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Healthcare Gadget Revolution in the Age of Big Data

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As the healthcare industry continues to grow big data collection becomes a more involved factor in healthcare data management and healthcare analytics.

May 26, 2016 - 12:32:51 PM

News : National
Patient Access to Physician Notes Is Gaining Momentum

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Family physician Richard Martin, MD, sees many patients with chronic conditions. Among them is a man in his 80s who arrives prepped by Martin's notes from his last visit.

May 25, 2016 - 1:39:30 PM

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Workplace Productivity with Use of Standing Desks

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLLEGE STATION, Texas - New research from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health indicates that standing desks may boost worker productivity, in addition to previously known benefits including helping burn more calories and fight obesity.

May 25, 2016 - 12:32:09 PM

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New Safer Choice Cleaning and Sanitizing Products

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Today, we unveiled a variety of new HygenX cleaning products formulated with a proprietary blend of non-toxic ingredients, free of alcohol and ammonia.

May 24, 2016 - 12:58:17 PM

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Tackling a True Pain in the Neck: Whiplash Diagnosis and Treatment

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Orange, NJ, May 24, 2016 - The old expression "a pain in the neck" takes on new significance when it's whiplash that's causing the problem.

May 24, 2016 - 10:03:20 AM

News : National
Fuel Prices for Memorial Holiday

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - AAA estimates that Americans have saved $18 billion on gas so far this year compared to the same period in 2015.

May 20, 2016 - 3:03:50 PM

News : National
A Century of Compassion: American Humane Association Celebrates 100 Years of Rescuing Animals from Disasters

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2016 - For 100 years, one name has been synonymous with animal rescue in this country and around the world: American Humane Association.

May 20, 2016 - 11:37:01 AM

News : National
Zika Virus Infection among Pregnant Women ‚ÄĒ United States and Territories, August 2015‚ÄďMay 2016

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Zika virus is a known cause of microcephaly and brain abnormalities, and it is the first known mosquito-borne infection to cause congenital anomalies.

May 20, 2016 - 10:31:40 AM

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Paris Climate Goals Cannot Be Met Without Emissions Reductions From Farming

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Newswise - Scientists have calculated, for the first time, the extent to which agricultural emissions must be reduced to meet the new climate agreement's plan to limit warming to 2¬įC in 2100.

May 18, 2016 - 10:27:15 AM

News : National
Can We Ward off the Spread of the Zika Virus with Better Environmental Management?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Zika virus, first discovered in Uganda's Zika Forest in 1947, is transmitted to humans and other mammals through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito

May 18, 2016 - 7:22:33 AM

News : National
Tips to Prepare Your Home to Save on Utility Bills this Summer

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Summer is right around the corner! When the temperatures heat up, you may notice that your utility bills slowly begin to increase as well. But don't worry, there's still time to prepare your home to save on utility bills this summer. Start with these simple tips from HomeSelfe:

May 17, 2016 - 1:18:37 PM

News : National
The Case for Limiting Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In a major position statement released this month in the journal Pharmacotherapy, the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists is calling for significant changes ...

May 17, 2016 - 11:30:46 AM

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Health Care’s Role in Addressing Structural Violence

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A 14-year life expectancy gap separates Hyde Park, the home of the University of Chicago, and the neighborhood of Washington Park to its west.

May 17, 2016 - 11:14:54 AM

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Widows, Widowers are Happier in the Face of Adversity than Others

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - RICHMOND, Va. (May 17, 2016) - Widowed patients suffering from neurological illness experience greater levels of happiness than married individuals with a similar condition

May 17, 2016 - 10:54:53 AM

News : World
In Developing Regions, 23 Million Adolescents at Risk of Unintended Pregnancy, Not Using Modern Contraceptives

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Preventing unintended pregnancy is essential to improving sexual and reproductive health and social and economic well-being among adolescent women

May 17, 2016 - 10:48:57 AM

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The Human-Animal Connection Works for Stuttering

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK CITY (May 17, 2016) -"From the Mayo Clinic to Emory University to our friends at¬†Pet Partners¬ģ,there is growing interest in the important connection between human health and animals," said¬†Jane Fraser, president of the¬†Stuttering Foundation.

May 17, 2016 - 7:53:25 AM

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Henry Ford Health System Again Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has recognized four acute-care hospitals in the Henry Ford Health System as leaders in healthcare equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

May 16, 2016 - 12:09:49 PM

News : National
The Sisters Who Treat the Untreatable

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - At the beginning of the 20th century, sick Americans typically died at home.

May 12, 2016 - 1:17:41 PM

News : National
Gain a New Lease on Life with Good Posture

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - May is Correct Posture Month, but should we ignore our backs for the other eleven months of the year
?

May 12, 2016 - 10:45:12 AM

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Drug Price Control: How Some Government Programs Do It

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Drug pricing is having its moment. Thousand-dollar pills to treat Hepatitis C, eye-popping price hikes for common generics, and surging overall spending on pharmaceuticals have rung alarm bells from coast to coast.

