In 2017, Stanford Medicine’s inaugural Health Trends Report identified one fundamental force driving health care transformation: data. Our second annual Health Trends Report, published last month, examines how the world is harnessing its massive amount of data and explores the opportunities this creates for patients, researchers, practitioners, and companies. We once again built the report from a […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 18 2019 Payer reimbursement requirements, uncertainties in reform policy, and cost of new treatments viewed as top threats At a time of unprecedented advances in the science of cancer, growing complexity in cancer treatments, and ongoing health policy fluctuation, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) ninth annual Trending Now in Cancer Care survey […]Continue Reading ...
Canada should invest in a single national electronic health record for primary care to improve the health of Canadians, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Although switching will be painful, one primary care electronic health record will make apparently insolvable problems solvable,” writes Dr. Nav Persaud, a scientist at the Li Ka […]Continue Reading ...
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) supports two federal laws aimed to improve the safety of mothers in hospitals across the United States. Before adjourning in December, Congress passed these important maternal health bills that were subsequently signed into law. “Over 600 mothers are dying in the United States every year in ways that could […]Continue Reading ...
A Regenstrief scientist is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to create access to better care for the 20 million Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias – both patients and their caregivers. The proposed reimbursement changes, outlined in the newest issue of Health Affairs, greatly expand the scope of […]Continue Reading ...
Hoping to earn its share of the $3.5 trillion health care market, the medical industry is pouring more money than ever into advertising its products — from high-priced prescriptions to do-it-yourself genetic tests and unapproved stem cell treatments. Spending on health care marketing doubled from 1997 to 2016, soaring to at least $30 billion a […]Continue Reading ...
Emilia Ford became pregnant at 15 and, after her daughter was born, dropped out of high school. As she held down different jobs during the past decade — including housekeeping and working in a relative’s retail store — she always thought about going for her GED to show she met high school academic skills. But […]Continue Reading ...
In the current issue of Family Medicine and Community Health (Volume 6,Number 4, 2018; DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2018.0121, Mingliang Dai, Michael R. Peabody, Lars E. Peterson, Arch G. Mainous III of the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY 40511, USA, University of Florida, Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, Gainesville, FL, USA and University […]Continue Reading ...
Over the past several decades, it’s become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just “baby blues.” They’re the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S., affecting about 14 percent of women in their lifetimes and up to 50 percent in some specific populations. PMADs can […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 — Many U.S. female health care workers, particularly women of color, live in poverty and lack health insurance, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in the American Journal of Public Health. Kathryn E.W. Himmelstein, M.D., and Atheendar S. Venkataramani, M.D., Ph.D., both from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, […]Continue Reading ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday unveiled his first state budget, one that leads California down a very different health care path than the one Washington has forged. The progressive blueprint embraces a state health insurance mandate, beefed-up insurance subsidies, coverage for undocumented immigrants and six months of paid parental leave — not unexpected […]Continue Reading ...
NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and Color today announced a groundbreaking partnership to deliver the power of genomics to routine primary care at population scale. Known as “DNA10K,” the initiative will engage more than 10,000 patients and will be the largest known primary care-based genomics program in the U.S. This innovative approach will build on NorthShore’s […]Continue Reading ...
As part of the plans for a long term development of the NHS, large funding strategies are being devised that would focus on General Practitioners as well as community care and mental health services. As these services get the much needed boost, the health officials hope that the reliance on hospitals would go down. The […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 — There are few life events more unsettling than being in a hospital emergency room. In situations that threaten life or limb, you may not have any say in your care. But in some instances, there is time to evaluate your options. Leaders in the field of emergency medicine have been […]Continue Reading ...
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Judge Allows Affordable Care Act to Stand While Ruling It Unconstitutional The federal judge in Texas who ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional last month said on Dec. 30 that the health care law could still continue to […]Continue Reading ...
- Enemy number 1 – Air pollution and climate change top of WHO agenda
- Two Positive Phase III studies of Tafenoquine for the Radical Cure of Plasmodium vivax Malaria Published in The New England Journal of Medicine
- World Trade Center responders at increased risk for head and neck cancers
- Low-sugar diet leads to significant improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in boys
- Chaos in bodily regulation can optimize our immune system, finds study
- Short, text-based exercises can increase happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders
- Body size may have greater influence on women’s lifespan than men
- Groundbreaking tool helps visualize neuronal activity with near-infrared light
- Scientists discover new genetic mutations causing inherited deaf-blindness
- UC team designs new naloxone-dispensing smart device
- Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP and Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP
- Brain activity shows development of visual sensitivity in autism
- Two hour gap between dinner and sleep is overrated says Japanese research
- Fear and embarrassment are causing smear test numbers to plummet
- Protein-secreting device implanted in epileptic rats reduces seizures, improves cognition
- Reintroduction project recovers current wild population of green turtle in Cayman Islands
- Cancer survivors face greater financial burden related to medical bills
- PSA screening reduces prostate cancer deaths by 30%
- LSTM receives grant to help improve health of people living in informal settlements
- Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity