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Survey paints positive view of telemedicine market

HIMSS Analytics recently published a new report, "Essentials Brief: Telemedicine Study" — a survey of health IT executives that finds an increase in the adoption of telemedicine solutions and services, from 54.5 percent in 2014 to 57.7 percent in 2015. Small, but...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Quickly clobbering a cold with a certain antibiotic might help kids who are prone to severe respiratory tract infections, a new study suggests. Clinicians generally are advised not to prescribe antibiotics for routine viruses like the common cold. But for especially vulnerable...

source: HealthDay News

The number of cases of three key sexually transmitted diseases increased last year for the first time since 2006, concerned U.S. health officials reported Nov. 17. In 2014, 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported to the U.S....

source: HealthDay News

The majority of hospitals and health systems have implemented remote patient monitoring tools, according to a survey by Spyglass Consulting Group. The survey was conducted with provider groups across the country. About 66 percent of respondents...

source: iHealthBeat

Treatment with low-dose atropine significantly slowed the progression of nearsightedness in children with fewer side effects than higher doses, a study presented at the AAO 2015, the 119th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...

source: Monthly Prescribing Reference

Intensive blood pressure lowering may provide a greater reduction of major cardiovascular events, compared with standard regimens, according to a meta-analysis published in The Lancet. Although high blood pressure has already been...

source: The Clinical Advisor

People are living longer, and while that is a good thing, growing older in today's world presents certain challenges — memory loss, illness, depression, loneliness, etc. It has been established that the effects of aging on the brain and cognition are widespread and...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler


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