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Cook Medical's Instinct Endoscopic Hemoclip now available to gastroenterologists

Cook Medical's Instinct Endoscopic Hemoclip now available to gastroenterologists

The Instinct Endoscopic Hemoclip is now available to gastroenterologists in major global markets. The clip is used to stop gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding, which is a condition that can be challenging to treat because of the variations among bleeds. [More]

Political cartoon: 'Bill Of Health?'

Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with "Bill Of Health?" by Mike Luckovich. [More]
Liaison Healthcare's EMR-Link solution recognized as a certified Health IT Quality Solution

Liaison Healthcare's EMR-Link solution recognized as a certified Health IT Quality Solution

As a certified Health IT Quality Solution, Liaison Healthcare's EMR-Link solution has been recognized by Quest Diagnostics as meeting or exceeding advanced industry standards for health IT quality and for providing a streamlined, interoperable solution that enables secure clinical laboratory ordering and results reporting through Quest Diagnostics connectivity solutions. [More]
Nearly 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year in the U.S.

Nearly 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year in the U.S.

In the United States, approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year, and most of those cases are entirely preventable, a researcher from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston concluded in a New England Journal of Medicine review article. [More]
WLSA's Convergence Summit to focus on global adoption of technology-enabled health care

WLSA's Convergence Summit to focus on global adoption of technology-enabled health care

The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance said today that its ninth annual Convergence Summit here next month will focus on achieving broader global adoption of technology-enabled health care at a time when the pace of innovation in connected health and personal health solutions is accelerating. [More]
Nuvo Research collaborates with Ferndale to develop 2 topical dermatology products

Nuvo Research collaborates with Ferndale to develop 2 topical dermatology products

Nuvo Research Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of topical and immunology products, today announced a collaboration involving Ferndale Laboratories, Inc. and a leading Contract Research Organization with significant dermatology experience to develop two topical dermatology products based on Nuvo's patented Multiplexed Molecular Penetration Enhancer technology. [More]

American Health Network live using eClinicalWorks CCMR for population health management

eClinicalWorks®, a leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions, today announced American Health Network (AHN) is live using eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Medical Record® (CCMR) for population health management to manage three Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) - American Health Network of Ohio Care Organization, Franciscan AHN ACO and Indiana Care Organization. [More]
First Edition: April 23, 2014

First Edition: April 23, 2014

Today's headlines include a range of health policy news reports, including developments related to the health law, to the marketplace and at the state level. [More]
91% of Americans know genetic information has important utility in managing health

91% of Americans know genetic information has important utility in managing health

23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, is celebrating National DNA Day by taking an in-depth look at what Americans know about their DNA and how genetics play a role in our everyday lives. The survey found that 91 percent of Americans know that their genetic information has important utility in managing their health. [More]

New multi-disciplinary project to examine what works best for abused children

University of York researchers are launching a new multi-disciplinary project to examine what works best for abused or neglected children - going into care or staying at home with support. [More]

Report recommends that medical insurers use prescription monitoring data to reduce opioid abuse

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University has issued a ground-breaking report recommending that medical insurers use prescription monitoring data to reduce the overdoses, deaths and health care costs associated with abuse of opioids and other prescription drugs. [More]
DaVita Kidney Care expands care of kidney patients in Malaysia

DaVita Kidney Care expands care of kidney patients in Malaysia

DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced it acquired three hemodialysis centers from Malaysian dialysis provider Sinar Indentiti Sbn Bhd, further expanding its care of kidney patients in the country. [More]

Personalis receives CAP accreditation

Personalis, Inc., a leading provider of genome-based diagnostics, announced today that its onsite clinical laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), meeting the highest standard of excellence in clinical laboratory practices. [More]

Lodging fund eases financial burden for Loyola liver disease patients

The hefty cost of a Chicago hotel room is an expected expense for many who are traveling for business or pleasure. But for many Downstate families of Loyola liver patients, the added expense of a hotel room to be near a loved one battling a serious and chronic disease takes a huge financial toll. [More]
7 in 10 Americans support mandated coverage of birth control medications, shows survey

7 in 10 Americans support mandated coverage of birth control medications, shows survey

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans support mandated coverage of birth control medications, according to a new national survey by researchers at the University of Michigan Health System. [More]

Inconsistent insurance coverage limits healthcare availability for young adults

Perhaps due to lack of or inconsistent insurance coverage, young adults age 18 to 25 tend to go to the doctor's office less often than children or adolescents, yet have higher rates of emergency room use, finds a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. [More]
Viewpoints: The case against Jenny Mccarthy's vaccine stand; apathy on HIV; defeating Alzheimer's

Viewpoints: The case against Jenny Mccarthy's vaccine stand; apathy on HIV; defeating Alzheimer's

What do you call someone who sows misinformation, stokes fear, abets behavior that endangers people's health, extracts enormous visibility from doing so and then says the equivalent of "Who? Me?" I'm not aware of any common noun for a bad actor of this sort. But there's a proper noun: Jenny McCarthy (Frank Bruni, 4/21). [More]
SIOG, EORTC update expert opinion on managing treatment for aged patients with NSCLC

SIOG, EORTC update expert opinion on managing treatment for aged patients with NSCLC

Half of all patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer are 70 years of age or older, yet despite this high percentage, these elderly patients are not well represented in clinical trials. Therefore, the paucity of clinical data has made it difficult to reach evidence based clinical recommendations. [More]

Health clinics can ease financial burden on hospitals and insurance companies

Health clinics that can provide primary care for low-income patients may ease the financial burden on both hospitals and insurance companies while improving patient health, researchers have concluded. [More]

Diaverum acquires its seventh kidney centre in Chile

Diaverum, one of the world's leading renal care service providers, has acquired its seventh kidney centre Chile. The Diaseal clinic, located in Puente Alto, a highly populated and fast growing district in the south of capital Santiago, features 18 stations which are used to treat 100 patients with haemodialysis (HD). [More]