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CMS, ONC unveil new strategy to reduce burdens in EHRs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through ONC and CMS, has released its draft strategy on reducing regulatory and ease-of-use burdens in electronic health records. While EHRs have countless benefits, physicians have made clear their long-simmering frustration with the layers of documentation and regulatory requirements they have to meet – which adversely impacts […]

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Scientists told about the benefits of frequent sauna use

Researchers found that the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in people over the age of 50 years reduced with regular sauna. A press release published on the portal of BMC Medicine. The authors of the study analyzed the relationship between the frequency of the sauna and development of diseases of the circulatory system on […]

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Next step towards replacement therapy in type 1 diabetes

Scientists have discovered the signals that determine the fate of immature cells in the pancreas. The research shows that they are very mobile and that their destiny is strongly influenced by their immediate environment. This breakthrough published in the journal Nature will facilitate the manufacturing of pancreatic islet cells from stem cells and might help […]

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Premier CEO Susan DeVore to keynote HIMSS19

Susan DeVore, president and CEO of Premier,  an analytics company that helps health systems move to risk-based payment models, will be a keynote speaker at HIMSS19. DeVore will address “Healing from Within: Leading Change, Inspiring Action,” on Friday morning at the global health IT conference. DeVore leads a performance improvement company that works with 3,900 […]

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How Safe Is Food You Buy at Farmers’ Markets?

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 — You might love getting fresh produce at your local farmers’ market, but you should wash everything thoroughly when you get home. Why? Many farmers’ market vendors don’t follow food safety practices meant to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses, a new study found. Researchers used direct observation, state health inspector […]

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Doctors’ Office Dementia Tests Are Often Wrong: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 — Fast tests designed to help primary care doctors rapidly spot dementia in their elderly patients often get it wrong, a new British report contends. The finding concerns three widely used quick dementia tests: the “Mini-Mental State Examination” (intended to assess mental orientation and verbal memory); the “Memory Impairment Screen” (which […]

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Anxiety attack: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Anxiety has been linked to stress. As well as feelings of fear and worry, it often involves physical symptoms, such as muscle tension. It is different from a panic attack, which is a symptom of panic disorder. Anxiety often relates to a specific event or situation, although this is not always the case. A panic […]