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Newswise Feature Channel: Healthcare

This feature channel highlights experts, research, and feature stories related to Healthcare, such as costs, insurance, government policies, "universal coverage," hospital admittance, and general trends in the industry.

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Warning Labels Can Help Reduce Soda Consumption and Obesity, New Study Suggests

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:05:25 EST

Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can lower obesity and overweight prevalence, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.

That Feeling in Your Bones

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:30:00 EST

(image) Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints and back pain. Past research has yielded mixed results. New analysis tracking visits to the doctor with daily rainfall found no relationship between the two.

Deadly Heart Rhythm Halted by Noninvasive Radiation Therapy

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:00:00 EST

(image) Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation therapy -- aimed directly at the heart -- can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart rhythm. They treated five patients with irregular heart rhythms, called ventricular tachycardia, who had not responded to standard treatments. The therapy resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of ventricular tachycardia episodes.

New Nih Study to Research the Risk of Hearing Loss in Detroit Firefighters

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:05:41 EST

(image) With the help of funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, a Wayne State University professor is researching gene-environment interactions to determine the association between environmental exposure to lead and cadmium and hearing loss in Detroit firefighters.

UC San Diego Health Honored for Providing High-Quality Care to Medicare Advantage Patients

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:05:41 EST

(image) UC San Diego Health has been recognized with top scores for providing high-quality care to Medicare Advantage patients by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a statewide nonprofit group committed to high-value, integrated care that improves quality and affordability for patients across California and the nation.

Cancer Survivors, Dodger Player Give Hope, Inspiration From Atop City of Hope's 46th Rose Parade Float

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:05:15 EST

Every day, City of Hope physicians, scientists and researchers are making a difference in the lives of people from around the world who have been diagnosed with cancer

Your Diagnosis May Surprise You: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:05:19 EST

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Lactic Acid Bacteria Can Protect Against Influenza A Virus, Study Finds

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:05:41 EST

(image) Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

Genetic Study Defies 'One-size-fits-all' Approach to Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:08 EST

(image) Researchers are assessing clinical and genetic characteristics of a large patient cohort suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain and receiving prescription opioids. With this information, the multidisciplinary team will derive a clinical and genetic profile of prescription opioid-use disorder and use this knowledge to develop an "addiction risk score." Findings from this study will be key in identifying those who are at low-risk from those who are at high-risk of prescription opioid-use disorder.

Rutgers Occupational Medicine Residency Program Receives Continuing Accreditation

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:02 EST

The Rutgers School of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Residency Program in Preventive Medicine has received continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Racial Minorities Less Likely to See a Doctor for Psoriasis

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:05:42 EST

(image) Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that black, Asian, and other non-Hispanic minorities are about 40 percent less likely to see a dermatologist for psoriasis than whites.

Michigan Medicine Receives Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Designation

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:00 EST

Michigan Medicine is among the first recipients to receive the Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence designation from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson 2018: Final Call for Abstracts - Due January 2, 2018

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:05:17 EST

(image) The Science of Consciousness ('TSC') is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, language, biology, quantum physics, meditation, altered states, machine consciousness, the nature of reality, culture and experiential phenomenology.

Mayo Clinic Offers Wellness Content, Assessment to Support Healthier Lifestyles

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:05:49 EST

Mayo Clinic has expanded its commercial content offerings to include expert, research-based wellness content and a personalized, actionable wellness assessment.

USC Annenberg launches Health Journalism Impact Fund with support from the California Wellness Foundation

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:05:41 EST

The USC Annenberg School of Journalism today announced the launch of the Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund, which supports results-focused, explanatory and investigative reporting on the health of underserved communities.

Bayshore Medical Center Welcomes Cathie-Ann Mancuso, M.D., Internist

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:05:22 EST

(image) Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ is pleased to welcome internist, Cathie-Ann Mancuso, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Mancuso specializes in internal medicine and will be joining the practice of Matawan Medical Associates, part of Meridian Medical Group, at 213 Main Street in Matawan.

Medicaid Expansion Popular Among Americans Connected to Program

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:05:10 EST

(image) New research suggests constituents more likely to support its expansion

Clinicians Who Ignore Nitric Oxide (NO) Function Put Their Patients at Risk

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:34 EST

Dr. Nathan Bryan, Baylor College of Medicine and one of the leading experts in nitric oxide biochemistry and physiology said today, "healthcare providers, especially those helping patients with cardiovascular issues and age-related disease, are not using perhaps the most important 'tool' in their 'toolbox,' restoring nitric oxide function. Bryan organized and chaired a full day workshop on the Clinical Applications of Nitric Oxide held during the 25th American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress.

Recordings Reveal Deep Credibility Gap When Doctors And Parents Discuss Outcomes For Critically Ill Infants

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:00:19 EST

(image) An analysis of 16 audiotaped conversations between parents of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and clinicians found that medical staff routinely downplay quality of life issues and leave families more optimistic about their babies' prognoses than the clinicians intended.

Is Your Salon Making You Sick?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:05:43 EST

Toxic Chemicals in Salons, Lack of Education Lead to Adverse Health Effects