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Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss

May 20, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2018 12:00:00...
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Life-Saving Cancer Meds Tied to Vision Loss

May 19, 2018 , WebMD
New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion that patients developed after taking cancer...
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Startup LifePlus announces noninvasive CGM wearable currently in testing

May 19, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Yesterday, startup LifePlus exited stealth mode to reveal what it claims to be the first noninvasive continuous blood glucose monitoring multi-sensor wearable, called LifeLeaf. Although details are scare on exactly how the technology works, the company said the product is being tested in five clinical trials around the...
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Nurses, Dying, and Who Gets to Decide

May 19, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
y Ramon Peco/via Flickr On Wednesday, a California court declared the state’s right-to-die law unconstitutional. The End of Life Act (AB-15) was passed in 2016 in a special session called by Governor Gerry Brown, and permitted physicians to prescribe medications to a patient “for the sole purpose of ending his or her life.” [...] The post Nurses, Dying, and Who Gets to Decide appeared first on Off the...
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Perspectives: Drug Policies On Opioid Prescriptions Fall Short; Why Jack Up Costs Of Life-Saving Naloxone?

May 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on health topics surrounding the opioid...
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Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

May 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer TestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00...
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Nebula Genomics, Longenesis team up to create life data ecosystem, data sharing platforms

May 18, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
DNA, health records, and blood test results are not only intimately personal, they are also a valuable asset to researchers. Recently a smattering of companies have been working to create a market for people to share and sell their personal data to researchers and healthcare players. Those efforts are going one step further, as two growing names in the health data and blockchain industry are teaming...
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Verily submitted patent application for smart diaper able to detect, differentiate between waste

May 18, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Verily Life Sciences has filed a patent application for a “smart diaper” carrying a sensor for detecting and differentiating between feces and urine. The diaper would also contain a transmitter capable of wirelessly communicating whether waste is present to a separate device via Bluetooth, WiFi, or other...
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The Medical Minute: The ABCs Of Handling Emergency Situations

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Emergency situations are always stressful, but knowing how to respond at such a time can greatly reduce the anxiety so that everyone involved can get through it safely. Whether it’s a traumatic event, an accidental ingestion, a life-threatening injury or car accident, the most important thing is to......
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First Robotic System Plays Tic Tac Toe To Improve Task Performance

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer-Sheva, Israel have demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of a robotic system that plays Tic Tac Toe with rehabilitation patients to improve real-life task performance. The interdisciplinary research team designed a game wit......
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Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

May 18, 2018 , WebMD
Still, guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2013 say smokers between the ages of 55 and 80 -- whose habit amounts to a pack-a-day for 30 years and otherwise show no symptoms of disease -- should get new low-dose computed tomography (LDCT)...
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California judge overturns End of Life Option Law

May 17, 2018 , CNN Health
A California superior court judge on Tuesday overturned a 2016 state law that allows doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill adult patients....
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Texas doctor accused of giving fake diagnoses, faces $240 million health care fraud case

May 17, 2018 , CNN Health
A 70-year-old McAllen Texas resident, Maria Zapata, went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said. After years of treatment that didn't help, she went to another doctor who told her she didn't really have arthritis. Zapata was not the only patient to be misdiagnosed, according to a joint federal and local investigation. The task...
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New York May Finally Address Its Cannabis Catastrophe By Curbing Arrests

May 17, 2018 , Forbes
After decades of advocacy and many millions of life-altering arrests, Big Apple residents may soon see change in how marijuana is treated in the nation's consumption...
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How A Telestroke Program Saved The Life Of A 30-Year-Old Stroke Patient

May 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Chris Scholten was sitting on the couch with his wife Crystal when he felt something pop in the back of his head. His blood pressure spiked, he began throwing up and talking like a child. At age 30, he was having an unusual type of stroke. An ambulance took Mr. Scholten to Palos Community Hospital......
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FDA says harvest season over for E. coli-linked romaine lettuce

May 17, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday the harvest season for romaine lettuce, linked to the multi-state E. coli outbreak, was over and it was unlikely that it was still available in stores due to its 21-day shelf life....
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In Midst Of Enthusiasm Over Revamping Medicaid, CMS Draws The Line At Lifetime Limits

May 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"We’ve made that pretty clear to states,” Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said Tuesday. Meanwhile, a Virginia lawmaker accuses a committee of dragging its feet over the state's budget, which has been stymied by a debate over Medicaid expansion. And other Medicaid news comes out of Tennessee, Kansas, California and Florida....
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Poor Seniors May Be More Vulnerable to Dementia

May 17, 2018 , WebMD
Many factors could be involved in the findings, including differences in lifestyle and overall health. Also, affluent people have greater social and cultural opportunities that allow them to remain actively engaged with the...
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New York City May Finally Address Its Cannabis-Arrest Catastrophe

May 16, 2018 , Forbes
After decades of advocacy and many millions of life-altering arrests, Big Apple residents may soon see change in how marijuana is treated in the nation's consumption...
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Azithromycin: A Generic Antibiotic That Continues To Provide Surprising Life-Saving Benefits

May 16, 2018 , Forbes
Decades after it was synthesized in a lab in Groton, Connecticut, new uses of azithromycin are still being found to save...
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