COVID-19 passport ‘Coronapas’

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Denmark has become one of the first in Europe to launch a COVID-19 pass scheme to help non-essential businesses reopen. This follows news earlier this year that Denmark's acting finance minister Morten Bødskov together with Lars Sandahl Sørensen, the CEO of Danish Industry and Brian Mikkelsen, the CEO of the Danish Chamber of Commerce, confirmed that…
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What’s the Opioid Overdose Death Toll?

What’s the Opioid Overdose Death Toll?

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Opinion > Weekly News Quiz — You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz by MedPage Today Staff April 10, 2021 The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up…
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Gooey Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Gooey Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

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Psychotherapy Now the Most Common Telehealth Procedure

Psychotherapy Now the Most Common Telehealth Procedure

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One-hour psychotherapy sessions became the most common telehealth service nationwide this January, according to a recent data analysis. The data, collected monthly by FAIR Health -- a New York City-based nonprofit specializing in health insurance data collection -- showed that psychotherapy had been the second or third most common telehealth service throughout 2020, depending on…
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Paypal’s Venmo now permits cryptocurrency trading

Paypal’s Venmo now permits cryptocurrency trading

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Trespassers have allegedly invaded highbrow areas in Ikoyi, especially Banana Island, posing a looming danger to the serenity of the area.This was confirmed by a video shared on Twitter on Tuesday.Some of the trespassers are roadside food sellers, barbers, and hoodlums, some of whom were seen in clusters, smoking hemp and ominously watching the movements…
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Chronic Pain Patients Sometimes Take Risks With Opioid Meds

Chronic Pain Patients Sometimes Take Risks With Opioid Meds

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A proportion of chronic pain patients on prescribed opioids took chances with their medications over time, such as seeking early refills or giving pills to others -- but such behaviors were intermittent, not persistent, according to data from the Australian POINT study. In a group of about 1,500 people with chronic noncancer pain surveyed every…
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Add-On PI3K Inhibitor Wins in Relapsed, Indolent NHL

Add-On PI3K Inhibitor Wins in Relapsed, Indolent NHL

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Adding the PI3K inhibitor copanlisib (Aliqopa) to rituximab reduced the risk of disease progression or death for patients with relapsed indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), including those unfit for chemotherapy, a phase III trial called CHRONOS-3 showed. Among more than 450 patients receiving rituximab, the median progression-free survival (PFS) reached 21.5 months with copanlisib, as compared…
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Remote patient monitoring helps Baptist Health achieve zero readmissions with COVID-19 patients

Remote patient monitoring helps Baptist Health achieve zero readmissions with COVID-19 patients

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Even before COVID-19, Baptist Health, a health system based in Louisville, Kentucky, had a system-wide initiative to provide more patient-centric care, part of which included providing patient care on patients' terms. THE PROBLEM As a family medicine practitioner, Dr. Brett Oliver, chief medical information officer at Baptist Health, realized that patient health within the home…
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Is cyber insurance a good investment? What healthcare CISOs and CIOs should know

Is cyber insurance a good investment? What healthcare CISOs and CIOs should know

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Every healthcare executive knows by now that cybercriminals have been focusing their nefarious attacks on the healthcare industry for some time. When they successfully strike a provider organization, the results can be disastrous. This is why many healthcare organizations invest in cyber insurance. Think of cyber insurance like car insurance. When something bad happens, insurance is…
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AHRQ: Studies Fail to Show Long-Term Benefit for CPAP

AHRQ: Studies Fail to Show Long-Term Benefit for CPAP

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Sleep medicine specialists are worried about a draft technology assessment from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that casts doubt on the long-term clinical benefit for the gold standard treatment for sleep apnea. Reviewers found that studies of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) have consistently failed to show improvements in non-sleep-related outcomes linked…
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Intermountain acquires air transport company to expand telehealth capabilities

Intermountain acquires air transport company to expand telehealth capabilities

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Intermountain Healthcare announced this week that it would extend the reach of its virtual care program with the acquisition of Classic Air Medical, an air medical transport firm with more than two dozen helicopters and planes. WHY IT MATTERS The company, also based in Salt Lake City, operates 28 aircraft – 16 rotary-wing and 12…
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Microsoft to acquire Nuance for almost $20 billion

Microsoft to acquire Nuance for almost $20 billion

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Microsoft on Monday announced that it will acquire Nuance Communications, a deal aimed largely at advancing cloud and artificial intelligence offerings for its healthcare customers. WHY IT MATTERS Microsoft is buying Nuance for $56 per share – an all-cash transaction totaling $19.7 billion, inclusive of Nuance's net debt. The deal is expected to close later…
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Bank of England considers digital currency

Bank of England considers digital currency

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Yesterday, a sudden crash in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies reminded everyone of the nature of risk involved in investing in crypto assets.According to an earlier Nairametrics report, altcoins like Etherium, XRP, Dogecoin, Polkadot, and Litecoin all lost significant value and this loss may not have been unconnected with recent announcements from the…
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What Mount Sinai’s Trachea Transplant Success Means for Patients in Need

What Mount Sinai’s Trachea Transplant Success Means for Patients in Need

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A team of Mount Sinai surgeons in New York City earlier this year performed the world's first human tracheal transplant surgery, the health system announced this week. News of the procedure's success already has other patients taking note. To date, surgeons have been unable to transplant the trachea -- an organ essential for speaking, breathing,…
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More Melanoma, Less Prostate Cancer; Aggressive End-of-Life Care; J&J Has Friends

More Melanoma, Less Prostate Cancer; Aggressive End-of-Life Care; J&J Has Friends

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New projections for cancer trends over the next 2 decades suggest that the incidence of melanoma will continue to increase, and that there will be more deaths from pancreatic and liver cancers, fewer cases of prostate cancer, and fewer breast cancer deaths. (JAMA Network Open) Aggressive end-of-life care remains the norm for many women with…
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Op-Ed: Who Can Effectively Champion the Vax?

Op-Ed: Who Can Effectively Champion the Vax?

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Vaccine hesitancy -- the delay by people to get inoculated even when shots are widely available -- appears likely to be one more hurdle in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC would typically lead a campaign to overcome such hesitancy, but shortcomings at the agency during 2020 have left it compromised as a public health…
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3 myths about translating AI models in a healthcare setting

3 myths about translating AI models in a healthcare setting

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Artificial intelligence has huge potential for many healthcare challenges – but there are still many hurdles that must be overcome.   At a keynote for the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Health, Inference and Learning this past week, Dr. Alan Karthikesalingam, research lead at Google Health UK, described three myths commonly encountered in the path…
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Second COVID Shot: No Side Effects? No Problem

Second COVID Shot: No Side Effects? No Problem

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With so much chatter about hefty side effects -- headache, chills, fatigue, body aches -- after the second dose of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, the sizeable proportion of people who don't get sidelined by the shots have been wondering if they're still fully protected against the disease. The short answer from immunologists and…
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A typical football viewing centre experience in Nigeria

A typical football viewing centre experience in Nigeria

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It’s a hot Saturday afternoon in Lagos and as you drive down the narrow street lined with cars to attend the naming ceremony of your colleague’s newborn son, a horde of young men come rushing onto the street from a nondescript building at the corner.Your first reaction is to slow down and watch their next…
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Vaccine Hesitancy: Swaying the ‘Movable Middle’ to Acceptance

