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Cloudbreak Health CEO Jamey Edwards Offers Telehealth Forecasts for 2018
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Jamey Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Cloudbreak Health, predicts that 2018 will see significant adoption of telehealth programs.
Dec 2, 2017 - 8:57:22 AM
Climate Change Could Decrease Sun's Ability To Disinfect Lakes
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Troy, N.Y. â€“ Increasing organic runoff as a result of climate change may be reducing the penetration of pathogen-killing ultraviolet (UV) sunlight in inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters
Nov 2, 2017 - 1:23:56 PM
Fall Back with some TLC - Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ Â The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, the daylight hours are getting shorter and some of us are about to get an extra hour of sleep!
Nov 1, 2017 - 2:19:35 PM
10 Trends To Watch In Psychology
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON -- Psychology is hot, and itâ€™s only getting hotter.
Oct 23, 2017 - 4:40:22 PM
Picking A Great Place To Work
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Hereâ€™s good news for people wanting great jobs in the tech industry.
Aug 28, 2017 - 12:15:40 PM
How Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Normal-Tension Glaucoma Risk
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), a disorder characterized by repetitive episodes of paused and shallow breathing during sleep, are approximately ten times more likely to develop glaucoma.
Aug 23, 2017 - 10:16:41 AM
Believing the Future Will Be Favorable May Prevent Action
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People tend to believe that others will come around to their point of view over time, according to findings from a series of studies published in Psychological Science
Aug 3, 2017 - 3:55:04 PM
4 Easy Home Maintenance Tips
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Itâ€™s the perfect time for home maintenance activities that will keep the inside and outside of your home running smoothly during the warm weather. These four tasks will give your home and yard a pick-me-up.
Jul 24, 2017 - 1:47:02 PM
Sequential Options Prompt Future Thinking, Boost Patience
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - When faced with a tempting choice, it can be hard to stop and think through the potential consequences, but new research suggests that framing the choice as a sequence of events can help us exercise patience by prompting us to imagine the future.
Jun 6, 2017 - 2:28:07 PM
Gift of Life Donor Program Breaks U.S. Record for Organ Donation
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4, 2017 -- For the ninth year, Gift of Life Donor Program - the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware....
Jan 4, 2017 - 4:40:56 PM
What 2015 Reveals About Trends in the Pharmaceutical Industry
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As the year comes to an end, a survey of the hottest pharma news stories from the past year illustrates industry trends from megadeals to drug approvals.
Dec 9, 2015 - 9:37:11 AM
Over 35 Million Traveling for Labor Day Holiday Says AAA, Highest Travel Volume Since 2008
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - OMAHA, NE, (August 27, 2015) - AAA Travel projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008
Aug 27, 2015 - 12:33:42 PM
3 Healthcare Trends to Watch for in 2015
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Many of the primary trends of the past several years continue to challenge hospitals and health systems. Many providers are continuing to develop and refine their Affordable Care Act (ACA) readiness strategies by exploring a variety of innovative reimbursement models and building infrastructure for population health management (PHM).
Jan 30, 2015 - 2:28:18 PM
How to Make Your New Year's Resolution Last One Year, Not One Month
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHATTAN - Chances are that if you made a New Year's resolution, you've already failed. Only about 8 percent of Americans achieve their goal, according to research from the Journal of Clinical Psychology. But there is still hope
Jan 28, 2015 - 9:24:10 AM
Remarkable Progress Five Years after Haiti Earthquake
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Five years after the devastating earthquake in 2010 left millions in need of urgent medical care, Haiti has made significant progress toward rebuilding the national public health system.
Jan 12, 2015 - 4:02:51 PM
Patient-centered "medical homes" to Increase in 2015
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Boston, MA -Â Many doctors' offices across the country have a resolution for the New Year: switching to a team-based model of care called the patient-centered medical home, reports the January 2015Â Harvard Health Letter.
Jan 9, 2015 - 9:19:43 AM
Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald Updates Employees on MyVA Reorganization Plans
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC - On November 10, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald sent the following message to all VA employees:
Nov 10, 2014 - 3:01:23 PM
U.S. Preterm Birth Rate Hits Healthy People 2020 Goal 7 Years Early
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2014 - The national preterm birth rate fell to 11.4 percent in 2013 - the lowest in 17 years -- meeting the federal Healthy People 2020 goal seven years early.
Nov 6, 2014 - 9:42:03 AM
Top 10 Medical Predictions for 2015 Unveiled
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic today announced its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015.Â The list includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing, and a novel intra-operative radiation approach for breast cancer.
Oct 29, 2014 - 11:16:26 AM
Johns Hopkins Scientists Launch Advanced Disaster Planning and Flu Forecasting Apps
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Johns Hopkins scientists have developed three new Web-based software tools designed to help hospital emergency departments, first responder organizations and others model and prepare for major disasters, including flu outbreaks.
Feb 6, 2014 - 10:22:53 AM
CDC Looks Back at 2013 Health Challenges, Ahead to 2014 Health Worries
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's job is to detect health threats, stop outbreaks, and prevent illness and injury.Â As 2013 comes to a close America's health protection agency looks back at top five health concerns in 2013 and previews the five health threats that loom for 2014.
Dec 16, 2013 - 3:15:16 PM
Create Your Own Bucket List with These Four Easy Steps
(HealthNewsDiget.com) - A movement to become more mindful of how we want to spend our time has prompted a resurgence of "the bucket list."
Dec 13, 2013 - 4:47:46 PM
Top 10 Health Industry Issues for 2014
(HealthNewsDigesst.com) - NEW YORK,Â Dec. 11, 2013Â Â -- Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is only one of the factors forcing a rapid reshaping of the $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare industry in 2014 according to PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI).
