Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers
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The latest national survey of adolescent drug use found declining use of most substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and stimulants.
How remote patient monitoring made its way into Medicare's 2018 reimbursement rules
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As announced in the final rule in November, starting in 2018, a new reimbursable Improvement Activity is being added to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which encompasses using digital tools to monitor patients outside the hospital.
'Virtual child' helps train people working with kids with autism
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Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell are currently developing a ?virtual child?
New Population Health Science Scholars Announced
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The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD) Population Health [...]
Fat-soluble vitamins: Types, function, and sources
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Learn all about the four types of fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K. We look at dietary sources of each and their role within the body.
Silencing 'junk' gene could halt tumor growth
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Researchers have found that a gene they call THOR produces a long, non-coding RNA that has a role in cancer, and whose silencing stops tumor growth.
Could a cup of hot tea each day reduce the risk of glaucoma?
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Glaucoma, an eye condition that can lead to blindness, affects a significant number of older adults. Could a household beverage help to shield us from it?
Philips IQon Elite Spectral CT Scanner with Unique Dual Energy Detector |
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Philips has launched a brand new true spectral CT scanner, the IQon Elite Spectral CT. Spectral CT provides a more nuanced look at body tissues, which reve
Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes
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Do you need 12 hours of sleep per day to function? Or is 2 hours per night enough for you? A new study investigates the genetics behind these differences.
Creamy Tahini Garlic Sauce
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Easy, delicious and healthy meal enhancer!
Holiday Rotation 2017
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In this holiday rotation I'm planning my holiday potluck items, making my baking list, and dishing on how I finally got the meditation habit.
Magnetically Guided Bacteria Move Confidently Within Strong Currents, May Soon Deliver Drugs Inside Body |
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Researchers at Queen's University in Canada have managed to get a special type of bacteria to swim against a strong current, opening up the possibility of
Epigastric pain: Causes, treatment, and diagnosis
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Epigastric pain is felt in the upper abdomen, below the ribcage but above the intestines. Learn about the possible causes, including GERD and indigestion.
FDA Alert: Pharmacist Choice Alcohol Prep Pads by Simple Diagnostics: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance and Other Quality Issues
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Audience: Pharmacy, Consumer [Posted 12/05/2017] ISSUE: Simple Diagnostics is voluntarily recalling three lots of Pharmacist Choice Alcohol Prep Pads (UPC # 898302001050, NDC # 98302-0001-05), which were manufactured by Foshan Flying Medical...
Chronic appendicitis: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook
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Chronic appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. Though rare, it can become extremely painful and, in some cases, become life-threatening. Learn more.
First winner of the Ronnie Frankenberg Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation in Sociology
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Chloe Dawson is the first winner of the Ronnie Frankenberg Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertation in Sociology. This prize is awar...
MolecuLight i:X Wound Assessment Tool Now Available in Europe |
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The MolecuLight i:X from MolecuLight, a company out of Toronto, Canada, is finally launching in Europe following CE Mark approval of the device more than a
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's Dental Excellence Award winners
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DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.
MDT ESS Sniper Chassis System Review
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MDT ESS Sniper Chassis System Review Some of my favorite precision rifle chassis's reviewed were the billet HS3 and LSS chassis systems...
Who's Driving The Bus of Your Nursing Career?
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Plenty of people probably have opinions about what your nursing career should look like. However, the person behind the wheel of your nursin...
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's Dental Excellence Award winners
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DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.
Antibacterial Nanoscale Etching of Stainless Steel Surfaces |
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At Georgia Tech, researchers have developed a way of etching stainless steel surfaces so finely that bacteria that come in contact with them end up being p
Action Against Nursing Home Operator for Systemic Understaffing
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One of the nation?s largest nursing home chains suffered a legal setback that could eventually send ripples throughout the nursing care community at large. Despite aggressive attempts to have a ...
Get Your Holiday Recipes from Renegade Health!
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A few years ago, I designed several menu planners for alternative dinner meals for the Holiday season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve. For the Christmas and New Year Menu, I worked with a raw food and vegan chef, Diana Stovelaar. So in this post, you'll find the links to those great menu planners. Enjoy! And?
Another Legacy of Terror Attacks: Migraines
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Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in Norway that left 69 people dead and 33 severely wounded. Most of the dead were teenagers.
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's Dental Excellence Award winners
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DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.
ActiveProtective draws $4.7M for fall-sensing wearable airbag
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based ActiveProtective, which makes a wearable airbag deployment belt for seniors at risk of a fall, has received more than $4.7 million in Series A funding, the company confirmed after a MedCity News article spread the word this morning.
Dealing with Combative Patients - Sunbelt Staffing
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As a nurse, you probably deal with all types of patients. Unfortunately, not all patients are easy to work with. Occasionally, patients become out of control. Sometimes patients don?t want help or even become aggressive. It?s best to de-escalate a situation before it becomes physical, but that?s not always possible. Despite your best intentions, some ?
Overcoming Objections During Job Interviews
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When you land a nursing job interview, one of your main tasks is to demonstrate that you're the ideal nurse candidate for the position. In t...
The FCC ends net neutrality: A new tip sheet explains
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As expected, the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 14, 2017, voted 3-2 along party lines to end rules that prohibited Internet service providers from blocking websites or charging varying f…
Navigating the holidays in recovery - Harvard Health Blog
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For people in recovery, the holidays can be challenging time of year. For them it’s crucial to plan ahead and to make sure recovery the priority.
Lawsuit Alleges Patient?s Death Due to Nursing Neglect
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A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a nursing home in Richmond, Virginia highlights the dangers of pressure ulcers and reveals the pain and suffering patients go through when their caregivers ...
7 Trucos para Tener Más Energía y Conseguirlo Todo
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Todos queremos más energía para hacer todo lo que queremos, cumplir nuestros sueños, alcanzar nuestros objetivos y metas... necesitamos energía, porque la
The first rule of medical school interviews: Don?t talk about cost
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What a beautiful and cost-effective status quo: Make the students who actually care about cost feel like lepers.
3D-printing on trend: Aprecia and Cycle sign orphan drug deal
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Three-dimensional printing technology is attracting increased attention from the US FDA say Aprecia and Cycle, which have announced a partnership to develop 3D-printed orphan drugs.
Both markets and the government are needed to fix health care
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It is more functional government balancing more competitive markets, together, that will fix American health care.
Tips for better sleep and recovery | Dr. David Geier - Sports Medicine Simplified
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Sleep and recovery are critical components of athletic performance. Here are five simple steps you can take to get better sleep.
Many With Early Breast Cancer Are Skipping Chemo: MedlinePlus Health News
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Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Cancer Chemotherapy
Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy
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Most women tend to overestimate their risk of breast cancer, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago. And if they do receive a report of a suspicious finding, they would rather have it biopsied immediately than undergo follow-up imaging a short time later.