Vaccine Hesitancy: Swaying the ‘Movable Middle’ to Acceptance

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Primary care physicians (PCPs) can be key players in the movement to building confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine, according to panelists at a Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and GTMRx Institute webinar. Since last November, CVS Caremark has surveyed thousands of Americans about their intentions regarding the COVID vaccine, explained Sree Chaguturu, MD, CVS Caremark chief…
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The benefits and future of remote patient monitoring

The benefits and future of remote patient monitoring

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At the start of 2020, widespread adoption of remote patient monitoring was still in the distance. The technology was struggling to get off the ground despite it being available for years. Most of the hesitancy on RPM implementation seemed to be because of limited reimbursement opportunities as well as lack of incentives for providers offering…
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AI-powered precision drug dosing can boost outcomes and cost efficiency

AI-powered precision drug dosing can boost outcomes and cost efficiency

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Shivrat Chhabra is CEO of Dosis, a company that offers an artificial intelligence-powered personalized dosing platform used by dialysis providers to manage chronic drug regimens. Dosis developed the Strategic Anemia Advisor, an AI-based dosing platform for patients with chronic anemia. Chhabra provides the following statistics for provider organizations using his company's anemia advisor: In dialysis…
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Biden Administration Announces Steps to Reduce Gun Violence

Biden Administration Announces Steps to Reduce Gun Violence

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WASHINGTON -- Gun violence is out of control and action needs to be taken to reduce it, President Biden said Thursday. "Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it's an international embarrassment," said Biden. "And it has to stop." During a speech in the White House Rose Garden, the president announced a series…
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Dangote, BUA reconcile over sugar plant dispute after meeting with Ganduje, others

Dangote, BUA reconcile over sugar plant dispute after meeting with Ganduje, others

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has flagged off the construction of the 37-km Rail Mass Transit Red Line, which will traverse from Agbado to Marina, moving over 1 million commuters daily.This is as the state started the compensation of identified project-affected persons of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line project with the Governor…
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Op-Ed: We’re Kind to Our Patients, Why Not Each Other?

Op-Ed: We’re Kind to Our Patients, Why Not Each Other?

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Far too often in medicine, medical students feel as if they're blowing in the wind. Many struggle with finding their place and identity as budding physicians. On top of the stresses of learning thousands upon thousands of medical facts, they must also learn to navigate intense competition. There's even a term for when colleagues degrade…
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Cleveland Clinic researchers evaluate smartphone ECG in post a-fib ablation care

Cleveland Clinic researchers evaluate smartphone ECG in post a-fib ablation care

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Direct-to-consumer ECGs could have a role in care for patients post atrial fibrillation ablation, according to a recent study published in the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal.   Cleveland Clinic researchers found that patients using AliveCor Kardia Mobile required fewer follow up EGCs or cardiac monitoring than their peers in the control group. In the study,…
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CIO must-dos: Reduce bureaucracy, boost patient experience and improve data governance

CIO must-dos: Reduce bureaucracy, boost patient experience and improve data governance

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The C-suite executives who have successfully made it through the grueling last 12 months have come out on the other side with plenty of lessons they have learned and are now applying to make their healthcare provider organizations better. Cut down on bureaucracy. Push healthcare faster. Jump a higher bar for patient experience. Follow the data to new…
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New ADHD Drug OK’d; Pimavanserin Rejected for Dementia Psychosis

New ADHD Drug OK’d; Pimavanserin Rejected for Dementia Psychosis

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The FDA approved the ADHD medication viloxazine extended-release capsules (Qelbree), a new selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, for patients ages 6 to 17, Supernus Pharmaceuticals announced. In other FDA news, Acadia Pharmaceuticals received a complete response letter from the agency, which declined to approve pimavanserin (Nuplazid) for hallucinations and delusions associated with dementia-related psychosis due to…
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Kate Beckinsale Hits Back at Trolls Who Say She’s Too Old to Post Bikini Pics

Kate Beckinsale Hits Back at Trolls Who Say She’s Too Old to Post Bikini Pics

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The 46-year-old actress serves up an epic comeback. By Claire GillespieDecember 04, 2019 How old is too old to share swimsuit pics online? Correct answer: It’s not even something that should be a matter of debate. However, according to a few of Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram followers, 46 is definitely on the wrong side of the…
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Actor Josh Brolin Reveals ‘Crazy’ Sunburn After Trying New Butt Sunning Trend

Actor Josh Brolin Reveals ‘Crazy’ Sunburn After Trying New Butt Sunning Trend

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"I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain." By Leah GrothDecember 04, 2019 Remember just a few days ago when it was revealed to the world that people were actually exposing their buttholes to the sun? Now, it seems that celebrities are hopping on the butt–sunning bandwagon—and they're…
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COVID on the Brain: Neuropsych Diagnoses Common Within 6 Months of Infection

COVID on the Brain: Neuropsych Diagnoses Common Within 6 Months of Infection

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One-third of COVID-19 survivors received a neurologic or psychiatric diagnosis within 6 months of being infected with SARS-CoV-2, an analysis of 236,000 electronic health records showed. Incidence of any diagnosis of a neurologic or psychiatric disorder was 33.62% (95% CI 33.17%-34.07%), according to Paul Harrison, FRCPsych, of University of Oxford in England, and co-authors. About…
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Spurred by the pandemic, AI is driving decentralized clinical trials

Spurred by the pandemic, AI is driving decentralized clinical trials

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With clinical oncology trials put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers turned to troves of data to find patients across the country who would qualify for trials, even if they weren't physically there. Artificial intelligence enabled this process, and may have created a move toward decentralized trials that potentially could last long after the…
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Confusion remains about ONC information blocking rules, even after start date

Confusion remains about ONC information blocking rules, even after start date

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A poll taken this past month found that many healthcare industry stakeholders were still confused about federal information blocking rules – even though they were finalized more than a year ago and their new April 5 start date has been long publicized.   Now that the info blocking rules drafted by the Office of the…
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GUINNESS champions NSE ASI recovery

GUINNESS champions NSE ASI recovery

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The average cost of making a pot of jollof rice in Nigeria rose by 7.8% between March 2020 and March 2021. This is contained in the SBM Jollof index report for Q1 2021, published by SB Morgen.According to the report, the increase was caused by the prolonged border closure, increased energy tariffs, exchange rate volatility,…
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A Physician’s Search for Meaning

A Physician’s Search for Meaning

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"What do you want to be when you grow up?" This question always confounded me when people would ask me this as a child. What is this "growing up" you speak of? And why do I have to be something? I'm so content with my LEGOs, books, and video games. I was born in the…
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Harm Reduction, Expanded Tx Access Included in White House Drug Policy Priorities

Harm Reduction, Expanded Tx Access Included in White House Drug Policy Priorities

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WASHINGTON -- Reaction appears generally positive to the first-year policy priorities on illicit drug use issued last week by the Biden administration, although experts did say they would have added a few more things to the wish list. Seven Major Priorities The priorities were released last Thursday by the White House Office of National Drug…
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Anesthesiology Group Squeezed ‘Like a Boa Constrictor’ Sues Insurer

Anesthesiology Group Squeezed ‘Like a Boa Constrictor’ Sues Insurer

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U.S. Anesthesia Partners -- a single-specialty practice that operates in nine states -- is suing UnitedHealthcare (UHC) in Texas and Colorado, alleging the insurance titan forced doctors out of its network and launched a series of anti-competitive actions against the group. USAP last month filed separate lawsuits in Texas and Colorado state courts, both making…
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AstraZeneca working with Mass General on tech for heart failure, asthma

