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Doctor App Babylon Health Offers Quick Appointments, But Grapples With Follow-Up Care For Mental Health

Mar 22, 2019 , Forbes
A third of London’s mental-health providers are rejecting patient referrals from Babylon Health, a video-calling service used by thousands. Former staff say the startup is struggling to plug into Britain’s healthcare system....
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Why and how to use humor in your online health care marketing

Mar 22, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
A lighthearted approach can engage your community and put jittery patients at ease. To strike the right balance, follow these guidelines. The ancient Greek physician, philosopher and naturalist Hippocrates once said, “Use wit in your dealings with patients because dourness is repulsive both to the healthy and the sick.” No one wants to be called […] The post Why and how to use humor in your online health care marketing appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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She was dancing on the roof and talking gibberish. A special kind of ER helped her

Mar 22, 2019 , CNN Health
For decades, hospitals have strained to accommodate patients in psychiatric crisis in emergency rooms....
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Promising Alzheimer's drug trial ends in failure

Mar 22, 2019 , CNN Health
A promising drug designed to remove proteins from the brains of Alzheimer's patients has been halted, dealing another blow to the ongoing search for treatment and a cure....
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NACDS launches online resource to aid states, pharmacies in optimizing care

Mar 22, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The online NACDS Optimizing Care Process Guide is intended to advance pharmacy care for patients, the organization said. Read More...
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Jazz Pharmaceuticals gets FDA nod for Sunosi

Mar 22, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Sunosi provides a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy patients with excessive daytime sleepiness. Read More...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health’ Surprise! Fixing Surprise Medical Bills Is Harder Than it Looks

Mar 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Joanne Kenen of Politico, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the efforts to curb “surprise” medical bills to patients who inadvertently get out-of-network care; a look at where the 2020 presidential candidates stand on health; and the Trump administration’s efforts to end HIV in the U.S. Also, Rovner interviews Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who is leaving his job in early April....
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New Treatments Might Provide Hope To Patients With Rare Genetic Disease That Turns Tissue Into Bone

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The genetic disease, fibrodysplasia ossificans, in which the body’s machinery for healing goes awry, growing immovable bone where it doesn’t belong, had been languishing as nothing more than a medical curiosity. But a community of patient advocates rallied, and now there are three medicines in human trials, the most advanced of which could win Food and Drug Administration approval next year. In other public health news: weight lifting, primate emotions, the "bliss point" in food, and...
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Infographic: Are your patients health literate?

Mar 21, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Make it easier for patients to understand health information. Marketwave, a Dallas-area marketing agency, developed an infographic that speaks to one hotly discussed health care marketing topic: health literacy. You’ll find out how health literacy impacts four main groups (insurers, employers, providers and consumers) – and a huge part of that is driven by digital […] The post Infographic: Are your patients health literate? appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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CoverMyMeds: Prior authorization scripts get filled faster when submitted electronically

Mar 21, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Adoption of electronic prior authorization solutions leads to faster time to therapy for patients and improved dispense rates, according to CoverMyMeds' Electronic Prior Authorization National Adoption Scorecard and the Real-Time Benefit Check National Adoption Scorecard. Read More...
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Johns Hopkins spinout Vixiar gets $1.5M for tablet-based cardiac measurement system

Mar 21, 2019 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Vixiar's system measures left ventricle end-diastolic volume by walking the patient through a special breathing...
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Jazz Pharma's sleep disorder treatment gets FDA nod

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc's treatment for patients with a form of sleep disorder, the company said on Wednesday....
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ConnectedLife partners with Ocean Protocol to advance diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Mar 21, 2019 , Mobile Health News
Singapore-headquartered health AI company ConnectedLife today announced its partnership with Singapore-based non-profit foundation Ocean Protocol to advance the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease with a safe method of sharing patient-generated...
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To Predict Which Cancer Cells Will Attack The Brain, Scientists Harness The Power Of Artificial Intelligence

Mar 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Not all cancer cells are created equal. Only a small number of cells in a patient’s initial tumor may have the power to travel through the blood, cross the protective membrane known as the blood-brain barrier, and directly attack the brain. But which cells? What makes them special? How can we targ......
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Study finds weight loss target for morbidly obese before knee surgery

Mar 20, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - For morbidly obese patients having knee replacement surgery, losing at least 20 pounds beforehand leads to shorter hospital stays and lower odds of being discharged to a facility, a new study has found....
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Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital Gives Patients A Dose Of Virtual Reality

Mar 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is offering its pediatric patients an escape from potentially painful or uncomfortable procedures and to relieve anxiety to create a positive experience. In an effort to reduce stress and......
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Study: OK to Stop Aspirin 3 Months After Stent

Mar 20, 2019 , WebMD
Patients who get drug-eluting stents to open a blocked artery can stop taking aspirin after just three months, instead of the typical full year, and lower their risk of bleeding, a new study...
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Younger knee replacement patients have more complications

Mar 20, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Total knee replacement is increasingly being performed in younger people, and new research suggests younger patients have higher complication rates....
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When Drug Costs Get Too High, Patients Are Skipping Doses Or Just Not Taking Medication

Mar 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Experts are worried this behavior could be extremely dangerous for the patients. “We have lots of treatments where if you don’t take them exactly as prescribed, you might be doing more harm than good,” said Stacie Dusetzina, a health policy researcher at Vanderbilt University. Other ways patients are trying to control costs are by asking for cheaper drugs from doctors or seeking out alternative therapies. Meanwhile, Ohio's attorney general is suing UnitedHealth's OptumRx unit alleging it...
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Genomic Testing Associated With Significantly Lower Health Care Costs In High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients, According To Researchers From Duke University

Mar 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New research from Duke University, published in the March 2019 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, provides evidence that genomic recurrence score (RS) testing using the 21-gene assay is associated with decreased cancer care costs in real-world practice among certain......
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