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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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Human trafficking victims frequently present to clinicians who fail to recognize the signs of forced sex or labor. And when clinicians do suspect a patient has been trafficked, they can struggle with the ethical, clinical and legal complexities of responding to the patient’s...

source: AMA

The 2016-2017 flu season is looking a bit worse than it did at this time last year — which was relatively mild — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every state is currently reporting influenza outbreaks, with widespread flu activity...

source: Health Central

A lead investigator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a federal jury that the initial days of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 created a public health scare that would rival the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Doctors...

source: The Boston Globe

As an emergency room nurse, there are several times per day when I am presented with an opportunity to provide patient education. From dispelling common myths in triage to providing discharge instructions, it is one of our most important roles as nurses to provide solid...

source: DailyNurse

Increased activity in a deep-lying region of the brain called the amygdala is associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study published in The Lancet. The amygdala is known to process emotions such...

source: News-Medical

The U.S. Senate on Jan. 12 took a first concrete step toward dismantling the Affordable Care Act, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program. The resolution,...

source: Reuters


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