AstraZeneca working with Mass General on tech for heart failure, asthma

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The biotechnology company AstraZeneca announced on Tuesday that it would be collaborating with Massachusetts General Hospital to create and clinically validate patient-centric digital health solutions. According to the company, the collaboration will use AstraZeneca's new AMAZE disease management platform to study heart failure and asthma management.   "We are incredibly proud to be working closely…
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UK government announces extra £250M for ongoing research

UK government announces extra £250M for ongoing research

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The UK Government has solidified its ambitions to become a science superpower by pledging an additional £250 million (€292m) to support research and development. The money, which will come through BEIS, will be used to support pioneering research, providing UK scientists and researchers more recourse to public funds. It will also fund UK research previously…
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JAMB: How to register for the 2021 UTME examinations

JAMB: How to register for the 2021 UTME examinations

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had about 3 weeks ago announced the commencement of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry registration exercise on April 8, 2021, to May 15, 2021, with National Identification Number (NIN) made mandatory at the point of registration.This was put on hold due to the exam…
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Patients Allergic to COVID Vax Got Dose 2 With Graded Dosing

Patients Allergic to COVID Vax Got Dose 2 With Graded Dosing

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A graded dosing protocol allowed two patients with hypersensitivity reactions to the first dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to receive their second doses safely, researchers said. The patients -- one with an immediate hypersensitivity reaction managed on site and one needing emergency department transport -- got divided second doses, reported S. Shahzad Mustafa, MD, of…
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Southwest Spring Gardening Tips

Southwest Spring Gardening Tips

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Want to customize this content for your business? Learn More Categories General Editorial Follow us on social media today! Spring gardening across the United States varies from region to region. However, gardening in the Southwest has numerous perks—colorful plants and tremendous foliage. Use these tips to ensure that you properly prepare for the hot and…
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No Cancer Risk With Commonly Used Blood Pressure Meds

No Cancer Risk With Commonly Used Blood Pressure Meds

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Use of antihypertensive drugs had no consistent association with cancer risk, according to a review of 33 clinical studies. Patients treated with any of five different classes of antihypertensive drugs had essentially the same cancer risk as that of placebo-treated patients. Comparisons of each antihypertensive class against all the others showed no association with an…
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Carly Pearce Shares the Mantra She Uses to Cope With Social Media Trolls

 

Carly Pearce Shares the Mantra She Uses to Cope With Social Media Trolls  

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"It’s not about a number on a scale, it’s not about any of that." By Christina Oehler Updated March 03, 2020 This video is part of Health's My Mantra series. Follow along with new videos on our Instagram page and share your own words of wisdom using #MantraMonday. Country singer Carly Pearce has made a career…
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Shay Mitchell Just Fired Back at an Instagram Troll Who Criticized How She Breastfeeds Her Daughter

Shay Mitchell Just Fired Back at an Instagram Troll Who Criticized How She Breastfeeds Her Daughter

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"Pls let me know where I can download your parenting manual, I'll get right on it! By Leah Groth December 10, 2019 Shay Mitchell was mom-shamed by a troll on Tuesday, after sharing an intimate breastfeeding photo of herself and her newborn daughter Mitchell, who welcomed her first child, daughter Atlas Noa, in October, took…
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Common Hospital PCR Test Affected by Viral Variant

Common Hospital PCR Test Affected by Viral Variant

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One of the most popular SARS-CoV-2 molecular test brands used in U.S. hospital labs has been added to an FDA list of tests with potentially compromised accuracy for viral variants. Three PCR tests made by Cepheid -- the Xpert Xpress, Xpert Xpress DoD, and Xpert Omni -- look for both the N2 and E target…
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Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed Artichokes

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Follow us on social media today! Dinner | By Héloïse Brion | 0 Likes Stuffed artichokes are a classic dish you can’t go wrong with for a meal or even as an appetizer. This recipe is cheesy, lemony, and herbaceous for a flavor-packed dish everyone is sure to love. Serves 5 5 globe artichokes 3…
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Why the Sudden Onset of Severe Abdominal Pain, Then a Rash?

Why the Sudden Onset of Severe Abdominal Pain, Then a Rash?

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A 53-year-old woman presents to an emergency department in London after leaving her workplace due to what she describes as extremely severe and burning pain in her left upper abdomen, radiating to her left back. She explains that she has never experienced these symptoms before, nor has she had any previous acute illness requiring hospitalization.…
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Telemedicine didn’t work well for this provider – here’s why

Telemedicine didn’t work well for this provider – here’s why

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While use of telemedicine technologies has been soaring throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and success stories abound, not every healthcare provider organization has been satisfied with virtual care. One example of just such a provider is Windrose Health Network, a federally qualified health center based in Greenwood, Indiana, near Indianapolis. Here's an easy way to explain…
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How patient-generated data contributes to clinician burnout

How patient-generated data contributes to clinician burnout

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A new article published this past week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that electronic health record-integrated patient-generated health data may create burdens for clinicians, leading to burnout.   In particular, researchers from Northwestern University found that technostress, time pressure and workflow-related issues need to be addressed to accelerate the integration…
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Why SEC should support democratization of sale of foreign securities

Why SEC should support democratization of sale of foreign securities

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The directive of the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), issued 8th of April 2021, has been met with consternation and a straightforward (but hopefully simplistic) interpretation that; “the government is out to stifle innovators, again.”These perspectives aren’t unfounded, as innovators of all shades have taken a heavy beating lately due to a number of…
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‘Planning Your Retirement With Lottery Tickets’: What We Heard This Week

‘Planning Your Retirement With Lottery Tickets’: What We Heard This Week

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"Banking on a cure for all causes of late-life disabling cognitive impairments is like planning your retirement with lottery tickets: you may win, and win big, but odds are you're not going to." -- Jason Karlawish, MD, of the Penn Memory Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, about what to expect from investigational…
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These Are the Best Ways to Teach Kids about Money

These Are the Best Ways to Teach Kids about Money

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Money can be a confusing and unapproachable topic for adults, let alone for kids. The key is to teach children about money early so that they can develop a healthy relationship with it. Here are the best ways to give children a glimpse into the ins and outs of managing finances. Allowance  Roughly two-thirds of American parents…
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Saint Peter’s University Hospital readies for May 1 CMS patient event notifications

Saint Peter’s University Hospital readies for May 1 CMS patient event notifications

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In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, which includes a section that modifies the Medicare Conditions of Participation that introduces patient event notifications. THE PROBLEM To comply with the patient event notification CoP, hospitals with an electronic health record are required to send electronic…
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New app aims to address disparities in care for Black and brown mothers

New app aims to address disparities in care for Black and brown mothers

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A New York City-based tech nonprofit has released a new digital platform aimed at addressing racism and bias in care.  The app, Irth, is aimed at allowing Black and brown obstetrics patients to search for and leave reviews of their OB/GYN, birthing hospitals, postpartum care and pediatricians up to an infant's first year.   The…
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Does Large Study Slam Door on Blood Type-COVID Link?

Does Large Study Slam Door on Blood Type-COVID Link?

