Researchers examined the experiences and preferences pediatricians have when it comes to use of telemedicine, Continue reading
According to researchers from Northern Arizona University, brain scans show dark chocolate boosts attention and alertness so you perform better.
In a study published in Continue reading
The majority of pregnant and breastfeeding women do not get recommended amounts of omega-3 fats
Only 27 percent of pregnant women are getting recommended amounts of the omega-3 fat DHA Continue reading
As high-cost medical claims continue to rise among employers that self-insure their group health benefits, the number of senior executives, financial officers and risk managers involving themselves in their company’s decisions Continue reading
Telemedicine could generate more than $6 billion annually in health care savings for U.S. companies, according to a new report from global analytics firm Towers Watson, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports (Pedulli, Clinical Innovation & Technology, 8/11).
The report’s findings are based on Tower Watson’s 2014 Health Care Changes Ahead Survey of U.S. employers with at least 1,000 employees Continue reading
The majority of hospitals in the U.S. do not participate in health information exchanges, and there is substantial variation in participation rates among states, according to a new study published in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, Health Data Management reports.
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Many startups and companies from other industries have physicians, hospitals, insurers and medtech manufacturers in their sights, betting that they can offer better services at cheaper prices for Continue reading
A little-known study out of that was published back in 1992 makes a strong case for the fact that unvaccinated children are generally healthier and less prone to disease than vaccinated children. Contrary to what is popularly assumed about vaccines — that they protect kids by building immunity that otherwise Continue reading
Federal efforts to define and advance telehealth are certainly a work in progress as nationwide and state-based laws are developed. A new study in Telemedicine and e-Health explores seven unique definitions of telehealth in current use across the U.S. government.
The definitions were found by Continue reading
Last month, we reported on a mysterious global epidemic of fatal kidney disease, focusing on a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health1 that laid down evidence showing the herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) is responsible for an epidemic of kidney-related deaths Continue reading
Nursing homes that offer after-hours telemedicine services to their residents significantly reduce hospitalization rates, which could save Medicare hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports. Continue reading
Elderly folks suffering from anemia or age-related immune system deterioration could see dramatic improvements with regular supplementation of spirulina, a blue-green freshwater algae with an extensive track record of health promotion and disease mitigation. Researchers from the Division of Rheumatology, Continue reading
They often get looked down upon by conventional OB/GYNs, family physicians and other mainstream doctors, but midwives may actually be better equipped to safely deliver babies than the labor and delivery staff at your average hospital. This is according to a new review recently published in The Cochrane Library, which found that mothers who choose a midwife as their primary care provider throughout pregnancy are more likely Continue reading