Researchers in Michigan have detected superbug antibiotic-resistant bacteria among hospital patients' hands and nostrils. The findings of the study emphasize the importance of following a strict hand-washing practice.
Public Health April 16, 2019
Doctors on average interrupt their patients 11 seconds after the latter start to speak. Specialists are less likely to give ample time to their patients. What are the factors that contribute to this kind of encounters?
Public Health July 23, 2018
A woman who had an accident at a Boston train station last week asked other passengers not to call the ambulance because it is expensive. How much does an ambulance ride cost?
Public Health July 6, 2018
Fitbit is using Google's new Cloud Healthcare API and integrating the technology into its devices. This collaboration will be aimed at giving healthcare providers more data about patients.
Wearable Tech April 30, 2018
A Texas college student found that what she thought was a routine urine test ended up being a highly expensive one. The bill cost $17,850 after going through surgery.
Public Health February 20, 2018
We recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Albert Chan, M.D., Sutter Health's Chief of Digital Patient Experience. He discussed why more doctors at Sutter Health are using Augmedix, a live transcription service that uses Google Glass, in addition to how it's changed the patient experience and allowed doctors more time to spend with their family members.
Wearable Tech February 8, 2018
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase are teaming up to provide their employees with an independent healthcare company. The healthcare company is described as a long-term plan.
Business Tech January 30, 2018
Could nursing be the next big career opportunity for men in the United States? Find out how nursing has steadily grown as a promising career and can bring about more employment for men.
Feature | Health January 8, 2018
A veteran reporter with three decades of experience was arrested for repeatedly asking the Health Secretary a question about the GOP healthcare bill. Authorities charged the journalist with willful disruption of governmental processes.
Business Tech May 11, 2017
Republicans have been actively pushing to replace the Affordable Care Act despite protests but the GOP’s proposed bill is now officially dead even before Senate vote.
Public Health March 25, 2017
Colon cancer has become a threat for Americans as it is the second leading cause for cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to reduce and counter the risks posed by colon cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017
Study reveals cystic fibrosis patients live 10 years longer in Canada than in the United States. Easier access to lung transplants as well as healthier diet and better health insurance could be the cause.
Public Health March 14, 2017
The Republicans have unveiled the ObamaCare replacement bill entitled the American Health Care Act (AHCA). However, conservative groups are not pleased and called the new legislation “critically flawed.”
Public Health March 11, 2017
Healthcare tech startups are the new staple of many Venture Capital Funds with a high preference for domains like retail, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Yet another trend is investing in women-led startups for higher growth.
Business Tech March 8, 2017
A hacker is said to have access to about 10 million health records of Americans. The hacker has posted an advertisement on the Dark Web to sell the leaked data of the patients.
Security June 29, 2016
Americans are spending billions of their hard-earned money on complementary and alternative medicine even if they're not covered by health insurance. In 2012, Americans spent more than $30 billion on complementary health in out-of-pocket expenditures.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2016
The Obama administration took steps to protect the rights of transgender patients in the country. Among the inclusions in the final rule is banning of health insurance discrimination among people with different age, sex, disability or ethnicity.
Public Health May 14, 2016
Apple’s CareKit open source framework for health apps already saw attention from developers. Four health apps are now live on the platform, and they cover afflictions from diabetes to depression.
Apps/Software April 28, 2016
Military veterans are still faced with discrepancies in wait-times before they receive medical care, a new report says. They are waiting for a long time before they are seen by health care providers in VA outpatient clinics.
Society April 20, 2016
California pharmacists can now provide birth control contraceptives to girls and women in the state as the law that allows it became fully effective Friday. Anyone who decides to do so has to answer a questionnaire to ensure that the method is safe for them.
Life April 9, 2016
The federal government is pushing for Medicaid expansion across all states to address behavioral health issues and fight mental illness. Advocates believe healthcare barriers need to be tackled in order to do so.
Life March 29, 2016
Medicare announced the expansion of its Diabetes Prevention Program that helped Medicare patients lower the risk of developing the disease through weight loss and good lifestyle practices. The health practices helped save the federal health program thousands of dollars per participant.