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There was no association with blood type and either susceptibility to COVID-19 infection or disease severity in a large cohort study, researchers said. Among 11,000 patients, blood type A was not associated with increased viral positivity (OR 0.97, 95% CI 0.93-1.01, P=0.11), hospitalization (OR 0.89, 95% CI 0.80-0.99, P=0.03) or ICU admission (OR 0.84, 95%…
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Meghan King Edmonds Responds to Concern Over Her ‘Too Thin’ Appearance: ‘I’m a Stress Non-Eater’

Meghan King Edmonds Responds to Concern Over Her ‘Too Thin’ Appearance: ‘I’m a Stress Non-Eater’

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Shortly after posting a family photo, King replied to a fan who expressed concern over her appearance. By Maria Pasquini December 17, 2019 For Meghan King Edmonds, stress has affected her eating habits. Shortly after posting a family photo on Friday with daughter Aspen, 3, and 1-year-old twin sons Hart and Hayes, the former Real Housewives of…
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US Olympic Figure Skater Maia Shibutani Found ‘Shocking’ Kidney Tumor After ER Trip for Stomach Virus

US Olympic Figure Skater Maia Shibutani Found ‘Shocking’ Kidney Tumor After ER Trip for Stomach Virus

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US Olympic figure skater Maia Shibutani is recovering from surgery, after having a “shocking” tumor removed, discovered by doctors when she was in the ER for the stomach virus earlier this year. Shibutani, 25, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist, revealed the news on Instagram Monday, admitting to having a "really tough week." “Back in October,…
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Op-Ed: We All Agree Hospital Consolidation Needs More Oversight

Op-Ed: We All Agree Hospital Consolidation Needs More Oversight

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New HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra has a biography that may well have been created in a Republican war-room. As California Attorney General, he fought the Little Sisters of the Poor in court over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate. He lacks administrative experience at the helm of an administrative behemoth like HHS. And he is…
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FG to open LPG distribution channels in all local governments

FG to open LPG distribution channels in all local governments

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Handball is one of the lesser-known sports in Nigeria, but that doesn’t mean it’s not making strides. Cosmos Chukwuemeka, the media assistant to the President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria, Samuel Ocheho, spoke to Ademola Kadiri in a revealing interview about several issues.The excerpts are below:Could you please introduce yourself? My name is Cosmos…
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Plant Your Roots: Picking Your Home Location

Plant Your Roots: Picking Your Home Location

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Want to customize this content for your business? Learn More Categories General Editorial Follow us on social media today! While the number of bedrooms and the size of the backyard are both important when searching for a home, location shouldn’t be overlooked. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you discover…
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Physicians’ Bias Problem; Bold Vax Campaign for Nursing Home Staff

Physicians’ Bias Problem; Bold Vax Campaign for Nursing Home Staff

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Welcome to this week's edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what's next.How to keep implicit bias out of your practice -- Is implicit bias just a physician problem? (Medical Economics)Taking the time for one-on-one conversations helped one nursing home administrator…
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Verizon unveils new virtual care platform

Verizon unveils new virtual care platform

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Verizon Business on Monday announced its new BlueJeans Telehealth technology. The company bills it as a simple and accessible means of connecting patients and providers remotely via video. WHY IT MATTERS Expected to be generally available next month, BlueJeans Telehealth is designed to offer an intuitive experience for patients, providers and administrators, says Verizon Using…
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New executive agency launched to help Europe’s recovery from COVID-19

New executive agency launched to help Europe’s recovery from COVID-19

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A new executive agency for digital and health projects has been created to help Europe emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA), will be responsible for implementation of relevant European Union (EU) financial programmes including the EU4Health programme, the Digital Europe programme and parts of the research and…
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Op-Ed: How Can Biden Meet His Vax Goals?

Op-Ed: How Can Biden Meet His Vax Goals?

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Our nation recently marked one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. President Biden marked the anniversary by announcing an accelerated pace for getting the nation vaccinated with a goal of making every adult in the U.S. eligible for vaccination no later than May 1. As part of the national strategy, the…
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The data challenges of SDOH, and how to overcome them

The data challenges of SDOH, and how to overcome them

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Social determinants of health account for up to 80% of health outcomes, while medical care accounts for the balance, according to County Health Rankings. Experiences with COVID-19 are a stark reminder that unaddressed social determinants and health inequities play significant roles in the comorbidities that have led to countless deaths attributed to the coronavirus since…
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How Legacy Health expanded from inpatient to ambulatory telehealth

How Legacy Health expanded from inpatient to ambulatory telehealth

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it presented Portland, Oregon-based Legacy Health with a multitude of staffing challenges where clinicians and staff were unable to come to work safely in the hospitals and clinics. Legacy Health had an established telehealth program, which involves specialty-care services providing remote consultations to a variety of facilities. The health system…
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Ebola Relapse; HPV Vaccine Success: It’s TTHealthWatch!

Ebola Relapse; HPV Vaccine Success: It’s TTHealthWatch!

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TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week. A transcript of the podcast is below the summary. This…
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The NSE Banking Index recovers from its previous day loss 

The NSE Banking Index recovers from its previous day loss 

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The digital asset economy has made many people rich. The current worth of Bitcoin, a digital asset that was trading a little above $100 in October 2013, is now near $60,000!While many people were smart enough to invest in Bitcoin early, not many had the guts to go all out for it. Today, we are going…
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Go Green with These Home Brands

Go Green with These Home Brands

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We often think about eco-friendly living in terms of swapping out our CFL light bulbs for LEDs, recycling our milk jugs, and bringing reusable bags to the grocery store. But when it comes to how we decorate our homes, it can be a little more challenging to draw the line between what’s good for the…
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5 Common Challenges Care-Givers Face, and How to Handle Them

5 Common Challenges Care-Givers Face, and How to Handle Them

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It didn’t come as a total surprise when Elizabeth Miller’s 76-year-old mom landed in the hospital with serious respiratory problems in the spring of 2014. Her mother had struggled with chronic health issues for years. Even so, Miller, now 48, and her siblings had to scramble to figure out how to care for her. “Most…
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I Was Finally Diagnosed With a Mitochondrial Disease at Age 54 After Having Muscle Spasms and Seizures My Entire Life

I Was Finally Diagnosed With a Mitochondrial Disease at Age 54 After Having Muscle Spasms and Seizures My Entire Life

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I’ve been sick my entire life, and no one could tell me why. I was 54 years old when I was finally diagnosed with an invisible illness last year. For years, I had tried to explain what was going on to doctor after doctor. I had these really weird symptoms, so doctors had these really…
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Stripped of Hospital Privileges, St. Louis Cardiologists Go to Court

Stripped of Hospital Privileges, St. Louis Cardiologists Go to Court

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St. Louis Heart and Vascular -- a longstanding, full-service practice in the region -- is suing health system SSM Health over what it says is the abrupt loss of privileges. The practice and its 14 physicians filed suit last month in St. Louis County Circuit Court, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. St. Louis Heart and…
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Report: To Boost Access to Mental and Behavioral Health, Integrate Primary Care

Report: To Boost Access to Mental and Behavioral Health, Integrate Primary Care

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The U.S. healthcare system is poorly equipped to meet the needs of patients with mental health and substance use problems, but primary care integration can help, said public health specialists during a webinar on Wednesday. Making temporary telehealth flexibilities triggered by the public health emergency permanent should also be a top priority, said panelists at…
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Moderna Vax Limits Eased; ‘Good’ Vaccine Side Effects? From ‘Crap to Cure’

Moderna Vax Limits Eased; ‘Good’ Vaccine Side Effects? From ‘Crap to Cure’

