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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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A significant number of people with HIV have strains of the AIDS-causing virus that are resistant to both older and newer drugs, researchers report. The researchers looked at 712 HIV patients worldwide whose infection was not controlled...

source: HealthDay News

The prescription of testosterone replacement therapy has increased dramatically in the last decade, with more and more men aged 40 and older trying to avoid the hormonal effects of aging. However, some researchers warn there may be risks to the treatment. A new study suggests...

source: Medical News Today

Aerobic fitness should be considered a vital sign, just as body temperature, blood pressure, pulse and breathing rates are now, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. The statement points out that fitness can be a better indicator of...

source: The New York Times

Across the United States, the potential that electronic health records (EHRs) offer remains largely untapped. Used effectively, EHRs help healthcare providers provide higher-quality, more personalized care to patients — at a lower...

source: Forbes

Wider use of daily low-dose aspirin by older Americans at risk of heart disease could reduce their risk of heart attack, prevent some cancers and death from cancer, and help them live longer. Over 20 years, such a move could save...

source: Medical News Today

A research group in Boston recently used an olfactometer to determine the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, and they published the results of this study in the recent issue of Annals of Neurology. Those in the Alzheimer's disease community have been aware for many...

source: By Denise A. Valenti

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