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UK doctors reveal separation of twins joined at the head

Jul 17, 2019 , Reuters
Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday....
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Judge Slashes Roundup Weedkiller Verdict From $80 Million To $25 Million For California Man With Cancer

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said Monday the higher award was “constitutionally impermissible” because it was nearly 15 times the compensatory damages award. He denied Bayer's request for a new trial. Edwin Hardeman used Roundup for many years starting in the 1980s to treat poison oak and weeds on his property. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014. The company is fighting thousands of...
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‘We Need Something Quicker And Dirtier’: Scientists Excited About Possibility Of A Simple Alzheimer’s Blood Test

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Doctors want a test that they can order during a routine exam to help catch Alzheimer's early. "In the past year we've seen a dramatic acceleration in progress" on these tests, said Dr. Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on...
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Abbott to hike production of lower-cost glucose monitors as diabetes soars

Jul 17, 2019 , Reuters
Abbott Laboratories plans to ramp up manufacturing capacity for its lower-cost continuous glucose monitor, the FreeStyle Libre, by three to five times in the next few years, aiming to reach millions more patients worldwide, the company told Reuters....
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‘When I grow up, I want to be a doctor’

Jul 17, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Help young people discover their future medical careers. As a health care marketing professional, I’m always thinking about non-traditional ways for my clients to enhance their marketing efforts. This blog was inspired when my eight-year-old daughter said, “When I grow up I’m going to be an animal doctor or an artist.” The word “doctor” is […] The post ‘When I grow up, I want to be a doctor’ appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Man’s Early Release From 30-Year Prison Sentence Shines Light On Laws That Unfairly Penalize People With HIV, Advocates Say

Jul 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
An appeals court in Missouri found that the trial of Michael Johnson was fundamentally unfair. Johnson was found guilty in 2015 of neglecting to tell sexual partners he had HIV. He denied those charges. Many laws on "HIV crimes,'' were written in the 1980s. “We don’t charge people with other incurable diseases, like hepatitis, with a criminal offense for exposing others,” said Eric M. Selig, a lawyer who negotiated on Johnson's behalf. On news on HIV is on unexpected costs associated with...
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20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's fund said on Monday....
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U.S. recorded 14 new cases of measles

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
The United States recorded 14 new measles cases between July 3 and July 11, federal health officials said on Monday, signaling a slowdown in the spread of the disease, which has infected 1,123 people this year in the worst U.S. outbreak since 1992....
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Top strategist says it's time to buy health care, the worst-performing sector this year

Jul 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Investors should look to buy health-care stocks because concerns about "Medicare for All" have been priced in, says longtime bull Julian...
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New contraceptive vaginal ring prevents pregnancy for a year, gives women more control

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A new contraceptive vaginal ring prevents pregnancy for a year and allows women to have complete control over conception, according to a report that details the results of two clinical trials testing the safety and efficacy of the device....
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Free webinar: The 2019 State of the Intranet

Jul 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Join us virtually as we dissect results from Simpplr’s latest survey on the state of today’s intranet. The results are in—and we have the scoop. Every year, intranet solution provider Simpplr surveys hundreds of communications and IT professionals to learn current trends, goals and concerns of corporate intranets. Your peers have helped answer such vital […] The post Free webinar: The 2019 State of the Intranet appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Study: Years later, pedometer-based walking interventions remain impactful

Jul 16, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
A recent study found fewer health events in the four years following a 12-week behavior change...
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Houston, We Have A Solution: Israeli Startups Take On World's Largest Medical Center

Jul 15, 2019 , Forbes
The growing Israeli presence at TMC, facilitated by Start-Up Nation Central over the past year, is creating a large-scale launchpad for Israeli digital health innovations into the complex US healthcare...
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Infographic: 29 ways to make your writing sing

Jul 13, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Work on your weaknesses, read authors who inspire you, and pack an emotional punch in each portion of your piece. Writing like a champ is something you’re just born with, right? Not quite. It’s neither innate nor plopped onto your plate. Mastering writing is a grinding process refined over years of hard, intentional work, but […] The post Infographic: 29 ways to make your writing sing appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics

Jul 13, 2019 , WebMD
Each year in the United States, pneumonia sends 1 million adults to the hospital. The new study examined the medical records of 6,500 pneumonia patients treated at 43 Michigan hospitals. Of those, 60% were interviewed by phone within a month after they left the...
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30 States Sign $10.4M Agreement With Premera Blue Cross Over Data Breach Impacting Millions

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, bank account information and health data, was exposed to hackers for ten months in 2014 and 2015. “It’s horrifying to think that for nearly one entire year, a hacker had access to the sensitive health records and personal data of millions of Americans,” said Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. The lawsuit claimed Premera knew it had security problems and failed to fix them....
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Calif. Lawmakers Pass Bills To Stabilize Utilities After Wildfires, But Critics Call Law ‘A Reward For Monstrous Behavior’

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The legislation is complicated and was quickly shepherded through the California Legislature with fears of the utility companies going bankrupt if something wasn't done. The bill will provide investor-owned utilities with at least $21 billion to pay for damage from blazes linked to their equipment beginning this summer. Utility customers will be required to pay $10.5 billion to the so-called wildfire fund. Meanwhile, new data show the town of Paradise lost over 90% of its population since a...
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Johnson & Johnson to test HIV vaccine in US and Europe

Jul 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is set to test an experimental HIV vaccine in the U.S. and Europe this year, the company confirmed with...
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Doctor Pay Hits $266K For Primary Care, $443K For Specialists

Jul 13, 2019 , Forbes
Specialists’ compensation increased 4.4% to $443,881 last year from $425,136 in 2017, according to the 2019 MGMA DataDive Provider Compensation, which comes from a dataset of 147,000 providers from more than 5,800 organizations including doctor, hospital and academic-owned...
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Just 300 Fewer Calories a Day Brings a Health Benefit

Jul 13, 2019 , WebMD
In the study, just over 200 adults younger than 50 with a healthy weight or just a few extra pounds were told to reduce their calorie intake by 25% for two...
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