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Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The FDA will allow 11 doses to be taken from standard Moderna vaccine vials and authorized a new vial with 15 doses. Also, Moderna said the vaccine can now be kept 24 hours at room temperature after thawing, and doses remain good 12 hours after vials…
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Label errors abound in the most common AI test sets

Label errors abound in the most common AI test sets

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A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found label errors in ten of the most cited artificial intelligence data test sets. Researchers estimated an average of 3.4% errors across the datasets, cautioning that this could destabilize machine learning benchmarks.   "Researchers rely on benchmark test datasets to evaluate and measure progress in the…
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Telehealth for surgical specialties saw a slow decline after June 2020

Telehealth for surgical specialties saw a slow decline after June 2020

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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open found that while telehealth grew across surgical specialties in response to the COVID-10 pandemic, rates have declined as in-person care resumed.   The study found that among 4,405 Michigan-based surgeons, telehealth use peaked in April 2020, with a slow decline after…
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Manchester City announces £192m net loss for 2019/20 fiscal year

Manchester City announces £192m net loss for 2019/20 fiscal year

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Isima, Odegbami, Amiesimaka, Lawal, Chukwu, Owolabi, Ogedengbe. Names that will forever be revered in Nigeria, especially among the older ones who witnessed what was a footballing masterclass in 1980. Nigeria hosted the 12th edition of the biennial African Nations Cup tournament, beating Algeria 3-0 in the final courtesy of two goals from the wing wizard,…
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Just How Much Was 2020 an Outlier for Deaths?

Just How Much Was 2020 an Outlier for Deaths?

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No harder measure of the coronavirus pandemic's toll exists: death from any cause rose 23% nationwide in 2020. That meant 522,368 excess deaths from March through the end of 2020 compared with a projection from the prior 5 years, Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, and colleagues reported…
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Intermountain and its analytics subsidiary help manage value-based care

Intermountain and its analytics subsidiary help manage value-based care

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In 2011, Intermountain Healthcare made a deliberate decision to move assertively toward value-based care. The Salt Lake City-based health system believed that in order to drive greater affordability and quality for the communities it served it would need to engage in steadily increasing numbers of value-based care contracts. Since that 2011 decision was made, Intermountain has seen…
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Tampa General moves away from faxes to EHR-to-EHR communication

Tampa General moves away from faxes to EHR-to-EHR communication

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Tampa General Hospital offers direct care and co-management of complex cases, as well as second opinions. With more than 50% of patients as referrals, the ability to communicate out on these cases quickly and effectively has always been a challenge. Now more than ever it's critical that communications between hospital physicians and outside physicians and…
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Many E-Cig Users Want to Quit

Many E-Cig Users Want to Quit

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Most adults who reported using e-cigarettes indicated that they would like to stop, federal survey data indicated, but ratings of the strength of intention varied by their past histories with tobacco and, in general, were not especially high. Among 1,988 self-identified e-cigarette users in wave 4 (conducted 2016-2018) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and…
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U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Climbs in 2019

U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Climbs in 2019

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Maternal deaths in the U.S. spiked in 2019, with significant disparities by race and age, federal data showed. The U.S. maternal mortality rate was 20.1 per 100,000 live births in 2019, up from 17.4 per 100,000 the year before, reported Donna Hoyert, PhD, of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in NCHS Health E-Stats.…
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Get the Dirt on a Clean Home

Get the Dirt on a Clean Home

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Now that it’s March, many of us eagerly welcome the positive changes that arrive with it, most notably extended daylight, the changeover from winter to spring, and warmer weather. Such new beginnings also inspire us to freshen up our homes. Sure, getting out the vacuum and dustcloths to remove months’ worth of grime can make…
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Mastercard, b.well launch tech to enable patient ID verification

Mastercard, b.well launch tech to enable patient ID verification

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b.well Connected Health, which consolidates an individual's data on its platform across providers, pharmacies, insurers and devices, announced a partnership with Mastercard Thursday to assist with patient identity verification when accessing services.  Mastercard's ID Verification service is aimed at allowing healthcare organizations to more easily authenticate patients' identification using their mobile phones.   b.well leaders…
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How Ardent Health gained $2.7 million by improving documentation with Epic and Nuance

How Ardent Health gained $2.7 million by improving documentation with Epic and Nuance

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Ardent Health Services is a large regional healthcare provider organization with 4,300 licensed beds across 30 hospitals and more than 26,000 employees across six states, including Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, New Jersey, Idaho and Kansas. THE PROBLEM Given the size, complexity and varying levels of staffing across the facilities, Ardent was searching for a solution…
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U.S. 10-year Treasury Yield still showing bullish momentum

U.S. 10-year Treasury Yield still showing bullish momentum

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The U.S. 10-year Treasury Yield showed bullish momentum early Monday as traders absorbed the outstanding job report.The yield on the 10-year benchmark Treasury note ticked up to 1.7181% in this morning’s trade meeting some resistance but forging ahead with bullish momentum. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond also rose to 2.374%. Yields are known…
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Botched J&J Vax Batch; More Pfizer Efficacy Boasts; New OTC Tests OK’d

Botched J&J Vax Batch; More Pfizer Efficacy Boasts; New OTC Tests OK’d

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Note that some links may require registration or subscription. One of Johnson & Johnson's contract vaccine manufacturers messed up during production of 15 million doses, putting shipments behind schedule. (New York Times) Meanwhile, Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine was 100% effective in South Africa, where the troubling B.1.351 variant is widespread, amidst other boasts…
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Miroslava Duma Reveals She Has Rare Lung Disease: ‘I Was Given 7 Months to Live’

Miroslava Duma Reveals She Has Rare Lung Disease: ‘I Was Given 7 Months to Live’

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The fashion influencer posted the news on Instagram, and her advice on appreciating life is now going viral. By Claire Gillespie December 03, 2019 Miroslava Duma has let her 1.6 million Instagram followers into a pretty major secret: she has been battling a rare lung disease. In a lengthy post on Sunday, she revealed that she…
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This Woman Was Born With Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy—and Now She’s a Full-Time Model

This Woman Was Born With Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy—and Now She’s a Full-Time Model

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Janira Obregon is smashing beauty standards. By Christina Oehler Updated March 05, 2020 Health's series This Is Me is about owning who you are and defying ridiculous societal expectations of beauty. We're not here to meet your standards, we're here to break them. Show us how beautiful you are! Tag us on Instagram: @healthmagazine  #ThisIsMe  Janira Obregon has spent her…
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Just How Many Older Folks Have Osteoporosis?

Just How Many Older Folks Have Osteoporosis?

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About one in five American women 50 and older have osteoporosis, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data showed. In cross-sectional survey data from 2017-2018, 19.6% of this demographic had osteoporosis at the femoral neck, lumbar spine, or both, reported Neda Sarafrazi, PhD, of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Maryland,…
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Is Now the Time to Sell Your Home?

Is Now the Time to Sell Your Home?

