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Research shows use of ResMed's myAir results in better response to CPAP therapy in sleep apnoea patients

Research shows use of ResMed's myAir results in better response to CPAP therapy in sleep apnoea patients

ResMed today announced new European research from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), revealing patients with sleep apnoea who use ResMed’s myAir have greater adherence to their CPAP therapy than patients not using myAir. myAir is ResMed’s digital and online support programme that enables patients to track their own treatment and get personalised coaching tips to support motivation. [More]
CHLA Medical Group, Providence Saint John's to provide premium care for fragile newborns

CHLA Medical Group, Providence Saint John's to provide premium care for fragile newborns

Providence Saint John's Health Center is partnering with Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group to raise the level of care for the most fragile newborns in the medical center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), bringing world class neonatal care to Santa Monica and the surrounding Westside communities. [More]
Study reports volume and cost of in-home care for children with special medical conditions

Study reports volume and cost of in-home care for children with special medical conditions

U.S. families provide nearly $36 billion annually in uncompensated medical care at home to children who have special health care needs, such as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis, according to a large national study. [More]
Study tracks parents' unpaid time assisting children with special health care needs

Study tracks parents' unpaid time assisting children with special health care needs

About half of U.S. children with special health care needs -- 5.6 million children -- receive medical care from uncompensated family members worth billions of dollars, finds a large national study led by Boston Children's Hospital and the University of Southern California (USC). [More]
Home-visit based vision rehabilitation can improve lives of partially-sighted people

Home-visit based vision rehabilitation can improve lives of partially-sighted people

The visual function and daily life of people whose sight can't be corrected with glasses or contact lenses can be significantly improved through home visits by rehabilitation specialists, concludes a study by Cardiff University. [More]
Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Women who had acupuncture treatments after breast cancer surgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital had a greater reduction in pain, nausea, and anxiety and were better able to cope on the first post-operative day compared with patients who had traditional care, according to a study published in the Oncology Nursing Forum in November. [More]
Pediatric wellness expert offers tips for buying safe toys during holiday season

Pediatric wellness expert offers tips for buying safe toys during holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, which makes it prime time for toy buying. In fact, more than 65 percent of the toys and games sold in the United States each year are purchased between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas. [More]
LivHOME Connect offers new way for seniors to stay safe, secure and connected with family

LivHOME Connect offers new way for seniors to stay safe, secure and connected with family

Seniors living at home now have a new way to stay safe, secure and connected with the world: LivHOME Connect. [More]
Palliative care could reduce hospitalizations, make life easier for older adults with serious illnesses

Palliative care could reduce hospitalizations, make life easier for older adults with serious illnesses

Palliative care is treatment--such as medication, nutritional support, or massage--that helps you feel better when you have a serious illness. [More]
Study reports increasing rates of hospital admissions for PD patients

Study reports increasing rates of hospital admissions for PD patients

Although treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD) is significantly extending the lives of patients, these patients are now being admitted to hospitals at increasing rates. [More]
New mobile app could help patients, families to easily navigate throughout hospital

New mobile app could help patients, families to easily navigate throughout hospital

Atlantic Health System and Overlook Medical Center announced today the launch of "Take Me There - Overlook," an innovative mobile app that helps patients and their families to easily navigate throughout the hospital. [More]
Novel brain-focused population health management program lowers depression severity

Novel brain-focused population health management program lowers depression severity

The Aging Brain Care Medical Home, a novel brain-focused population health management program implemented in the homes of older adults, lowered depression severity by more than 50 percent over six months according to a new study from the Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University Center for Aging Research, IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, and Eskenazi Health. [More]
Philips launches new UK Population Health Management tools at EHI Live 2016

Philips launches new UK Population Health Management tools at EHI Live 2016

At this year’s EHI Live in Birmingham Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced it will unveil a selection of new UK Population Health Management tools as part of its offering in connected care. [More]
New study reveals benefits of home non-invasive ventilation in improving lives of COPD patients

New study reveals benefits of home non-invasive ventilation in improving lives of COPD patients

Today ResMed welcomed positive results from the independent Home Oxygen Therapy- Home Mechanical Ventilation (HOT-HMV) study regarding the benefits of home non-invasive ventilation (NIV). [More]
Philips unveils new products for healthy lifestyle at IFA 2016

Philips unveils new products for healthy lifestyle at IFA 2016

At this year’s Internationale Funkausstellung in Berlin, Germany, Royal Philips today announced a range of new products that empower consumers to stay healthy, live well and enjoy life. [More]
New study explores why cost of dying higher for African Americans and Hispanics

New study explores why cost of dying higher for African Americans and Hispanics

Dying in America is an expensive process, with about one in four Medicare dollars going to care for people in their last year of life. But for African Americans and Hispanics, the cost of dying is far higher than it is for whites. [More]
Simple phone checklist can help spot health problems in elders receiving supportive home-care

Simple phone checklist can help spot health problems in elders receiving supportive home-care

A simple phone checklist can help detect telltale changes in the health status of people receiving nonmedical home care, according to the findings of a pilot study led by investigators at Harvard Medical School. [More]
Self-care: achieving accessibility safely. An interview with Zephanie Jordan

Self-care: achieving accessibility safely. An interview with Zephanie Jordan

Self-care can be broadly defined to include measures taken by an individual in the pursuit of obtaining or maintaining good health. It ranges from healthy eating and exercise to good hygiene practices to appropriate use of products such as dietary supplements and over-the-counter medicines to accessing health promoting services. [More]
Five-year NIH grant awarded to four NYC medical centers for PMI Cohort Program

Five-year NIH grant awarded to four NYC medical centers for PMI Cohort Program

Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian and NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, have been awarded a grant from the NIH for approximately $4 million in fiscal year 2016 to enroll participants in the Cohort Program of President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI)—a large-scale research effort to improve our ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. [More]
Radiometer launches the next generation of transcutaneous monitoring

Radiometer launches the next generation of transcutaneous monitoring

Radiometer has unveiled its CE-marked TCM5 transcutaneous monitor, addressing the critical care needs of neonatal, pediatric and adult patients, as well as sleep clinic and home care environments. [More]
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