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Cancer Patients Want to Pull Back the Curtain on Pathology

3 days ago

Some of the most important players on a cancer patient’s health care team are people they typically never…
Artificial intelligence could help reduce hospitalizations for GI condition

September 27, 2019

When patients with ulcers or other conditions that cause bleeding in the stomach or intestines go to the…
Minder Pill Dispenser. Device for the storage, management and dosing of pills for the elderly

September 22, 2019

Taking medication in later life has to be easier…. If medicine is meant to help patients live happy,…
More operations are scheduled if doctor is well rested

September 20, 2019

Researchers at Linköping University have investigated how orthopaedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are…
Study finds kidney dialysis profit status may influence timeline for receiving transplant

September 11, 2019

Patients with end-stage kidney disease who receive dialysis at for-profit dialysis centers are less likely to receive a…
Videos, music on tablets boost moods of dementia patients and caregivers

September 4, 2019

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, often afflicts patients with negative moods: confusion, anger, sadness or apathy. Negative emotions also…
Liver Transplant Candidates with Public Insurance Have Worse Waitlist Outcomes Than Those with Private Insurance

September 4, 2019

Patients with similar liver cancer characteristics on the waitlist for a liver transplant had significantly worse outcomes with…
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Self-monitoring solution in mobile app can help uncontrolled asthma

September 4, 2019

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows that a treatment adjustment algorithm based on lung function and…
Tech in Healthcare – Surprising Ways Technology is Changing Healthcare

August 27, 2019

We live in the age of ground breaking technological advancements. Each, with incredible flexibility and applications in different…
Heart Attack Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Get Fewer Treatments

August 23, 2019

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive…
Most deaths related to non-cardiac surgery occur after surgery

July 31, 2019

It’s the recovery period, not the operating room that is risky for patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, according to…
Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics – Especially as They Leave the Hospital

July 10, 2019

A million times a year, pneumonia sends American adults to the hospital. And while antibiotics help save lives,…
From Simple Tools to High-Level Buy-In, How Doctors Can Help Cancer Patients Quit Tobacco

July 9, 2019

A simple set of decision-support tools combined with institutional buy-in can help increase the number of cancer patients…
Efforts to Improve Health Care Value Should Focus on Doing the Right Thing

June 28, 2019

Health care institutions and providers face mounting pressure to wring more value out of every dollar spent on…
UVA Engineers seeking to help caregivers of dementia patients through new technology

June 25, 2019

More than 80% of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are cared for at home by family…
Chronic diseases monitored in primary care could lead to unnecessary testing

June 14, 2019

Guidelines used by GPs to monitor chronic diseases are based on expert opinion rather than evidence, according to…
Study Finds Accuracy Gap in EHRs for Eye Care Patients

May 31, 2019

A patient’s electronic health record may not capture the most accurate, up-to-date information about ophthalmic medications, a new…
Holidays disrupt drug routines of children with diabetes

May 23, 2019

Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to adhere to their drug routines during school holidays and…
Virtual Reality Enhances Brain Surgery Training, Preparation and Patient Consultation

May 9, 2019

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals has been re-envisioning the entire pediatric health care experience with technology that most young…
Women perceive the potential benefits of mammograms to be more important than the potential harms

May 9, 2019

In 2009, disagreement in the health community arose following a recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task…
Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

April 25, 2019

Close to 20% of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack will be readmitted to the hospital…
Seeing through a Robot’s Eyes Helps Those with Profound Motor Impairments

March 20, 2019

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid…
Permitting First-Year Doctors to Work Longer Shifts Does Not Create Chronic Sleep Loss or Reduce Patient Safety

March 14, 2019

When medical residents were permitted to work shifts longer than 16 hours, patient mortality was not affected and…
Attacking ‘Invisible Threat’ that Affects Cancer Care Workers

March 5, 2019

Chemotherapy drugs are lifesaving to cancer patients, but these toxic drugs are hazardous to the health care workers…
How Safe Are Overlapping Surgeries?

February 28, 2019

A surgeon sometimes moves from one surgery to the next before the first one is completed, leaving junior…
Eight Ways Technology Is Helping In Fighting Against Rare Medical Conditions

February 27, 2019

In the past, developing drugs for rare diseases could take over a decade and cost over a billion…
Google Translates Doctor’s Orders into Spanish and Chinese with Few Significant Errors

February 26, 2019

In multicultural areas like San Francisco, doctors are increasingly looking to Google Translate to provide written instructions their…
Smartphone app allows tuberculosis patients to visit doctor’s office less frequently

February 25, 2019

Tuberculosis is a terrible lung disease, which kills thousands of people every year. We do have effective treatments,…
Young adults with hydrocephalus may not find medical care

February 25, 2019

Every year across the United States, several thousand young people with a serious lifelong illness are released from…
Old and terminally ill people do not want end-of-life care to focus on postponing death

February 22, 2019

It is something everyone will have to deal with. Our life has its beginning and it has its…
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