The use of a bedside device that continuously monitors patients’ vital signs leads to shorter stays in hospitals and intensive care units, according to a studypublished in the American Journal of Medicine, FierceHealthIT reports (Bowman, FierceHealthIT, 3/25). Continue reading →
The study, authored by Professor Enrique A Navarro, concluded that the severity of such symptoms directly correlated to cell tower exposure levels. In other words, the closer a person lives to a cell tower, the greater the severity of their symptoms. This was true regardless of race, income level and other demographics. Continue reading →
Honey, unlike almost everything else we consume in our diet, was intended solely to be a form of nourishment – albeit, for the bees. Only milk, to my knowledge, shares this singular biological imperative. But honey is far more than a source of sweetness and quick energy within the human diet.
Improve doc satisfaction by taking the headache out of health ITAre doctors suffering at the hands of the Herzberg principle–which says that the best way to discourage workers is to subject them to policies and procedures that don’t make sense?
An article in the Atlantic explores how changes in the healthcare payment model, health IT and the doctor-patient relationship are discouraging docs. Continue reading →
It’s time to grow beyond yesterday’s population health management, and health organizations must employ uncommon methods to truly discover new methods to do so, writes Jason Burke, a senior advisor for advanced analytics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in InformationWeek.
Burke argues that population health management offerings these days look “remarkably like yesterday’s offerings” Continue reading →
Most view food as the most important factor in getting or staying healthy. Of late, even the less nutritionally enlightened have begun to understand the importance of eating a clean, minimally processed, plant-emphatic diet. And now, the critical mass – albeit reluctantly – consider the idea of Continue reading →
Behind every vaccine is an assumption. That HPV causes cervical cancer, that cervical cancer causes death, and that a vaccine can effectively interfere with this linear relationship is the assumption to be examined in this article. Cervarix is a vaccine recommended to girls beginning as early as 9 years old, intended to protect against HPV strains 16 and 18 upon completion of a 3 dose series. It is an aluminum-containing product, with notable “immunogenicity”. Continue reading →
Continuous, contact-free electronic monitoring of hospital patients helped to reduce length of stay by roughly 9 percent, according to research published this month in the American Journal of Medicine.
The U.S. could save more than $30 billion in annual health care costs by adopting national interoperability standards for medical devices, according to a white paper by the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and the Office of the Continue reading →
With 44% of men and 39% of women now being diagnosed with cancer, it has become more important than ever to understand the foods that will not only nourish your body, but also detoxify it of any cancer causing agents. Here are some of the most potent cancer destroying foods and herbs.