Today's Headlines

Doctors To Trump: Suspending Insurer Payments Hurts Our Sickest Patients

Jul 16, 2018 , Forbes
A coalition of more than 500,000 U.S. physicians say the Trump administration’s move to suspend billions of dollars in payments to insurers hurts patients with “chronic health conditions and pre-existing...
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5 moments that will make a social media pro’s day

Jul 16, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Likes and retweets are nice, but hearing from experts at Amazon, TED and Southwest Airlines is even...
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FDA Approves TPOXX To Be The 1st Drug For Smallpox

Jul 16, 2018 , Forbes
"You have smallpox," are 3 words that you never want to hear. But having a treatment available like this one manufactured by SIGA Technologies is still quite...
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Deadline alert: PR Daily’s 2018 Content Marketing Awards

Jul 16, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Submit infographics, articles, videos and more. The extended deadline is July...
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In-Depth: A peek inside the United States Digital Service at HHS

Jul 15, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The US government has never been known for its easy-to-use web platforms. At one point getting Medicare or Medicaid information could turn into hours of navigating an antiquated platform. But some of these websites are getting a facelift and becoming faster, simpler, and easier to use. In part, that’s thanks to the brain power of the US Digital Service (USDS), a team of technologists that come to Washington to tackle some of the most difficult tech issues in...
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Testosterone Research Brings New Hope For Cancer Patients

Jul 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Many cancer patients suffer from a loss of body mass known as cachexia. Approximately 20% of cancer related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia, which in cancer patients is often characterized by a rapid and/or severe loss of fat and skeletal muscle. Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore, prof......
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Mysterious burns on teen's face caused by brush with toxic plant

Jul 15, 2018 , CNN Health
Alex Childress went to his parents for help with what he thought was a severe sunburn after working outside at his summer landscaping job....
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Where Are Your Crabs From? FDA Warns About 4 State Vibrio Bacteria Outbreak

Jul 15, 2018 , Forbes
Oh crab. Contaminated crab meat from Venezuela may be the source of a Vibrio parahaemolyticus outbreak that has so far affected 4 states. This is what to...
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Aphasia: A Disruption In Communication

Jul 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Ever heard of aphasia? Most people who are familiar with the term associate it with stroke (i.e., brain damage caused by disrupted blood flow to the brain). But aphasia, an impairment of language, is not always caused by stroke. Really, a variety of brain conditions, including neurodegenerative dis......
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Amazon could make a big impact in health by helping people eat better

Jul 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
Amazon is in position to work with employers and health systems to bring better food to...
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Novel Therapy Delays Muscle Atrophy In Lou Gehrig's Disease Model

Jul 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Supplementing a single protein found in the spinal cord could help prevent symptoms of Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Researchers found high levels of the protein -- called mitofusion 2 or Mfn2 -- prevented nerve degeneration......
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