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Study Finds Phone App Effectively Identifies Potentially Fatal Heart Attacks With The Near Accuracy Of A Standard ECG

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Can your smart phone determine if you’re having the most serious – and deadly – form of heart attack? A new research study says it can – and may be a valuable tool to save lives. The international study, led by researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, fou......
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Athenahealth, Elliott Deal Wraps Up Months-Long, Contentious Process To Get Health Records Company To Sell

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Athenahealth has rejected the hedge fund's attempts to push it into a sale previously. The all-cash deal between the companies values the medical billing software maker at $135 per...
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Mayo Clinic gets $200 million donation from turnaround expert Jay Alix

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
The Mayo Clinic on Tuesday said it received $200 million, the largest donation the academic medical center has ever received, from Jay Alix, founder of the consulting firm Alix Partners....
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U.S. physicians urge FDA to bolster labeling on high-sugar foods

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ramp up labeling of high-sugar foods, it said in a statement on Tuesday....
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Medicare Costs Drop As Humana Shifts Doctors To Value-Based Models

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
Medical costs were 15.6% lower for seniors enrolled in Humana Medicare Advantage plans that paid physicians via value-based models last year, the insurer...
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Bacterial Pneumonia Far More Dangerous To The Heart Than Viral Pneumonia, Study Finds

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Heart complications in patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are more serious than in patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, according to new research from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. In the study of nearly 5,000 patients, researchers......
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All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA....
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Diabetic Foot Ulcers Heal Quickly With Nitric Oxide Technology

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days. They’re planning to drop the healing time by amplifying what the body already does naturally: build layers of new tissue pumped up by nitric oxide. In patients with diabetes, impaired ......
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DeepMind Is Handing DeepMind Health Over To Google

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
DeepMind Health will become part of Google Health in a move that raises fresh questions about the privacy of sensitive patient medical...
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AMA to advocate on gender definition, sexual assault treatment

Nov 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The American Medical Association will advocate on a range of major population health policies including gender identity, Canadian drug imports and sexual assault treatment, as agreed upon by delegates at the group's 2018 interim...
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Medicaid birthing model yields success for CMS

Nov 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal initiative targeting pregnant Medicaid patients reduced medical costs for both mothers and their...
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NYU to establish Long Island medical school at Winthrop

Nov 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
New York University plans to establish a medical school on the campus of NYU Winthrop in Mineola on Long Island, which will be focused on educating primary-care...
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Helicopter emergency medical services uneven across Europe

Nov 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The availability of helicopter ambulance service varies widely across different European countries, a recent study suggests....
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Small businesses, hospitals eye workplace medical clinics

Nov 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Hospitals are partnering with employers to staff workplace clinics to fend off competition from third-party...
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Week Ahead: AMA delegates to debate preventive care coverage, expanding access to Canadian pharmacies

Nov 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
There won't be any shortage of hot topics at the American Medical Association's interim meeting just outside of Washington,...
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HHS Wants Popular Herbal Supplement Kratom Placed In Same Class As Heroin For Its ‘High Potential For Abuse’

Nov 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists worry, however, that such a ban would stifle research on chemicals that could be developed into alternatives to the addictive prescription opioids. In other news on the crisis: needle exchanges, employee injuries, medical devices, and a controversial death certificate...
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CEO Of Geisinger Is Moving To Google To Head Health Care Venture

Nov 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
David Feinberg has both medical and business degrees. The new Google leadership position is expected to direct the company's initiatives targeting health care, from web services to machine learning to...
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Medical Crowdfunding Being Used For Unproven Medical Therapies

Nov 10, 2018 , Forbes
Medical crowdfunding is being used to raise funds to pay for ineffective, or potentially dangerous, medical...
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U.S. regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid crisis

Nov 10, 2018 , Reuters
Laura Perryman expected her medical company, Stimwave Technologies Inc, would have to wait several years for its painkilling device to win U.S. approval as a treatment for chronic migraines....
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New VA ban on clinicians' union work spurs litigation threats

Nov 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Veterans Affairs Department's decision Thursday to prohibit medical workers from doing union work on salaried time has roiled...
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