The Two Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Patients who suffer injuries, infections or mistakes during medical care rarely get an acknowledgment or apology, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report.
Nov 21, 2014 - 11:22:39 AM
Herbs and Spices Enhance Heart Health as Well as Flavor
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. ¬†-- Spices and herbs are rich in antioxidants, which may help improve tgriglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to Penn State nutritionists.
Nov 20, 2014 - 3:10:46 PM
New Online-Only Contraception Option
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Westport, CT - - Affordability and accessibility are two of the main hurdles women face when purchasing emergency contraception (EC).
Nov 20, 2014 - 12:25:38 PM
6 Ways to Find Gratitude During the Holidays on Your Infertility Journey
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Thanksgiving is the holiday of food, family, and giving thanks.¬† Is it possible to find thankfulness in the midst of an infertility journey?
Nov 19, 2014 - 2:08:06 PM
RxMatch Launches Healthcare Management Platform For Personal Recovery and Sustainable Wellness
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2014 -- RxMatch, a pioneer in digital health management, today announced the launch of its company and its new healthcare platform.
Nov 19, 2014 - 1:00:55 PM
Gifted Men and Women Define Success Differently, 40-Year Study Shows
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by mid-life they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction.Gender, however, played a significant role in how they pursued ‚ÄĒ and defined ‚ÄĒ career, family, and success.
Nov 19, 2014 - 11:42:35 AM
Why Buying Refurbished Equipment Makes Sense
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The use of refurbished healthcare equipment has grown significantly in the past several years as many healthcare facilities seek low-cost alternatives, balancing significant cost pressures, while also needing to upgrade equipment and facilities in order to provide necessary services to patients.
Nov 19, 2014 - 11:31:52 AM
Discarded Cigarette Ashes Could Go to Good Use ‚ÄĒ Removing Arsenic from Water
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Arsenic, a well-known poison, can be taken out of drinking water using sophisticated treatment methods. But in places that lack the equipment or technical know-how required to remove it, it still laces drinking water and makes people sick.
Nov 19, 2014 - 11:02:15 AM
Losartan Shown to be Effective in the Treatment of Marfan Syndrome
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - November 18, 2014¬†-- People with Marfan syndrome now have expanded therapeutic options for slowing the rate of aortic enlargement, the life-threatening aspect of Marfan syndrome.
Nov 18, 2014 - 4:25:56 PM
American Humane Association Calls on Nation to Set a Humane Table During the Holidays
National Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Humanely Raised Products
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Thanksgiving approaches this year, American Humane Association went to Capitol Hill to urge Americans to set a humane table for the holidays and support humane farm practices.
Nov 17, 2014 - 11:09:42 AM
New York Area‚Äôs First Hospital-Based Medical Helicopter Program
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHASSET, NY - The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the launch of the New York area's first hospital-based Helicopter Emergency Medical Service.
Nov 14, 2014 - 11:24:27 AM
Island Nursing and Rehab Participates in "Adopt A Soldier", Collection for 106th Rescue Wing
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - (Holtsville, NY:¬†November 13, 2014) - The staff, residents and families of Island Nursing and Rehab Center collected food and other items to send to their new friends at the 106th Rescue Wing of Westhampton as part of the "Adopt A Soldier" program.
Nov 14, 2014 - 8:11:39 AM
Nine in 10 Health Care Providers Pursuing Telemedicine DespiteHurdles
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON---Health care providers are actively pursuing telemedicine advancements despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a new survey of senior health care executives released today by Foley & Lardner LLP.
Nov 14, 2014 - 8:09:50 AM
Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Have Access to High-Speed Internet
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - An estimated 78.1 percent of people in U.S. households had a high-speed Internet connection last year, according to a new¬†report released today
Nov 14, 2014 - 8:08:29 AM
New Identities Mark New Era in Regional Health Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BURLINGTON, VT - New names for the four-hospital affiliation known asFletcher Allen Partners, and its individual members, were made official today...
Nov 14, 2014 - 8:06:48 AM
Even with Health Insurance, Many Americans Find It Hard to Pay for Health Care
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - One of five U.S. adults with health insurance spent 5 percent or more of their income on out-of-pocket health care costs, excluding premiums, over the past year, and one of eight spent 10 percent or more, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey.
Nov 14, 2014 - 8:00:48 AM
WildAid Launches ‚ÄėIvory Free‚Äô Campaign
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Francisco - WildAid is calling on the public to do its part to end the ivory poaching crisis by taking the Ivory Free pledge at¬†ivoryfree.org. The new campaign asks consumers to pledge to never buy, own or accept ivory as gifts, and to support stronger government bans and actions to tackle the illegal ivory trade.
Nov 12, 2014 - 5:23:56 PM
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2014
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a¬†Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians.
Nov 12, 2014 - 4:48:33 PM
High Performance Networks Deliver Best Quality Care, Optimal Pricing and Greatest Value
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Employers and other benefits payers have been exploring¬†strategies to improve efficiency and clinical effectiveness as a way to slow¬†unsustainable¬†levels of¬†healthcare spending.
Nov 12, 2014 - 12:08:14 PM
Xerox and HealthSpot to Expand Telehealth Access in the US
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NORWALK, Conn.,¬†Nov. 12, 2014 - In a move that expands patient access to care,¬†Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is investing in¬†HealthSpot, Inc., a pioneer in patient- and provider-driven healthcare technology.