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After initial COVID-related disruptions to the real estate market in March 2020, real estate was declared an essential service. Subsequently, virtual transaction and marketing processes made it possible for buyers and sellers to move forward with home sales. What followed was one of the most active real estate markets in recent memory, with buyer demand…
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Op-Ed: Vaccine Passports — An Alt-Middle Perspective

Op-Ed: Vaccine Passports — An Alt-Middle Perspective

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ZDoggMD talks about how we might better and more inclusively think about this highly triggering topic. Following is a rough transcript of his remarks (Note: errors are possible): Hey, everyone. Dr. Z. All right, vaccine passports. The very phrase is triggering to many people. It sounds like, "Show me your papers," right? And people are…
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Ramped-up vaccine rollouts present new security risks

Ramped-up vaccine rollouts present new security risks

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In an effort to get COVID-19 vaccines to as many people as possible, many municipalities and community groups have set up outreach events in nontraditional settings, such as churches, warehouses and parking lots.   While this is a good way to bring the vaccines to those who may have trouble getting them otherwise, some security experts…
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How COVID-19 has transformed public policy and population health efforts

How COVID-19 has transformed public policy and population health efforts

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Photo by d3sign/Getty ImagesThe COVID-19 global pandemic has highlighted disparities in our healthcare system and is informing public policy decisions on everything from how the newly unemployed can gain access to health insurance to mental health needs – including those of physicians and nurses. It has also put the focus on funding for hospitals, access to…
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Head of Ford Foundation West Africa, Innocent Chukwuma, reported dead

Head of Ford Foundation West Africa, Innocent Chukwuma, reported dead

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The head of Ford Foundation West Africa and one of Nigeria’s civil society leaders, Innocent Chukwuma, has been reported dead.This news is coming as the civil society and human rights community is still grappling with the death of Yinka Odumakin.Chukwuma, who was 55 years old, passed away late on Saturday, April 3, 2021, after being…
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Op-Ed: Compassion Goes a Long Way in Medical Education

Op-Ed: Compassion Goes a Long Way in Medical Education

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"Want to come close the skin?" I am a third-year medical student, and the OR is running over an hour behind schedule. "Sure!" I say, my voice sounding more confident than I feel. Hillary, the witty otolaryngology resident with whom I have been paired for the day, holds out the needle driver and forceps. This…
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Integrated platform to facilitate health insurance claims in Singapore

Integrated platform to facilitate health insurance claims in Singapore

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Integrated Health Information Systems, a technology agency, will partner with trade associations General Insurance Association Singapore and Life Insurance Association Singapore to create an integrated platform that enables faster processing of hospitalisation claims. Proposals have been called to develop the platform. Upon its completion, policyholders from participating insurer Great Eastern will be able to use…
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Roundup: EU4Health questions answered, Philips and NHS implement data integration hub and more briefs

Roundup: EU4Health questions answered, Philips and NHS implement data integration hub and more briefs

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION ANSWERS EU4HEALTH PROGRAMME QUESTIONS Following the recent news of the EU4Health programme launch, the Commission has published questions and answers related to the programme's roll-out. With plans to run from 2021-2027, the programme is the EU's health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the region's health challenges, supporting actions on disease prevention, cancer, the…
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Op-Ed: A Breakup With Primary Care

Op-Ed: A Breakup With Primary Care

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It pains me to write this. I am tired of pretending. I simply cannot do this anymore. I sincerely wish you well. I do hope our paths will cross again. I first gazed at you, cautiously intrigued -- coquettish even. Butterflies fluttered when I thought of you. You left me longing for more details. You…
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Public Citizen Lists States With Most and Least Aggressive Physician Discipline

Public Citizen Lists States With Most and Least Aggressive Physician Discipline

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Many state medical boards “are doing a dangerously lax job” protecting the public from incompetent physicians, according to a report from Public Citizen, the consumer advocacy group. The report -- co-authored by Sidney Wolfe, MD, and Robert E. Oshel, PhD, of Public Citizen's Health Research Group -- ranked states by their rate of serious disciplinary…
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Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin is dead

Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin is dead

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The President of Tanzania, John Magufuli has passed away at the age of 61, after an illness that saw him disappear from public life for 2 weeks.This was disclosed by Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan in a broadcast on Wednesday evening.“Dear Tanzanians, it is sad to announce that today 17 March 2021 around 6 p.m.…
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Eyes Offer Window Into Cognitive Impairment

Eyes Offer Window Into Cognitive Impairment

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Cognitive impairment occurred more than twice as often in patients with normotensive glaucoma (NTG) as compared with high-tension glaucoma (HTG) and exhibited a trend toward greater impairment, a matched case-control study showed. A telephone-based cognitive assessment questionnaire showed that 14.8% of patients with NTG met criteria for cognitive impairment versus 5.4% of patients with HTG.…
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This Influencer Just Shared Side-by-Side Bikini Pics to Celebrate Her ‘Imperfections’

This Influencer Just Shared Side-by-Side Bikini Pics to Celebrate Her ‘Imperfections’

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Her post makes a point about the un-reality of social media. By Christina Oehler Updated February 04, 2020 Georgie Thomas is an Instagram influencer who built her following by chronicling her journey toward body confidence. A recent post took a look at something fans dealing with their own body acceptance issues may not have realized:…
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Data risk report shows healthcare worker has access to 31,000 sensitive files on first day of work

Data risk report shows healthcare worker has access to 31,000 sensitive files on first day of work

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Cybersecurity company Varonis has released a data risk report which focuses on the issue of unrestricted data in the healthcare industry. The '2021 Data Risk Report: healthcare, Pharma & Biotech’ report underscores the importance of data security as organisations manage the security gaps created from remote working and cloud migration.   The data is compiled using data…
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89% of digital health leaders perceive the industry as risky, says report

89% of digital health leaders perceive the industry as risky, says report

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A global survey of digital health and wellness practitioners found that although many leaders feel optimistic about the future of the industry, the overwhelming majority also perceive the sector to be relatively high risk.   The survey, commissioned by specialist insurer Beazley, focused on 376 executives from telehealth companies in Europe, North America and Asia, as well…
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COVID Monoclonal Antibodies: Do They Work in Dialysis?

COVID Monoclonal Antibodies: Do They Work in Dialysis?

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Monoclonal antibody bamlanivimab appeared to work for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in early data from dialysis providers, but there are plenty of questions that remain. The first 40 dialysis patients who got the antibody treatment at U.S. Renal Care clinics had a 7-day hospitalization rate of 15% compared with 57% among a randomly sampled…
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For the Love of Lilacs

For the Love of Lilacs

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Rochester, New York may not be the first city you think of (even in New York State) when it comes to being world-renowned for something—but perhaps it should be. In the 1800s, it was dubbed the Flour City because it was the largest flour producer in the world. It was a key area for the…
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Unusual Presentation of Rare Aggressive Cancer

Unusual Presentation of Rare Aggressive Cancer

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An 80-year-old Afro-Panamanian man presents to a surgery clinic in New York City with an isolated, hard, discolored nodule on his right buttock. He says the bump, although not painful, has been growing in size since it appeared about 2 months previously. His medical history is otherwise unremarkable. The surgeon suspects that the hyperpigmented nodule…
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Akamai, Salesforce launch tool for mass COVID-19 vaccine registrations

Akamai, Salesforce launch tool for mass COVID-19 vaccine registrations

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Web performance and cybersecurity vendor Akamai Technologies announced this week that it has developed a tool, built using Salesforce technology, to help scale online distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.   Vaccine Edge is built on Salesforce's Vaccine Cloud to help enhance the registration and signup process when websites are strained from high demand.   "Citizens need accurate,…
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Tracking the success of Johns Hopkins’ high-profile COVID-19 website

