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Health System Invests $200M In Programs To Reduce Homelessness

May 19, 2018 , Forbes
More and more, hospitals and health care companies are addressing so-called “social determinants of health” like housing and food security in addition to providing traditional medical...
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New Allegations Emerge Against University of Southern California’s Longtime Campus Gynecologist

May 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
For years, medical workers had accused the Dr. George Tyndall of touching women inappropriately during pelvic exams, as well as making racist and sexual remarks about patients’ bodies. The University of Southern California has come under fire for not immediately reporting him to the state medical board and for not making the allegations about him public until only after the university was approached by The Los Angeles...
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What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?

May 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
There's been a drop in the number of foreign-born medical graduates applying for residencies in the U.S. at the same time as the country struggles with physician staffing shortages. Industry stakeholders worry the decline comes from recent...
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Readers And Tweeters Are Buzzing Over ‘Bill Of The Month’

May 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A crowdsourced investigation by KHN and NPR gives voice to those who are puzzled and outraged by medical...
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Detroit Medical Center sells outpatient pharmacy business to Walgreens

May 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Detroit Medical Center has sold its retail and outpatient pharmacies to Walgreens Co. as part of a pharmacy reorganization. The deal encompasses seven specialty pharmacy sites and one mail-order business, Crain's has...
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Connected monitor maker CareTaker Medical secures $3.4M investment

May 18, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Charlottesville, Virginia-based connected monitor company CareTaker Medical has closed a $3.4 million investment. The funding round was led by IrishAngels, KOFA Healthcare, and Jaffray Woodriff, with participation from other new and existing investors. The company’s new funds will be used to accelerate global commercialization of the device, according to a...
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Patients With Medicaid Have Limited Access To Physical Therapy In Massachusetts

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Patients with Medicaid in Massachusetts have limited access to reimbursable physical therapy (PT) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, according to a new study. Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that only slightly more than half of PT clinics in the metropolitan Bo......
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Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot Use

May 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot UseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00...
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These $500 medical records show why Apple could upend the health data industry

May 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
New research on the high costs and complexity of health records comes as Apple is jumping into the...
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UT Physicians Offers Tips To Avoid A Summertime ER Visit

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Everyone enjoys spending the summer months in the great outdoors but you have to do it responsibly or injury can occur, say doctors with UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth.) “The summer is a busy time......
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Cannabidiol Aignificantly Reduces Seizures In Patients With Severe Form Of Epilepsy

May 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a "high" and has been an increasing focus of medical research, was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of e......
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Medical Marijuana Ads May Spur Teen Pot Use

May 18, 2018 , WebMD
The study was funded by the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The researchers tracked more than 6,500 Southern California students from middle school to high school between 2010 and...
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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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Congressional Bill Would Add 1,000 Doctors To Fight Opioid Addiction

May 18, 2018 , Forbes
The Opioid Workforce Act would create 1,000 new "Medicare-supported" medical residency positions, training “new doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry or pain management," Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson...
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Standardized Patients Play Active Role In Medical Education

May 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
They’re actors, but they don’t perform on stage or in front of cameras. And they don’t do drama or comedy. Rather, they specialize in injuries and illnesses. “I’ve had every disease you can imagine,” said Donna Sparks, a retired teacher who, along with her husband, Jeff, has been acting sick for 10......
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VTCRI Wins Award To Develop Test For Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Working With Industry Partners, University Of Virginia

May 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Scientists at two of Virginia’s largest universities, working with clinicians from the two major health systems and a growing Virginia-based biotechnology company, have teamed up to address an important medical challenge — how do you accurately diagnose a mild traumatic brain injury that has subtle ......
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The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles

May 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Her cells are responsible for the polio vaccine, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization to name a few. But for a long time most of the public didn't know her contribution to modern medicine. Neither did she because her cells were harvested without her consent....
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New MGMA Physician Compensation Data Further Demonstrates Nationwide Primary Care Physician Shortage

May 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Today, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released its 2018 MGMA DataDive Provider Compensation revealing primary care physicians' compensation rose by more than 10% over the past five years. This increase, which is nearly double that of specialty physicians' compensation over the same peri......
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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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Lawmakers on British island to vote on assisted dying

May 17, 2018 , CNN Health
A small island 30 miles off the coast of France could soon become the first place in the British Isles to legalize medically assisted suicide....
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