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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]
Eleven health tech startups to showcase innovative products on Demo Day

Eleven health tech startups to showcase innovative products on Demo Day

Virtual reality goggles that immerse patients in scenes of beauty that can help manage pain and anxiety. A new type of laryngoscope that increases the speed and safety of intubation. [More]
Individuals diagnosed with ADHD, obesity have reduced ability to delay gratification

Individuals diagnosed with ADHD, obesity have reduced ability to delay gratification

Two new studies led by researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton have found that individuals diagnosed with ADHD or obesity are more likely to choose smaller immediate rewards over larger future rewards. [More]
POLYCARE project aims to develop integrated home care model for older chronic patients

POLYCARE project aims to develop integrated home care model for older chronic patients

Fraunhofer FIT in St. Augustin and the University Hospital of Bonn are among the partners in the new European POLYCARE project, which is developing an integrated care system that will improve the care of chronic patients at home. The University Hospital of Bonn will be one of three pilot sites for the project. [More]
Medical applications of world’s smallest differential pressure sensor: an interview with Daniel Träutlein

Medical applications of world’s smallest differential pressure sensor: an interview with Daniel Träutlein

When Sensirion developed the first generation of differential pressure sensors (SDP1108 series), size was not of the essence. Instead Sensirion showed that it could provide, with the thermal flow through technique, a differential pressure sensor which is superior in performance, especially for low differential pressures. [More]
Better access to healthcare in developed markets and greater adoption of connected technology in emerging markets revealed by Philips first Future Health Index

Better access to healthcare in developed markets and greater adoption of connected technology in emerging markets revealed by Philips first Future Health Index

Royal Philips today launched the results of the first edition of its Future Health Index (FHI), an extensive international study which explores how countries around the world are positioned to meet long-term global health challenges through integration and connected care technologies. In order to improve the quality, access and affordability of care, healthcare systems are increasingly shifting their focus from hospital-based acute care to new models of integrated, coordinated care along the ‘health continuum,’ from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care. [More]
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