Tracking the success of Johns Hopkins’ high-profile COVID-19 website

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine needed to provide accurate content very quickly in an information environment that was changing by the hour. THE PROBLEM In a pre-pandemic world, the organization's content team would look to search engine optimization strategies to see what questions people are asking and determine what information would be most useful.…
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UAC releases audited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2020, announces N 7.1 billion capital return to shareholders

UAC releases audited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2020, announces N 7.1 billion capital return to shareholders

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UAC of Nigeria PLC (“UAC” or the “Group”) announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2020.HighlightsRevenue 3% ahead of FY 2019, despite COVID-19 related disruptions.Gross margin 134bps lower due to limited sales during the Q2 2020 restrictions to the movement of people and goods, as well as, higher input costs.Underlying operating profit…
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DOACs Top Warfarin in Real-World Valvular Heart Disease Patients

DOACs Top Warfarin in Real-World Valvular Heart Disease Patients

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Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) appeared safer and more effective than warfarin for people with valvular atrial fibrillation (Afib) in a retrospective propensity score-matched analysis. Patients newly prescribed DOACs from 2010 to 2019 had rates of combined ischemic stroke or systemic embolism reach 3.9 per 100 person-years, a significant reduction from the 6.0 events per 100…
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Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer Behind Big Bird, Dies of Dystonia. What Is That?

Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer Behind Big Bird, Dies of Dystonia. What Is That?

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You may not be familiar with the name Caroll Spinney, but if you grew up watching Sesame Street, then you know this legendary performer. Spinney was the puppeteer behind iconic characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. He died at age 85 on December 8 “after living with dystonia for some time,” according to a…
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This 21-Year-Old Student Is Accused of Persuading Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself—but Why Would Someone Do That?

This 21-Year-Old Student Is Accused of Persuading Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself—but Why Would Someone Do That?

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Introducing Health's new column, But Why? Here, psych experts decipher the reasons behind the most puzzling human behavior mysteries. Just this week, 23-year-old Michelle Carter was released from prison less than a year after serving her full 15-month sentence. In 2014, at 17 years old, Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after her boyfriend, Conrad…
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Best States for Docs; U.S. Hospitals in Shambles

Best States for Docs; U.S. Hospitals in Shambles

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Welcome to this week's edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what's next.Looking for a new job? You may want to look in these states -- The 10 best states for doctors in 2021 (Medical Economics)Health systems have been hit hard…
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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare hires new CIO

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare hires new CIO

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Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has hired its new chief information officer, naming Ron Fuschillo as senior vice president and CIO and tasking him with overseeing its ongoing digital transformation strategy. WHY IT MATTERS Fuschillo arrives at Methodist Le Bonheur from Renown Health, where he served for more than six years as CIO of that…
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Telehealth helps Lynn County Hospital District improve access to care, avoid ER visits

Telehealth helps Lynn County Hospital District improve access to care, avoid ER visits

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Lynn County is a rural area in West Texas. The county consists of four incorporated towns: Tahoka, O'Donnell, Wilson and New Home. The population of the county is 5,915. Lynn County Hospital District (LCHD) is headquartered in Tahoka, the county seat. The hospital serves Lynn County, Garza County, Borden County and portions of Dawson County.…
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‘We Just Barge In and Ask What We Want’: What We Heard This Week

‘We Just Barge In and Ask What We Want’: What We Heard This Week

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"We don't knock. We don't pull the door shut. We just barge in and ask what we want." -- Beverly Jordan, MD, a family practitioner in rural Enterprise, Alabama, describing the challenge of relatives interrupting a patient's telehealth visit. "Sleep disturbance may be a two-edged sword for COVID infection." -- Michael Irwin, MD, of UCLA…
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FG explains why it is constructing rail line to Niger Republic despite criticisms

FG explains why it is constructing rail line to Niger Republic despite criticisms

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has explained why the Federal Government is constructing a rail line to the Niger Republic.The minister said poor road network, security challenges and harassment from various government security and paramilitary agencies which discourages individuals and businesses from other West African countries from exporting through Nigeria, are some of the…
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Hyperfractionated Twice-Daily RT Feasible in Limited Stage SCLC

Hyperfractionated Twice-Daily RT Feasible in Limited Stage SCLC

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Administration of twice-daily thoracic radiotherapy at 60 Gy in 40 fractions had superior overall survival compared with 45 Gy given twice daily in 30 fractions in patients with limited stage small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), researchers reported. This improved survival, gained without increased toxicity, indicates that the 60 Gy twice-daily schedule may be "an alternative to…
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How healthcare cloud tools can help with HIPAA/HITECH compliance

How healthcare cloud tools can help with HIPAA/HITECH compliance

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Robert LaMagna-Reiter, vice president and chief information security officer at First National Technology Solutions, better known as FNTS, says healthcare organizations increasingly are using industry-specific clouds to work on compliance issues, such as those surrounding HIPAA and HITECH. To meet these organizations' needs, FNTS recently launched FNTS Healthcare Cloud and also held some focus groups…
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Cleveland Clinic, RAND hope to tackle telehealth’s digital divide

Cleveland Clinic, RAND hope to tackle telehealth’s digital divide

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Telehealth has the potential to expand access to care to previously underserved populations.    However, it also has the possible side effect of worsening health disparities – and it's vital, stakeholders say, to make changes to address that dynamic as soon as possible. "The pandemic brought telehealth to the forefront of everybody's mind," said Dr.…
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FDA Wants More Ozempic Data; Obesity Costs How Much?!

FDA Wants More Ozempic Data; Obesity Costs How Much?!

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In response to Novo Nordisk's request to approve a 2-mg dose of once-weekly semaglutide (Ozempic) for type 2 diabetes -- it's already approved in 0.5- and 1-mg doses -- the FDA hit the company with a Refusal to File letter requesting more data. Insulet's tubeless Omnipod 5 artificial pancreas system demonstrated improvements in all patients…
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Prosecco Risotto with Spring Vegetables

Prosecco Risotto with Spring Vegetables

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Our mission is to deliver entertainment that inspires and motivates our readers, encouraging them to follow their passions as they explore new horizons. © 2021 American Lifestyle Magazine
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CIOs at children’s hospitals share lessons from a year of turmoil

CIOs at children’s hospitals share lessons from a year of turmoil

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Hospitals across the country have been slammed with challenges over the course of the past 12 months as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the U.S., creating all kinds of chaos for CIOs and other health IT leaders to contend with. While juggling all of these challenges during this most unusual period, executives have learned many…
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Iskra Lawrence’s Latest Post Will Help Anyone Feeling Triggered by the Holidays Cope

Iskra Lawrence’s Latest Post Will Help Anyone Feeling Triggered by the Holidays Cope

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She has a message for "all of you who feel isolated and alone." By Korin Miller December 03, 2019 Iskra Lawrence has been open about her past struggles with disordered eating, and now she has an important message for people who might be going through the same thing. In a candid new Instagram post, Lawrence shared a…
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Woman Shocks Botched Doctors by Revealing She Has Two Implants in Each of Her Breasts

Woman Shocks Botched Doctors by Revealing She Has Two Implants in Each of Her Breasts

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“One’s below the muscle,” Brittany Mann said of her “stacked” breast implants. By Maria Pasquini December 10, 2019 There’s a reason why you’re not supposed to have more than one implant in each breast. Brittany Mann took the Botched doctors completely by surprise when she revealed that she had “stacked” implants. “I’m super nervous to tell Dr.…
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Nigerian stocks end bullish as OANDO, PZ, and FCMB dip

Nigerian stocks end bullish as OANDO, PZ, and FCMB dip

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Francis Ngannou on Sunday, became the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion of the world, after knocking out American mixed martial artist, Stipe Miocic, in the main event of UFC 260.The championship bout saw him walk home with a Performance of the Night bonus of $50,000, after the second-round knockout of Stipe Miocic.This, in addition to his…
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Diabetes Drug and Weight Loss; Aspirin and COVID: It’s TTHealthWatch!

