A few months after Qualcomm Life acquired a company to support accountable care needs of customers, it’s added a new round of partnerships, notably with the American Heart Association, according to a company statement. Qualcomm integrated the Healthy Circles software with its wireless 2net operating platform and hub as an option for Continue reading
Tim Bright’s work as a well-site geologist for Denver-based Columbine Logging Inc. takes him from his home in Las Vegas to jobs all over the Rocky Mountain region. One Saturday in early November, Bright was preparing to go to an undeveloped job site in northern Nevada, where he would Continue reading
Ten years ago, a group of scientists working at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbioloy at SUNY, Stony Brook, described for the first time the de novo chemical synthesis of polio virus, which they confirmed was fully infectious.
This discovery, when reported in newspapers around the globe in July of 2002, created a great deal Continue reading
Hospitals and health systems across the country are teaming up with different community organizations to help improve their populations’ general health, according to a report by the Association for Community Health Improvement.
“Trends in Hospital-based Population Health Infrastructure” Continue reading
The Office for Civil Rights, the agency that enforces privacy provisions of HIPAA, has not fully enforced the law’s requirements, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General.
OCR has not conducted the required audits of covered Continue reading
In the absence of precise data, it is difficult to assess our evolutionary heritage or detail the conditions ancient humans were once adapted to. We were there! Your DNA was surely there, but down through the generations we just forgot. Given that our atmosphere is now lower in oxygen than during Continue reading
It helps to view your body as a “super organism” composed of a diverse array of symbiotic microorganisms. Proper balance of these microbes is essential for optimal physical and psychological health
Recent research suggests that many people are deficient in beneficial gut bacteria, making it a very important consideration if you’re not feeling well, physically or Continue reading
A new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson’s disease. For individuals with the condition – many of whom have never seen a specialist – these “virtual house calls” could allow them to live independently while effectively manage the symptoms of the disease. Continue reading
One in 10 American children now has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. Boys are twice more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls
ADHD involves a cluster of symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity, Continue reading
Trips like our recent Shell Nigeria deployment continue to remind me why new healthcare technology like VSee telehealth is so important. For those who don’t have access to advanced medical care, telemedicine really does make a difference. Getting to meet real doctors and patients and seeing the impact of Continue reading
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Johns Hopkins University have created a publicly accessible online database of infectious disease cases from the last 125 years, according to an article published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Washington Post reports.
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Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal, has jested that instead of scientific peer review, its rival The Lancet had a system of throwing a pile of papers down the stairs and publishing those that reached the bottom. On another occasion, Smith was challenged to publish an issue of the BMJ exclusively comprising papers that had failed peer review and see if anybody noticed. He replied, “How do you know I haven’t already done it?”
As Smith’s stories show, journal editors have a lot of power in science – power that provides opportunities for abuse. Continue reading
Northern California health information organizations are helping lay the groundwork for the next steps in expanding health information exchange throughout the state. Their participation in pilot programs for secure messaging, Continue reading