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UT Arlington electrical engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids

UT Arlington electrical engineer developing low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people. [More]
Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery significantly lowers health care costs

Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery significantly lowers health care costs

Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally invasive surgery, Medtronic highlighted a study published in the March 25 online edition of JAMA Surgery. The new study demonstrated that patients who underwent laparoscopic colectomy procedures required fewer days of health care utilization and the health care system spent less on their acute and follow-up care than those who underwent traditional open surgery. [More]
Workplace wellness programs can help people lose weight

Workplace wellness programs can help people lose weight

A new study shows that workplace wellness programs can be effective in helping people lose weight by providing healthier food choices and increasing opportunities for physical activity, particularly if these efforts are designed with the input and active participation of employees. [More]

HGS acquires majority stake in Colibrium

Hinduja Global Solutions Limited, announced acquisition of majority stake in Colibrium Partners LLC and Colibrium Direct LLC. The acquisition has been made by HGS Colibrium Inc, a US subsidiary of HGS, which would own 89.9% of Colibrium and the balance will be held by the founders. For the year ended 31st December 2014, Colibrium reported revenues of US$ 12.6 mn. [More]
Judging session for Frost & Sullivan's Malaysia Excellence Awards for Healthcare completed

Judging session for Frost & Sullivan's Malaysia Excellence Awards for Healthcare completed

Frost & Sullivan recently completed the judging session for the Malaysia Excellence Awards for Healthcare, which will be presented at a dinner gala held on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 from 7.30pm at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. [More]
Moffitt study highlights that LGBTQI populations face health care disparities

Moffitt study highlights that LGBTQI populations face health care disparities

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found that the LGBTQI community experience health disparities due to reduced access to health care and health insurance, coupled with being at an elevated risk for multiple types of cancer when compared to non-LGBTQI populations. [More]
Minimally-invasive surgery offers long-term cost savings for healthcare system, less trauma for patients

Minimally-invasive surgery offers long-term cost savings for healthcare system, less trauma for patients

Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally-invasive surgery (MIS), Medtronic plc today highlighted new data demonstrating that patients who underwent minimally invasive colon resection procedures were able to leave the hospital faster, visit their doctors less for follow up care and take fewer medicines than those who underwent open surgery. [More]
New Quest Diagnostics study analyses impact of ACA in promoting earlier diagnosis of diabetes

New Quest Diagnostics study analyses impact of ACA in promoting earlier diagnosis of diabetes

People in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are far more likely to be newly identified with diabetes than in states that elected not to expand the public health care program, finds a new study by researchers at Quest Diagnostics. [More]

FirstCare Health Plans receives three-year accreditation status from NCQA

FirstCare Health Plans announced today that it has earned three-year Accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). [More]
Previous joint pain, diabetes and overall health status may predict arthritis pain

Previous joint pain, diabetes and overall health status may predict arthritis pain

Diabetes and previous joint pain, along with a patient's overall physical health status, may predict arthritis pain with nearly 100 percent accuracy, in new research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). [More]
Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation fare worse than their UK counterparts

Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation fare worse than their UK counterparts

Publicly insured Americans who undergo lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis fare markedly worse in the long run than both publicly insured patients in the United Kingdom and privately insured Americans, according to the results of a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and U.K. colleagues working in that nation's government-funded National Health Service. [More]
DaVita HealthCare Partners named Metro Denver's healthiest extra-large employer

DaVita HealthCare Partners named Metro Denver's healthiest extra-large employer

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, has been recognized by the Denver Business Journal as Metro Denver's healthiest extra-large employer. This is the fourth consecutive year the company has topped the list because of its commitment to teammate health and wellness. [More]
Genomic Health presents 11 studies demonstrating value of Oncotype DX breast cancer test

Genomic Health presents 11 studies demonstrating value of Oncotype DX breast cancer test

Genomic Health today announced the presentation of 11 studies with the Oncotype DX breast cancer test at the 14th St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna, Austria. Studies presented include results from a real-life observational study in Ireland demonstrating significant reductions in chemotherapy and resulting cost savings when the test is used in early stage breast cancer. [More]

Latinos continue to face problems in accessing high-quality health care

Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the United States, and it's expected that by 2050 they will comprise almost 30 percent of the U.S. population. Yet they are also the most underserved by health care and health insurance providers. [More]
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital wins Texas Award for Performance Excellence

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital wins Texas Award for Performance Excellence

The Quality Texas Foundation has awarded Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is one of just three organizations in the state to be given this prestigious award recognizing strong dedication to quality and high performance. [More]
Global breast cancer therapeutics market estimated to reach $13.38 billion in 2018

Global breast cancer therapeutics market estimated to reach $13.38 billion in 2018

Despite the availability of approximately 25 drugs for the treatment of breast cancer, the unmet need in the global market is vast. To address this drawback, pharmaceutical companies have established a robust pipeline that currently has about 52 drugs in development. While chemotherapy remains the most important class of drugs for breast cancer treatment, the trend toward targeted drugs is on the rise. [More]
TWi Biotechnology obtains Rare Disease Drug designation in Taiwan for use of AC-203 to treat EBS

TWi Biotechnology obtains Rare Disease Drug designation in Taiwan for use of AC-203 to treat EBS

TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that its fully owned subsidiary, TWi Biotechnology, Inc., has received the designation of Rare Disease Drug by Taiwan FDA for use of AC-203 to treat Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex (EBS), and is eligible for applying for coverage under National Health Insurance Administration. [More]

OSTAR announces global launch of new patient-centered Vendor Neutral Gateway

OSTAR Healthcare Technology, a Washington State-based Telehealth Solutions company, announced the global launch of its G4 Device Gateway. This revolutionary HIPAA compliant Vendor Neutral Gateway (VNG) provides seamless remote device integration and monitoring for devices such as multi-vendor Glucometers, Vital Signs, Blood Pressure and Weight Scales. [More]
DePaul University experts available to discuss different health care topics

DePaul University experts available to discuss different health care topics

With the fifth anniversary of the presidential signing of the U.S. Affordable Care Act March 23, faculty experts from DePaul University are available to discuss a range of health care topics including the analysis of health care data, community health, patient experience, communication among health care professionals, interprofessional health care education and the role of nurses and physician assistants. [More]
New CPPP report shows that one in four Texas children lives in poverty

New CPPP report shows that one in four Texas children lives in poverty

One in four Texas children lives in poverty, threatening their potential and the state's continued prosperity. According to State of Texas Children 2015, a new Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) report released today, slight improvements in health care and school nutrition don't compensate for inadequate investments in education and child protection. [More]
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