Diabetes Drug and Weight Loss; Aspirin and COVID: It’s TTHealthWatch!

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TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week. A transcript of the podcast is below the summary. This…
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Op-Ed: Bill Bryson’s Brief Guide to the Heart

Op-Ed: Bill Bryson’s Brief Guide to the Heart

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One of the many perquisites of practicing medicine at Saint Louis University has been the opportunity to participate in a medicine and literature program. Roughly once a month, the participants are gifted a book to read and subsequently discuss at a "zoomgregation." Last month's book was The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson.…
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Novel Device OK’d to Treat MS Gait Deficits

Novel Device OK’d to Treat MS Gait Deficits

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A novel stimulator device to treat gait deficits in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with mild to moderate symptoms earned a nod from the FDA Friday. The device, known as the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS), generates electrical pulses on the tongue to stimulate trigeminal and facial nerves to treat motor deficits. To be available by prescription,…
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Spring Cleaning Countdown

Spring Cleaning Countdown

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Care to knock out your spring-cleaning in a month? It may seem impossible, but take it week by week, and you’re sure to have a sparkling clean house before April showers give way to May flowers. Week One: Declutter Decluttering is a big aspect of any cleaning project. Whether it be your closet, bathroom, basement,…
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What Are Caffeine Pills—And Are They Safe? 

What Are Caffeine Pills—And Are They Safe? 

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As a student, I know caffeine pills run rampant on college campuses. Since we’re always on the go, popping a pill can be far more convenient than waiting in line for a cup of coffee. Caffeine pills are easily accessible, portable, and cheap. You can buy a 100-count bottle of 200-milligram pills on Amazon or…
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Epic and Humana enter ‘next phase’ of their connectivity collaboration

Epic and Humana enter ‘next phase’ of their connectivity collaboration

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Nearly two years after announcing a collaboration to enable more data visibility across the care continuum and reduce administrative burden, Epic and Humana say they've "completed the first stage" of their work together and are now eyeing new innovations to streamline prior authorization and claims processing. WHY IT MATTERS Back in June 2019, when Humana…
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Honeywell shares gain N555 million

Honeywell shares gain N555 million

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The bears dominated the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange for the seventh consecutive week, as market data for the week ended 19th March 2021 revealed that the All-Share Index and the market capitalization depreciated by -0.69%, to close the week at 38,382.39 points and N20.082 respectively.This sustained bearish sentiment in the equity space has…
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Being a Doctor Is My ‘Heart-Song’

Being a Doctor Is My ‘Heart-Song’

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There are days I hate being a doctor. OK, let's be honest -- there have been weeks, and with the current pandemic, the whole past year has been an entire theme park of emotional roller-coasters. I think a better description would be to say that there are circumstances in which I hate my role as…
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Home Decorating: Online Edition

Home Decorating: Online Edition

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Crafting your ideal interior space no longer requires multiple trips to the home decor store. Instead, decorating can be a hassle-free process achieved completely online. That doesn’t mean it can’t still be overwhelming, which is why this guide is here to help as you turn to the World Wide Web for interior design inspiration, products,…
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So, Perineum Sunning is a Thing Now—Here’s Why Doctors Definitely Don’t Want You to Try It

So, Perineum Sunning is a Thing Now—Here’s Why Doctors Definitely Don’t Want You to Try It

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"Wellness" trends have officially gone too far. By Leah Groth Updated February 21, 2020 From sitting over a pot of boiling water to steam the vagina, to sticking jade eggs you-know-where, “wellness” trends involving the genitals don’t seem to want to die. Now, there’s another one to add to that list: “perineum sunning.” Yes, you…
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Sarah Michelle Gellar on How She Keeps Herself Motivated Every Day
 

Sarah Michelle Gellar on How She Keeps Herself Motivated Every Day  

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She relies on a line from a musical—perfect for this actress and mom. By Christina Oehler Updated March 03, 2020 This video is part of Health's My Mantra series. Follow along with new videos on our Instagram page and share your own words of wisdom using #MantraMonday. Sarah Michelle Gellar knows what it means to be motivated. The actress become…
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Repurposed Drug Flops in MS Trial, but Study Design Is Big Winner

Repurposed Drug Flops in MS Trial, but Study Design Is Big Winner

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Repurposed domperidone was futile in a phase II secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) trial, but the study may point to a novel way of evaluating generic drugs for MS treatment. A Simon two-stage futility trial of domperidone did not meet its primary endpoint: 22 of 62 (35%) patients experienced significant worsening of disability, reported Marcus…
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Philips to work with Saudi German Health Group to tackle sleep disorders in KSA

Philips to work with Saudi German Health Group to tackle sleep disorders in KSA

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Philips, a multinational conglomerate and specialist in health technology, has announced a partnership with the Middle East’s Saudi German Health (SGH) Group to provide solutions aimed at treating and/or alleviating the symptoms of sleep disorders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The two parties have signed a three-year agreement to launch a “state-of-the-art” Sleep…
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Cardiac patients in Tasmania can now seek digital rehabilitation

Cardiac patients in Tasmania can now seek digital rehabilitation

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Digital health group Cardihab has partnered with Tasmania’s health department and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, an aeromedical organisation, to roll out its Cardihab app in public hospitals throughout the state. The app will enable patients in Tasmania with heart disease to undergo rehabilitation programmes and receive medical advice at home through weekly phone calls…
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Correlation Between COVID Mortality and Online Patient Reviews

Correlation Between COVID Mortality and Online Patient Reviews

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In this video, healthcare marketing consultant Ron Harman King discusses the correlation between online patient feedback and COVID mortality rates, and what it might mean for those who work in healthcare. Following is a transcript of his remarks: My fellow Americans, it is with the greatest solemnity that I bring you a message from the…
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athenahealth attempts to tackle physician burnout through medical coding

athenahealth attempts to tackle physician burnout through medical coding

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Physicians spend an average of 90 minutes after hours focused on coding work, according to time and productivity studies.
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When the next storm hits, telehealth could be a lifesaver

When the next storm hits, telehealth could be a lifesaver

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Virtual care and digital health tools can play a pivotal role – in both urban and rural areas – when natural disasters strike. 
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Cross These Parks Off Your Bucket List This Spring

Cross These Parks Off Your Bucket List This Spring

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These national park destinations are especially ideal for springtime. The post Cross These Parks Off Your Bucket List This Spring appeared first on American Lifestyle Magazine.
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Senators Press VA, DoD for Swift Action to Prevent Veterans’ Suicides

Senators Press VA, DoD for Swift Action to Prevent Veterans’ Suicides

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(MedPage Today) -- Government officials and veteran advocates shared new approaches for preventing veteran suicide and expanding access to mental health services during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday. The committee...
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Just-in: NNPC records 80% increase in trading surplus in December 2020

Just-in: NNPC records 80% increase in trading surplus in December 2020

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Operating revenue of the NNPC Group in December 2020 as compared to November 2020 increased by 33.44% or N137.00billion to stand at N546.65billion.
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