Every Saudi's Choice to Have Genetic Code Mapped to Transform the Kingdom's Healthcare
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Partners with Life Technologies to Analyze 100,000 Human Genomes to Identify the Causes of Disease in the Population of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Arab World
Dec 8, 2013 - 8:48:44 PM
Billions at Stake in States' Decisions on Expanding Medicaid
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The 20 states choosing not to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act are forgoing billions of dollars in federal funds, even while their residents are contributing to the cost of the expansions in other states, a new¬†Commonwealth Fund study finds.
Dec 5, 2013 - 9:36:17 AM
BuildMyBod.com and RealPatientRatings.com Announce Partnership
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Francisco,¬†CA - December 4, 2013 --BuildMyBod, the company responsible for the BuildMyBod website,¬†mobile app andBuildMyBod Promos,¬†announced today that it has joined with¬†RealPatientRatings.com to offer patient procedure pricing information. RealPatientRatings.com is the only patient-rating site endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dec 4, 2013 - 2:33:42 PM
Improving Physician Communication
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Chicago - Implementation of a multifaceted program to improve patient handoffs (change in staff caring for a patient) among physicians-in-training residents at a children's hospital was associated with a reduction in medical errors and preventable adverse events, according to a study appearing in the December 4 issue of JAMA, a medical education theme issue.
Dec 3, 2013 - 5:25:37 PM
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital‚Äôs Response on the Metro North Train Derailment
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NewYork-Presbyterian received a total of 18 patients due to the train derailment. The four patients¬† received at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital have been evaluated, treated and released. NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia received 14 patients of which seven have been evaluated, treated and released and seven have been admitted for further treatment. Two of the seven patients admitted remain in critical condition.
Dec 1, 2013 - 7:34:39 PM
Thanksgiving Message from VA Secretary
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The blessings of freedom and justice, opportunity and prosperity, so dear to all Americans, were not gained without sacrifice, nor preserved without purpose.
Nov 27, 2013 - 2:37:05 PM
Keeping Astronauts Healthy
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space.
Nov 25, 2013 - 6:53:42 PM
Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 28, 2013
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation's first Thanksgiving.
Nov 22, 2013 - 9:04:29 AM
Direct Relief Emergency Airlift to Provide 50 Tons of Essential Medications, Supplies to Philippines
(HealthNewsDigest;com) - SANTA BARBARA, Calif.,¬†Nov. 21, 2013¬†¬†-- Direct Relief will conduct the largest emergency airlift in its 65-year history¬†this Saturday¬†to deliver 50 tons of essential medications and emergency medical supplies to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Nov 21, 2013 - 10:41:50 PM
Census Bureau Report Shows More than $14 Billion in Payments to Custodial Parents Not Received
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -¬†¬†A new U.S. Census Bureau report released today shows that while more contact with noncustodial parents increases the likelihood of receiving the full amount of child support payments due, just 62.3 percent of the $37.9 billion owed was actually paid to the nation's¬†14.4 million custodial parents in 2011.
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:30:48 AM
Distracted Driving Killing More Pedestrians, Bicyclists
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - From texting and talking on cell phones to eating while driving, researchers say distracted driving is a serious public health threat.
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:23:16 AM
Families Should Not Worry About Paying for End-of-Life Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ALEXANDRIA, Va., ¬†-- How to pay for the rising costs of health care? ¬†Concerns over these costs are shared not only by elected officials but by almost every family across the country. Many baby boomers are providing care for their aging parents just as they are facing their own health care issues.
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:10:30 AM
At a Catholic Hospital, a Dispute Over What a Doctor Can Do ‚Äď and Say
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A dispute between a Colorado cardiologist and the hospital he works for has highlighted a growing area of concern among patient advocates and civil libertarians: gag rules imposed on doctors and nurses by Catholic health-care providers.
Nov 14, 2013 - 4:52:38 PM
FTC Warns Consumers: Beware of Typhoon Haiyan Charity Scams
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In the wake of the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines, the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, reminds consumers that scams often follow disasters. If you're asked to make a charitable donation to help people in disaster-affected areas, before you give, be sure your donations are going to a reputable organization that will use the money as promised.