May 10, 2016 - 10:27:06 AM

News : National
National Trails Day Beckons Americans to the Outdoors

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Golden, Colorado - Launch into the summer season with a fun and fulfilling day out on the trail during American Hiking Society's National Trails Day¬ģ

May 9, 2016 - 3:10:33 PM

News : World
A Yellow Fever Epidemic A New Global Health Emergency?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The worst yellow fever epidemic in Angola since 1986 is rapidly spreading, including the capital, Luanda.

May 9, 2016 - 12:35:38 PM

News : National
American Humane Association Gives Giant Gift To America's Dogs, Cats, Horses and More To Commemorate 100 Years OF Animal Rescue

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 - To celebrate its 100th anniversary of rescuing animals from war, hurricanes, floods, wild fires and other disasters, American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, unveiled a gigantic gift....

May 9, 2016 - 11:42:44 AM

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Head Lice Removal Kit Is Now Available In Pharmacies

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN ANTONIO,¬†May 03, 2016 - Mission Pharmacal announced today that the former prescription Lycelle¬ģ Head Lice Removal Kit will now be available without a prescription.

May 3, 2016 - 3:26:12 PM

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1 in 3 Antibiotic Prescriptions Unnecessary

(HealthNewsDigeswt.com) - At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 

 

May 3, 2016 - 3:12:45 PM

News : National
Imodium for a Legal High Is As Dumb and Dangerous as It Sounds

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON,¬†May 3, 2016¬†¬†--¬†The over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication Imodium¬ģ, or its key ingredient loperamide, is increasingly being abused by people attempting to self-treat their opioid addiction, with sometime fatal results.

May 3, 2016 - 1:37:56 PM

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Special Needs Summer Camp - Who is Teaching Who?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC - "Some people look at individuals with disabilities and think, 'Oh, we're going to have to help them a lot.'

May 2, 2016 - 8:16:30 PM

News : National
Pursuing Health Equity for the Nation

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation' is this year's theme for National Minority Health Month, which we mark every April as a time to focus on efforts to help all Americans achieve the highest level of health they can.

Apr 25, 2016 - 3:38:06 PM

News : National
'Be Kind To Animals Week'

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - For generations of Americans, May has always been associated with kindness. Millions of people around the country young and old are joining American Humane Association.....

Apr 22, 2016 - 2:20:52 PM

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Removing Painful Keloid Scars For Good

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Albertson, NY, April 2016 - Earlier this year, Michael (name has been changed to protect the patient's privacy), a 27 year old from Queens, had had enough. He'd had a keloid scar-a type of tissue overgrowth that plagues roughly 10 percent of the population

Apr 21, 2016 - 12:28:52 PM

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Minor Head Trauma in Older Adults, Repeat ER Visits

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths for older Ohioans

Apr 21, 2016 - 7:15:32 AM

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MinnesotaTeen Wins "DRIVE2LIFE" PSA Contest

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 --  A senior at Benilde-St. Margaret's School in St. Louis Park, MN has been named grand prize winner of the 6th annual Drive2Life PSA Contest

Apr 20, 2016 - 2:52:41 PM

News : National
House Committee Votes to Save the Vaping Industry

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a big win for vapers, this afternoon the House Appropriations Committee voted in favor....

Apr 19, 2016 - 5:40:02 PM

News : National
Red Cross Opens Shelters around Houston After Dangerous Floods Engulf Region

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, April 19, 2016  -- Nearly two feet of rain resulted in devastating floods around the greater Houston metro area Monday ....

Apr 19, 2016 - 2:51:57 PM

News : World
Children Pulled Alive from the Rubble

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - FAIRFIELD, Conn., April 19, 2016 -- Hundreds of children have reportedly been pulled out of the rubble alive by Ecuadorian authorities and local people....

Apr 19, 2016 - 2:46:17 PM

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Three Million Pounds of Abandoned Fishing Gear Safely Removed from U.S. Waterways

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016  -- Today, the Fishing for Energy partnership announced that more than three million pounds of old fishing gear and marine debris have been removed from United States waterways and coastlines since 2008

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:38:26 PM

News : National
Lands' End Launches #DearMom Campaign

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DODGEVILLE, Wis., April 14, 2016  -- When it comes to expressing love and gratitude, adult children admit to not telling their moms often enough.

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:31:59 PM

News : National
AMA Starts Search for the Best New Ideas to Create a Healthier Nation

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHICAGO - April 14, 2016 - The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced it is offering prizes totaling $50,000 to help physicians and medical students bring their cutting-edge health care ideas to reality with the launch of the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge.

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:20:53 PM

News : National
CDC Concludes Zika Causes Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded, after careful review of existing evidence, that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects.

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:03:13 PM

News : National
Is the United States Prepared for a Major Zika Virus Outbreak?

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - From its initial discovery in Ugandan forests nearly 70 years ago, the Zika virus has emerged as a worldwide public health crisis, with active transmission in more than 40 countries in the Americas and Caribbean.

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:00:47 PM

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