Life March 24, 2016
Patients of traumatic brain injuries were more likely to lose their health insurance coverage or see changes in it. Since most people get health insurance through their job, changes in coverage emerged mostly due to changes in their employment, such as because of disability.
Life March 11, 2016
The Medicare program proposed changes that would apply to Medicare Part B, covering specialty medications like cancer drugs. The new models are aimed to promote incentives to medical providers that align with better patient care and outcomes.
Life March 9, 2016
IBM announced that it is acquiring Truven Health for $2.6 billion in cash. The deal is part of the company's focus of amassing health care data in order to expand its repository for the IBM Watson Health unit.
Life February 20, 2016
Artificial intelligence and robots for healthcare use may sound threatening to those in the medical profession, but it is not all that bad. The human touch is still irreplaceable but there's nothing wrong with welcoming robots in the hospital.
FUTURE TECH February 9, 2016
New research published by the World Economic Foundation found that more than five million robots will take our jobs in the next five years.
FUTURE TECH January 18, 2016
Hospitals in 67 areas are required to take part in the final CMS' Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model. The final rule also moves toward telehealth services in hip and knee replacement procedures.
Life November 19, 2015
The lives of stillborn babies could have been saved if national pregnancy guidelines were followed properly by hospitals, a new report revealed. Experts are alarmed that most medical personnel are unable to detect problems during pregnancy.
Life November 19, 2015
The White House urges local officials from 20 key communities across the country to help them get more people gain access to affordable health coverage. At least 10.5 million eligible Americans are believed to remain uninsured.
Life November 10, 2015
The federal government healthcare plans may not be able to cover everyone's medical needs as effectively as hoped. A new study found that 14 percent of Obamacare plans lack access to specialists in at least one area.
Life October 29, 2015
A new study found that dementia care is more costly than any other diseases. Families of patients with dementia are more at risk of financial burden because some services needed for care are not covered by insurance.
Life October 26, 2015
Having a close emotional attachment to your work will improve your overall health and well-being, a new study revealed. Researchers assessed how several factors relate to an employee’s work performance.
Society October 24, 2015
Experts in a recent medical panel said that Americans are being “tremendously ripped off with drugs." In September, the price of HIV drug Daraprim increased from $13.50 to $750 per tablet.
Life October 24, 2015
Researchers found that people who participate in relaxation activities such as yoga and meditation significantly reduce health care costs. Researchers also said that the notions for stress-related disorders should be viewed differently.
Life October 19, 2015
A new report released by Accenture suggests that healthcare providers in the U.S. will suffer losses of up to $305 billion in the next five years as a result of cyberattacks. The company said breaches in healthcare-provider systems will result in patients falling victim to medical identity theft.
Life October 16, 2015
Study ranks end-of-life palliative care in 80 countries around the world. High-income countries score best, although much remains to be done, researchers say.
Life October 12, 2015
A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit found that the UK provides the best end-of-life care among 80 countries worldwide.Other top ranking countries include Australia, Germany and the US.
Life October 8, 2015
Researches found that doctors and nurses are increasingly using smartphone health apps to relay patient information across the health care team. A campaign said that this practice may threaten patient confidentiality and safety.
Life October 8, 2015
Baptist Health and Tenet Healthcare Corporation had announced their partnership to form a bigger healthcare network in Alabama. Officials of both companies said that they are excited to continue providing quality care through more enhanced medical resources.
Life October 4, 2015
California presents California Healthcare Compare, a website that offers prices for over 100 medical procedures and doctor quality ratings. It is part of the drive to increase transparency in healthcare costs.
Life September 23, 2015
American technology company IBM announced that it will purchase medical image company Merge Healthcare Inc. for $1 billion and combine it with its own health analytics division supported by the IBM Watson supercomputer.
Life August 8, 2015
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has expressed his support for a single payer health care system at an event culminating the 50th anniversary of Medicare.
Life July 31, 2015
Millions of Americans suffer the consequences brought on by those who abuse the health care system. The U.S. government's efforts have, however, paid off as billions of dollars are recovered from health care fraud.
Life March 21, 2015
A new study reveals that one-third of U.S. citizens are living at least one hour from the nearest stroke center. Closer proximity or a faster means of transport to such a facility can greatly reduce a potentially deadly result due to a stroke, claims new research.
Life March 8, 2015