Dec 11, 2013 - 11:03:03 AM
Health Care Dominates Five-year Job Projections
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Health care industry occupations are projected to dominate the list of fastest growing occupations in the United States from 2013-2017, according to a new report from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists.
Nov 15, 2013 - 11:28:41 AM
6 Predictions for How IT Will Impact Healthcare in 2014
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN FRANCISCO,Â Nov. 12, 2013Â Â -- As health IT leaders make their way to New York for the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, certain trends are emerging that will define healthcare in 2014.
Nov 12, 2013 - 3:45:45 PM
Intensive Care Unit of the Future
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ARMONK, N.Y. and ATLANTA,Â Nov. 4, 2013Â -- Emory University Hospital is using software from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Excel Medical Electronics (EME) for a pioneering research project to create advanced, predictive medical care for critical patients through real-time streaming analytics.
Nov 4, 2013 - 2:48:41 PM
Hunter College and Weill Cornell Medical College Join Forces to Advance Bench-to-Bedside Medical Discoveries
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New York, NY (October 24, 2013) - Standing in the soon-to-be finished space that will soon house some of the most innovative bench-to-bedside medical discoveries in New York, Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab and Weill Cornell Medical College Dean Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher today celebrated an innovative partnership between the two institutions for collaborative research.
Oct 24, 2013 - 4:55:19 PM
Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Medical Innovations For 2014
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CLEVELAND,Â Oct. 16, 2013 -- Cleveland Clinic today announced its eighth annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that will have a major impact on improving patient care within the next year. The list includes a bionic eye, a neurostimulator for epilepsy and fecal transplantation.
Oct 16, 2013 - 11:36:17 AM
Top 5 Digital Health Trends for 2013
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, NY, JANUARY 29 -- Healthcare needs fixing.Â Â Regulations stunt innovation, people are uninsured or underinsured, physicians' are mired in red tape, and politically driven laws have unintended effects on the healthcare system.
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:40:26 AM
45 Percent of Doctors Report Improvement in Small Practice Business
(HealthNewsDigeswt.com) - SAN FRANCISCO - January 9, 2013 -Â Practice Fusion, the free, web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) platform, today released its third annualÂ State of the Small Practice report based on a survey of more than 1,000 medical professionals.
Jan 9, 2013 - 4:53:38 PM
Expecting the Extraordinary: Invite Miracles to Bless You in the New Year
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -Â Â Yardley, PA --Albert Einstein once said of miracles: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as thoughÂ everything is a miracle." Intuitive psychologist and author Susan Apollon agrees, and has spent more than two decades backing up this hypothesis by studying the nature of miracles and the conditions under which they occur
Dec 28, 2012 - 4:50:18 PM
Montefiore Medical Center Announces Plans To Build The Hospital Of The Future
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2012 -- Montefiore Medical Center today announced an agreement with Simone Development to lease an 11-story, 280,000-square-foot building at Hutchinson Metro Center.
Oct 22, 2012 - 10:45:54 AM
Increasing Lyme Disease Risk for Much of the Country this Fall and Winter Predicted
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BEL AIR, Md., Oct. 4, 2012 -- Leading parasitologists with the nonprofit Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC, www.PetsandParasites.org) say the risk of Lyme disease will increase this fall. According to the organization's Fall 2012 CAPC Lyme Disease Forecast - only the second such Forecast ever issued - the disease will continue to spread southward through the United States and expand significantly along the West Coast.
Oct 4, 2012 - 5:12:48 PM
How the Court's Decision Will Affect Healthcare Jobs
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Andrew Chastain, vice board chair and senior vice president of Witt/Kieffer, a leading executive search firm specializing in healthcare, issued the following statement about the impact of the Supreme Courtâ€™s healthcare decision on the healthcare marketplace:
Jun 28, 2012 - 11:11:30 AM
Thomson Reuters Annual Pharmaceutical Factbook Reveals Key Insights into Current Trends
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LONDON, June 26, 2012 -- The Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters released its annual synopsis of pharmaceutical industry trends today in its 2012 Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook, compiled by CMR International, a Thomson Reuters business. Key findings include the observation that the pharmaceutical industry's recent emphasis on quality over quantity is working, as evidenced by a lower number of early phase projects and fewer phase III projects being terminated, combined with an increase in regulatory approvals.
Jun 26, 2012 - 9:19:23 AM
AMA Adopts New Policies at Annual Meeting
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO â€“ June 19, 2012 â€“ The American Medical Association (AMA), the nationâ€™s largest physician organization, voted today during its annual policy-making meeting to adopt the following new policies:
Jun 19, 2012 - 2:45:26 PM
A â€˜Stableâ€™ of Clothing Will Carry You Through Summer and Beyond
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A chic wardrobe doesnâ€™t have to come at the expense of your budget if you build a stable of clothing that can work hard for you this season and beyond.
May 14, 2012 - 10:23:59 AM
Pharmacists Among 'Best Jobs of 2012,' Significant Growth Ahead
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, March 2, 2012 -- As one of the "Best Jobs of 2012," pharmacists' earnings potential is "high" in a "well-paying" market that should see significant growth over the next decade, according to U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Mar 2, 2012 - 1:31:47 PM
Indian American Rhinoplasty Trends
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Arlington Heights, Ill. (February 27, 2012) â€“ As increasing numbers of Indian Americans seek plastic surgery to change the appearance of their nose, plastic surgeons need to be aware of some key differences affecting this "emerging population for aesthetic rhinoplasty".
Feb 27, 2012 - 10:55:53 AM
Snowstorm Aims for Boston, Hartford, Providence
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - State College, Pa. -- 10 February 2012 -- AccuWeather.com reports a rapidly developing snowstorm will take aim over southeastern New England and Long Island late tonight into Saturday, brushing New York City.
Feb 10, 2012 - 12:07:33 PM