Nov 12, 2014 - 11:53:18 AM
UNMC, UNeMed Open Office in Shanghai
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SHANGHAI, China-The University of Nebraska Medical Center's relationship with China formed a stronger bond last week with the official opening of a satellite office in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
Nov 11, 2014 - 8:26:18 PM
Coordination with Pharmacists to Improve Immunization Rates
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With data showing that less than half of adults over age 18 received an influenza vaccine last year, the AMA today adopted policy encouraging efforts to increase immunization rates in the U.S.
Nov 11, 2014 - 4:39:57 PM
Months After IED Blasts, Vision May Fade
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. - It's well known that battlefield explosions can cause hearing loss, but veterans may be surprised to learn that their vision may also suffer - sometimes weeks or months after combat exposure.
Nov 11, 2014 - 4:28:36 PM
Catholic Bishops Weigh Tightening Rules for Health Care Partnerships
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The 2011 merger of the two remaining hospitals in Troy, N.Y., had many potential benefits -and one huge hurdle.
Nov 11, 2014 - 12:23:24 PM
Audubon Magazine‚Äôs Top 10
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - From reducing your carbon footprint with Michael Pollan to keeping the Greater Sage-Grouse off the Endangered Species list to tracking the original chicken, please enjoy these select stories from the newest issue of¬†Audubon magazine below.
Nov 11, 2014 - 11:24:04 AM
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - At the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, President Woodrow Wilson and the Allies signed the Armistice concluding World War I in 1918.
Nov 10, 2014 - 3:09:09 PM
Jennifer Doudna Shares Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The Breakthrough Prize Foundation¬†announced that Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator Jennifer A. Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley is among six scientists awarded the Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences, which honor transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
Nov 10, 2014 - 12:05:43 PM
A Model for Cancer Hospitals to Come
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - COLUMBUS, Ohio - When¬†The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) dedicates its new 1.1-million-square-foot, 21-floor freestanding cancer hospital on Nov. 7, it will be the third-largest cancer hospital in the country, and the most innovative cancer hospital to date.
Nov 10, 2014 - 11:56:40 AM
Average U.S. Gas Price Falls Below $3 Gallon
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - This week, the national average price of gas dropped below $3.00 per gallon for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010, ending its longest streak ever above that price.
Nov 5, 2014 - 6:06:03 PM
North Dakota Abortion Amendment Fails
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A month ago, North Dakota's Measure 1 looked like a winner. The proposal sought to enshrine "the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development" in the state constitution. It was up 17 points in the polls.
Nov 5, 2014 - 5:21:20 PM
Johns Hopkins and CDC Ebola Training Modules for Health Care Workers Now Available
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - What: The Ebola virus disease training modules for health care workers developed in collaboration between experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are now available.
Nov 4, 2014 - 2:45:59 PM
Back Pain: It's Not a Fact of Life
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Orange, NJ, November 4, 2014 - Almost everybody gets it. Estimates are that 90% of us suffer back pain at some point in our lives. And we spend approximately $50 billion a year in search of relief.
Nov 4, 2014 - 11:08:20 AM
Patent Issued to Kansas State University for Substance with Medical Benefits
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHATTAN - A novel jelly-like substance developed by Kansas State University researchers was recently issued a U.S. patent.
Nov 4, 2014 - 10:13:45 AM
Nation‚Äôs Physicians to Gather in Dallas to Lead Discussion on Health Care Issues
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The American Medical Association (AMA) will gather physician and medical student leaders from all corners of medicine at its Interim Meeting being held in Dallas¬†to shape the health care agenda of the premier national physician organization in the country.
Oct 31, 2014 - 4:14:12 PM
Can A Bear Be a Diva?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - We've all heard the outrageous stories of specific requests actors and rock stars can have on their riders, but did you know that¬†animal actors can have these in their contracts, too?
Oct 31, 2014 - 4:07:07 PM
Rethinking Early Goal-directed Therapy for Septic Shock
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In 2001, a single-center randomized trial showed that early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) reduced mortality rates for septic shock, a high-mortality condition.
Oct 30, 2014 - 12:40:15 PM
Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Screening Recommendation
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Recently, the¬†U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendations for gonorrhea and chlamydia screening based on a systematic review of the studies published since the previous recommendations in 2005/2007.
Oct 30, 2014 - 12:34:19 PM
Bat Influenza Viruses Unlikely to Pose a Threat to Human Health
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MANHATTAN - Bats seen at Halloween this year may not be quite as scary as they appear - at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses.
Oct 30, 2014 - 9:19:04 AM
Watch the Fourth Annual Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel this Thursday Night!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - After nearly a year of anticipation and more than a million votes, the American public will finally be treated to the national television broadcast of the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsTM this Thursday night.
Oct 29, 2014 - 3:59:43 PM
Video Games Help Surgeons with Dexterity and More
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - West Orange, NJ, October 23, 2014 - The next time you're scheduled for minimally invasive surgery - such as the types used for many back and neck procedures - you may want to ask your surgeon how often he plays video games.
Oct 23, 2014 - 9:48:03 AM