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Scam Alert: Seniors, Low-Income Neighborhoods Targeted By People Claiming To Collect DNA Swab Samples

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
People are going to these communities in vans and offering to swab residents' cheeks purportedly for DNA checks for cancer and other diseases. It’s not clear who is behind the reported activity. In other public health news: asbestos, candida auris, prostate drugs, three-parent pregnancies, syphilis, and...
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Replace Red Meat With Plant Protein for Heart Health

Apr 19, 2019 , WebMD
Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a new...
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Baby Step Towards Breath-Testing For Gut Disorders

Apr 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Small children may one day avoid invasive, painful and often traumatic oesophageal tube-testing for gut damage and coeliac disease with a new method of simply blowing into a glass tube to provide effective diagnoses. Research published in international journal Scientific Reports describes an exciti......
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Lower dose of Pfizer-Lilly painkiller misses main goals in late stage study

Apr 19, 2019 , Reuters
A lower dose of non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co failed to meet main goals in a late-stage study in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, the companies said on Thursday....
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Faced With High Deductibles, Patients Are Delaying Health Care So As Not To Rack Up High Bills

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Even with insurance, health care bills can be daunting and prompt people to delay care for problems that could have been caught earlier. Women with low incomes who had high-deductible insurance plans waited an average of 1.6 months longer for diagnostic breast imaging, 2.7 months for first biopsy, 6.6 months for first early-stage breast cancer diagnosis and 8.7 months for first chemotherapy, compared with low-income women with low-deductible...
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SWORD Health Raises $8M In Series A Funding Round Led By Khosla Ventures To Redefine Physical Therapy And Musculoskeletal Care

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
SWORD Health, a tech-enabled physical therapy provider, has raised $8 million in a series A investment round led by Khosla Ventures and several other prominent angel investors. It will allow SWORD to focus on bringing its technology to more patients' homes and expand its footprint in the U.S. market......
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Two Lives Saved in Rare 'Paired' Liver Donation

Apr 18, 2019 , WebMD
Living liver donation carries more risks than a living kidney donation, and it comes with a 0.3% donor risk of death and a 30% risk of complications following an adult-to-adult donation with the larger right liver...
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Simple Test Can Indicate Prolonged Symptoms Following Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion. Thi......
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Kroger’s self-driving grocery delivery service enters Houston

Apr 18, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Kroger has brought its self-driving grocery delivery service pilot to Houston, starting with its store on South Post Oak Road, and followed by its Buffalo Speedway location later this spring. Read More...
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Most diabetes apps lack real-time advice on blood sugar management

Apr 17, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Hundreds of smartphone apps promise to make managing diabetes easier, but very few offer real-time guidance on what to do for dangerously high or low blood sugar, a U.S. study suggests....
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Are Your Brave Enough To Bring Your Customers Or Patients Into Your Boardroom?

Apr 17, 2019 , Forbes
The Walton Centre in Liverpool is a world class health facility that specializes in neurology, neurosurgery, spinal and pain management services. To improve the patient experience, they bring patients into their board room to tell their stories. Are you brave enough to follow in their...
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Common Diabetes Drug May Also Help Kidneys, Heart

Apr 17, 2019 , WebMD
Those who took Invokana had a 30% lower risk of developing kidney failure, a 30% lower risk of dying from kidney failure or heart disease, the researchers...
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Recordati to seek Canadian approval for kidney disease drug

Apr 17, 2019 , Reuters
Italy's Recordati said on Tuesday it plans to seek Canadian approval for its drug Cystagon, which treats a rare kidney disease, in a potential blow to Horizon Pharma,, which makes the only drug approved for treatment in Canada....
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For millions of Americans on workplace wellness treadmill, test results are back, and not good

Apr 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
One of the first randomized clinical studies of a corporate wellness program tracking 30,000 workers reveals companies may need to temper expectations on better health outcomes and lower health-care spending. There's still more promise than...
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China urges large pig farms to test for African swine fever

Apr 16, 2019 , Reuters
China will allow large-scale pig farms and breeding farms to test for African swine fever in a bid to help early detection of the disease, overturning an earlier prohibition on commercial firms carrying out their own testing....
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Bending to pressure, Fisher-Price recalls motorized infant cradle

Apr 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
It had hoped to get by with a warning to consumers about its Rock ’n Play Sleeper, but public outrage compelled the company to take a more drastic measure. Is it too little, too late? Fisher-Price has been deliberate, perhaps excessively so, in its crisis response. The company has slowly ratcheted up its message to […] The post Bending to pressure, Fisher-Price recalls motorized infant cradle appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Moving from ‘sick care’ to prevention over cure with technology

Apr 16, 2019 , Mobile Health News
With the ambitious mission to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth, Babylon Health, an AI-powered smartphone app, was founded in January 2013 and launched to the public in April 2014. The company’s app, available on iOS and Android devices, allows users to book a video consultation with a doctor or a therapist, send photo or text messages to get answers to quick questions, track their health, and store basic health information like family...
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Diabetes drug has heart and kidney benefits, researchers find

Apr 16, 2019 , CNN Health
A common diabetes drug has been found to lower the risk of kidney failure in a new study. The finding has raised some eyebrows since diabetes is a major cause of kidney failure worldwide....
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Diabetes Drug 'Home Run' Curtailing Kidney Failure Risk

Apr 16, 2019 , RxList
Canagliflozin (Invokana, Janssen) lowers the risk for progression to end-stage kidney disease by 30% in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, according to first results from a global phase 3 trial that investigators called...
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Voice your opinion! Take our internal comms measurement survey

Apr 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Want to know your fellow communicators’ measurement preferences, obstacles, successes and more? Tell us yours, and we’ll take the industry temperature and send it along to you. Communicators are told time and again about the importance of concretely evaluating internal messaging—but how? What, exactly, should communicators be tracking and analyzing? How are measurement results used? […] The post Voice your opinion! Take our internal comms measurement survey appeared first on Health...
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