In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and continued challenging conditions across much of the state, UNC Health Care has extended its offer of free access to its virtual care service, UNC Urgent Care 24/7. Free access will be available for persons physically located in the State of North Carolina through Sunday, September 23rd at 11:59 […]Continue Reading ...
Stanford scientists out to thwart disease have a lofty new goal: to stop it before it even starts. The effort is anchored by a group of scientists in Stanford’s new Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center, or PHIND, which challenges scientists from all disciplines to bring their most bold and forward-thinking ideas to the table […]Continue Reading ...
Brief cognitive behavioral therapy significantly improved the mental health of women overwhelmed by caring for children with severe chronic health conditions, researchers at the University of Louisville have found. After five therapy sessions, study participants reported significantly decreased depressive symptoms, negative thinking and chronic stressors, and experienced improved sleep quality, according to Lynne Hall, Dr.P.H., […]Continue Reading ...
Undocumented Latino immigrants have some of the lowest rates of health care use – and signs point to it getting worse. A Drexel University study used information from a health survey conducted between 2011 and 2015 in California to analyze health care access and use among Latinos. Led by Alex Ortega, PhD, a professor in […]Continue Reading ...
How does climate change affect children’s health? And what is the significance of a 2009 U.S. government finding that certain greenhouse gases threaten public health and welfare? As the Global Climate Action Summit convenes this week in San Francisco, affiliated events hosted by Stanford institutes and programs will delve into these and other topics. In […]Continue Reading ...
Public Health England (PHE) has released a report on the current and future state of the nation’s health in England. Image Credit: Mi.Ti. / Shutterstock The Health Profile for England report contains data and evidence that will help guide long-term plans for the NHS. The report states that people in England are living longer, with […]Continue Reading ...
A new study in the Journal of Public Health indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and depression. During adolescence, the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain (pain arising from the bones, joints or muscles) in general, and back pain in […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Claire Williams from Evergreen Life, at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2018, discussing the importance of patient empowerment and how technology is allowing the health service to take a more holistic approach to care. Why is it important to empower patients with the ability to take control of their health […]Continue Reading ...
Women that have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be at greater risk of experiencing negative premenstrual symptoms (PMS), according to new Oxford University research. The study was conducted as part of a long term partnership with the female health, fertility and period-tracking app, CLUE. The findings, published in Evolution Medicine & Public Health, suggest that […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Simon Pickup, UK Managing Director of Liva Healthcare, about the Liva digital health platform and how it can be used to help patients change their lives for the better. Heart disease and diabetes are amongst the biggest killers in the world today. How can lifestyle apps such as those offered by Liva […]Continue Reading ...
Participating in spiritual practices during childhood and adolescence may be a protective factor for a range of health and well-being outcomes in early adulthood, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers found that people who attended weekly religious services or practiced daily prayer or meditation in their youth […]Continue Reading ...
Despite Republicans’ resistance to the federal health law, the percentage of Americans without health insurance in 2017 remained the same as during the last year of the Obama administration, according to a closely watched report from the Census Bureau released Wednesday. However, the uninsured rate did rise in 14 states. It was not immediately clear […]Continue Reading ...
Sep 11 2018 An interview with Chris Delaney at the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2018, discussing the involvement of Insignia Health in providing a platform that promotes self-management and lifestyle changes for patients in the NHS, and the impact that this could have on patient outcomes. Please can you introduce yourself and the […]Continue Reading ...
Perhaps no other population is as vulnerable during a hurricane as frail, older adults, especially those who are homebound or living in nursing homes. With Hurricane Florence predicted to slam the North Carolina coast Friday, health officials are already scrambling to keep older residents safe. Seniors “are not only the most likely to die in […]Continue Reading ...
The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures–but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern. Now, experts at the University of British Columbia have devised a simple screening tool to evaluate if the products popping up on your newsfeed are likely to be scams. The Risk […]Continue Reading ...
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