Nov 13, 2013 - 2:57:34 PM
Common NFL Injuries & Unrealistic Recovery Expectations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Miami, FL (November 13, 2013) - Injuries and football go hand in hand.¬†¬†In the NFL, no game report is complete without a casualty list:¬†QB¬†Jay Cutler injures ankle.¬†¬†RB Arian Foster out for the season with a back injury.¬†¬†QB Aaron Rodgers sidelined with a broken collarbone.
Nov 12, 2013 - 4:33:07 PM
Could Alternate Primary Health Care Centers Mitigate the Anticipated Physician Shortage?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The aging baby boomer population and the roll out of the Affordable Care Act will dramatically increase the need for primary health care providers, and experts predict a significant physician shortage by 2025.
Nov 12, 2013 - 4:20:00 PM
UNICEF Appeals for $34 Million for the Children of the Philippines as Typhoon Haiyan Crisis Deepens
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK,¬†Nov. 12, 2013¬†¬†-- UNICEF is urgently appealing for $34 million to aid the more than four million children of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the archipelago four days ago.
Nov 12, 2013 - 4:08:01 PM
Up to 1.7 Million Children Could Be Affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK,¬†Nov. 9, 2013¬†-- UNICEF expects children to be among the worst affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the Philippines yesterday. While the full impact of the disaster is still being assessed, an estimated 1.7 million children are believed to be living in the areas hit by the emergency.
Nov 9, 2013 - 3:52:45 PM
Radiology Services are Critical to Meeting People‚Äôs Health Needs
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, D.C.,¬†8 November 2013¬†(PAHO/WHO) - Some 3.6 billion diagnostic x-rays are made each year around the world, but there is wide disparity in radiological diagnosis rates between countries of different income levels.
Nov 8, 2013 - 2:17:51 PM
UNICEF Poised to Respond as Massive Typhoon Hits the Philippines
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK,¬†Nov. 8, 2013¬†¬†-- Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful typhoon of the year, hit the Philippines at¬†4:30 am¬†local time today. The impact of the storm was severe as it made landfall on several island groups within central Philippines.
Nov 8, 2013 - 2:10:05 PM
Americans Want Doctors‚Äô Guidance on Genetic Test Results
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn.- In an era of commercialized medicine, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has been on a steady rise. Consumers can purchase a DNA sample kit, also known as a "spit kit," mail it to a testing company, and wait for an email that reveals their genetic risk for disorders like heart disease and colon cancer.
Nov 7, 2013 - 9:16:31 AM
Is E-Health an Answer to the Coming Primary Care Shortage?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With an aging population and potentially millions gaining health insurance coverage for the first time, demand for health care services is likely to soar in coming years.
Nov 5, 2013 - 11:53:45 AM
November is Bladder Health Awareness Month ‚Äď What‚Äôs Your Bladder IQ?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) -¬†IRVINE, Calif., November 5, 2013 - How frequently - or infrequently - we empty our bladders can be an indicator of a serious health issue,1 yet, a recent survey found that nearly seven out of ten (69%) American women ages 45 or older may not recognize that passing urine more than eight times a day may be a signal of a bladder health problem.2,3
Nov 5, 2013 - 10:19:21 AM
Personalized Medicine: The Future Is Now
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The difference between science and science fiction is a line that seems ever harder to distinguish, thanks in part to a host of astonishing advances in medical science that are helping to create a new age of promise and possibility for patients.
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:43:48 AM
Peace Corps Engages Students in the Fight Against Hunger
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 4 - Peace Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are raising awareness among students on campuses nationwide about efforts to fight global hunger and poverty, and sharing information about how students can engage through the¬†Feed the Future Campus Food Security Tour.
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:14:45 AM
Veterans Day 2013: Nov. 11
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on¬†Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars.
