A robot created by Washington State University scientists could help elderly people with dementia and other limitations live independently in their own homes. The Robot Activity Support System, or RAS, uses sensors embedded in a WSU smart home to determine where its residents are, what they are doing and when they need assistance with daily […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Short home videos can be used to diagnose autism in children, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The research, which will be published online Nov. 27 in PLOS Medicine, expands on a 2014 feasibility study on the topic by the same researchers. In the new […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Home Oxygen Users Experience Problems Related to Equipment WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — Home oxygen users often experience problems related to their oxygen equipment that may impact their quality of life, according to a report published in the December issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Susan S. Jacobs, R.N., […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Childhood obesity is a serious health problem and disproportionately affects children of lower income and racial/ethnic minorities. Contributing factors to childhood obesity include the neighborhood environment, social influences, economic factors, the home environment, parenting behaviors, and child behavioral and biological factors. Previous pediatric obesity prevention interventions have been less effective than […]Continue Reading ...
Doctors could improve the care of high blood pressure by relying more on home blood pressure (BP) checks and not so much on the less-accurate office BP assessments, wrote health care quality experts from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in an editorial in the journal JAMA. “As the evidence in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Pixabay A healthy home environment could help offset children’s genetic susceptibilities to obesity, according to new research led by UCL. The study, published this week in JAMA Pediatrics, found that the impact of genetic factors on weight is roughly halved if a child is bought up in a less ‘obesogenic’ home environment where healthy […]Continue Reading ...
Vizient, the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country and its subsidiary Provista, a leading supply chain partner for non-acute health care delivery organizations, urge CMS to reconsider its approach to the Medicare home infusion therapy benefit to recognize the full array of services needed for home infusion therapy services. Yesterday afternoon […]Continue Reading ...
Blood pressure readings of 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher taken at home can be used to diagnose hypertension in white, black and Hispanic U.S. adults, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. “Until now, recommendations for diagnosing high blood pressure with measurements done at home were primarily from […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Home Monitoring of Lung Function Feasible in Teens With Duchenne MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 — In adolescent patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), use of a handheld device (HHD) to assess pulmonary function at home is feasible and provides reliable data, according to an analysis recently published in the Journal of Neuromuscular […]Continue Reading ...
Home healthcare workers’ beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Based on these findings, the researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Short home videos can be used to diagnose autism in children, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The research, which was published online Nov. 27 in PLOS Medicine, expands on a 2014 feasibility study on the topic by the same researchers. In the new study, the scientists employed machine learning […]Continue Reading ...
What is a pregnancy test? A pregnancy test can tell whether you are pregnant by checking for a particular hormone in your urine or blood. The hormone is called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is made in a woman’s placenta after a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. It is normally made only during pregnancy. […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers identify massive shortfall, especially in rural areas There is a tremendous disparity between the need for home-based medical care and the number of frail seniors actually receiving it, a new study finds. In many rural areas, the problem is so great that the researchers label it “remarkable.” “Most homebound seniors have not received medical […]Continue Reading ...
Infants born at home have more diverse bacteria in their guts and feces, which may affect their developing immunity and metabolism, according to a study in Scientific Reports. Understanding why babies born at home have more diverse microbiota for at least a month after birth, compared with those born in a hospital, could help prevent […]Continue Reading ...
A team of physical therapy researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have conducted one of the first full-scale studies to assess the effectiveness of in-home physical therapy care for patients who have had knee replacement surgery. The study analyzes Medicare home health care claims for patients treated with total knee arthroplasty in […]Continue Reading ...
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