Oct 31, 2013 - 10:04:17 PM
Malaria Cases in U.S. Reach 40-year High
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In 2011, 1,925 malaria cases were reported in the United States, according to data published in a supplement of the¬†Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Oct 31, 2013 - 2:24:20 PM
Climbers Take on Willis Tower for SkyRise Chicago to Benefit Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO,¬†Oct. 31, 2013¬†--¬†On Sunday, thousands will race to the top of the famed Willis Tower to support friends, family and community members who, at one time, were unable to complete similar physical feats.
Oct 31, 2013 - 2:19:59 PM
End of Daylight Savings Increases Drowsy Driving Risk
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK,¬†Oct. 31, 2013 --¬† Roads and highways throughout the nation will become more dangerous beginning early Sunday morning, when clocks are moved back an hour as daylight savings time ends.
Oct 31, 2013 - 9:55:02 AM
Prison Health Care Spending Up Sharply in States
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON,¬†Oct. 29, 2013¬†¬†-- State spending on prisoner health care soared as the U.S. prison population approached its peak in 2008, according to a new report from the State Health Care Spending Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Oct 29, 2013 - 5:31:41 PM
Halloween Oct. 31, 2013
(HeathNewsDigest.com) - Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires.¬†Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities, such as costumes, trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns.
Oct 25, 2013 - 5:26:31 PM
VCU Awarded $4.4 Million Grant to Boost Employment for People with Physical Disabilities
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 25, 2013) -The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research has awarded a $4.4 million grant to Virginia Commonwealth University to¬†conduct advanced research, training and technical assistance that helps people with physical disabilities find jobs.
Oct 25, 2013 - 3:13:49 PM
Making Preparations For The Next Big Storm
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - One year ago, Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the densely populated Eastern seaboard. It brought with it a 13-foot storm surge and 115-mph sustained winds. Many residents were unprepared for a storm of this magnitude. But meteorologists warn that storms like¬†Sandy¬†may be the new normal, and we should prepare accordingly.
Oct 25, 2013 - 1:26:28 PM
Healthcare.gov‚Äôs Users Speak Out: ‚ÄėClean This Mess Up‚Äô
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began unveiling its effort to fix¬†Healthcare.gov, the home for the federal insurance marketplace. Part of that was a¬†blog post soliciting comments from folks who have tried the site.
Oct 24, 2013 - 1:25:07 PM
CVS/pharmacy Launches National Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WOONSOCKET, R.I.,¬†Oct. 24, 2013¬†¬†-- In recognition of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day being held this Saturday, October 26, CVS/pharmacy today announced the launch of the CVS/pharmacyMedication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.
Oct 24, 2013 - 11:46:30 AM
U.S. Mobile Health Audience Jumps to 95 Million Adults
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK,¬†Oct. 24, 2013¬†-- The number of Americans using mobile phones for health information or tools reached 95 million in 2013, Manhattan Research's Cybercitizen Health(¬ģ) U.S. 2013 study has found - up 27 percent from 75 million a year ago.
Oct 24, 2013 - 11:37:27 AM
CDC Update on the Multistate Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis and Other Infections: One Year Later
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A year ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activated its Emergency Operations Center as part of the response to the tragic outbreak of¬†fungal meningitis linked to three contaminated lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC).
Oct 23, 2013 - 6:05:24 PM
FDA to Complete Phase-out of Chlorofluorocarbon Inhalers
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will complete its phase-out of all inhaler medical products containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by¬†Dec. 31, 2013.
Oct 23, 2013 - 10:49:10 AM
10 Tips for Preventing Lead Poisoning
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Francisco, CA - October 21, 2013 -¬†California Poison Control System is observing¬†National Lead Poisoning Prevention WeekOctober 20 - 26 and warns consumers that lead can be found in a variety of products that can harm children.
Oct 22, 2013 - 2:26:59 PM
Is Healthcare.gov Turning the Corner? Not So Fast
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In some ways, the Affordable Care Act seemed to catch a break last week. Republicans in Congress failed in their attempts to repeal the law or delay its implementation.
Oct 21, 2013 - 5:47:17 PM